Heart Foundation Walking – a network with over 55,000 walkers exercising sola or as a group – search Walk Finder online to locate a local group and details for registration Registration allows you to maintain an online profile , record your exercise , recognize exercise milestones provides certification , incentives and discounts as well as giving a timetable location of walks.
Active in Parks – search the name on line for a guide to a variety of outdoor activities sports , exercise , tours social activities including dog parks , farmers markets meditation and meditation for all adult ages including adolescents.
Meetup – a website platform for linking people with similar interests diverse fitness activities from cycling to paddle boarding Registration allows for activity search by locality and activity type. Search meetup
Life!Program – a lifestyle modification program to reduce the risk of diabetes and improve cardiovascular risk . search for the website on line
In Australia all vaccines are safety tested firstly on animals, then in 3 human phase trials .
Phase 1 healthy human adult volunteers to establish they cause no harm
Phase 2 on a larger group of hundreds to establish that adequate immunity is generated.
Phase 3 on thousands to ascertain effective community immunity is established without late side effects
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration monitors the process as it does for all medical devices and medication.
Give yourself time to deal with feelings of shock , denial confusion disappointment anger, guilt sadness and frustration that may manifest as exhaustion , disturbed sleep , changed eating patterns.
Help the parents by visiting , phone calls , sms , cards consider memorial mementoes. Be an active listener to reduce pent up stress and grief , be an active support to everyday living and routine chores where possible. After respectfully seeking the parents permission – do not usurp parent’s roles they sometime need to busy themselves. Allow parents to plan the grieving and funeral processes.
Found in 6-17% of the adult population and associated with symptoms of fatigue and sleep that is not refreshing, poor concentration low or depressive mood. Other presentations may be altered driving behaviour , cognitive deterioration , and non breathing periods during sleep.
Often associated factor are airway obstruction , obesity difficult to control hypertension, fatigue, poor motivation or depression.
Investigation includes clinical history , screening questionnaire, appropriate physical examination, and sleep studies by polysomnogram which may be done in certain case by home telemetry or formal laboratory hospital based sleeps studies.
Treatment is by correction of underlying physical factors and the use of C-pap positive pressure devices occasionally dental splinting and corrective ENT surgery may be appropriate.
The patient health summary is the most useful information you can present to a doctor you are seeing for the first time or when attending Accident & Emergency or being admitted to hospital. Patient health summaries are readily printed by your GP and ususally are 1-2 A 4 pages that are easily carried and read by a health professional. They also faciltate any practitioner contacting your regular doctor and assist in providing the address for communicating results , correspondence and discharge summaries to.
We encourage you to ask your doctor to print you a copy to carry