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IS THERE HOPE FOR OUR HOSPITAL? OR NOT?

The flying visit to Taree of the Parliamentary Inquiry Into Health Outcomes and Access to Health and Hospital Services in Rural, Regional and Remote NSW – ie the deterioration and downgrading of Manning Base Hospital (with too frequently disastrous results), told most of us what we already knew – our hospital is a disaster. Over […]

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THE SHAOLIN HAND

As her big day approached, an expectant mother informed me she wanted her husband Ron to catch the baby. For me as a birth doctor, this was a first-time request, but I had learned from experience that the mother’s wishes were paramount.  No matter how outlandish, anything within the bounds of safety had to be […]

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HERBS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Let’s explore their health benefits. When you drink a cup of chamomile tea, to calm your nerves, you are effectively using a form of herbal medicine for health. Herbs contain active constituents that produce actions on the body. For example, chamomile contains bisabolol, which helps reduce tension. While peppermint contains menthol, which is calming to […]

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WINTER = COLD SORES!

Cold sores are a common condition which can recur repeatedly as the herpes virus “hides” in the nerve cells and can be triggered by factors including cold weather, fever, illness, and fatigue. A tingling sensation in the affected area is often the first sign of an emerging cold sore.  There are four main stages of the […]

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WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – GET THE JAB!!

Dr. Simon Holliday I  would say 90% people are fearful of being vaccinated. We all see on TV the catastrophic impact of this disease overseas. We hear how UK and US have dropped deaths with vaccinations.  52% UK adults are vaccinated and they just had their first day without a COVID death since mid-2020.We have […]

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500 and still counting

500 may not seem like a large number to some but when Can Assist Manning Valley recently assisted the 500th family since inception 8 years ago members knew that they had reached a huge milestone.  Members can’t say that this is a cause for celebration because they would rather have no-one faced with the challenges […]

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CARING FOR THE CARERS

There are now more than 2.5 million unpaid carers in Australia – people who selflessly look after family, relatives and friends – many of whom probably don’t realise they are classified as carers. Carers Australia defines carers as “people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental […]

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A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE AND TWO MUMS

One of the greatest gifts in life is that of becoming a mother. Nothing compares to the moment when your newborn child is placed in your arms for the very first time.  But it’s not a gift guaranteed to every woman. The act of falling pregnant, growing a baby inside the womb, and delivering him […]

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INEXPENSIVE SNAKE ANTIVENOM COULD REPORTEDLY BE USED BY “ANYONE, ANYWHERE”

Who will be the first local vet to step up and try this?  Ben Coxworth While snakebite antivenom is certainly a lifesaver, it’s also expensive, time-consuming to produce, and must be administered by trained clinicians. A new low-cost type of antivenom, however, could conceivably be self-applied right away, on the spot. Traditionally, antivenom is produced […]

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WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?

Reflexology is used to relieve pain, lower stress and anxiety and to promote overall wellbeing. Cultures around the world have been using reflexology for centuries but does it provide the claimed benefits? What is the truth behind reflexology? There is evidence to support that Reflexology, or Zone therapy, dates back to 2330BC. Originating in Ancient […]

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AN ACHING HEART SPEAKS OUT TO HELP OTHERS

A personal tragedy affecting two women, and possibly many others, has led them to bravely speak out on TV in the hope no one else loses a loved one unnecessarily in our rural hospitals.  For those of us who observe and comment on the world around us, the horror of having a loved one become […]

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Suzie’s Story

If you can help go to the following links. Many thankshelp4suzie@outlook.comGOFUNDMEhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-helping-hand-for-the-greenham-family?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet