Sunday, April 11, 2021

Health

How locals can join The Great Dunny Hunt

The Easter school holidays are underway, and the Continence Foundation of Australia is holding a hunt of its own.

Savvi help to reclaim your health and win battle of the bulge

The pandemic has affected the world in many ways, including people’s waistlines and health.

Cura takes majority stake in Somerset Private Hospital in Kingswood

Cura Day Hospitals Group has acquired a majority stake in a Penrith private hospital development, which will provide locals with world-class healthcare close to home.

New life for Masters site

Plans are afoot to transform the former Masters site at North St Marys into a health and wellness precinct. Home Consortium – which acquired Masters’...

Revealed: Penrith’s heart health crisis

The Heart Foundation has released new data that reveals Penrith is a hot spot when it comes to life-threatening heart issues.

Skin cancer warning all locals should listen to

With many locals spending their summer holidays outside, the risk of sun damage is always a risk.

Call for bowel cancer screening overhaul

Doctors raise concerns over younger people being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

State Government unveils new suicide monitoring system

The NSW Government has introduced a new suicide monitoring system which will provide up-to-date data for health and support services about the number of suicide deaths across the state.

Fears boom in DIY could spark new asbestos crisis

DIY renovations in the spotlight as experts warn locals to be cautious.

Pandemic sparks huge demand for counsellors

Residents seeking counselling are having to wait months for treatment, as COVID-19 stress causes a spike in demand.

Locals encouraged to consider organ donation ahead of DonateLife Week

DonateLife week is held from July 26 to August 2.

Government may extend Telehealth beyond September

The Federal Government may continue subsidised Telehealth services that are due to end in September.

Health project looks to improve palliative care and services for Indigenous Australians

Nepean Hospital and Western Sydney University have launched a health care study for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people.

Survivors urge vigilance and education during Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and survivors are coming together to ensure the disease isn’t forgotten about.

The Penrith gym keeping locals fit for free

Getting your body moving during this period is a great way to boost your energy and improve mental health.

How beauty businesses are adapting to the Coronavirus shutdown

Beauty businesses are finding unique ways to adapt to forced shutdowns as part of the Coronavirus pandemic, as they fight to survive the crisis and prepare to thrive post-lockdown.

Our Medical Home Penrith wants PBS approved pharmacy on site

Patients and staff of Our Medical Home Penrith are petitioning for a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) approved pharmacy on site, after their initial applications were rejected.

Flu shot crucial ahead of winter, doctors say

With the community dealing with COVID-19 and flu season fast approaching, people are being encouraged to ensure they are being vaccinated to protect themselves where they can.

Council implements Coronavirus measures

Social distancing measures implemented at meeting while many services close.

New nurses and midwives start work at Nepean

Penrith residents will benefit more than ever with new nurses and midwives joining Nepean Hospital this year as part of their annual new graduate intake.