Alexander Wood

  • Bulk Billing vs Mixed Billing

    If you are about to start receiving medical treatment, you may be wondering about the difference between bulk billing and mixed billing. Below is a brief guide which explains the benefits of each system. Bulk Billing Medical facilities which offer bulk billing admit patients who have valid Medicare cards. This means that the cost of any treatment you receive will be billed directly to the Australian Government and you don't have to cover the cost yourself.
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  • Can You Cure a Dry Socket With Clove Oil?

    If you're experiencing worsening pain a few days after you have had a tooth extracted, you may have lost the protective blood clot that sits over the wound and may be suffering from a dry socket. When you search for a remedy, you may be advised to try clove oil. How does clove oil affect dry socket pain and should you use it to try to fix the problem? How Clove Oil Works on a Dry Socket
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  • The Effect Of Morning Sickness On Your Teeth: Two Things You Need To Know

    Pregnancy is a wonderful time in the life of any woman, but during the first-trimester morning sickness may serve to dampen the joy you are currently feeling. No-one wants to have to put up with nausea on a daily basis for up to three months, but you may not have considered the impact that your delicate stomach is having on your teeth. Here are two facts that you need to know.
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  • Checking for Bladder Cancer? Diagnosis Steps You Should Take

    The common signs for bladder cancer include painful urination, frequent urination and presence of blood in the urine. However, these signs are not concrete evidence of bladder cancer as they may be affiliated to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney infections, prostate cancer and other ailments. To ascertain whether or not you have bladder cancer, you'll have to go through various diagnosis steps. Read all about them below.
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  • Choosing the Perfect Size: 5 Questions for Women Considering Breast Augmentation

    If you are considering a breast augmentation, the key issue you need to consider is what size you want your "new" breasts to be. This decision is extremely personal, and the answer varies from woman to woman. However, if you work your way through the following questions, you may find it easier to come up with the ideal size for your needs: 1. Have your breasts ever been a size you loved?
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  • Are You Seeing Things That Aren't There? They Might Be Floaters

    Remember the House episode, 'Lines in the Sand' which showed a small boy who saw small lines in his vision? It turned out that he had roundworms floating in his eyes. Don't worry! If you're seeing lines or dots it is very unlikely that you've been infested with roundworm, and much more likely that you have a condition known as Floaters.   What are floaters? Your eye is made up of the retina, number of important cells which bounce light and help you see, and vitreous humour, a substance like jelly.
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  • Is Your Child's Ear Feeling Full? They Might Have Glue Ear

    If your child is finding it difficult to hear--perhaps you're struggling to get their attention or they need the television turned up higher--they may have glue ear. Glue ear is a common cause of hearing loss in children, particularly in boys. When a build-up of fluid or thick mucus gets trapped in the middle ear cavity, this blocks the ear drum and small bones, which cause sound to move properly.  
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  • Tips For Preventing A Flat Tyre On Your Mobility Scooter

    A flat tyre on a car is an unwanted inconvenience, but when one of the tyres on your mobility scooter is punctured or flattened, it can be a source of great anxiety. To help you avoid a flat tyre on your mobility scooter, look at some preventative tips. Correct inflation Driving your scooter with tyres that are under-inflated will cause tyre drag, leading to premature wear on the tyre. Similarly, over-inflating your scooter's tyres may make an older tyre explode, resulting in not only a busted tyre, but also potential injuries as well.
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  • Have you broken something in your foot?

    The human foot consists of 26 small bones—one quarter of the bones in the human body. If you experience severe foot pain you might be wondering if you have broken one of these small bones. Here is how to tell if it's a broken bone or a soft issue injury. Was there a distinct injury? The majority of heel injuries occur from jumping from a height, and mid-foot injuries and toe injuries often occur after a kick or a fall.
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  • Home Remedies To Clean Dentures

    Dentures are basically false removable teeth made of metal or acrylic (plastic). They are designed to fit snugly over your gums to replace missing teeth or to cover gaps. Just like your natural teeth, dentures get stained with food particles and even plaque. If left unattended, they can easily discolour. There is a wide range of products available in stores for cleaning dentures. However, most of them are pricey and not affordable, especially because dentures need to be cleaned regularly.
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