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    • JULY 25, 2018
    SE Arts presents free performances of the health play Six Degrees of Diabetes

    SE Arts presents free performances of the health play Six Degrees of Diabetes

    You are invited to attend SIX DEGREES OF DIABETES the health play presentation – an alternative to health care education and promotion.

    South East Arts and Footprint Theatre in association with Bay Street Productions present

    Six Degrees of Diabetes by Alan Hopgood
    Directed by Lis Shelley

    Performances are on 1 August at Merimbula and Bega and 3 August at Moruya…

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    • JUNE 17, 2018

    headtohealth.gov.au – quick access to trusted mental health resources

    Looking for mental health info and support? The new government site Head to Health can help you find free and low-cost, trusted online and phone mental health resources. This new site is a collaboration between the community, the mental health sector and the Commonwealth Department of Health. Visit http://www.headtohealth.gov.au

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    • APRIL 21, 2018
    More influenza information from the experts

    More influenza information from the experts

    What’s new about the 2018 flu vaccines and who should get one? The flu shot is free for at risk groups and available to others for around $10 – $15. For most of us, influenza (the flu) is a mild illness, causing fever, chills, a cough, sore throat and body aches, that lasts several days. But some people – especially the elderly, young children and those with chronic diseases – are at risk of serious and potentially deadly complications.

    While not perfect, the seasonal influenza vaccine is the best way to protect against influenza viruses. It’s free for at-risk groups, and available to others for around A$10A$25 (plus a consultation fee if your GP doesn’t bulk bill). In some states people can also get influenza vaccines from pharmacies.

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    • APRIL 21, 2018

    Do I really have to drink eight glasses of water a day?

    We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day? Eight seems like a lot… from www.shutterstock.com Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation Everyone knows humans need water and we can’t survive without it. We’ve all heard we should be aiming for eight glasses, or two litres of water per day. This target seems pretty steep when you think about how much water that actually is, and don’t we also get some water from the food we eat? We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day. All five experts said no Here are their detailed responses: If you have a “yes or no” health question you’d like posed to Five Experts, email your suggestion to: alexandra.hansen@theconversation.edu.au Disclosure statements: Toby Mündel has received research funding from the Gatorade Sport Science Institute and Neurological Foundation of New

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