Advice from experienced mums about the First 1000 Days of parenting

The newborn period of motherhood can be both beautiful and tough, so we asked experienced mums what advice they would share with new parents. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 06 November 17 Babies

The "why not" decision which could have saved my life

The Head of Brand at Bupa is counting his lucky stars, after a free work skin check uncovered a hidden ticking time bomb. read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 29 May 17 Cancer

How to recognise and treat heat exhaustion

Learn the symptoms and treatments for heat exhaustion, heat stroke, cramps and heat rash. read more

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Christie Cooper 12 January 17 Wellness

The new norm: Juggling a toddler and a newborn

Blogger Beth MacDonald from BabyMac, and her sister Lucy talk about the challenges of parenting both a new born baby and a toddler. read more

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Beth MacDonald 06 November 17 Babies
  1. Advice from experienced mums about the First 1000 Days of parenting
  2. The "why not" decision which could have saved my life
  3. How to recognise and treat heat exhaustion
  4. The new norm: Juggling a toddler and a newborn

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Welcome to The Blue Room. Whether you’re raising a family, trying to improve your health and wellbeing, caring for an ageing loved one, or living with a health condition, you’ve come to the right place. We have information you can trust, and real stories to help inspire you to live a longer, healthier, happier life.

Caring

If you’re getting older or caring for an ageing loved one, Caring provides advice to help you stay at home longer, make informed decisions about care, be happy, engaged and socially active.

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The progression of dementia

Although dementia is an umbrella term for many conditions, often it can be referred to in stages. We take a closer look at the progression of… read more

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What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s disease affects around 20 per cent of people in Australia who are 85 or older. But what is Alzheimer’s disease, what are the symptoms,… read more

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Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia
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Dementia test

How can you test for dementia? Here, we look at how dementia is diagnosed. 

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Families

From pregnancy to birth, babies and beyond, Families provides helpful information and resources to help you raise healthier, happier children.

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The new norm: Juggling a toddler and a newborn

Blogger Beth MacDonald from BabyMac, and her sister Lucy talk about the challenges of parenting both a new born baby and a toddler.

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Advice from experienced mums about the First 1000 Days of parenting

The newborn period of motherhood can be both beautiful and tough, so we asked experienced mums what advice they would share with new parents.

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Danielle Colley 06 Nov 17 Babies
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What is an episiotomy?

We go through what an episiotomy is, why you might need one during childbirth, and how to recover.

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Elizabeth Pratt 20 Oct 17 Pregnancy

Healthier

If you’re committed to improving your health, Healthier has the information, inspiration and advice to help you reach your goals.

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Being thankful for small things can lead to big things

How using the small act of daily gratitude can lead to a happier life.

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Danielle Colley 17 Nov 17 Mental Health
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Protective Border Collie's remarkable intuition 

When Jessica Bean wakes in the night gasping for breath, her Border Collie Perra knows what to do. When Jess develops an infection, Perra is often… read more

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Jessica Bean 15 Nov 17 Wellness
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What's the difference between anxiety and depression?

One in five people in Australia experience a mental health condition each year. This means there’s a chance you may know somebody affected by… read more

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Judith Ngai 16 Oct 17 Mental Health

Manage & Recover

Manage & Recover provides information and support to help you or a loved one with a heart condition, cancer or diabetes.

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Thrivor: the patient revolution

How a shock diagnosis lead to an innovation aimed at easing the physical and emotional burden for those living with cancer.

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Tracy McBeth 14 Nov 17 Cancer
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The "why not" decision which could have saved my life

The Head of Brand at Bupa is counting his lucky stars, after a free work skin check uncovered a hidden ticking time bomb.

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 29 May 17 Cancer
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How to love and style your body after cancer

Breast cancer thriver Jenni Eyles helps women learn to love their new bodies after surgery or cancer treatment, and shares her styling tips to help… read more

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Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer

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