How much are you drinking?

With parties happening all over Sydney this month, Oktoberfest is a common excuse for celebration but we also need to be cautious of binge drinking.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typically happens when men consume 5 or more drinks, and when women consume 4 or more drinks, in about 2 hours.

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Stop the Burn!

As the weather heats up it is very tempting to kick back and enjoy the sun’s rays, maybe even work on getting a little tan. Unfortunately, as nice as this sounds, spending too long in the sun is detrimental.

Two out of three Australians will experience Skin Cancer at some stage in their lives and Sunburn causes 95% of melanomas –  the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Are you OK?

R U OK? Day is a national day of action to remind all Australians of the importance of regularly checking in with our mates, colleagues and family and asking, “are you ok?”.

Often Mental Health is a difficult and complex topic of conversation and sometimes a person who is doing it tough won’t tell you.

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Get Active for Spring!

After the dark chill of Winter, Spring feels like a burst of sunlight. It’s a time for fresh starts, new beginnings – and the perfect time to focus on feeling your best by getting active.

Physical activity is more than striving to achieve the perfect physique. It has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep quality and help you live longer.

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BJMP Welcomes Dr Zoe Case to the Team

Dr Case completed her medical degree at the Universtiy of Queensland in 2006. Since then she worked in the emergency departments of a number of Queensland Hospitals before deciding to specialise in General Practice. Dr Case moved to Sydney in 2011 and completed her Fellowship in General Practice in 2012. Dr Case is a mother of two young children and has a special interest in whole family care, womens’ health, paediatrics and pregnancy care. Dr Case participates in Antenatal Shared Care programs.

Dr Case primarily practices on Saturdays