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Living With A Mental Illness

Being told by your doctor that you have a mental illness can be frightening and confusing. There is often a period of despair following the diagnosis of a mental illness and the associated negative expectations arising from community stereotypes. One of the keys to living with a mental illness involves having an awareness of your…

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Living With Chronic Pain

What is Pain? The International Association for the study of pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage”. Chronic or persistent pain is pain that lasts for more than three months, or in many cases, beyond normal healing time.  It doesn’t obey the same rules as…

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Benefits Of Regular Physical Activity

You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life. Exercise Controls Weight Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The…

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Is Chemotherapy at home an option for you?

HSS offers Chemotherapy in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Your individual treatment is administered at home by a qualified and experienced Oncology Nurse which enables you to receive your treatment, care and education where you are most comfortable. Key Benefits Receive the treatment, care and education you and your family need in…

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When and How Should We Have the Hard Conversations About Care?

The old 40-70 rule suggests that when you are 40, or your parents are approaching 70, it’s time to start talking about home care services and future care needs in general. This may seem out of sync for many with healthy active 70 odd year-old parents many of which are still helping with the family…

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The Most Common Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Home Care

Our aging process is as individual as we are. Some of us age slowly and others can experience immense changes within a relatively short period of time. While a drastic change in your loved one’s ability to care for themselves can be a real shock, dealing with a slow decline can also be a difficult…

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Are you at risk of a fall?

Falls are one of the most common causes of hospital admission and one of the most easily prevented accidents. Falls are a major cause of injury for older people. One in 3 people over the age of 65 report having a fall at least once a year. 60 % of falls happen in or around…

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HSS Share the Journey to Better Mental Health

Connecting with others is important for our health and survival. Research tells us that feeling connected, valued and loved by others gives us a sense of security, support, purpose and happiness. For those experiencing or living with mental illness, loneliness can be far worse as individuals can face social exclusion, stigma and discrimination. As social…

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CASE STUDY: Meet Peter

After working with HSS health coaches Peter has drastically reduced his risk for stroke, cancers and further heart complications. Peter is 54 years old. He came to HSS wanting to achieve some weight loss and reduce the impact of excess weight, on his future health. Peter worked with a HSS Dietitian and Registered Nurse over…

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Choosing Wisely Australia® 5 Questions to Ask Resource

As part of the Be Medicinewise Week initiative, we are promoting the Choosing Wisely Australia resource “5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider before you get any tests, treatment or procedure”. The resource is recommended to our clients as it promotes valuable conversations about what care is needed, to support better decisions. Some tests,…

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