In the last 3 months 5 people have died in Australia as a result of using illicit drugs at music festivals. Many more ended up in hospital. Jane has arrived at the Groovygroove music festival with a group of her friends. They are all excited to be seeing some of their favourite bands and are … Continue reading Pill testing at music festivals saves lives. And it must be widely supported.
Having up to date information on your medical conditions, drug allergies, next of kin and care directives is vitally important to healthcare providers. You should carry this information on you. Always.Despite initiatives such as the My Heath Record (somewhat controversially) being rolled out in Australia, your health records may not always be readily accessible in an … Continue reading Keep EMERGENCY health info with you always.
There are several different types of crutches (including elbow crutches and gutter crutches) but by far the most common is the Axillary crutch. The Axillary crutch is used following acute, short-term injuries and comes in both aluminium and wooden varieties that are adjustable in height and have a movable handgrip. Correct fit adjustments:To set the … Continue reading How to use crutches.
The simple act of swallowing medications can be a real problem for many of us. Here are two tips to try and make pill or capsule swallowing a little easier. They are based on the results of a study of 151 adults ranging in age from 18 to 85 who were asked to swallow 16 … Continue reading Difficulty swallowing pills? Try these two methods.
The Australian population is ageing. In 2017, fifteen percent of Australians were aged 65 yrs or more. That is 3.8 million people. And this is expected to rise to twenty-two percent by 2057. A growing number of these people will require ongoing care in an aged care facility. But the truth is, the numbers of registered and … Continue reading Who cares about aged care?