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

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

Taking menopause to heart

By Jocelyn Tan • 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 Jocelyn Tan • 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 Jocelyn Tan • 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 Jocelyn Tan • 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 […]

We love feedback

By Jocelyn Tan • February 3rd, 2016

We recently have received our first review on Doctoralia for our Dr Nicole Opie. The reviewer gave her five stars and appreciated that “she was very attentive and very through and all follow ups were excellent. Nothing (was) too much trouble” This is our impression of Dr Opie too and it is fantastic to have it confirmed. As a small not for profit, our best advertising is you. Reviews help other patients find us and enjoy our healthcare. We also need your constructive criticism in order to be able to improve. So if you have been to see us, let us know […]

Motivation for the new year

By Jocelyn Tan • January 27th, 2016

It’s that time of year again, the festive season is over and everyone’s attention is focused on their goals for the year ahead. New Year’s resolutions are a great way to break out of a rut and motivate yourself to make positive changes in your life. You may have written a two-page list of goals but just remember that changing habits takes work and determination. After all, how many times have we decided to give up chocolate or that daily muffin, only to fall at the first hurdle and then find ourselves on a guilt trip? Rather than jump headfirst […]

2015: Our year in review

By Jocelyn Tan • December 22nd, 2015
2015: Our year in review

Our biggest change of the year was our move to C block. We are very happy in our updated new surroundings and hope that you are too.   Clinic News Changes to testosterone treatment affected many men around Australia. Fortunately our set up allowed us to continue to provide top quality care for men receiving testosterone treatment. Our endocrinology clinic and cryobiology (sperm storage) centre was featured in local news. We have had some staff changes over the course of this year. We have welcomed a new women’s health doctor, Sarah Smith to the clinic and endocrinologist Rhonda Maguire has […]

The Keogh Institute has moved

By Jocelyn Tan • March 18th, 2015
The Keogh Institute has moved

Over the weekend we have done a large move and are now on the first floor of C block in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. We hope that our patients will appreciate our new, updated facilities as much as we are do. Our new location means that we are now only a short walk from the multistory carpark meaning that patients will no longer be struggling to find parking spots. The most convenient way to get to us now is via Hospital Avenue. C block is two blocks on from the main hospital entrance. It is not possible to reach C […]

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