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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.

The connection between pain and the brain

The connection between pain and the brainMillions of people all around the globe suffer from chronic pain. In fact, one in six people in Australia alone experience it. It’s debilitating and life-changing in all the worst ways—but thankfully, there is hope.Pain is...

How to optimise your NDIS Assistive Technology Funding

How to optimise your NDIS Assistive Technology Fundingby Frances Gibson (Occupational Therapist) There’s one important thing to help you reach your goals while making the most of your NDIS funding – and that’s having a good understanding of the funding and how it...

Why accessibility is important

Why accessibility is important

Why is Accessibility Important?About 4.4 millions Australians live with a disability. For 77 per cent of these people their main form of disability is physical,[i] which makes it difficult for them to access public areas without some form of assistance. Fortunately,...

Mental health during the colder months

Mental health during the colder months

Mental health during the colder months Have you ever heard of the ‘winter blues’?  A lot of people find that their mood drops during the colder months. While it can be easy to put it down to cold, miserable weather, the winter blues can actually be a sign of a more...

What does accessibility mean to me?

What does accessibility mean to me?

What accessibilty means to me 27-year-old Emily never thought about accessibility, until she acquired a spinal cord injury and her lens on navigating this world changed completely. In early 2018, I knew of accessibility, but I didn’t really know much about it or in...

How to get through the hay fever season

How to get through the hay fever season

How to get through the hay fever season Many people use the terms ‘allergies’ and ‘hay fever’ interchangeably. However, allergies refer to a wide range of conditions where the body overreacts to a substance that may not cause reactions in other people. These...

Is your skin at risk?

Is your skin at risk?

Is your skin at risk?  If your skin is often exposed to bodily fluids it is at risk of breaking down. Incontinence is harsh on the skin because of the ammonia in the urine and the proteins in the feaces (enzymes) that cause the skin pH to increase and become alkaline....