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Jul 2018

Brain Cancer Survivor Praises Push for Treatment Breakthroughs

Published in General on July 16, 2018

Kaitlyn O’Kane has grown used to being exceptional. As a teenage cancer sufferer, she was already in an unenviable minority. But, despite now being cancer free, Kaitlyn has had to contend with ongoing side effects from the chemotherapy treatment. This includes permanent hair loss. Recently, Kaitlyn came out in support of a new high-profile campaign to make more breakth...

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Jul 2018

'Text Me' alert system helping heart attack sufferers maintain treatment after hospital

Published in General on July 09, 2018

Every year, roughly 55,000 Australians go to the hospital because of a heart attack. Of these, a third are repeat heart attacks. A new text message alert system is being trialled across Australia, in a bid to combat heart attacks. After leaving the hospital, the system provides patients with important follow-up information. After Hospital Professor Clara Chow is the Direc...

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Jul 2018

Innovative Voice Activation Device for Spinal Patients Makes Lives Easier

Published in General on July 02, 2018

Voice-activated devices are becoming more common in the tech world, with the likes of Siri proving popular. Now, a Sydney hospital has found yet another application of the technology, which is being used to help patients with spinal injuries. For many of these patients, pushing a regular button isn’t always easy. Spinal patients find operating a push-button awkward, wh...

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Jun 2018

Visitors in Hospital

Published in General on June 19, 2018

Having visitors while in the hospital is an important aspect of recovery and recuperation for many people, and hospitals each have their own policies for allowing visitors to see patients where appropriate. For many patients, seeing the right visitors can greatly reduce the stress and anxiety of their situation. However, it must always be up to the patient as to whether they wa...

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Jun 2018

Victoria Sets Aside $50 Million for Hospitals to Combat Flu Season 2018

Published in News on June 11, 2018

In the wake of the record-setting 2017 flu season in Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews is taking steps to assure families that the state is on top of flu season 2018 and that hospitals are being made ready for what could be another horrible year. Although it is yet too early to gauge the influx of those suffering from influenza, the state government is being proactive in prepari...

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Jun 2018

Flu Season 2018: When Should You Get Your Influenza Shot This Year

Published in General on June 05, 2018

In Australia, last year’s season of killer flu made international headlines after over 250,000 people contracted the virus. This year, health professionals are saying that 2018 could be much, much worse and they are pushing people in every age group and demographic to go and get their flu shot in anticipation of this. Greg Hunt – Health Minister – has led t...

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May 2018

Major Infrastructure Upgrade For Wonthaggi Hospital

Published in News on May 28, 2018

Thanks to the Andrews’ Labor Government funding boost for core infrastructure at Wonthaggi Hospital, patients on the Bass Coast are going to have access to the care they require, as and when they need it. Premier Daniel Andrews met hospital staff in announcing the local health authority – Bass Coast Health - is to be given a $1.9million boost in fu...

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May 2018

Top Tips for a Safe Stay at the Hospital

Published in Tips on May 17, 2018

Going to hospital can be a worrying time for everyone but knowing what you need and what to do beforehand and during can help you feel more in control of your visit and ensure you stay safe whilst getting the best care. These tips will help you with your next hospital stay, whether it is planned or unplanned to make sure you won’t have another one soon. Get Your Medica...

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May 2018

Strength Through Movement: Physical Therapy and Its Impact on Mesothelioma Patients

Published in General on May 17, 2018

Dealing with mesothelioma on a daily basis is tough for patients. Shortness of breath causes these patients to perform fewer tasks in a given day. Both responsibilities and fun become arduous chores that are better off ignored. With National Women's Health Week approaching, struggling with this chronic condition shouldn't be the norm. There is an option in physical ther...

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05

Mar 2018

Increasing Daily Step Count Reduces Days In Hospital, Study Shows

Published in General on March 05, 2018

We often like to think that running is the only way to effective weight loss and better fitness. This is partly true, but a lifetime of running also tends to wear out the knee joints and can cause mobility problems even when running only on soft ground. The number of knee replacement surgeries is a testament to the problem.  Walking, on the other hand, doesn’t del...

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