Putting Her Health FirstAs women, our bodies and minds naturally change as we age. But with the demands of life, family and work, often our own health can take a backseat to our busy lives.
Healthy at every age
The biggest risks to our health in our 20s will naturally be different to our 50s or 60s which means we’ll need to schedule different health checks as preventative measures. Here’s a few things to keep in mind:
In our 20s regular cervical screens are important. The good news is that thanks to new research, once we get the all-clear these screens are now only ... Find out more
ABC Bliss Balls RecipeThe combination of almonds, brazil and cashew nuts in ABC spread, provides a great source of healthy fats and proteins which are beneficial to improving things like our energy and immunity levels. These healthy bliss balls can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks but are so delicious we doubt they’ll last that long!
60g dried cranberries
45g dried blueberries
50g dried apricots
½ cup roasted cashes
½ cup roasted almonds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup ABC spread
1/3 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra to coat
Place the cranberries and blueberries in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 10 minutes ... Find out more
3 Things To Do Before You TravelYour holiday is booked, your passport is up-to-date and all that’s left to do is pack a suitcase. Organising any holiday takes considerable time and planning and once you’re away, the last thing you need is unnecessary headaches.
Here’s our top 3 things to organise before you travel.
1. Get travel insurance
When you’re on holidays or travelling the world you never expect the unexpected might happen! But the reality is that sometimes things don’t go to plan and taking out travel insurance can protect you and your family so you can get on with your holiday.
Travel insurance helps cover the cost ... Find out more
The Importance Of SleepThe importance of sleep gets less attention than a healthy diet and regular exercise. We’ve all heard the phrase, “sleep on it” but information from the Sleep Health Foundation explains why we should do just that.
The importance of sleep
Sleep is important for learning, memory and creativity. It prepares our brains for learning new things, we pay closer attention to them and in turn they ‘stick’ better in our memories.
During sleep our brain replays memories from the day, increasing neural connections. This helps us remember the things we experienced when we were awake. Sleep also improves our creativity, helping us find ... Find out more
How’s your oral health tracking?Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in Australia and is easily preventable. But did you know that only half of all Australians brush their teeth once a day?
Good oral health can affect more than just your mouth so it’s important to get the basics right and have regular check-ups with your dentist. Here’s four tips to help you brush up on the basics.
Tip 1: Brush your teeth twice a day
Dentists recommend brushing twice a day for two minutes as the best way to protect against tooth decay and gum disease.
Using a toothpaste that contains fluoride, brush ... Find out more
Understanding The Medical Claims Process – Hospital VisitsWe understand that going to hospital can be a challenging enough time, without then having to worry about how to claim when you receive accounts in the mail. We’ve put together some information about in-patient medical treatment, and what we as a fund require to process your claim, should you ever need to submit one to us.
Often the fund receives in-patient medical claims where the information provided is insufficient to process the claim.
We can only process an in-patient medical claim submitted by you when you provide a Medicare Statement of Benefits- a Medicare Statement of Claims or your MyGov Medical History ... Find out more
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increasing awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and raise funds for the community-funded charity, Bowel Cancer Australia, committed to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
1 in 13 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime. Whilst the risk increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate – it affects both men and women, young and old. 15,604 Australians will be diagnosed with the disease this year- including 1413 people under the age of 50.
Bowel cancer claims the lives ... Find out more
World MS Day – 30 May 2019
May 30 is World MS Day 2019 – a day to globally raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the needs of the people living with the condition.
MyInvisibleMS is this year’s theme, putting the spotlight on the invisible signs of MS, and their unseen impact on quality of life.
MS is a condition of the central nervous system which interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.
Multiple Sclerosis is characterised by sclerosis – a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, can be varied and ... Find out more
It’s Heart Week – 29th April to 4th May 2019
New studies show that more than two thirds of Australian adults- almost 13 million people or 69.1 percent – have at least three risk factors for heart disease – the nation’s biggest killer.
Heart Week puts the spotlight on encouraging people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk.
In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May and focuses on the importance of having a Heart Health Check and in particular: ♥ Heart Health Checks and what they involve ♥ Which patients ... Find out more
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness MonthParkinson’s is diagnosed in 3 Australian’s under the age of 40 every day.
Parkinson’s is a progressive and degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to control their body’s movements. The condition progresses and affects everyone differently, and as such symptoms can vary from person to person.
Resulting from the loss of cells in various parts of the brain, depleting dopamine production; the motor system nerves become unable to control movement and coordination. The most commonly visible symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremors or shaking, but can also manifest in so many other forms, such as slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, ... Find out more