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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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    • MARCH 9, 2018
    Help for problem sleepers…starting in April 2018

    Help for problem sleepers…starting in April 2018

    Grand Pacific Health is offering a free group-based treatment programme starting in April for those with sleep problems. During the programme you’ll learn various strategies to achieve a longer and more restorative night’s sleep. These sessions will help you establish a routine that both prepares your body for sleep and teaches you ways to calm your mind at the end of the day. The program is conducted by clinically qualified presenters and runs over four weeks with two 1.5 hour sessions in a small group.

     

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