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Zesty Beetroot Salad

Wake up your taste buds with this fresh and zingy beetroot salad. The sharp mustard, warming pepper and vibrant lime make this salad perfect to prepare for the upcoming summer weather. Serves: 2         Prep time: 10 minutes              Cooking time: less than 5 minutes You’ll need for the dressing: Juice 1 lime 1 tsp wholegrain mustard…

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If you were not already aware, R U OK Day was last Wednesday, the 14th of September. It is a national day of action that encourages Australians to stop little problems becoming bigger by simply asking “Are you ok?” Simple, right? At Southern Cross Care we understand that change can be overwhelming, no matter how…

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Stress – Do you know what it is doing?

In today’s fast-paced world, where we might be juggling multiple demands, it’s easy to come under stress. In the right situation it can be positive, providing the motivation, drive and energy to perform at our peak. But if the body can’t switch off its response to stress, there can be negative consequences.   As we…

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Shoes that fit the bill

Following on from our ‘Staying strong on your feet’ article in the last edition of Southern Star, in this edition, our Occupational Therapist Kate O’Brien has some helpful tips about selecting the right footwear to keep you steady on your feet and avoid a fall. “I’m often asked by residents and clients about what the…

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Interim Health and Wellness offers

We understand it can be difficult navigating the aged care system. Our special ‘Interim in-home health & wellness offers’ can give you the in-home services you need at an affordable price while you wait for your government funded package. These services can be started quickly and ensure you can access affordable care. What’s included? Choose…

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Protect yourself from the Flu

As a nurse practitioner, I’m often asked about the effectiveness of Flu vaccines. As you get older we become more susceptible to the flu and medical professionals tell us that having a flu vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against getting the flu this winter. Once again, this year, Southern Cross…

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Observations from the finish line

Someone I admire and respect described life once as a race. It’s a great description and one that has relevance for us no matter our age. I used to imagine the race to be a sprint, but I am more inclined these days to view it as a marathon. My efforts, lately, have placed me…

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Chronic Headaches and Migraines

Leading pain management expert, Professor Visser from the Churack Chair of Pain Education and Research, University of Notre Dame Australia, explains what is the cause of chronic migranes and headaches and what can be done to alleviate the associated pain. What are chronic daily headaches? Chronic daily headache (CDH) is defined as having a headache…

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Staying strong on your feet

Did you know that in Australia each year, nearly one quarter of people over 60 will experience a fall, with some resulting in serious injury? I’d like to share with you some tips to keep you strong and on your feet as  I have many clients who come to me after having experienced a serious…

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