It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The month of September isn’t just about celebrating Father’s Day, it is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a timely reminder for a visit to the GP. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with almost 20,000 diagnoses and close to 3,500 deaths each year. It is encouraged that all

Is ‘Baby Brain’ a real thing?

You’ve likely heard many mothers referring to “Baby Brain” but is “Baby Brain” actually a real thing? If you are asking the question to Deakin University, they are likely to say yes. The Deakin University is currently conducting a study (as noted in the medical journal of Australia) which reveals that some pregnant woman do

How much does an Ambulance service cost?

Do you know whether you are covered for Ambulance services if you need to call upon one?   You may not have thought too much about it, but the concerning fact is that while many assume Ambulance is covered free of charge, Ambulance services are actually not a covered under Medicare.  This means if you

New year resolutions and how to keep them

If you’re struggling with your new year’s resolution, you’re not alone! Outsmarting the new year’s resolution failure odds is tough but there are ways to make it easier for yourself:  Setting doable goals and then breaking your goals down into reasonable steps is a great way to improve your chances of resolution success! Take a

Phoenix Health & Members Own Health Fund

Phoenix Health Fund is proudly part of the Members Own Health Fund group. Members Own Health Funds (Members Own) is a brand that reflects quality and a primary focus on members, rather than creating profits.  This is exactly what Phoenix Health Fund stands for too, and why we are a part of the Members Own brand.

Joint Replacement surgery costs

Have you ever wondered how much a joint replacement costs? Hip and knee replacements are one of the most expensive categories of surgical procedures in the private health sector. These procedures are on the increase in line with the growing numbers of patients with osteoarthritis and arthritis. If you’ve ever had hip or knee replacement

Have you visited the dentist lately?

Having to visit the dentist every six months may not be the appointment that everyone looks forward to, but it is one of the most important ones to keep. While there are always countless reasons for not going to the dentist, it’s important to keep an eye on the long term future of your teeth. 

We’re eating too much salt!

It’s surprising to most of us when we find out that a lot of our everyday favourite packaged foods contain up to 75% of our daily recommended salt intake. Recent research by VicHealth and the Heart Foundation show that common favourites (that we often turn to for a quick and convenient meal) like packaged pasta sauce, ham, dressing,

Walking for good health

Walking may seem like a simple task that you perform on a daily basis, but you may be discounting the benefits that it is offering your health. While it is one of the simplest forms of exercise, walking has so many great benefits.  Because walking is low impact and requires minimal equipment, it can be

CHOICE recommended Health Insurance

Phoenix Health has been recommended once again by CHOICE for its Top Hospital Nil Excess policy.   With thousands of different policies being reviewed as part of the comparison process, Phoenix Health Fund is pleased to announce that, our Top Hospital Nil excess policy has again been recommended by CHOICE in its annual review of