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MediTalk is a medical podcast ''talking all things medical, in a way you can understand''. A Medical Podcast for Patients. Speaking with patients, doctors and health professionals talking about a range of health issues. Have you ever left a doctors office wishing you had asked a question? We all have, you are not alone. Please take a moment to listen to this podcast and you will hear the answers to some of these questions....

MediTalk is a medical podcast ''talking all things medical, in a way you can understand''. A Medical Podcast for Patients. Speaking with patients, doctors and health professionals talking about a range of health issues. Have you ever left a doctors office wishing you had asked a question? We all have, you are not alone. Please take a moment to listen to this podcast and you will hear the answers to some of these questions....
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MediTalk is a medical podcast ''talking all things medical, in a way you can understand''. A Medical Podcast for Patients. Speaking with patients, doctors and health professionals talking about a range of health issues. Have you ever left a doctors office wishing you had asked a question? We all have, you are not alone. Please take a moment to listen to this podcast and you will hear the answers to some of these questions....




Are you eating your emotions? Talking Emotional-Stress Eating!

When you eat are you satisfying hunger or an emotion? When you are feeling lonely, sad, frustrated and stressed out do you feel this overwhelming need to eat! You are not alone! In the western world where there seems to be an abundance of food full of fat and sugar nothing seems to feed our emotions better and as fast as eating a packet of biscuits or tub of icecream... Problem is for a lot of us the satisfaction you feel after eating this food is short lived and you then begin to feel...


Breaking The Silence of Eating Disorders!

Eating Disorders Are A Real Concern! According to the National Eating Disorder Association up to 70 million people (men&women)suffer from an eating disorder and the prevalence globally is increasing. Eating disorders are not just a case of a person eating more or less food. People suffering an eating disorder are in fact suffering from a mental illness. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness and the suicide rates of anorexia are 32 times higher than that...


What we all should know about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD

Anyone, at anytime in their life can suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is why it is just so important we talk and learn more about PTSD. Dr Mathew Samuel is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Hollywood Hospital who specialises in this area and shares his knowledge with us all about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post traumatic Stress Disorder is commonly referred to as PTSD and it is an anxiety disorder. Some people develop PTSD after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic...


Discussing Anxiety & Practicing Mindfulness

Do you feel anxious? When does feeling anxious become an anxiety disorder? When do you seek help for your anxiety? What are the signs and symptoms for anxiety? What treatments and management is available for anxiety? Can practicing mindfulness help with anxiety? How can meditation help us? We live in a fast world, full of technology, overloaded by information and pressures coming from all directions and at times everyone men, women and children feel anxious. However have your feelings of...


Iron Deficiency Anaemia - How are your iron levels?

Iron is involved in all cellular functions in the body so when our body is deficient in iron it can significantly affect our health and our quality of life. Iron deficiency is a major global health concern as it affects men, women and children of all ages. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates it affects up to 25% of the world's population which equates to 2 billion people. Iron deficiency is the most common type of Anaemia. Iron Deficiency can make us feel fatigued, breathless, can...


What Women Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

What do you know about ovarian cancer? Do you know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer? Do you think a pap smear detects ovarian cancer? Simple questions but, how many women would not know the correct answers to these questions? I was one of those women and I am sure I am not alone! Having a greater awareness of this type of gynaecological cancer can really help women around the world feel more comfortable to reach out and speak with their doctor. In Australian February is Ovarian...


Making Medical Decisions Best For Me - Choosing Wisely Questions & Informed Consent

At some point in our life unfortuately ourselves or a loved one may need to attend a medical appointment or spend time in hospital. Thanks to the internet and doctor google we can type in a medical condition and can read, listen and watch a lot of medical information which may or may not always be relevant to our own personal situation. Medical advancement nowadays in terms of surgery particularly is incredible however, how many questions are we asking before saying 'yes' to medical...


Does our Emotional Intelligence (EQ) affect our health?

Have you ever wondered how much do our thoughts, our emotions affect how we feel? Does what we think affect our physical health? As explained by Sue Langley (keynote speaker, global consultant and positive leadership expert) Langley Group CEO provides an example in the interview that many of us can relate too; when you are feeling tired after a long day at work, feeling stressed, exhaused lacking self awareness you may be more inclined to be attracted to eating unhealthy foods, drink alcohol...


Diets and Dieting - What Should We Believe?

It feels like every week we are being marketed a new and amazing diet that if followed will make us lose weight and feel great! You have the Zone, Atkins, Keto, Raw Food, Vegan, High Protein, No Carb, No Sugar, Gluten Free Diet.. And now recently I have been reading about the benefits of Intermittent Fasting... All this talk about the varying diets can at times get very confusing to know what is fact or fiction and what we should and should not be eating. Coming into the festive season can...


Weight Loss Surgery - Patient Questions Answered!

