General Medical 

RSS Feed
Articles 1 to 10 of 47
What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Do you know what is a healthy blood pressure is? Perhaps you’re unsure as to what’s too high or too low? According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Your body has lots of ways to, measure its own blood pressure and maintain the blood pressure within a range that is healthy for your body. Too high can damage your blood vessels and organs and too low may mean not enough blood gets to your organs. In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki, answers some common questions about blood pressure and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes

The Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes

Did you know that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day? That’s one person every five minutes. According to medical health professional, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Currently, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, with current predictions telling us that this number is set to grow even more.” With these alarming statistics in mind, Nikki delves into the two types of diabetes, what it means and how it can be prevented or managed.

Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

Dr. Nikki Stamp

We know kids are resilient, but there may be a time when, as a parent you might find yourself heading to the emergency department (ED). According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “when it comes to kids, the general rules for heading to the ED include being particularly lethargic, not drinking or weeing much, looking particularly pale or dusky, as well as your own worry.” In this article, Dr. Nikki provides her expert advice on the specific signs you need to be aware of.

Women’s Hearts and Pregnancy

Women’s Hearts and Pregnancy

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Did you know heart disease kills more women than cancer, nearly three times as many women as breast cancer? According to heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, "Pregnancy is seen as the ultimate ‘stress test’ for a woman’s heart. This year, as part of June’s ‘Making the Invisible Visible’ campaign run by the Heart Foundation we’re raising awareness around the changes to a woman’s heart during and after pregnancy." In her latest article for HIF, Nikki shares her expert advice on how to keep your heart healthy.

Donating Blood - What You Need To Know

Donating Blood - What You Need To Know

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Did you know that every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day? The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. With this in mind, we caught up with heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, who explains the importance of blood donation and what you need to know. 

Articles 1 to 10 of 47