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How to care for your heart health

Did you know 1 in 6 Australians live with cardiovascular disease? Let’s explore the most common heart conditions, their signs and symptoms, who’s at risk, and how you can look after your heart health to help prevent heart problems later in life.

Is skin cancer itchy?

Did you know that itchiness can be a sign of skin cancer — but not always? Let's learn more about itchy spots on the skin and when you should be concerned about a malignancy.

The sun and your skin

Living in Australia, we know how important it is to take care of our skin. We endure high UV levels all year-round and lead the world in skin cancer rates.

How to look after your child’s skin health

Did you know that childhood sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer? Around 64 per cent of children are sunburnt every year, putting them at greater risk of developing skin tumours later in life.

Your guide to getting a skin cancer check

Did you know one Australian dies from melanoma every five hours? As over 1.1 million skin cancers are treated every year nation-wide, it is essential for Australians to be up to date with regular full-body skin checks.

Melanoma March 2024

Melanoma March celebrates Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign. Each Melanoma March brings together melanoma patients, their families, and local communities to raise awareness and funds for research to reach the goal of zero deaths from melanoma.

Understanding 7 common men’s health issues

The term “men's health” covers a wide range of conditions that can have unique presentations and impact men differently compared to women. Understanding these conditions, their symptoms, and appropriate diagnosis and treatment is important for maintaining optimal health.

Your sun-safe summer guide

Now is the time to make sure we’re doing our best to look after our skin health and protect it during the most “dangerous” time of year. Here are our top tips for looking after your skin this summer season!

What can I expect from a skin cancer check?

What’s involved in a skin cancer examination? Let’s walk through the entire quick and easy process so you know what to expect at your upcoming skin check.

7 ways to get the most out of your skin cancer check

Being prepared for your skin check and knowing what to expect will help you make the most out of the appointment. Let’s look at 7 things you should know.

What can skin cancer look like?

What can skin cancer look like? Learn about the signs and symptoms of skin cancer, including the ABCs of melanoma, and see if you could spot a melanoma!

Diabetes, my GP, and me

Diabetes, my GP, and me!

Did you know over 1.9 million Australians live with diabetes? More than 300 new cases are diagnosed every day! Let’s explore the diabetes types, signs and symptoms, and prevent the condition.

Skin cancer and summer: what’s the link?

With summer approaching, it is important to remember that exposure to the sun can seriously harm your skin, with as little as ten minutes of sun being enough to cause skin ageing and potentially deadly skin cancers.

Come with Tahlia Aubusson for a skin check walkthrough

"Come with me to an appointment that you should be making too." Tahlia Aubusson visited The Bright Side Medical & Skin Cancer Centre for a skin check with Dr James Haslam.

Should I get a Healthy Heart Check

Should I get a Healthy Heart Check?

A Healthy Heart Check is a preventive screening tool used to assess your individual risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Let’s look at what’s involved in this heart check-up.

Aged 45-49? It’s time for a Mid-Life Health Check

Are you aged 45 to 49 and living in Australia? You may be due for your Mid-Life Health Check. This is a preventive Health Assessment conducted by your GP and recommended for all Australians in this age range.

Why winter is an ideal time for a skin check

Winter is the perfect time to rug up, find a cosy spot by the heater, and enjoy a tasty hot chocolate. But did you know that it's also a great time for a skin check?

Understanding 8 common women’s health issues

Let’s explore some common female-specific presentations, ranging from cardiovascular diseases to reproductive health issues, and shed light on how we can support you to manage them effectively.

Top 5 reasons to visit The Bright Side Medical and Skin Cancer Centre

Welcome to our medical centre in Byron Bay! We take pride in offering comprehensive healthcare services, with a special focus on mental health, female health, and GP services.

How are different types of skin cancer treated?

Dr James Haslam explains the treatments for melanoma, basal cell carcinoma & squamous cell carcinoma, including non-surgical therapies & surgical excision.