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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is the 2nd most commonly diagnosed cancer in females in Australia. According to the Australian Government Cancer Australia research, in 2017, Breast Cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in females. It is estimated that it will become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2021 among persons overall and females. In 2017, there were 17,725 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Australia (137 males and 17,589 females). In 2021, it is estimated that 20,030 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (164 males and 19,866...

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Are you eligible for NDIS Funding?

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Are you eligible for NDIS Funding?

How do you know if you’re eligible for the NDIS? What is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS - is an Australia wide scheme which has been designed to help eligible participants to receive the support they require with the hope of improving their skills and independence over time. Am I eligible? To be eligible for the NDIS … You must be an Australian citizen or hold a Permanent Visa or a  Special Category Visa, Your age is between 7 years of age and 65 years of age, You have a permanent and significant disability. How does...

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes!

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes!

The sincerity of a carer is that they feel that whomever they are looking after is worthy of unconditional care and support. Carers are generally people who provide unpaid care and support for their family members and friends who have a disability or severe illness or maybe frail due to age. They are the backbone of our disability, aged, palliative and community care responsibilities. Many hours will go unchecked and yet Carers continue to be selfless and nurturing. According to: ‘Carers Australia’ statistics: There are over 2.65 million carers across Australia. Carers make up nearly 11% of Australia’s population. Around...

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#GETCHECKED - PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS

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#GETCHECKED - PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS

Attention all Men! Men need to be aware that Prostate Cancer is the number 2 most common cause of cancer related deaths in men. It’s a frightening reality - but one that can potentially be prevented if detected in its early stages. Whilst this may seem confronting, it may also be the catalyst to get yourself checked by proper medical experts. There are five-stage levels of prostate cancer diagnosis. In Australia, if diagnosed early enough, a stage 1 diagnosis, can lead to a 100% survival rate. However, if left undetected, the stage 4 survival rate can lead to only a...

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Kegel & Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises for Men

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Kegel & Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises for Men

I know what you're thinking, 'Kegels? Pelvic floor? Isn't this stuff only for women?’ No! Whilst these phrases are commonly talked about in the context of women's health, they are just as important for men as well. So why should anyone be doing kegels or pelvic floor exercises? The primary reason is to avoid weak pelvic floor muscles. Weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to incontinence. Men can become particularly susceptible to developing a weak pelvic floor if they have health conditions such as diabetes, obesity or an overactive bladder. Other conditions or activities that can lead to a weak...

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