• It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthThe 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 men over 50 – or over 40 who have a family history – talk with their GP about prostate health. Prostate cancer testing can be a complex subject, that’s why it’s recommended to talk with your GP about what is best for ... Find out more
  • 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 actually show declining rates of cognitive fiction during pregnancy. The research involving more than 1,200 women found that some women expressed decreased memory functions and general cognitive functioning during various stages in their pregnancy. While researchers state that there is a definite correlation between changes in cognitive brain functions ... Find out more
  • 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 haven’t organised coverage for yourself and you do end up using an Ambulance, you’ll be responsible for the bill that will follow your trip. So how much does an Ambulance service cost if I don’t have cover? Ambulance services work differently depending on where you live across Australia. If ... Find out more
  • 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 look at these 5 simple diet and exercise tips to keep you on track with your New Year’s health resolutions. Be positive with your goals – Don’t focus on the negative, but instead focus on what you want!  For example, rather than saying that “I want to lose ... Find out more
  • 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. Phoenix Health Fund has existed for over 64 years and is focused on: Putting our Members first Better coverage Greater benefits Quality services Member Own Health Funds represents the quality in Health Insurance that Australians should expect (but don’t always receive) from their Health Insurer. As Phoenix Health Fund is a mutual not-for-profit Private Health ... Find out more
  • 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 surgery yourself, have plans to have this surgery in the future, or you’re just needing insurance for the unforeseen medical circumstances, this article provides a great insight into what you’re contributing towards when you purchase Private Health insurance coverage. Hip Replacements Hip replacement surgery is a procedure that surgically ... Find out more
  • 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.  While it might be an immediate inconvenience, by taking care of your smile, you significantly increase your oral health and the chances of avoiding expensive dental procedures in the future (because unfortunately trying to forget about dental problems won’t make them go away). Having a check-up from ... Find out more
  • 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, pizza, soup and lasagne all contain alarmingly high amounts of salt. So much salt in fact, that Australians are now consuming double the recommended salt intake of 5g (one teaspoon), per day, which greatly increases our chances of developing heart disease and stroke. There’s a number of simple tips ... Find out more
  • 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 done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. Check out some of the great health benefits that walking can give you each and every day. Walking regulates post-meal blood sugar levels as well as improves insulin sensitivity. Walking (like other forms of ... Find out more
  • 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 Hospital policies available in the market*. CHOICE is Australia’s largest consumer advocacy group that works as an independent reviewer and advice provider for consumer goods and services. While we’re super excited about being recommended, we know that this is even better news for our members, who can enjoy additional ... Find out more