Have you struggled with your weight your whole life? Have you tried every diet and exercise program and still can't get the weight off? Have you lost a lot of weight only then over the years to put it all back on and more? Had an injury that has prevented you from exercising and just have put on weight making now the injury worse as well as your health? Have you been considering weight loss surgery but, have some questions you need answered? Are you a candidate for Bariatric Surgery? Lap...


Lung Disease - Interstitial and Idiopathic Lung Disease

Do you work in a job that could be exposing your lungs to dusts, fibres and chemicals that may be damaging your lungs? With our love affair of DIY and home renovation around the world could we also be harming our lungs unknowingly? In this MediTalkPodcast Episode we speak with Dr Ivan Ling a Respiratory and Sleep Physician about Interstitial and Idiopathic Lung Disease. In this interview Dr Ivan Ling answers questions about Occupational Respiratory conditions such as; Silicosis and...


Erectile Dysfunction - Talking with Sexologist Melissa Barrett

In this MediTalk episode Nurse Practitioner & Sexologist Melissa Barrett explains how common erectile dysfunction (ED)is experienced in men and how with professional medical support it can be easily treated. With a rise in the prevelance of depression, anxiety, obesity and chronic health conditions in the community such as; diabetes and cardiovascular disease, men of all ages are now reporting they are suffering erectile dysfunction. According to Andrology Australia, 1 in 5 men over the age...


Prostate Cancer - Diagnosing, treating and reducing the risk of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is sadly a very common cancer suffered by men. According to the Cancer Council of Australia, ''Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men in Australia''. There are also high rates of Prostate Cancer experienced in other countries around the world such as in the US. So if you have a partner, husband, brother, uncle, nephew, best mate, granddad please take some time to listen to this podcast so we all become better informed about Prostate Cancer. Dr...


Surviving and Living with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) - Annie's Story Pt. 2

Surviving and living with CHD through the eyes of a CHD survivor Annie. Annie has just turned one and was born with 3 heart defects. Annie's mum Angie shares Annie's story with us all to help us all learn more about CHD and we hope her story may provide support to those that are also struggling on a similar journey. For all the many Heart Warriors out there, for those that have sadly passed and for those that everyday fight strong - Your courage is inspirational and you are amazing! For CHD...


Talking Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) with a Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr David Andrews Pt. 1

Meditalk speaks with a Cardiothoracic Surgeon to better our understanding of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). What is Congenital Heart Disease? Why are people born with a heart defect and others aren't? Can all heart defects be operated on? Living with CHD? Future research in CHD? CHD support is out there and the CHD community is full of inspirational people living with a medical condition that we all should learn more about and those that are living with the condition fight strong and are a...


What you need to know about Hepatitis!

Do you know how you get Hepatitis? Do you like to travel? Have you been considering getting a tattoo overseas? Do you know if you have Hepatitis? Do you work with patients in a healthcare environment? Are you the type of person that if you witnessed an accident you would step in to try to help someone in need? I know I would answer ''yes'' to some of these questions mentioned above. If you also found yourself also saying ''yes'' to a few of these questions too then take a minute out of your...


Post Natal Depression - Men and Women can feel the baby blues!

It's time to talk about a health issue that affects many brothers, sisters, mums, dads, grandparents, friends, children - families. Having a new baby is wonderful however, in a world that moves at such a fast pace with extended family support sometimes not always present having a new baby can also be an extremely stressful and overwhelming time for mums and dads. By talking about Post Natal Depression (PND) and learning how common it is experienced in the community by men and women for a...


Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - A Patient's Story

Have you recently been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)? Been prescribed CPAP and feeling unsure? Do you want to hear from a patient what it is like to be diagnosed with OSA and use CPAP? Do you have OSA? But think there is no way you would be able to sleep with a CPAP machine. Listen to a patient speak honestly about what it is like living with OSA from being diagnosed and the treatment options he explored to address his OSA. Thank you Carey very much for sharing your story to...


CPAP Treatment For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Have you been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? Do you snore? Witnessed Apnea? Feel daytime sleepiness? Constantly feeling tired? Have you been recommended CPAP Treatment by a Sleep Physician? Are you worried about commencing a trial of CPAP? Do you have questions about CPAP? CPAP Therapy can be an effective treatment for many people who suffer moderate to severe OSA. Many people may have memories of CPAP being big and noisy machines however, they have evolved to what they are...


Preventing and Treating ACL Injuries

Do you play sport? Do you like to workout? Would people describe you as a weekend warrior? Do you have children that play sport? Have you ever worried about suffering a knee injury? Do you suffer knee pain? Have you had a fall awkardly and just heard a 'pop'? Do you worry about doing your ACL? Have you suffered an ACL Injury? What I learnt from this interview with Orthopedic Surgeon Prof Fick is shockingly ACL injuries are on the rise and in Australia we have the highest incidence of ACL...