Monday, April 22, 2024

HEALTH

HEALTH

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 3. Commitment

In July 2018 I resigned from my full-time senior management position in the department of NSW Health Pathology to become a committed carer for my husband, Stuart, who lives with dementia. To maintain my mental health, I decided to work as a casual medical interpreter in hospitals and part-time administration assistant for a Uniting Church congregation.

Shake It Up this World Parkinson’s Day

Redfern local of 18 years, Emma, is proof you can’t keep a good woman down. In May 2017 she was our cover girl to...

Locals bid fond farewell to family doctor

REDFERN: Locals crowded into the Redfern Hotel on Monday March 25 to farewell Dr Adrian Jones, retiring from medical practice after 47 years’ service. The popular General Practitioner had a surgery in Pitt Street for many years before moving into the Redfern Station Medical Centre on Redfern Street.

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 2. Learning and understanding

From the day of the diagnosis, my learning as a carer began. I was determined to do everything I could to give Stuart the best possible care, by using all the services, education and dementia-related programs available to support us.

Peers help the community stay healthy

Navigating the health system can be challenging. To address this, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has established the Health and Wellbeing Peer Education program.

Living with dementia – a carer’s journey: 1. Diagnosis

My journey of caring for my husband, Stuart, living with dementia began with a trip he made to Monterrey, Mexico.

Delayed cord clamping could halve risk of death in premature babies

Waiting for two minutes or longer to clamp the umbilical cord of a premature baby soon after birth could help reduce the risk of death, compared with immediately clamping the umbilical cord, or waiting a shorter time before doing so. Delaying clamping could decrease the child’s risk of death by more than half relative to immediate clamping.

ARIA Research wins tech company of the year with smart glasses that offer sound-based ‘vision’

Sydney-based vision-tech innovator ARIA Research, which has created world-first...

LOLA: AI redefining healthcare and mental wellbeing

In today’s fast-paced world, where work-related injuries and illnesses...

Let’s bathe in green spaces

There is now plenty of evidence that sitting, walking...

Living forever

Sorry, but I want to live forever. That might seem...

Curry on

It’s surprising how healthy ordinary foods can be. Curry, for...

Reducing sugar for weight loss

Researcher Dr Jason Fung has many videos on YouTube...

Thank a sight-saving hero, thank an Ophthalmologist

A staggering 9 in 10 Australians report that “sight”...

Playing TIPP to calm your emotions

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? I have. It sucked. I’ve...

Review: Michael Mosely Australia’s Health Revolution

British doctor Michael Mosley works with Indigenous Australian trainer...

Let’s have a heart-to-heart about this killer

When my blood pressure reading consistently came in at...

Mindfulness meditation brings benefits

Mindfulness is a great self-care skill. It can involve walking...

Heart of the Nation wants to upskill 20,000 community responders

A charity set up by former Yellow Wiggle Greg...

Community forum: ‘Ending Loneliness in the City of Sydney’

Despite its silent nature, the loneliness pandemic is real...

Allergic? Join this national consultation to improve access to care

“We encourage anyone living with or caring for someone with an allergic disease, along with health professionals and other interested people to register for the community consultation happening closest to them" ...

Five health hacks to get me moving more

I've known about the correlation between movement and health...

‘Living with Parkinson’s is no cakewalk’

Long-term Redfern resident, Emma, grew up on the Central...

Community forum provides frank feedback to improve the NDIS

Heartfelt stories and frank feedback about the National Disability...

Free hearing checks for adults across Australia

The number of Australians with hearing loss is expected...

Taking care of ourselves in challenging times

Survivors of sexual abuse confronted by the recent death of Cardinal Pell should be ‘as gentle with yourself as you can be and as you deserve’ and also reach out for help, even when doing so seems hard, writes Cathy Kezelman.

Five books for when life is painful

Read one of these if you're feeling vulnerable as a new year hurtles into full swing ...

Culturally inclusive resources launched to tackle elder abuse

The Ageing and Disability Commissioner launched two new videos...

Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of women with heart disease

This February is REDFEB, heart awareness month. In addition...

Blak’s mural highlights ‘community and complex mental health’

Local indigenous artist and 2022 Archibald Prize winner Blak...

Shingles can be shocking – so get ahead of it

It’s more than a decade since I suffered my...

Health Peer Educators wanted

The Sydney Local Health District is recruiting and training...

Step up for your bone health

When Amanda Bath slipped on a tile and broke...

Lived experience guides patient doctor

At 2 am during chemotherapy, while suffering from insomnia,...

As Covid cases surge – let’s get protected

The World Health Organisation says that 7.9 billion people...

Learning to rest … the hard way

It’s ironic that it took a broken ankle for...

Get Healthy NSW – it’s fun!

NSW Health has a free, over-the-phone system that is helping residents of NSW to set, reach, and exceed their health goals.

‘Snap sights’ to shift glaucoma out of the picture

Redfern local, Beryl Ford, was diagnosed with glaucoma at 53 years old ... and she was shocked. She is sharing her story in support of Glaucoma Australia’s new fundraising initiative 7 Sights in 7 Days Challenge.

Haymarket Foundation’s healthcare for homeless wins HESTA

The Haymarket Foundation Medical Practice team has won a 2022 HESTA Impact Award for its dedication to providing accessible, specialist healthcare and housing support services for people experiencing, or who are at risk of, homelessness.

One&All is here to help and heal

Sydney’s first all-inclusive community hub for disabled and abled individuals aims to “elevate all” says its founder/director Romy Wolman in this Q&A.

New program supports life beyond a dementia diagnosis

Heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer. But did you know there is a difference for women in heart disease symptoms, prevention and management? And that these symptoms are easily missed or misdiagnosed?

South Sydney’s generosity restores sight to two-year-old boy

Over the past 12 months, the South Sydney region...

Change is needed: A warning from Covid’s ground zero in aged care

New battle lines must be drawn, or Australian aged care risks defeat in the battle against Covid says CEO of Baptist Care in this open letter to the Prime Minister calling for change.

REDFEB – getting to the heart of women and heart disease

Heart disease kills more than two times as many Australian women than breast cancer. But did you know there is a difference for women in heart disease symptoms, prevention and management? And that these symptoms are easily missed or misdiagnosed?

Help fight Australia’s biggest killer this February

Every 10 minutes an Australian suffers a heart attack....

Snake and spider surge warning prompts reminder to brush up on first aid

With warmer weather creating a potential surge in venomous...

Host a three-course feast to aid breast cancer research

If you’re looking for a way to shake off...

‘Keep Clear and Carry On’ campaign to keep white cane users safe

It has been revealed that over 70 per cent...

Sydney’s broad highway out of lockdown must carry us all

As Sydney’s lockdown restrictions lift, Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia says “the road out must be a broad highway that can carry all of us, not just the lucky few”. Others say to “build back better” we must seek diverse perspectives from those communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Mental health modelling recognised globally

The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) is warning that without concerted and effective action, the disruption caused by Covid-19 will cast a “long shadow” on mental health.

Covid-19 is a hard slog – but hang in there

This is a frustrating time – we are all...

Lives or livelihoods? What’s the social cost of Covid-19?

We face an awful choice in light of the Covid-19 pandemic: Should we risk the lives of millions of people by reopening economies too soon or risk the livelihood of millions by opening the economy too late?