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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 1...

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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

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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

Dihydroli...

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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

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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 prev...

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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: Y...

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Can the Ketogenic Diet put the genie back in the bottle?

Posted on 27 March, 2018 at 20:40

Check out this fascinating article about which patients may benefit from a diet first devised in 1921 for epilepsy patients but which is now increasingly popular for patients with diabetes and obesity.

www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894041_1

Festive Season closure

Posted on 8 December, 2017 at 17:20

The Wellness Clinic will be closed for Christmas holidays commencing 23.12.17 and re-opening on Monday 15th January 2018.  During this time of closure we advise all patients in need of medical care to attend their local Medical Centre or hospital Emergency Department.  Thank you to all our valued patients for another successful year - your custom and support is much appreciated.  We wish all our patients and their families a Happy Christmas and every good thing in the New Year!...

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