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R U Ok? Day

R U Ok? Day

Thursday 9th September is R U OK? Day.   This year’s theme is: Are they really ok? Ask them today.   The key is to not wait until somebody is visibly distressed or in a crisis. Make it a point to ask your work colleague, family member or mate how they are...

National Asthma Week (1-7th September)

National Asthma Week (1-7th September)

About 11% of Australians have asthma (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020).   What is asthma? Asthma is a long-term lung condition of the airways (the passage that transports air into our lungs). Currently, there is no cure however it can be managed....

Healthy Bones Week (17th – 23rd August)

Healthy Bones Week (17th – 23rd August)

In those aged 50 years and over, 66% have osteoporosis or osteopenia. There are over 173,000 broken bones each year due to poor bone health. – Healthy Bones Australia, 2021.      Bone health is an important part of general health. Bones are flexible yet strong for...

Sleep Awareness Week (3-9th August)

Sleep Awareness Week (3-9th August)

It’s Sleep Awareness Week, the time of year when everyone should appreciate why sleep is crucial for their body, mind and overall well-being. But as a society, we do not sleep well. Resmed’s latest sleep health survey shows that 41% of Australians are not getting...

Dental Health Week (2nd-8th August)

Dental Health Week (2nd-8th August)

Dental Health Week (DHW) is the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) major annual oral health campaign. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA) (2021): 75% adults rarely or never floss or clean between their teeth. 1 in 5 adults brush only once per day....

World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August 2021)

World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August 2021)

What are the benefits of breastfeeding? According to the Australian Breastfeeding Association (2021) and Raising Children (2021). Breastmilk contains all the nutrients your baby needs for around the first six months of life. Your baby doesn’t need any water or foods...