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September 23, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

The Highs and Lows of Blood Pressure

Getting your blood pressure checked is one of the best things you can do for your health because high blood pressure can cause serious problems without any obvious warning signs.

September 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What is a heart bypass operation?

If you have blocked coronary arteries, your doctor may recommend a heart bypass operation to create new pathways for those arteries to deliver blood to your heart.

September 1, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Looking after yourself after a heart attack

Leaving hospital is just the beginning of your recovery from a heart attack. Most people survive a first heart attack and go on to live healthy, productive lives. But after one heart attack, unfortunately you’re at increased risk of another. Here are some tips to help you feel better - and stay well - into the future.

August 19, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Heart smart watches

If you look closely, you will see them on people’s wrists everywhere. Smart watches or fitness trackers claim to count your steps, measure your sleep, calculate calories, document your heart rate, and now, some even test your heart function with an ECG.

February 12, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Mental health - The elephant in the room

With the rates of mental illness on the rise in Australia, particularly in young people, we decided to open up the can of worms and speak to clinical psychologist, Hannah Hawkes, about the elephant in the room.

February 4, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Pain that keeps coming back

With around one in six Australians experiencing back pain each year, it’s not uncommon for us to be complaining about a sore back. For some of us, back pain can be treated and will leave us be, but for others it continues long after the body has healed.

January 23, 2019| Healthcare News /

Motor Neuron Disease

Two Australians are diagnosed with motor neurone disease each day. While it is a devastating and terminal illness, when supported by a multidisciplinary team of health carers, people are living for longer.

January 22, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Seizures - What is happening in the brain

The brain is a complex organ, hidden within its bony helmet. It controls everything we think and do. When there is a disturbance to the functioning of the brain, such as in epilepsy, the brain’s performance can be affected.

January 20, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Life after stroke

Recovery after a stroke can be daunting but, if we think about the potential we have to get back into life, we can overcome the inevitable tiredness and give it our best shot.

January 10, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Living with arthritis

Arthritis can pose some challenges to everyday activities however, it’s important to learn how to manage the symptoms to continue to live a fulfilling life.

October 18, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Dealing with exam stress

Unlike numbers, you can’t always be divided into neat little fractions, when you subtract something from your life you will feel an emotional response, and when you think about your value as a person, the correct answer is immeasurable #TheLimitDoesNotExist. You are a person, you are not just a number.

June 27, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

MOVE for Mental Health

Research has shown regular physical activity has a positive influence on sleep, mood, relationships and other lifestyle-related changes however, with 1 in 4 Australian's diagnosed with a mental illness the level of sedentary behaviour in this population group is startling.

February 29, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Rebuilding body and soul after breast cancer treatment

For breast cancer patients, the end of active treatment signals the beginning of the next phase of their recovery. It can be a time of intense physical challenges and powerful emotions, when the support of expert clinicians and others going through the same experience can make all the difference. 

April 14, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Better emotional health after breast cancer treatment

The end of active treatment can be an emotional time for breast cancer patients. Instead of feeling relieved and happy, some women find they feel lonely, anxious, stressed and vulnerable. 

February 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Depression: More than just a low mood?

Depression is more than just low mood, it’s a serious illness that has an impact on both physical and mental health. Often people who are suffering from depression, lose interest in work and hobbies and generally find it difficult to manage from day to day.