The Life Program

(Article extracted from this article – Life Program website)

Future Health Today in partnership with Melbourne University

The Life! program is still running and we can help you get your health on track, even during the current coronavirus pandemic.

We know it’s really important to take good care of your health at this time and the Life! team are here to help you do this.

Sessions are run by health professionals and you will learn more about:

  •        Nutrition
  •        Physical activity
  •        Sleep
  •        Managing stress and setbacks
  •        Setting goals.

Our participants can choose either the Life! telephone health coaching service or the group courseDue to the current restrictions, group courses are running online and by phone until further notice.

To find out if you’re eligible for the Life! program, take the type 2 diabetes risk test.

You can also call 13 74 75 (13 RISK) to speak to our friendly team for more information.

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Women’s Health Checks

Women’s health includes a wide range of specialties and focus areas, such as:

The Younger Years

Birth control, sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Pap smear and HPV testing
Sexual health & Screening for STIs
Pelvic exam and breast exam
Annual health & Skin check

The Maternal Years

Birth control advice & Care
Sexual & reproductive health
IUD / Implanon & Mirena Insertions
Pregnancy & Antenatal care
Annual health & Skin check

45yrs +

Hormonal testing for menopause
Menopause and hormone therapy
Osteoporosis & Bone density testing
Women and heart disease
Breast cancer screening
Discussions about colon cancer screening
Healthy lifestyle risk assessment
Mammography & Breast self-exam
Age-appropriate immunisations
Annual Health & Skin Check

Men’s Health Checks

In your younger years

Regular sexual health checks – STI urine/blood tests organised by GP if you are having regular sexual intercourse
A blood pressure check every two years if your BP is normal
A testicular self-check is especially important in your 20s and 30s as testicular cancer is the second most common type of cancer in young men aged 18-39
Consider speaking to your GP if you have a strong family history of disease or are of ATSI background to begin early screening
Due to our carefree, outdoor, Australian lifestyle, getting regular skin checks is a must. This can be done by your GP or a specialist, and any irregular or new moles or spots should be a priority

40+ years

Use a Type 2 diabetes risk analysis tool called AUSDRISK – this is usually prompted by your GP however you can access an online version using the Diabetes Australia website
A yearly blood pressure check is required if your BP is normal and you don’t have a strong family history
A blood cholesterol check is required every five years if you are at low risk for heart disease, or every year from the age of 40 if you are at high risk (or age 35 if you are ATSI)
Your doctor should check your waist circumference and BMI (body mass index) annually if normal
Make sure you get an eye check for glaucoma

50+ years

To stay ahead of bowel cancer development, head in for a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) every two years (you will receive a letter in the mail from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program to assess your risk of bowel cancer)
Ensure that you are getting a bone density scan to determine your risk of developing osteoporosis and other bone conditions
Prostate issues are common in men aged over 50, however there are varying methods used to screen for prostate issues, including physical examinations and blood tests. Your GP can talk through the options and help you land on an option that works for you

Pap Smear Clinics Now Available

Our Pap smear clinics are now available on:

Tuesday 11.00 – 4.00
Thursdays 9.00 – 1.00 at Corio 2 – 4 at Plantation Rd
Saturdays 9.00 – 12.00 monthly

Women aged 25 to 74 years of age should have a Cervical Screening Test two years after their last Pap test. Subsequently, you will only need to have the test every five years if your results are normal.