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

Skin repair & wound healing

Skin repair: delayed healing or chronic woundsWhen managing wound care, there are two types of wounds that can occur, acute wounds that usually heal within 2 - 4 weeks, or chronic wounds that are delayed in healing and stay around from 6 weeks or so to several...

Top prostate questions

Your prostate questions answered Our leading health professionals share the answers to common questions regarding the prostate. My wife says I should be checked for prostate cancer. I am 53 and don't have any urinary problems so I don't think a check is necessary....

Top condom drainage questions

Top condom drainage questions Condom drainage is a method for men experiencing urinary incontinence to collect and drain urine. A condom connects to a drainage bag, which drains the urine into the urine storage bag. Our health professionals share the answers to common...

Mobility At Home

Do you or a loved one still want to live at home, but need a little help? As we age, or undergo medical treatments that restrict our mobility, we need to consider the issue of mobility and safety around the home. Many people want to remain living in their own homes...

A-Z of nutrients and supplements

A-Z of nutrients and supplementsDid you know- one of the keys to healthy living is a diet that is rich in essential vitamins and minerals? However, statistics show that over 90 per cent of Australians have an inadequate intake of vegetables, while half don’t eat...

What’s the right continence pad for me?

What is the right continence pad for me? Incontinence is rarely spoken about, but it’s highly prevalent. In fact, urinary incontinence affects up to 13% of Australian men and up to 37% of Australian women (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2006). Given the...

Caring for aged parents at home

Caring for aged parents at home Thinking about caring for your aging parents at home? With Australia’s aging population set to reach 6.5 million people by 2035, home-based care is becoming an attractive option for many families. As long as providing elderly care at...

The season for toilet training

As the warmer weather approaches, the idea of toilet training creeps into the minds of many parents. Summer may seem like the perfect time to kick toilet training up a notch; your child is wearing fewer clothes which may make getting to the toilet a lot easier.While...