Health Articles

We’ve brought together many of our favourite articles published by our nurses and industry partners, including information sourced from leading healthcare manufacturers.

These articles focus on incontinence,travel, wound care, children’s health, NDIS information, carer and support worker information and nutrition.

 

In sharing this general advice, we hope to help you or someone you care for manage and improve your everyday health.

How to be comfortable in your electric scooter

How to be comfortable in your electric scooter

If your ability to walk distances is limited, you may be considering getting an electric scooter which is often referred to as a mobility scooter. Mobility scooters are a great way of maintaining some independence as they let you continue with many activities such as...

TAC – What’s covered and how to claim

TAC – What’s covered and how to claim

TAC - what is covered & how to claim If you’ve been injured in a transport accident, you may be eligible to claim some of your expenses through the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). In this article we’ll give you a quick overview of the role of the TAC, what’s...

Bowel Cancer Explained

Bowel Cancer Explained

Bowel Cancer According to the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Australia, with an estimated 15,250 people diagnosed every year. Bowel cancer can have huge implications for not only the individual, but also for their...

Fabulous foods to fight cold and flu

Fabulous foods to fight cold and flu

Fabulous foods to fight cold and flu  Winter not only brings us the colder weather, but it also heralds the beginning of the traditional cold and flu season. However, the cooler months don’t necessarily have to equate with illness. Boosting your diet with nutritious...

Look after your bowels for better health

Look after your bowels for better health

Look after your bowels for better health and well-being    Many of us shy away from discussing our bowels, but they play a key role in our overall health, so it’s important to understand how to look after them. How our bowel works  Our bowel is part of our digestive...

Arts & The NDIS

Arts & The NDIS

Arts & The NDIS Whether art is something you simply enjoy, or something that you need in your life, being involved in creating art or even just observing it can be extremely beneficial for happiness, creativity and feeling part of a broader community. The NDIS can...

Preparing for your NDIS Planning Meeting

Preparing for your NDIS Planning Meeting

Preparing for your NDIS Planning Meeting – A Checklist Did you know that funding from the NDIS can help to cover the cost of consumables such as incontinence, skin care, and nutrition and wound care products? There are three funding categories that your NDIS Plan will...

Reasons why men don’t visit the Doctor

Reasons why men don’t visit the Doctor

I didn't want to spoil the family holiday - and other reasons why men don't visit the Doctor Harry was with his family catching a few waves in the surf when he felt a heavy aching in both arms. The same pain he had a day or so beforehand after yard work at home. And a...

The warning signs of prostate cancer

The warning signs of prostate cancer

The warning signs of prostate cancer According to current statistics, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, with around one in seven men being diagnosed with it by the age of 85. It’s more common in older men, with 63 per cent diagnosed in men...