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Chronic post-surgery pain: Overcome notorious condition

Becoming better informed on why post-surgery chronic pain occurs could assist you in ensuring this difficult to treat condition can be managed more effectively

Protecting the vulnerable: Seniors to get free flu shot

NEW VACCINES: Everyone encouraged to get new flu vaccine, available from April.

Everyone encouraged to get new flu vaccine, available from April.

'Risks and benefits': How to better manage your medicines

GOOD ADVICE: Learn to ask the right questions from the right people, about your medications.

Use this guide to help you manage how and when you take medications.

Government commits more funds for MyAgedCare development

AGED CARE: The government is continuing improve MyAgedCare website services available to seniors and their carers.

The government is continuing improve services available to seniors.

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Aged care staff must have flu injections

THE Federal Government health and aged care ministers jointly announced today that all residential aged care staff must have a flu injection.

Aged care advocate declares 'super agency' a farce

REFORMS: Heather Mansell-Brown says the new super agency is a farce.

'I've been advocating for change for the past year,' says Pitt

Commission a step in the right direction for Aged Care

REFORM AHEAD: New independent commission will start operating from January 1.

New independent commission will start operating from January 1.

'Saxy lady' beats odds and uses music to recover from stroke

BACK TO PLAY: Allora woman Lynette Gordon-Smith (right) suffered stroke last year but has made an amazing recovery.

Southern Downs woman was told she may not play again but she's back

Plan your care today so you can get on with living

PLAN TODAY: Help your family, friends and medical service providers know what you want and when.

Help your supporters know what you want and when.

TRAVEL: New business offers travelling carers

IT'S a smart business offering mobility restricted people of any age carer assistance while on holiday on the Sunshine Coast or when travelling from the Coast.

Council Cab trial offers freedom to the over-60s

FREEDOM:  The Council Cabs service does more than allow people to do their shopping once a week, it gives a feeling of independence and for many becomes a social outing.

SERVICE offers eligible seniors a $2 each-way shared taxi service.

'Wheely' dedicated volunteer keeps residents moving

Coffs Harbour resident Marie Gordon has spent the past 25 years helping the elderly and disabled get out and about.

MARIE Gordon has spent the past 25 years helping the elderly.

Residents offered freedom through community transport

HELPING HAND: Community Transport volunteer driver Paul Orman helping Nambucca residents Lee and Pat Kealy home from an appointment.

SERVICE provides local residents with renewed independence.

Ross puts stamp on fundraising for mobility

STAMPS AHEAD: Ross Paine happily collecting stamps for charity.

STAMPS are sent to auction to raise funds for mobility assistance.

Extra drink could shave 30 minutes off your life

A "LANDMARK" new study has shown that reaching for every extra cheeky glass of wine or beer might shave 30 minutes off your life.

Get the blood flowing: An exercise to warm up your winter

Robert Hubert teaches you a core rotation exercise

Get the blood flowing with this simple exercise!

Rise of 'potty power': Why women are left waiting for toilet

Toilet sign.

Five-times more women are left waiting for the toilet than men.

Get into the Spirit of Byron 2018

Kathryn Riding teaches the benefits of yoga at the Byron Spirit Festival

Yoga offers so many incredible benefits for body, mind and spirit.

Sleeping on your stomach? Gut health linked to insomnia

Not getting enough sleep? Maybe the problem is inside your stomach.

Can't sleep at night and finding it hard to work out why?

Online program promises hope against silent killer

A new online training program is promising earlier diagnosis and better support for patients, their families and carers.

Online program to help the 425,000 Australians living with dementia.

A new look at chronic back pain

BACK PAIN: Even if don't have pain now, you should be actively managing muscle, joint and bone health.

You should be actively managing muscle, joint and bone health.