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Mastitis

Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the breast tissue that can be caused by an engorged breast or a blocked duct. A red, lumpy, painful area on the breast is an early sign and mastitis can develop quickly if the milk is not removed. Chills/fever Joint aches and pains ...

Holy Guacamole

Holy Guacamole

Australians’ love of avocados grows steadily each year. Consumption in 2016/17 reached just over 3.5kg per person! This soaring popularity of Australia's beloved Avo has seen an increase in people accidentally cutting their hands when endeavoring to remove the stone....

Humans of WiSE – Winnie

Humans of WiSE – Winnie

I’ve been a nurse for 11 years and spent 10 years in emergency nursing at RNSH. I started working in emergency nursing because I like the variety in caseload that you see. I am a jack of all trades. I love that I’m not specialised in one area and I see a lot of...

Managing Emergencies in Primary Health Care Workshop

Managing Emergencies in Primary Health Care Workshop

This workshop aims to improve physician competence, performance in practice and patient outcomes in the immediate management of emergencies that present themselves to primary care and office-based practices. In specific, this course will improve practical knowledge in...

Want to avoid the flu this winter?

Want to avoid the flu this winter?

Sniffles season is slowly approaching, learn the facts to help protect you and your family. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. The flu is highly contagious and has the possibility of causing additional medical...

Concussions in Sport

Concussions in Sport

Sporting season is here and sports-related concussions are on the rise, know what to look out for What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by knock to the head or a fall to the ground. Concussions affect all levels of athletes, ranging from...

Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough (also known as Pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory infection of the lungs and airways. In adolescents and adults, the infection may only cause a persistent cough. However in babies and young children the condition can be potentially life...

Vomiting and diarrhoea in children

Vomiting and diarrhoea in children

Babies and toddlers with diarrhoea and vomiting can become dehydrated more quickly than older children so it’s important to know how to look out for signs of dehydration and when to seek medical attention. What causes diarrhoea and vomiting? A stomach bug Food...

Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

Food-borne diseases are commonly referred to as food poisoning. This happens as a result of food that has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses or toxins. Majority of individuals will experience food poisoning at least once in their life. On the rare occasion,...

Nicole Boughton for Gear Up Girl Bike Ride

Nicole Boughton for Gear Up Girl Bike Ride

WiSE Registered Nurse Nicole Boughton for Gear Up Girl WiSE Registered Nurse, Nicole Boughton will be participating in the Gear Up Girl bike ride on Sunday 11th March. This event is in celebration of International Women's Day (8 March) and to educate people on the...

Eliza Curby of Twingenuity Visits WiSE

Eliza Curby of Twingenuity Visits WiSE

Recently we had the pleasure of meeting Eliza Curby from Twingenity. Eliza is a mother three Charlie, Jack and Wolfe. Eliza's story shot into the spotlight when she started writing about her experience having three children under the age of one. Eliza gave birth to...

WiSE Fracture Clinic

WiSE Fracture Clinic

At WiSE Fracture Clinic, our vision is to provide immediately accessible, patient-focused Orthopaedic care in a way that responds to the needs of the community. We make this possible by providing consultation, diagnosis, and treatment on site for all fractures. Here...

Bluebottle Stings

Bluebottle Stings

When visiting the beach this Summer it’s important to know what to do in the event of a Bluebottle jellyfish sting. Remember to always avoid even washed up or dead Bluebottles as they can still sting you. The following details how you should treat a sting and at what...

Heat Rash

Heat Rash

With the weather heating up over the coming days and weeks, heat rash becomes a common occurrence particularly in babies, children and the elderly. A heat rash normally occurs in hot and humid weather. The humidity along with the heat makes the body sweat profusely in...

Asthma

Asthma

Asthma is a common condition caused by the narrowing of the breathing tubes/bronchi (small air passages) in the lungs. The narrowing happens due to the air passages becoming swollen and inflamed making it harder for air to get through, causing wheezing, coughing and...

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, is the most serious allergic reaction that can cause death without prompt medical attention. If a susceptible individual is exposed to an allergen, or ‘trigger’, the person can have potentially life-threatening symptoms such as...