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What is Reminiscence Therapy?

What is Reminiscence Therapy?

Dr. Sam Hay
Have you ever heard of 'Reminiscence Therapy'? According to medical professional, Dr. Sam, "Reminiscence Therapy (RT) is a psychosocial intervention used to help treat a number of problems, especially dementia. It involves guiding patients through simple reminiscence.  Helping them remember in varying detail past events and experiences; activities and adventures; and everything in between.  By doing so, it facilitates pleasure, quality of life, and adaptation to present circumstances or hardships." In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Sam talks us through this type of therapy and the benefits involved. 
ACWY Meningococcal Vaccine FAQs

ACWY Meningococcal Vaccine FAQs

Dr. Sam Hay

What is Meningococcal Disease? According to Australian GP and HIF blogger, Dr. Sam, Meningococcal Disease’ is more of a generic term, describing infection with the bacteria ‘Nisseria meningitidis’, commonly called ‘meningococcus’. There are 13 different strains, with the most common being A, B, C, W135, and Y (and the most frequent affected ages being the under fives, and teenagers aged 15-19 year old). In terms of transmission, it occurs when people cough and sneeze; however meningococcus is in saliva too – which means sharing drinks and kissing is a big risk for teenagers too." Given this information we asked Dr. Sam for his advice on what we need to know about the recent outbreaks, the various strains, and the vaccines available to families.

How to Treat Hayfever

How to Treat Hayfever

Dr. Sam Hay
Did you know that hayfever is the common name for allergic rhinitis and is a condition that affects one in five Australians? According to Dr. Sam, "At this time of year it seems almost inevitable Aussies will suffer an itchy runny nose or set of eyes. The winds are up, trees and flowers blossom, and pollen counts soar." So how do you manage hayfever? Dr Sam Hay joins us to discuss this frustrating ailment.
Ten Tips for Healthy Skin

Ten Tips for Healthy Skin

Dr. Sam Hay
With summer just around the corner, everyone is eager to dust off the bikinis and beach bags, but with the sunny Aussie lifestyle comes a number of risks to our skin. So just how can you look after your skin better? In this article, you can learn how to keep your skin looking young and healthy with these top ten tips from Australian GP, Dr. Sam. 
Arthritis

Arthritis

Dr. Sam Hay
Did you know arthritis affects about one in eight Australians? According to Dr Sam, "The term ‘arthritis’ means inflammation or swelling of the joints, and it’s a general name given to a big cluster of conditions. Whilst there are over a hundred conditions that fall under the ‘arthritis’ banner, over 95% are caused by osteoarthritis,  rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Regardless of the underlying cause, the main symptoms are relatively standard – joint pain, swelling, and stiffness.  Regrettably, Arthritis, no matter what the cause is not curable, however, it’s definitely manageable". In this article Dr. Sam discusses how early intervention can delay the progression and offers his advice on how we can make living with arthritis easier?
What Is Endometriosis?

What Is Endometriosis?

Dr. Sam Hay

Did you know that 76 million women worldwide suffer with endometriosis? But what exactly is it. According to professional GP, Dr. Sam, "The term endometriosis has its roots with the word ‘endometrium’. This is the lining of the womb (uterus) that changes with the normal menstruation cycle, shedding away to cause your ‘period’. In endometriosis, little patches of this lining occur in places they shouldn’t – all through the pelvis and abdomen – attached to your ovaries, bowel, abdominal wall, and every other organ that gets in their way. Influenced by the natural cycling of hormones, these patches grow and change just like a normal endometrium should, consequently inflaming and irritating tissues around them. A variety of symptoms result, but the most classic are pain and infertility." In this article, Dr. Sam breaks offers his advice on the symptoms to look out for and the treatment options available.

Why am I So Tired all the Time?

Why am I So Tired all the Time?

Dr. Sam Hay
"I’m so tired!" How often do you say this? How often do you hear other people say it? According to Australian GP, Dr. Sam, "Of all the patients I see every week, it seems at least half of them book an appointment because they are tired. Fatigue is one of the most common, yet unexplained complaints GP's are presented with. Part of the reason for its prevalence, is that almost any illness can have tiredness as a symptom. The good news is it's very unlikely that your lack of energy is something sinister. The most likely cause of fatigue is stress - our lives are just too busy." In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Sam offers his expert advice on some of the causes – and how to deal with them.
Managing Back Pain

Managing Back Pain

Dr. Sam Hay

Did you know that back pain is incredibly common? According to medical professional and HIF blogger, Dr. Sam, "If you’re an Aussie, then you’re almost certain to suffer a bout of back pain at some stage in your life, in fact 80% of us do. It’s just far too common, associated with more global disability than any other condition." We chatted to Dr. Sam to get his advice on everything you need to know about back pain. Including the serious red flags to look out for, what can help to prevent back pain and what can help ease the pain and aid recovery.

Why Are Regular Cervical Smear Tests So Important?

Why Are Regular Cervical Smear Tests So Important?

Dr. Sam Hay
Despite the benefits of cervical screening, many women don’t attend their appointments, which has previously led to an increase in women getting cervical cancer. According to GP, Dr. Sam " This year we can expect about 1000 Australian women to be diagnosed with cervical cancer, with only 70% expecting to survive beyond five years." With these alarming statistics in mind, we caught up with Dr. Sam to get his advice on everything you need to know about cervical screening. Including how often you should be screened, the future of screening, what’s involved and when a trip to your GP in advance of your screening appointment might be needed.
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