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Jigsaw now the ‘go-to’ for donor conceived families

By Stuckey • October 27th, 2020

The Keogh Institute was established in 1983 by the late Professor Ted Keogh. Professor Keogh established the first sperm donor service in Western Australia for families where the man’s sperm count was zero or too low for natural conception. The legislation surrounding the anonymity of sperm donors has changed over the years and the ability of donor conceived children to be able to find their biological father and/or half-sibs has also changed. Now in WA, donor-conceived people born after 2004 can access information about their biological parent when they turn 16, whilst anyone born before that year can only access […]

Listen Now – Professor Stuckey on Curtin FM

By Stuckey • October 4th, 2020

Professor Stuckey conducted her regular talkback session on Curtin FM 100.1 with Jenny Seaton on Monday 5th October. Listen to the hot topics this month: breast cancer, menopause hormone therapy, and life stressors.

Directions to Keogh

By Stuckey • August 6th, 2020
Directions to Keogh

At the Keogh Institute, we have been watching carefully the medical advice on COVID control in Western Australia. In view of WA’s excellent border control, we have opened the clinic to face-to-face consultations in C Block.  However, if for reasons of health, you need to have a phone or video consult please contact our clinic nurses, Peta or Natalie on 6457 4403 to arrange this. Option 1 : Direct with Stairs Option 1. If you can climb stairs, the quickest and easiest way to access the clinic is to cross at the pedestrian lights on Hospital Avenue in the front […]

A message from the Medical Director

By Stuckey • March 27th, 2020

At The Keogh Institute our prime concern is your health in this climate of the Covid 19 pandemic. Therefore, our specialist endocrinologists will cease face-to-face consultations for the time being and will consult with you by phone, FaceTime or Skype. We will try to phone you at the allotted time for your consult. If we are running behind please be patient. We will ring you. They will have access to your results as normal and any request forms or prescriptions will be posted out to you. Our Clinic Nurse in Charge, Peta Redfern, will field your clinical enquiries as usual […]

Pap tests are changing in Australia – what does this mean for you?

By Stuckey • February 15th, 2017

Before we get started, here are a few handy facts: The Pap test (also called the Pap smear test) is a simple test that checks for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer The cervix is a part of the female reproductive system that connects the top of the vagina with the base of the uterus (womb) Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by a virus called HPV, which is short for human papillomavirus and also known as the ‘wart virus’.   So, what’s changing with the current Pap test? On May […]

Merry Christmas from the Keogh

By Stuckey • December 22nd, 2016
Merry Christmas from the Keogh

Taking menopause to heart

By Stuckey • November 2nd, 2016

When you’re going through menopause, it’s not just your hormones that are changing – your heart health can change as well. You may be surprised to know that heart disease is the number-one cause of death for women over 50 years of age. In fact, women are four times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. The good news is, most forms of heart disease are preventable and menopause is a great time to get proactive about your health. Making heart-healthy changes at midlife can set you up for better health in later life. Best of all, […]

Our phone number is changing

By Stuckey • August 9th, 2016
Our phone number is changing

Due to changes to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s switchboard, our phone numbers have been changed. All numbers will no longer start with 9346, but will change to 6457. Our main contact number has changed from 9346 2008 to 6457 2008. Our old numbers will cease to be functional from October.

A delicious way to support us

By Stuckey • March 2nd, 2016
A delicious way to support us

We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Subiaco this March! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation. Obviously we’d love to receive the $300 donation. Any money that we recieve off donations goes directly into supporting our research programs. Examples of our research include:  Intellectually disabled women, particularly those who don’t live in the community, […]

Reading Food Labels

By Stuckey • February 17th, 2016

Trying to understand food labels can be pretty daunting. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the information you see on packets, jars and cans in the supermarket. Thankfully, there are a few key pieces of information that can help you to quickly make healthy and informed choices. Nutrition content claims – what’s allowed? The first thing to remember is that food manufacturers want you to buy their products. They invest huge amounts of time and money in marketing their brands. A “fat free” product may have no fat, but be packed with sugar to make it more enticing to […]

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