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History of the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games have been around for nearly a century and are taking place on the Gold Coast in 2018. As the City winds up for the Games and the excitement builds, lets take a brief look at the history of the Games. The Commonwealth Games were started in 1930 as the British Empire Games…

Experts Talk About Dental Aesthetics

A good retirement should be filled with great smiles, and great smiles need good teeth. In an age of pictures and digital media, you will find that your photo is being taken more and more often. If you are not confident about your smile, then you may feel a drop in confidence or feel as…

The Hidden Risks In Snoring

Always feeling tired? Crave a daily nap? Find it difficult to concentrate? You could be suffering from OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Obstructive apnea (or apnoea) is a common affliction that affects thousands of people every night causing excessive snoring and sometimes even choking. HOW SERIOUS IS SLEEP APNEA? If you’ve ever slept next to someone…

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) helping Senior Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative treatment that stimulates the body’s natural healing process and uses the patient’s own cells to promote accelerated healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries and arthritic joints. It works by delivering powerful growth factors that stimulate and improve blood supply to the injured area and the nutrients needed…

Cataract, the most common eye affliction reducing sight

Vision is so important to us all and so easy to take for granted until something goes wrong. There are many diseases that can upset our visual system and our vision – cataract is the common one and fortunately, is eminently treatable, and with very little risk. The modern techniques are spectacularly good and provide…

Most of the information required everyday living is obtained through our eyes, yet according to research by the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Eye Foundation one in every 10 adults has never had an eye exam. “These findings are surprising given how important our eyesight is to everyday living”,says Gold Coast Optometrist…

Staying Fit and Healthy Are you well balanced?

As we grow older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever. We all know that regular exercise will boost our energy levels, help manage our pain and assist us to maintain our independence as we age, but starting and maintaining a regular exercise routine is not always so easy. Whether you have a niggling…

TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMALGAM FILLING REMOVALS

Dental amalgam has been a commonly used filling material for cavities for the past 150 years. Over the decades, the material of “silver fillings” has raised some concerns because of one of its components – mercury. Here are ten things you need to know about amalgam fillings. 1. What is an amalgam filling? Dental amalgam…

Increase Your Lifespan 15 Minutes at a Time.

Even 15 minutes of exercise per day may lower the risk of early death in older adults by one-fifth, according to the study whose findings were presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Sophia Antipolis, France in June 2016. The study included about 123,000 participants who were 60 or older. The mean follow-up…

The Benefit of Family

Among older adults, close family relationships are more important than friendships in extending life. According to a study presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in Seattle, WA senior citizens who are extremely close with their family members had only 6% risk of dying within next five years. On the other hand, individuals who…