In this series Dr Jamie talks with Tony Binalany and James Wapiriny about the Mens health check.
Yolŋu Matha with some English
In this series Dr Jamie talks with Tony Binalany and James Wapiriny about the Mens health checks and covers topics including why its important to get a health check, what will happening during the health check and the investigations taken and what they mean.
Mens Health Checks - part 1 of 4 – Introducing the health check
This program discusses some of the reasons why men, especially young men, don‘t get a check-up, and goes on to talk about why the doctor or health worker asks so many questions to search for signs of disease. (Length 13:03, Produced 2013)
Mens Health Checks - part 2 of 4 – What happens in the health check
This program discusses what doctors and health workers do to check our body, such as checking our heart rate, our blood pressure, our weight, listening to our heart and lungs, and our eyesight. The program explains in detail why doctors do these checks. (Length 8:14, Produced 2013)
Mens Health Checks - part 3 of 4 – Investigations taking during the check
This program explains in detail why we look for sugar, haemoglobin, and white blood cells in our blood, including the deeper story about the work of haemoglobin in our body. (Length 12:48, Produced 2013)
Mens Health Checks - part 4 of 4 – Sexual health and kidney disease
This program outlines other common blood tests that doctors do including looking for some STI‘s (HIV and Syphilis), and explains in detail about how we look for creatinine as a sign of kidney disease. They also talk about some of the tests done on our urine, again to see if our kidneys are working well, and for two other STI‘s (chlamydia and gonorrhea). Binalany and Wapiriny end by encouraging yawirriny‘ to look after themselves, not be afraid, and to get a health check. (Length 14:37, Produced 2013)