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Dr Ison on annual leave

Posted on 14 July, 2019 at 20:10

Dr Ison will be away overseas from July 16 - July 31, 2019.   She will be back to work on Thursday 1st August 2019.  The month of August is now fully booked.  Appointments are available from September.  For any acute care medical needs, please attend your local GP Medical Centre or Emergency Department.  Thank you. 

Welcome back in 2019!

Posted on 20 January, 2019 at 18:30

"Business as usual" commenced last week on Monday 14th January 2019.   Dr Ison's sessional hours are the same as in 2018 (Remember she doesn't work "Ws", that is not on Wednesdays or weekends).  Tanya is secretary on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and Kerri is secretary on Wednesdays and Fridays.  We hope all our patients enjoyed a lovely relaxing Christmas holiday break with their families and friends.   We look forward to attending with excellence to all your preventive health care needs this new year and beyond.

Festive season holiday closure

Posted on 4 December, 2018 at 6:10

Please be advised that Dr Ison will soon be on holiday leave from 12th December, 2018 for one month.   Secretarial staff will remain on duty, for administration only, until close of business on 22nd December, 2018.   The Wellness Clinic will then be closed, as is customary, for Christmas and New Year holidays.  We hope you enjoy a happy and peaceful Christmas holiday break in the company of family and friends!   The Wellness Clinic will resume business as usual on Monday 14th January, 2019.  Should you require medical attention whilst Dr Ison is away on leave, please attend either your local medical centre or hospital emergency department.

Genetic predisposition testing now available for the following health conditions :

Posted on 31 July, 2018 at 20:50

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Alzheimer’s Disease

Atrial fibrillation

Bipolar Disorder

Breast Cancer

Bowel Cancer

Coeliac Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

Coronary Heart Disease

Crohn’s Disease

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Gallstones

Gout

Lung Cancer

Melanoma

Multiple Sclerosis

Obesity

Oesophageal Cancer (ESCC)

Parkinson’s Disease

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Prostate Cancer

Psoriasis

Restless Legs Syndrome

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scleroderma (Limited Cutaneous Type)

Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cardia Adenocarcinoma)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Venous Thromboembolism.

Ref: Viamedex Genetic and Drug Testing Laboratory; www.geneticaustralia.com

53 available tests for gene carrier status

Posted on 31 July, 2018 at 20:50

ARSACS

Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum with Peripheral Neuropathy (ACCPN)

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease

BRCA Cancer Mutations (Selected)

Beta Thalassemia

Bloom's Syndrome

Canavan Disease

Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Type 1a (PMM2-CDG)

Connexin 26-Related Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Cystic Fibrosis

D-Bifunctional Protein Deficiency

DPD Deficiency

Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Factor XI Deficiency

Familial Dysautonomia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Type B

Familial Hyperinsulinism (ABCC8-related)

Familial Mediterranean Fever

Fanconi Anemia (FANCC-related)

G6PD Deficiency

GRACILE Syndrome

Gaucher Disease

Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a

Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1b

Haemochromatosis (HFE related)

Hereditary Fructose Intolerance

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (MYBPC3 25bp-deletion)

LAMB3-related Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa

Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian Type (LSFC)

Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1B

Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD)

Mucolipidosis IV

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN5- related)

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (PPT1-related)

Niemann-Pick Disease Type A

Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome

Pendred Syndrome

Phenylketonuria

Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 2 (PH2)

Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type 1 (RCDP1)

Salla Disease

Sickle Cell Anemia & Malaria Resistance

Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome

TTR-Related Cardiac Amyloidosis

TTR-Related Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy

Tay-Sachs Disease

Torsion Dystonia

Tyrosinemia Type I

Usher Syndrome Type I (PCDH15-related)

Usher Syndrome Type III

Zellweger Syndrome Spectrum.

Ref: Viamedex Genetic and Drug Testing Laboratory; www.geneticaustralia.com

What your genes can tell you about your addictive potentials

Posted on 31 July, 2018 at 20:45

Alcoholism (alcohol cravings)

Alcoholism (alcohol dependence)

Alcoholism (withdrawal seizures)

Cannabis dependence

Cocaine dependence

Cocaine-induced paranoia

Fatty food addiction

Gambling addiction

Heroin addiction

Nicotine dependence (tobacco addiction)

Salty food addiction

Sugar addiction.

For further information go to:

Ref: Viamedex Genetic and Drug Tresting Laboratory; www.geneticaustralia.com

Curiouser and curiouser ...

Posted on 31 July, 2018 at 20:40

Did you know there are testable genetic markers for all of the following traits?

Alcohol flush; Asparagus odour detection; Back hair in men; Bald spot in men; Caffeine metabolism; Deep sleep; Digit ratio; Earlobe Type; Earlobe wax; Facial features; Lactose intolerance; Male hair loss; Muscle Performance; Newborn hair amount; Photic sneeze reflex; Sleep Movement; Taste preference and perception.

Ref: Viamedex Genetic and Drug Testing Laboratory; www.geneticaustralia.com

Congratulations to our Nurse Grads!

Posted on 29 May, 2018 at 21:40

Annalese and Taryn, our lovely young secretaries in The Wellness Clinic, are moving on and up in their nursing careers!  Recently appointed as Assistant Nurses at local Healthscope Hospitals, we will now sadly be seeing less of them in the Clinic.  We wish them well for their future and much success in their professional endeavours!

Precision Medicine - What is it?

Posted on 29 May, 2018 at 21:10

According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person." This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people. It is in contrast to a one-size-fits-all approach, in which disease treatment and prevention strategies are developed for the average person, with less consideration for the differences between individuals.

Although the term "precision medicine" is relatively new, the concept has been a part of healthcare for many years. For example, a person who needs a blood transfusion is not given blood from a randomly selected donor; instead, the donor’s blood type is matched to the recipient to reduce the risk of complications. Although examples can be found in several areas of medicine, the role of precision medicine in day-to-day healthcare is relatively limited. Researchers hope that this approach will expand to many areas of health and healthcare in coming years.

Ref: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; published May 29, 2018

Genes hold clue why many people with obesity don't get diabetes

Posted on 27 March, 2018 at 21:00

A new UK study suggests that individuals with 14 identified genetic factors are able to safely store body fat which means that, despite having a higher percentage body fat, these individuals are protected from type 2 diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.  People carrying these genes (estimated 5 % of individuals) have a so-called 'favourable' adiposity profile, whereby their extra fat is stored subcutaneously rather than around organs such as the liver (visceral fat).

Ref: Yaghootkar and Misra; Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019. March 16, 2018; London, UK. Abstract A59.


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