Jean Hailes is regarded throughout Australia as a leader in women's healthcare. Here is a copy of their February Newsletter.   More informaton is available on their website:

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When it comes to health, what is normal?

When it comes to your health it is important to remember that there are many different types of normal. Human bodies are as unique and varied as personalities, so learning what is normal for you, and being on the lookout for any changes, is vital.

On our website you'll find lots of information to help you stay on track. Learn about healthy ranges of blood pressure, blood sugar levels and body weight, and what to do if you sit outside these ranges on our know your numbers webpage. Stay on top of the health checks you need from your GP, and when you should schedule them, with our interactive body map. And to answer all your tricky questions we also have information on what is a normal vulva, what is normal bladder function and normal frequency of bowel movements



Research around the world

Hormone replacement therapy & ovarian cancer risk?

A recent study has suggested an association between short-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Highly respected endocrinologist, Professor Henry Burger AO, Jean Hailes Consultant in Endocrinology, and Professor Rod Baber, President of the International Menopause Society, have both commented on these findings. Professor Rod Baber says if women are concerned they should discuss this with their own doctor. Read their full statements or read more about the benefits and risks of HRT.




Positive body image: It?s not all about self-esteem

Research has found a link between how women view their body and their ability to cope with setbacks in daily life. Women who were more accepting of their body?s imperfections were better at coping with personal disappointments, showing that self-compassion may offer distinct benefits that self-esteem does not. Read more.




Blueberries: Small fruit delivers big reward

Recent research is cementing the reputation of blueberries as a beneficial food for heart health. A study showed that the equivalent of one cup of fresh blueberries daily over a period of eight weeks resulted in improved blood pressure as well as blood vessel health in postmenopausal women. Read more and add them to your breakfast tomorrow!




What happens in a pelvic floor physio appointment?

If you experience pain before, during or after vaginal sex you may benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy. In a new video just added to our website, Janetta Webb, Jean Hailes physiotherapist, guides you through what you can expect from an appointment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist, to make you more comfortable and better prepared. Watch the video or read more about painful sex.




Prof Henry Burger AO awarded honorary doctorate

Inaugural patron and Founding Board Member of Jean Hailes, Professor Henry Burger AO, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa from Monash University in recognition of his outstanding career in medical research and contribution to women?s health.

?Henry has long been admired for his exceptional expertise, teaching skills and clinical insights here at Jean Hailes,? says Executive Director Janet Hailes Michelmore. ?He has been absolutely integral to the work of Jean Hailes for Women?s Health since the start, and an extraordinary ambassador for women?s health. I would like to congratulate Henry on this fantastic recognition of his work.?





Events in rural NSW and Victoria

All women are welcome to join the Victorian Farmers Federation for a workshop as part of their 'Healthy Me - Healthy Business' series in Terang, Victoria on February 25. The interactive workshop will focus on rural women?s health issues, business topics, and includes a Jean Hailes presentation. Read more.

To celebrate International Women's Day, Conargo Shire Council (NSW) is hosting a luncheon for all local residents on March 10. Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella, who grew up nearby in Deniliquin, will be telling her story as well as giving healthy living tips to the community. Read more.




Jean Hailes Medical Centre, Clayton VIC

The Jean Hailes Medical Centre is fortunate to have Janetta Webb, a women's health physiotherapist with post-graduate training in pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. Janetta specialises in the treatment of painful sex, incontinence and pelvic pain. Learn more about our specialised areas of practice or contact the Medical Centre on 03 9562 7555.




Order FREE magazines for your workplace

Would your workplace benefit from a box of our National Magazines? We are happy to provide and post them to you free of charge.

This edition is all about confidence, and includes articles on how to become more confident in yourself, how to build confidence to lead, and what social connectedness has to do with confidence and wellbeing. There are 120 copies in a box. Order now!




March for endometriosis

The Worldwide Endo March is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness of endometriosis, a disease that affects 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis Australia is planning events in most major cities along with some smaller sister events around the country. Find out more information about these events, meet other women who have endometriosis, hear from some fantastic guest speakers and help Endometriosis Australia raise funds to create an early education program to go into schools.




Support women's health

Help us spread the message of good health with a Jean Hailes umbrella, apron, heat pack or water bottle. These unique and practical items are all available for sale in our Jean Hailes online shop, along with reliable and entertaining books on health and happiness.





Thank you for completing our Health Needs survey

We have had an amazing response to our Women?s Health Needs survey and would like to thank all those who took part. The survey has been extended with a new closing date of 26 February 2015! We will release the findings in September 2015 to launch this year?s Women?s Health Week event. Results from this survey will help us to better understand and respond to the health needs of Australian women, so thank you.








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