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Drugs – The Legal Ones

Three legal drugs widely used are caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Each can do us significant harm if abused. Caffeine Caffeine is a stimulant with similar effects to adrenaline. In small quantities it is not harmful, but taken in large doses it may be toxic. Too much caffeine can cause heart palpitations and may act as…

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CASE STUDY: Meet Bob

Bob had a long history of lung and heart problems. His acute diverticulitis was causing him significant discomfort and his shortness of breath was making it hard for him to get out into his favourite spot…his workshop. Bob was enrolled into the HSS Health Coaching Program where he gained a better understanding of his health…

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A good diet might improve your Asthma

Eating more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts might help improve Asthma. In fact, a high fibre diet may help improve other inflammatory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) and Colitis as well as lowering your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Recent studies in Australia and Switzerland have indicated…

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CASE STUDY: Meet June

June, 67 years old, is a full time carer for her husband who suffers from a brain injury. June first came to HSS following back surgery; she was in a lot of pain and was feeling less confident about her health. June was significantly overweight, suffering from un-medicated diabetes, gluten intolerance and was even considering…

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CASE STUDY: Meet Ruby

Ruby had been severely restricted in her walking before her knee replacement. She was delighted to meet with the HSS liaison nurse in the hospital and to learn that her health fund would pay for rehabilitation in her own home instead of staying in the hospital ward. Upon her return home, the in-home physio helped…

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Boost Your Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health.   Here are ten tips to help you get enough vitamin D. Take a balanced approach to sun exposure.  UV radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D, but too much sun exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer. From…

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Time Management Skills

Time management is a learnable skill. The OATS Principle gives us a simple process for writing down and planning the things you need to do. OATS Stands for: Outcomes Activities Time Schedule The first step in OATS planning is to decide what you want to be different at the end of tomorrow or next week,…

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Your Home Care Choices

Are you: Wanting to stay connected to an existing group or meet new people? Needing some help washing and dressing? Physically active but limited by transport? Needing some help around the home? HSS have been helping people to stay in their home with the support that they need for over 25 years. We understand that…

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Victor’s Story – Home Care Packages

Victor is in his late 60s and unfortunately is no longer able to drive.  This meant that Victor had no way of attending his weekly dance classes, which were the one thing he loved doing.  Victor has always been a very active, social and independent person however recently he has been finding simple tasks like shopping,…

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