• Conversation at the end of a life well lived

    Don Campbell     |      April 11, 2014

    Watching a loved person die is painful and confronting. Don Campbell urges patients and their families to have their own difficult conversations in advance to help doctors provide compassionate care at the end of a life well lived.

  • Integrate self care into health policy

    Deon Schoombie     |      April 8, 2014

    The current health care system is under enormous pressure. Deon Schoombie, Executive Director of the Australian Self Medication Industry, wants a national conversation on how self care can be more fully integrated into our health care policy.

  • Chained to a desk? Your health is in danger

    Andre Smith     |      March 28, 2014

    Sitting at a desk all day can have serious long-term effects on your health. Andre Smith looks into ways to ease the stress of sitting all day.

  • Mental health in Australia and abroad

    Cameron Jennings     |      March 21, 2014

    In our western society, happiness and contentment are not a given. Cameron Jennings would like to see a more holistic approach to the root causes of depression and a united effort by health professionals and those involved with mental health in Australia.

  • Eat less, care more, feel good

    Open Forum     |      March 21, 2014

    Meat Free Week happens every year in March, this year from the 24th – 30th March. Everyone is invited to sign up for the challenge of giving up meat for seven days and raise money via sponsorship. The money raised is donated to either Bowel Cancer Australia, the Australian Conservation Foundation or Voiceless, the animal protection institute.

  • It’s not too late to be brave and shave

    Alys Holz     |      March 19, 2014

    The impact of blood cancer is immense for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. Alys Holz from the Leukaemia Foundation invites everyone to get involved even after the World’s Greatest Shave campaign.

  • Be brave and shave

    Open Forum     |      March 13, 2014

    Everyone is invited to get sponsored to shave their hair between 13-16 March and help people with blood cancer. If you are not quite brave enough, you can always colour your hair.

  • Food labelling – cutting through the hype

    Clare Hughes     |      March 7, 2014

    Consumers relying on food packaging may find it difficult to sort out nutrition facts from marketing hype. Clare Hughes, Nutrition Program Manager of Cancer Council NSW, explains how the Health Star Rating scheme will help shoppers make healthier choices.

  • James and the Bold and Beautiful Swim Squad turn Red for Feb

    Floyd Larsen     |      February 28, 2014

    It is the last day of RedFeb, the initiative raising awareness about heart disease. Floyd Larsen, CEO of Heart Research Australia, reflects on a month of fun activities for a serious cause.

  • Hidden causes of low energy and fatigue

    Vanessa Hitch     |      February 26, 2014

    There are many reasons why people develop fatigue and exhaustion. Naturopathic practitioner Vanessa Hitch has tips how to get more energy and greater resilience to the daily stress life throws at us.

  • Neuroplasticity and me

    Allan Catlin     |      February 26, 2014

    Neuroplasticity is the notion that our brains are not set in concrete, but with training are able to form new neural connections throughout life. Allan Catlin discovered neuroplasticity after a stroke and urges us to pay as much attention to brain fitness as we do to physical fitness.

  • DonateLife Week – discover, decide, discuss

    Fiona Nash     |      February 21, 2014

    Next week is DonateLife Week to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health and Senator for NSW, urges all Australians to have the chat that saves lives.