Three hours, once a year could save your life, your job, your wealth and your happiness.
Professor Rod Sinclair is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and is also the Director of Dermatology at the Epworth Hospital.
He is also the Director of Sinclair Dermatology, Australia’s largest Dermatology Clinic and Dermatology Research, Education and Clinical Trials Centre.
He is someone who has been at the forefront of Medical Research for the past 25 years and who has seen an unprecedented series of advanced in medical treatment and diagnosis.
Just one example is Melanoma.
This skin cancer killed Jim Stynes in 2012., yet in 2017 Jarrod Roughhead was back playing AFL.
However, what is even more important than the rescue treatments that prolong life for people with advanced life threating disease are the new diagnostic imaging tools that can detect problems before they threaten your life.
For men in Australia over the age of 50 heart attack, stroke, cancer and dementia account for 80% of deaths. Yet 90% of heart attack and 50% of strokes can be prevented, and 75% of cancer can cured if detected early.
There are even treatments emerging to prevent dementia.
These conditions all develop silently for years, providing a window of opportunity for doctors to intervene and for you to prevent death by neglect.
Four simple examples are:
1. CT Coronary Angiogram for heart attack and carotid ultrasound for stroke
2. Whole body CT with CT Colonography and MRI of the prostate to detect cancer
3. MRI of the brain
4. Computerised skin check
Today in just under 3 hours you can walk in and then walk out with the knowledge that you have done everything in your power to protect your health and your family.
Professor Sinclair shows you, what and how you can use modern technology to take control of your destiny.
Don’t die by accident.
1. Get a health check.
2. Lose weight
3. Excersice your body> Play sport
4. Exercise your mind. Have a hobby
5. Protect your relationships
Know what is killing 50 year old men.
Population growth, increased average age of the world’s population, and decreasing death rates have combined to drive a broad shift from communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional causes of death towards non-communicable diseases.
Last year 55 million people died. globally last year.
Death from communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional causes accounted for 25% of deaths worldwide butfor 76% of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.
Globally, injuries, accidents and road trauma account for 10 % while deaths from non-communicable diseases account for the remaining 2 out of every 3 deaths worldwide.
Cancer accounts for 8 million deaths, heart attack and stroke for 13 million.
Over the past 25 years death rates rose for HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease, but fell for vascular diseases, emphysema, most forms of cancer, liver cirrhosis, and maternal disorders.
If you know what Australians die of in 2018 and which causes are avoidable you can take steps
Diabetes deaths doubled to1.3 million.
Alzheimers - While deaths form diarrhoea illness, neonatal disorders and tetanus decreased, deaths form HIV/AIDS increased from 300,000 in 1990 to a peak of 1.7 million in 2006 before declining to around 1.5 million today.
Malaria and tuberculosis still killed 1.2 million people each year.
During this same period, death form non-communicable diseases increased by 25% to 35 million and now account for 2 out of every 3 deaths worldwide.
The fraction of deaths due to injuries, accidents and road trauma remained relatively constant at 5 million
Inprovements in hygiene, vaccination and medicninemean that we expect to live longer than our parents.
A child born in 1940 had an median life expectancy of 67.
A child born in 1965 has a median life expectancy of 82 and a child born today is expected to live to 100.
Of course 50% die below the median and 50% live longer.
A truly enthralling and brilliant speaker, Professor Rodney Sinclair will provide some amazing new medical research information that will change the way you look after your health and lifestyle for longer more vibrant life.