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Jun 2019

Northern Beaches Hospital: A New Model of Health Care

Published in General on June 28, 2019

The brand new Northern Beaches Hospital is setting new standards for hospitals everywhere. Hospital stays are often uncomfortable for patients and their families. It can even be hard for hospital staff and doctors to find proper comfort and positivity in a traditional hospital environment. However, Northern Beaches Hospital’s state-of-the-art facility is designed to cr...

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Jun 2019

Healing space doesn't 'feel' like a hospital

Published in General on June 20, 2019

It’s been five years since the opening of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and the difference it’s helped make in the lives of its patients are already apparent. Since her 2018 cancer diagnosis, Jovaka Zutic has been back and forth between her home and the hospital. It seems never ending - until she visited the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. That’s when s...

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13

Jun 2019

Breakthrough in Knee Replacement Surgery Recovery

Published in General on June 13, 2019

Recovering from knee replacement surgery can be a long and arduous process for anyone, but a study conducted by Bond University shows that the recovery process can become much easier with a simple and affordable piece of exercise equipment. A $29 stationary exercise pedal that you can place within your home has been shown to have magnificent success in helping knee replaceme...

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06

Jun 2019

Killer Flu is Killing Children Across Australia at an Alarming Rate

Published in News on June 06, 2019

In Victoria, Australia, 26 people have died from a killer flu season, three of which were children aged three, six and eleven. This early start to the flu season in Victoria has led to many concerns about others in the area being affected. This is because many of the flu-related death cases have been people who were in an aged-care residency. Chief Health Officer Angie Bone...

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22

May 2019

Hospital funding not enough: AMA

Published in General on May 22, 2019

When you’re in the hospital, whether it’s for your own care or the care of a loved one, one of the most frustrating parts of the stay is waiting. You’re waiting for nurses, to see doctors, and as it turns out, you’re waiting even to get into surgery. Wait times for elective surgeries have gone up over time. Half of all patients wait more than a month,...

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09

May 2019

New Footscray Hospital

Published in General on May 09, 2019

To better serve the growing health needs of Melbourne’s west, the Victorian Government has announced a $1.5 billion investment for the construction of a new Footscray Hospital.  Melbourne’s western suburbs are predicted to grow by 40 percent in the next 40 years, so it only seems fitting that Footscray Hospital, built in the 1950s, grows along with it. ...

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15

Apr 2019

Seven signs of drug and alcohol dependence

Published in General on April 15, 2019

Globally, the state of addiction in our society has reached alarming rates. In the U.S., opioid addiction alone is now considered a public health crisis. In Australia, the number of drug-related deaths among men is at an all-time high, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. To combat that concerning statistic, one Australian addiction psychotherapist is hopin...

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09

Apr 2019

Keeping Safe Abroad: How to Choose the Best Travellers Insurance Policy

Published in Tips on April 09, 2019

With insurance policies available both online and via physical providers, it can be a confusing time when choosing the best one for your needs. There’s a lot to think about, and often travelers aren’t always sure about what coverage is enough to suffice for their trip away. Luckily, we’ve jotted down a few tips to help get you started. What type do you need...

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09

Apr 2019

Five Things to Consider Before You Move Abroad

Published in General on April 09, 2019

Are you thinking about moving abroad?  Many people have wonderful experiences living abroad while others are absolutely miserable and want to move home as quickly as possible.  In most cases, the latter would have been avoided had people taken the time to find out about their destinations and themselves. Here are five things that you should consider when you are de...

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09

Apr 2019

Going Abroad: Travel Tips for Savvy Seniors

Published in Tips on April 09, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, increasing numbers of older Americans are traveling outside the country each year. If you’re one of those tourists, it’s crucial that you prepare for your trip beforehand. Since seniors often have different requirements than younger travelers, planning a trip in your golden years requires that you...

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