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Chronic disease management

Autism, early intervention and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Early intervention can play a vital role in the development and wellbeing of a child with Autism, but what is the cost and who will pay for it? Dr Nancy Sadka has some answers for parents and carers.

Parents, grandparents and concerned adults: Sign the open letter

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Climate change is not only an environmental issue but also a major health emergency, especially for our children. Dr Sallie Forrest from Doctors for the Environment Australia asks you to support their call for the Health Minister to attend the Paris climate talks this December and put the health of our children front and centre.

Host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast

National Breast Cancer Foundation logoOne in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and seven women die from breast cancer every day in Australia. This October, you can host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and raise funds for breast cancer research.

Join the fight

Blue September logoGet blue this month and raise funds for research into cancer affecting men. Blue September supports Australian Prostate Cancer Research (APCR) and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Appeal to help end the heartache of Australia’s No.1 killer

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The Heart Foundation is running its yearly Big Heart Appeal. The National CEO of the Heart Foundation Mary Barry says investing in cardiovascular research is one of the best ways to fight heart disease.

What can we do about the slow nutrition related medical advancement?

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Most health institutions say they are only interested in randomised, placebo controlled and double blind research. Yvonne Coleman says while being idealistic, this is very limiting in the research read and the issues addressed.

Why patient centricity is a myth

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Most health care for people with chronic conditions happens in the community, not with any clinician. Michael Gill, founder of Dragon Claw, says we need to encourage care-coordination and self-care.

NDIS delayed is NDIS denied

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Some suggest to stop or slow down the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Craig Wallace says this would spark an unprecedented outrage as people with disability, families and carers have already waited 40 years for help.

Unite in a sea of denim and raise funds

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This Friday is Jeans for Genes Day, when Australian workplaces and schools raise funds to fight childhood genetic diseases. Barry Kenyon, National Campaign Manager of Jeans for Genes, tells the story of the charity day and the great strides the organisation has made in just over two decades.

The importance of self care

GAP Taskforce Self Care ReportThe Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, has launched a report of the GAP Taskforce on the role of health literacy and responsible self care in improving public health outcomes and reducing government expenditure.