Six years later, Sydney councillor Dai Le still remembers the shock of the diagnosis like it was yesterday. Fit and seemingly healthy, she’d just finished doing yoga when a little voice inside her head said, ‘check your breasts’. “As soon as...
It started with the interrogation over the phone. ‘Had I been overseas recently?’ the receptionist queried. “Had I been in contact with anyone who has, and have I got flu-like symptoms?’ Um, no, actually I just have a funny looking mole...
“I need a what!” I have to admit, of all the medical procedures my overly active imagination had expected my GP to proffer as a solution to recurring stomach issues, a colonoscopy definitely wasn't one of them. It’s so strange; when...
Aside from accidentally realising in my late 40s that I actually needed reading glasses after all, my eyes have served me well. I put that down to good genes. Thanks Mum. But what many don’t know is that your eyes can...
Suffering from back pain is a burden that affects all aspects of one’s health. As the body is controlled by the central nervous system, the spine must be able to support it in order for people to function at...
It was my slightly older cousin who first put the fear of God into me about what could lie in store with my ticker. Only in his late 50s, and not in the slightest bit overweight, he blindsided me with...
When the shirts started to fit a little too snugly MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan had always been one of those blokes who could drop 4-5kg in a hurry. A boxing nut for as long as he can remember, the 51-year-old...
At her lowest moments, you could hear it in Mum's voice that she was getting a little miffed by my regular phone calls to check on her meal preparation and how her day, in general, was going. I was in...
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support in the wake of her breast cancer diagnosis. Since the 56-year-old star of Seinfeld, and more recently Veep, made the shock announcement on Twitter, her friends, family and fans have rallied...
So you've been watching your diet and exercising regularly and can't remember the last time you saw your doctor? Congratulations, you are an inspiration to us all. But now is most definitely not the time to rest on your laurels, says...