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Author: Dr Mark McGrath

A Simple Guide to Menopause

Warning, 18+yrs – this blog contains material of a sensitive nature.   Menopause – Key Points Menopause is a natural event. It can occur from 40-50 years of age. Symptoms include hot flushes, bladder...

Your Guide to Pain Medication

Whether you’re dealing with pain from an injury or recovering from surgery, pain relieving medication (analgesia) can be confusing. Here’s a guide on how to safely use pain medication and optimise your pain relief....

Healthy Eating Information Sessions

Next Free Healthy Eating Information session; TBA  at Kenmore Family Medical Practice. Call 3378 2988 to register. Further dates will be advised on social media at the Facebook pages of Dr Mark McGrath and Kenmore Family Medical Practice....

Why do I need Reading Glasses?

  At around age of 40, you may notice to read and focus on printed material you need to hold it further away . This phenomenon is known as presbyopia. It’s a normal ageing...

Medical Guess What #2

Round 2 of ‘Medical Guess What’. Can you figure out what this device is used for?  This is a pulse oximeter. It measures pulse rate and the amount of oxygen in the blood. It...

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Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition involving the outer aspect of the elbow. It most commonly affects those in their mid-30s to 50s and it’s not just from...

Medical Guess What #1

I thought for 2017 I might try a fun educational game;  I’ll post images of various medical items, allow some time for people to try to guess what it is, then post the answer...