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Bush fires and grass fires are an intrinsic part of Australia’s environment. Australia is prone to bushfires at any time of the year. Bushfires produce particulate -matter pollution. These particles are small enough to enter the human lung and cause significant respiratory diseases.
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We recently spoke with our newly appointed Director of Nursing, Denise Hartley – who has over 25 years of clinical experience, working on the floor in most specialties right up into senior executive roles.
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From the moment the patient is diagnosed they are looked after for by an experienced breast care nurse who navigates the way from treatment schedules to expertise advice.
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Take a lunch break and get your varicose veins fixed at the same time. Gold Coast Private Hospital’s (GCPH) Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Dr Venu Bhamidi respects that people are time poor, so he came up with a quick, effective procedure to sort unwanted veins.
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With so much focus on the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s timely to remind people of the importance of another vaccine that plays a vital role in combatting illness – vaccination against influenza. The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that takes a heavy toll each year and while increased hand washing and social distancing may have lessened its impact in 2020, the flu shot remains the best defence against the virus.
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Working from home can be a great opportunity. Life suddenly seems easier when your child is sick, the odd housework needs to be done, or when you have hours that need catching up. But when the lines between your personal and work life are becoming drastically blurred, how do you ensure boundaries are kept?
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Ovarian Cancer is a malignant tumour that arises from the ovary/ovaries. Tumours that arise from the fallopian tubes or the peritoneum (lining of the abdomen and pelvis) behave in the same way as ovarian cancer and are treated similarly. While Ovarian Cancer can occur at any age, it’s more common in women over the age of 50.
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Does your hand hurt after use? Do you suffer cramping of the thumb or tingling in the fingers? It is easy to dismiss such pain as a symptom of ageing or blame it on arthritis but carpal tunnel syndrome can cause vague aches and tiredness in the hands, especially for people older than 50. Fortunately, it can also be resolved with surgery in most cases.
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What's been happening at Gold Coast Private Hospital.
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Buckets of food scraps, empty water bottles and used batteries have become prized items at Gold Coast Private Hospital thanks to a robust recycling program that is raising money for charities while helping the environment. The hospital started a 'Green Group' which looks for ways to reduce, reuse and repurpose everything from oxygen masks and ventilator tubes; to printer cartridges and wooden pallets.

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