Health

Showing care in times when it’s needed most

The beginning of motherhood has become that little bit calmer for some local mums thanks to the kindness of strangers. Community based organisation We All...

DJ and pollie go head to head in fitness battle to encourage health

Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar and radio icon Wayne Willmington are going head to head in a fitness challenge. The pair aim to lead...

Ending the silence for endometriosis sufferers

Endometriosis Awareness Month is encouraging women to speak up about their experiences to end the silence surrounding the disease. At 13-years-old, Penrith's Lauren Jones was...

No excuses: Free fitness classes prove a smash hit

With more than 14 million Australians either overweight or obese, a new fitness program in Penrith aims to tackle the problem head on. Last week,...

The silent disease crippling women

Severe abdominal and pelvic pain, throwing up, fainting and being forced to stay in bed – these are just some of the daily struggles...

Even in his darkest days, Merv is thinking of others

A man who has given so much to the community keeps on giving, even in his darkest days. 59-year-old Merv Adlington was the founder of...

New technology will help save lives

Nepean Hospital paediatric staff will have improved lines of communication when it comes to sick children after receiving revolutionary technology. A presentation was held last...

Mums turn to social media to source breast milk

Would you give your baby another mother’s breast milk, or express your own to share with other babies? If the answer is yes, Glenmore Park...

Warning over imported eye liner

A public warning has been issued about an imported cosmetic eye liner, which has dangerous levels of lead and may have caused three children...

Watch your mouth!

You might have been told to watch your tongue at least once in your lifetime, but now locals are being told to watch their...

Doctors wary of cannabis plan

A local doctor has warned of medicinal cannabis misuse after State and Federal Governments announced they will look to legally grow the drug. The NSW...

War veteran forced to lay on floor as Nepean crisis deepens

The crisis at Nepean Hospital continues to deepen with reports that a 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran was forced to lie in pain on the...

Time to make a change

It’s the statistics we’ve seen time and time again – 60 per cent of western Sydney residents are overweight, and almost half of those...

State Government takes Nepean Hospital commitment to over $1 billion

Another $450 million will be added to the Nepean Hospital redevelopment, taking the State Government's funding commitment to over $1 billion. It is a major...

Win for patients as doctor and pharmacist move under one roof

Penrith residents will now be able to have their health checked and their prescriptions filled all under the one roof. Blooms The Chemist’s ‘MedClinic’ officially...

‘Reluctant brotherhood’ shares funds

Residential aged care facilities in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will feel an ease of pressure thanks to the generous support of...

Cops roll up their sleeves to urge blood donations

Superintendents across four police Local Area Commands (LAC) came together at Nepean Donor Centre last week to donate blood as part of the Emergency...

Raising funds to fight Melanoma

It hasn't been an easy ride for Emma Dunlop, of Cranebrook, after she was told she had stage four Melanoma. Ms Dunlop is now hoping...

Hospital upgrade will fix years of neglect

Being touted as the investment that will “finally get Nepean right”, the hospital is entering an exciting time as visions become reality. The over $1...

Stopped in its tracks

Popular Penrith fitness event ‘Parkrun’ could be at risk of shutting down after access to ‘Gate D’ at the Sydney International Regatta Centre was closed off. Over 300...