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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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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DWFMC Welcomes Dr Aisha Malik to the Weekend Roster

Aisha completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales. She then spent the next two years undertaking internship and residency at Royal North Shore Hospital where she completed rotations in General Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She has completed additional training and holds the Diploma in Child Health as well as the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health.

Dr Malik will commence Saturday and Sunday sessions from late March 2017