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Breast cancer awareness is vital

Breast cancer: women encouraged to be proactive

Every day eight women die from breast cancer in Australia. It’s a terrible statistic to go with one in eight Australian women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And it’s precisely why the McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurses based in the South Western Sydney Local Health District are encouraging local women… Read more »

The music program in the palliative care ward

Sound of music palliative care program coming to Camden

The calming and healing benefits of the sound of music uncovered at Liverpool Hospital’s palliative care ward will now spread to Camden thanks to Western Sydney University. Liverpool Hospital’s palliative care ward developed a program that sees volunteers, including music students, hospital staff members or patient relatives, coming in to do regular performances for the… Read more »

Young patient and male nurse

Bit of culture in chronic pain treatment goes a long way

A chronic pain treatment program for people of cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds in South West Sydney has been hailed a success. A team of physiotherapy clinicians and researchers from Liverpool Hospital pain clinic, Liverpool and Fairfield physiotherapy departments and Western Sydney University joined forces for the project. Their aim was to create a culturally… Read more »

health professionals to share patient data online to achieve better outcomes.

Health system set to finally embrace the digital world

A project to deliver an Australian fi­rst, fully integrated data sharing solution which enables doctors and other health professionals to access vital patient information in real time is being launched today by South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN). Project iRAD, which stands for Integrated Realtime Active Data, is an online program that provides secure, timely and… Read more »

Multicultural Health Week

Better health and wellbeing delivered in many languages

The South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) health promotion unit is helping women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to improve their health and wellbeing through language. The Bilingual Community Education program enables women to be more proactive in making health decisions for themselves and their loved ones. The program identifies women from new… Read more »

Margaret Lambert

Like clouds, our emotions come and go for a reason

Negative emotions, such a sadness, anger, guilt, shame and fear can be draining and can contribute to a reduced state of health and wellbeing, says psychologist and author Margaret Lambert in her latest column. Such emotions can also contribute significantly to conditions of fatigue and pain. It goes without saying that when we experience negative… Read more »

Piece of chocolate cake, anyone?

Chocolate: the news is good but still consume it in moderation

Craving for chocolate? If chocolate is your weakness, maybe it doesn’t have to be any more, writes author and psychologist MARGARET LAMBERT in her latest column. Chocolate has had a reputation of generally being bad for us, of being an unnecessary indulgence, with its high fat and sugar content. Chocolate was thought to exacerbate conditions… Read more »

Margaret Lambert

As for this Mediterranean diet, talk to your doctor

Diet has long been presented as a vital aspect of our physical health. As the adage goes: you are what you eat. Many people have overcome significant physical illness and improved their state of health through changing their diet and making other lifestyle changes, writes psychologist and author MARGARET LAMBERT in her latest column in… Read more »

This great new program from Cancer Council NSW is perfect for cancer survivors.

Group program perfectly tailored to help cancer survivors

An exercise and nutrition program tailored for cancer survivors is coming to the south west Sydney region. The Cancer Council of NSW is behind the Enriching Survivorship initiative. The free, group-based program of eight, two hour, face to face, weekly sessions helps cancer survivors to improve their lifestyle habits. It includes nutrition information, involvement in… Read more »

Campbelltown Challenge Walk

Challenge yourself over six or 11 kilometres

Grab your walking shoes and head to The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan on Sunday, March 12 for the annual Campbelltown City challenge walk. The challenge walk promotes health and fitness for people of all ages and abilities, and locals are encouraged to be part of the event – whether it be their first time… Read more »

Go4Fun program is back

Popular Go4Fun program up and running again in 2017

Who says fitness can’t be fun? Children are being encouraged to get active with Go4Fun, a free afterschool healthy lifestyle program run by NSW Health. Kicking off in Term 1 for 10 weeks across south western Sydney, Go4Fun ticks all the health and fitness boxes. With childhood obesity rates across south western Sydney sitting above… Read more »

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