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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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    • APRIL 4, 2018
    Happy travels Annie and congrats Shelley

    Happy travels Annie and congrats Shelley

    We know so many of  you will know and love our nurse manager Annie Williams RN.  After nine dedicated years with us here at Queen Street Medical, Annie is taking a six month “geographical sabbatical” to travel and spend some more time with her family. We are sending her off with our collective good wishes but as the saying goes “we are missing you already Annie” and eagerly awaiting your return in October! Annie has also felt the time has come to hand over her demanding management role and we are delighted to congratulate Shelley Pritchett RN who has enthusiastically accepted the position.  Shelley has been a senior member of our nursing team for almost five years and we are delighted to welcome her to her new role. Our nursing team has expanded considerably over the past few years – we now have eight nurses on our team. Our nurses

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