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KIMR study findings: Frequency and outcomes of PCOS

By Stuckey • August 30th, 2016

Researchers from the Keogh Institute for Medical Research in conjunction with the University of Western Australia and the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital department of Endocrinology and Diabetes have found that the frequency of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women with type 2 diabetes has been underestimated. The study, which was the largest ever conducted specifically in women with type 2 diabetes, found that among women with type 2 diabetes who had been admitted to a West Australian Hospital nearly 40% had a history of PCOS. This is much higher than previously reported. The study was also able to look at […]

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.

Natural therapies: Are they safe?

By Stuckey • June 8th, 2016

Chances are you’ve taken a natural therapy in your lifetime. It could be a multivitamin from the supermarket, some vitamin C at the sign of an oncoming cold, a natural digestive aid from the health food store or some supplements you were prescribed by a naturopath. You might have swallowed them down without a second thought, but as with any decision when it comes to your health, it’s important to stop and ask: is this safe for me? Natural doesn’t equal safe Natural therapies are often considered safe and harmless because they are ‘natural’. However, this is simply not the […]

Assessment of sexual difficulties in people with diabetes

By Stuckey • May 18th, 2016
Assessment of sexual difficulties in people with diabetes

Sexual difficulties can be a common problem for people with diabetes. Men with diabetes have a higher risk of erectile dysfunction likely due to the increased blood sugar damaging  blood vessels and nerves in and surround the penis. As these blood vessels get damaged, the likelihood of erectile dysfunction increases. Poorly controlled diabetes is likely to damage these blood vessels more rapidly.  Other medical and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, drinking or cardiovascular risk factors can also damage these blood vessels contributing to erectile dysfunction. For women with diabetes, a decrease in vaginal lubrication is the most common issue. This […]

The Delicate Balance of ‘Down There’

By Stuckey • April 27th, 2016
The Delicate Balance of ‘Down There’

You may not realise it, but your vagina is home to huge populations of micro-organisms. Before you shriek in surprise or horror, know that these tiny organisms are actually vital for the health of your vagina and your health overall, and it’s important to get the balance right. There are many different types of micro-organisms that are found in the vagina, but the main types are generally called ‘good bacteria’ or ‘bad bacteria’. Healthy vaginas are rich in good bacteria and these friendly micro-organisms help to protect from infections and keep the populations of bad bacteria in check. An imbalance […]

New Treatment available for Peyronie’s disease

By Stuckey • April 20th, 2016
New Treatment available for Peyronie’s disease

We are now able to offer a new treatment to men with penile curvature caused by Peyronie’s disase. Xiaflex, a newly approved medication, works by dissolving the curvature causing plaque. It is the only clinically proven treatment to significantly decrease the degree of curvature, aside from surgery. The medication is injected by a specialist directly into the plaque and is given over a series of 4 treatment cycles. Each cycle includes two injections, at least 72 hours apart. Our treatment is provided by one of our men’s health specialist team, including Dr Neil Palmer who participated in the first trials […]

We won!

By Stuckey • April 13th, 2016
We won!

We are pleased to announce that we were selected as the community favorite for the Grill’d Community Matters contest in March. We will be using this money to help support our osteoporosis and PCOS research projects. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Men’s Health Doctor’s New Book

By Stuckey • April 5th, 2016
Men’s Health Doctor’s New Book

Many of our Keogh staff have interests outside of medicine but only one of us is a published author! Dr Peter Burke who consults in the Men’s Health Clinic writes historical fiction. His novel ‘The Drowning Dream’ was shortlisted for the Vogel Australian and the WA Premier’s Literary Award. Now he has published a novel called ‘Wettening Auralia’ which is centred on the famous Mundaring to the Goldfields pipeline engineered by C. Y. O’Connor. If you want to read a new and lively account of the players in this drama, this is it.