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Alana Healthcare in the News

The Alana Healthcare doctors have been featured in the nation’s leading publications.


UNSWTop UNSW academic to head national endometriosis action plan
July 27, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, is named as the head of the National Endometriosis Clinical and Scientific Trials Network as part of the implementation of Australia’s first government funded National Action Plan for Endometriosis.


UNSWPlan aims to end silence on endometriosis
July 27, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, being interviewed as part of the launch of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis.


UNSWNational action on endometriosis to help thousands of Australian women
July 26, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, named as a member of the National Endometriosis Steering Group


UNSWNational Plan for Endometriosis Sufferers
July 26, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, being interviewed as part of the launch of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis


My Body and SoulWithin a few hours I predict I’ll be in the emergency room begging for pain medication
March 28, 2018
Radio and TV personality Mel Greig talks about her own experience on the unpredictable nature of endometriosis. Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, was featured in this article discussing about endometriosis.


The Sydney Herald News‘False hope’: Hysterectomy treatment for endometriosis is no cure-all
February 18, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women and expert on the surgical treatment of endometriosis, says narratives that say endometriosis can be cured by undergoing a hysterectomy ultimately give “false hope” to sufferers.


Medical Xpress NewsLifestyle and herbal medicine effective in treatment of PCOS
October 26, 2017
A common, under recognised and increasingly prevalent hormonal disorder, PCOS affects one in five young Australian women and one in four Australian Indigenous women. Dr Susan Arentz and Professor Jason Abbott, both of Alana Healthcare, being interviewed by Medical Xpress and featured on SBS regarding their research into lifestyle and dietary treatment for women with PCOS.


Sunshine Coast DailyThe pain that endures for endometriosis sufferers
April 29, 2017
Endometriosis is caused when cells like the lining of the uterus grow outside the uterus. Undiagnosed, the condition can cause pain and infertility. Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, discusses the pain endometriosis patients often endure.


My Body and SoulSerious Question: Are Bath Bombs Bad for Your Vagina?!
April 27, 2017
Dr Minke Burke, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, being interviewed by Cosmopolitan to discuss if bath bombs are a bad idea for your vagina.


My Body and SoulFocus on Women’s Health: Childbirth Injuries
August 16, 2016
In this Q&A, Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, discusses some of the injuries that can occur in childbirth.


The Huffington PostWhat I Live With: The Silent Suffering Of One In 10 Australian Women With Endometriosis
July 15, 2016
Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, is quick to point out that with endometriosis not only is there a cost to the economy, but there is a significant cost to a woman’s family, friends and her own mental health.


The Sydney Herald NewsEndometriosis sufferer Mel Greig looks to surrogate to have baby
September 16, 2015
It affects about one in 10 Australian women and can occur from the time a girl has her first period. Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, being interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald regarding endometriosis.


The Sydney Herald NewsThe birth control pill that helps women have babies
August 10, 2003
The contraceptive pill will be one of the medications used in a world-first trial at the Royal Hospital for Women to treat the crippling women’s disease endometriosis. The trial’s head, and Alana Healthcare for Women director, Gynaecologist Professor Jason Abbott, said the research will involve using medication for three months followed by surgery.

 

Interviews


Raising awareness of endometriosis
June 5, 2018
In TODAY’s Agenda, Gynaecologist and Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, Professor Jason Abbott, along with Ellie Angel-Mobbs, who suffers from endometriosis, discuss why the condition is a silent epidemic.


What You Need To Know About Endometriosis
March 20, 2018
“Women still today are dismissed by their doctors and are told it’s all in their head… that they just need to harden up and deal with the pain.” With 1 in every 10 women affected by endometriosis, Channel Ten’s Studio 10 speaks with Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, and Donna Ciccia, Director and Founder of Endometriosis Australia, to find out more about the disease.


FX Medicine with Taryn Hallam at the 2017 ATMS Endometriosis Symposium, Sydney
September 17, 2017
Alana Healthcare for Women physiotherapist Taryn Hallam and Andrew Whitfield-Cook discuss how endometriosis overwhelms pain signals via the nervous system to the muscles, why taking a detailed history is crucial, why surgery may not bring relief as expected, differentiating co-morbid conditions, endometriosis and exercise, and more.


Looking after yourself as a parent – First Thousand Days
September 14, 2017
Dr Minke Burke, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, being interviewed by Casey Beros for BUPA’s “First 1000 Days” Blue Room Series. This First Thousand Days Parenting Class is designed to help equip parents with the tools to look after mothers through pregnancy, birth, and beyond.


Labour and Birth – First Thousand Days
September 14, 2017
Dr Minke Burke, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, being interviewed by Casey Beros for BUPA’s “First 1000 Days” Blue Room Series. In First Thousand Days Parenting Classes, talks about your little one’s foray into the world, their grand entrance, labour and birth.


The Private Practice: The Business of Being In Business
November 21, 2016
Dr Minke Burke and Dr Erin Nesbitt-Hawes being interviewed by The Private Practice regarding women in medicine.

 

Mentions


News.com.auThe show goes on for The Wiggles
September 17, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, mentioned in ABC.net.au regarding Emma Watkins and endometriosis


News.com.auEmma Wiggle opens up about illness and her breakup on Australian Story
September 17, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, mentioned in News.com.au regarding Emma Watkins and endometriosis


The GuardianThe biggest lesson from the vaginal mesh saga? Doctors must listen to women
June 7, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, mentioned in The Guardian regarding endometriosis, in the context of what lessons to take from the vaginal mesh situation.


My Body and SoulYou won’t believe where endometriosis spread to for this woman
March 28, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, mentioned in Body and Soul regarding endometriosis.


Medibank for Better-HealthThe effects of endometriosis on pregnancy
March 28, 2018
Professor Jason Abbott, Director of Alana Healthcare for Women, mentioned by Medibank Private on how endometriosis may affect getting pregnant.

 

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With Sydney’s first all-female group obstetric practice, world-recognised gynaecological clinical and surgical expertise, treatment for infertility, physiotherapy and naturopathy services dedicated to women’s health, at Alana you are in good hands.

 

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