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November 19, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Ways to Prevent Osteoarthritis

Often called the ‘silent disease’, osteoporosis can develop without any signs or symptoms. Here’s some things you can do to help maintain healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis.

November 19, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Calling an Ambulance

When you’re faced with a medical emergency, the most important first step is to ring triple 000 and speak with an operator.

November 16, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

When is an Allergic Reaction an Emergency?

In Australia, allergies are very common. Around 1 in 3 people will develop allergies at some point in their life. The most common allergic conditions are food allergies, eczema, asthma and hayfever.

November 16, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Tips to Stop a Nosebleed

Nosebleeds are an unfortunate commonality of life and can happen to anyone at any time. However, they’re usually not a signifier of an underlying health issue and can mostly be stopped through basic at home first aid.

November 14, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Imaging Safety

Getting an x-ray is not the frightening concept it once might have been. We know so much about all types of scans and the potential hazards and how to avoid them, and technology is rapidly advancing. Some hospitals even boast an EOS now, which allows them to complete scans with 6-9 times less radiation than typical x-rays.

November 13, 2018| Our Community /

Get in Touch with Nature Without Leaving the City

It’s rarely contested that being around nature has benefits for your health. It ensures you’re spending more time outdoors, gives you a sense of connectedness with the world, and has been found to lower stress and reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. The best news is that even in the city there are many places to get in touch with nature. Here are five of them:

November 13, 2018| Our Community /

Camino de Compostela Fundraiser

Twenty-five weary participants have just returned home after completing the final section of the Spanish Camino de Compostela.

Walking 115km over six days they were blessed with perfect weather, some authentic historic farmhouse accommodation and knowledgeable guides.

November 12, 2018| Our Community /

Our Favourite Victorian Farmer's Markets

It’s easy for anyone who has travelled overseas and comes home to Australia to realise how fortunate we are when it comes to affordable and readily available fresh, wholesome food.

November 9, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor

To reduce the risk of incontinence, it’s essential to maintain the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. We look at some exercises to help you strengthen your pelvic floor.

November 8, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Supporting a Loved One Diagnosed with Cancer

Providing support for a loved one who has been diagnosed is often a highly emotional and confronting challenge. Supporting roles can range from being a full-time carer to just doing your best to be there for a friend when you can.

November 8, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Five Ways to get Active This Weekend

The weekend is a perfect time to break free from the shackles of work and get active. But being active doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym or swinging kettlebells, and you’ll be pleased to know there are many ways to get active across Victoria that can complement your lifestyle. Here are five of them:

November 7, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Social Phobia

Remember that time you walked into a quiet room and unintentionally became ~that person~ making the loudest noise? Be it a meeting, an exam, or even a movie theatre. Your body flushed with embarrassment, humiliation, maybe even guilt?

November 7, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Why Do My Breasts Hurt?

Most women will experience breast pain at some stage in their lives. But what’s causing it? And how do you know if you need to go to a doctor? We look at some of the most common causes of breast pain and tips for relieving pain. 

November 3, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Mental Health Jargon Buster

Understanding mental health better is critical to knowing how to improve it. To empower people to make informed decisions about their own mental health and provide adequate support to others, we’ve busted some mental health jargon. Here are the key words and terms you should know:

November 2, 2018| Our Community /

The Best Walking Tracks Just out of Melbourne

Walking is a great source of physical activity that’s inclusive because of the range of difficulty options, inclines and distances available. And though Victoria is a small state, it’s abundant when it comes to walking tracks that pay dividends in natural beauty, views and charming picnic spots.

November 2, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Cancer Staging

When diagnosed with cancer, your doctors next step will be to assess the size of the cancer and where it has started to grow. The area where your cancer has started to grow is referred to as ‘primary’ and if it spreads to other parts of the body, these areas will be referred to as ‘secondary’ or ‘metastases’.