Helpful tips and tools for planning a pregnancy

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Deciding that you’re ready to start trying for a baby can be an exciting time. There can be feelings of eagerness, anticipation, and often some nerves. Here we provide some tips and tools to help you plan and prepare for pregnancy in a positive, proactive way.   Published with the permission of Jean Hailes for Women’s […]

How hormones impact mental health

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Visit jeanhailes.org.au or phone their toll-free number 1800 JEAN HAILES (532 642) if seeking further health information. Published with the permission of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health What’s the connection between hormones and mental health? How do our hormonal changes affect our emotional wellbeing? And what are some ways we can nurture positive mental health? To answer […]

Pelvic Pain in Young Women

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Published with the permission of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. For further information visit jeanhailes.org.au Persistent pelvic pain, sometimes called chronic pelvic pain, is a common condition that affects around 15% of teenage girls and women worldwide. However, it is believed that early intervention can help to reduce the symptoms of persistent pelvic pain. We talk to gynaecologist and specialist […]

New patients

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As of June 2019, Dr Paula Heggarty will temporarily cease seeing new patients to Mount Louisa Medical Centre in order to continue providing care to her current patients in a timely manner. If you would like to be notified of when her appointment book reopens please phone the practice or send us a message with […]

Physical Activity – The way to better heart health

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It’s fun, free and widely available. It’s also a “wonder medicine”, according to Adjunct Professor Trevor Shilton, the director of active living at the Heart Foundation. What is it? It’s physical activity. And it’s a sure-fire way to build your heart health, and improve your overall health and wellbeing at the same time. However, with […]

March in March

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Endomarch Australia is an awareness campaign focused on Endometriosis. Endometriosis is chronic condition characterized by the growth of cells similar to those that line the uterus however growth occurs in other parts of the body. It is estimated that 176 million women world wide have this condition. Meaning every 1 in 10 women are likely […]

Human connection: friendships & mental health

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Human connection: how friendships help our mental health. Friendships aren’t just about having people to share experiences with. As psychologist Caroline Anderson explains, friendships are crucial to not only our mental, emotional and overall health, but fulfil an innate human need, too. Learn why we crave close-knit friends, how to have micro-moments of connection with […]

Join us for Clean Up Australia Day!

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The team at Mount Louisa Medical are participating in Clean Up Australia Day! Our beautiful environment is no place for rubbish and debris so we’re teaming up to clean up Mount Louisa Hill. Our group started collecting rubbish bins full a month or so ago on our afternoon walks but there is still so much […]