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Why yoga should be in your daily routine

Yoga has such broad health benefits that almost everyone can take advantage of it: Stress management: 12 out of 17 studies (n =1070) showed improvements... Read More

The Paleo Problem: The Pros and Cons of Eating Like a Caveman

The latest dietary trend - The Paleo Diet. Is it worth trying? The Paleo Diet is based around the idea of eating like our paleolithic... Read More

Tips to help fussy eaters

8 in 10 Australian parents are concerned about their children’s eating habits. Kids refuse foods for a variety of reasons - from colour and texture... Read More

Podcast – Osana and its mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXZeYqcCuWc&t=5s Read More

Meditate on meditation

Meditation is growing in evidence so we've started building it into our weekly activities at Osana, including for staff. The compelling evidence includes Greater telomere... Read More

Nuts anyone?

Frequent consumption of nuts protects against coronary heart disease (blockages that lead to heart attacks) - 1 to 4 times per week correlated with 27%... Read More

Treating diabetes with less medications

Diabetes is on the rise in Australia - someone is diagnosed every 5 minutes. Its consequences are significant - up to 35% of Australian suffering... Read More

Osana Narrabeen paving way for a different type of GP clinic

Published Manly Daily 2018 "Tax agent Annette McGough isn’t sick, but she goes to her GP surgery at least once a week, if not twice.... Read More

Health provider Osana works on prevention, not cure

Published Australian Financial Review, 2018 "Kevin Cheng says healthcare spending is spiralling out of control. Cheng, a medical doctor and former management consultant, cites a prediction... Read More

A global epidemic of our time

In five years, the OECD projects many countries will have more than two-thirds of their population being overweight or obese - 15 years ago, it... Read More

Healthier lifestyle… What’s stopping you?

Clinical care contributes to 20% of a person's health and 80% derives from health behaviours, environment and socio-economic factors. A recent global survey by Pricewaterhousecoopers... Read More

Pilates for back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of disability and absence from work - up to 40% of sufferers still have it a year... Read More

Vitamin D for… well just about everything

Shocking news: Vitamin D is not a vitamin. Vitamins are defined as chemical components from food that are required by our bodies to function. Vitamin... Read More

The art of healing

Art therapy is now recognised as an evidence-based counselling session. Clients can explore the meaning behind pictures, and art can evoke both unconscious and conscious... Read More

New Heart Foundation food guidelines

What's changed: For the first time, a limit on the amount of red meat Australians should consume - no more than three lean meals (totalling... Read More

Walk, the talk

Did you know: Harvard research shows walking can reduce the impact of over 30 obesity-promoting genes University of Exeter found that a 15-minute walk can... Read More

Intermittent fasting – is it safe?

One caution with intermittent fasting is what's missing when you’re only consuming one or two meals per day. Inadequate intake of plant foods We know... Read More

What is FODMAP?

FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates and stand for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. Research led by Australians have shown links between FODMAPs and digestive... Read More

Drink more coffee

Three quarters of Australians drink a cup of coffee every day; 28% drink 3 or more. Fair to say we love our coffee, and the... Read More

Take a breath, just relax

Easy to say, but do we do this regularly? Deep diaphragmatic breathing, using your whole diaphragm, improves attention, mood and reduces stress. It is an... Read More

Everyone should take cold showers

Surely this is joke. Why bother.... well, here's the evidence : Physiological stress to the skin, alternating heat and cold, decreases stress hormones (cortisol) and... Read More

Obesity, we need to talk about it.

Two thirds of Australians are overweight or obese - this is rising and will increase to 70% by 2025. Being overweight or obese can lead... Read More

Exercise for better health, especially when older.

Exercise is so important. For older adults, being able to cover 365 metres in a standardised six-minute walk test have half the risk of dying... Read More

Saving our health system

Actuary turned doctor, Raymond Yeow and distinguished doctor and social venture entrepreneur, Kevin Cheng – a specialist in chronic disease management and integrated care –... Read More

Slow medicine – Medical Republic article

Published: http://medicalrepublic.com.au/slow-medicine-changing-game/20955 Osana Health Care, with three clinics in Sydney’s north shore and eastern suburbs, has a “slow medicine” vision for improving patient experience and... Read More

Kidney Disease Risk

Where are our kidneys and why are they important? They’re part of our back wall of the abdominal cavity and GPs can test for tenderness... Read More

Tips on assessing unwell kids

It can be hard to understand severity when kids are unwell – should they stay home, should they see the GP, when should you be... Read More

Depression – disease summary

A serious topic - depression affects 1 million Australians in any given year, and up to 45% of Australians will suffer a mental health condition... Read More

National Diabetes Week

Diabetes is considered the health epidemic of the 21st century with 280 Australians being diagnosed every day and affecting 1.7 million Australians overall (of which... Read More

Welcome to Osana

Find out how Osana membership can help keep you healthy and happy! (more…) Read More

Osana Cremorne Launch Event 2018

Thank-you to all our special guests who supported us for our inaugural Osana Cremorne clinic launch. (more…) Read More

Osana – Interview with Founder Kevin Cheng

A recent interview with our founder, Kevin Cheng. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhMV980k5fs&feature=youtu.be Read More

Feeling more energetic

Feeling more energetic Some stats: Each year 1.5 million Australians see their doctor about fatigue. People that feel more tired - up 60% of obese... Read More

Reducing stress

Reducing Stress Some stats: 1 in 8 Australians report high stress, 1 in 3 experience depression symptoms and 1 in 4 experience anxiety symptoms Stress... Read More

Prepare for winter… and manflu

Prepare for winter... and manflu Some stats: Influenza (flu) is more potent than the common cold which is usually restricted to the upper respiratory tract... Read More

The case for more prevention

The case for more prevention Some stats: 26% of health care costs in Australia can be avoided through better prevention. Treasury Departments predict by 2046... Read More

Improving your sleep

Improving your sleep Some stats: Up to 45% of Australians have sleep difficulties - this can lead to health conditions or make existing ones worse.... Read More

Experimenting with General Practice – Medical Republic Journal

Experimenting with General Practice Australia’s health system, as it currently stands, is unsustainable. Treasury forecasts predict health care will consume all of State revenues by... Read More

A new model of care – Prosperity Health Paper

A new model of care Prosperity Health’s recent involvement in the RACGP’s GP17 conference provided exposure to exciting new insights and ideas in the medical... Read More