Spreading the truth: Butter versus margarine

We look at whether margarine is healthier than butter and which of the two you should be spreading on your sandwich. read more

Rosalyn D'Angelo
Rosalyn D'Angelo 26 August 16 Healthy eating

How to help make dinnertime easier at home

Family dinnertime can sometimes be a battleground. With insults like 'I hate broccoli' and 'that's disgusting' being hurled around. Here are some tips to help make them a little easier. read more

Chantelle Ellem
Chantelle Ellem 19 August 16 Raising children

How to broach the aged care conversation

My Grandpa is 90 years old. He’s been living at home with my Nana and they were doing fairly well until he had a stroke a couple of years ago. Although Grandpa recovered somewhat he was never quite as strong as he was prior to the stroke. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 09 August 16 Keep connected

Get the conversation started

Keeping your family talking is important, but it can be tricky - especially as your kids get older. We share some tips on how to get the conversation started, and hopefully keep it going! read more

Renee Bugg
Renee Bugg 12 August 16 Raising children
  1. Spreading the truth: Butter versus margarine
  2. How to help make dinnertime easier at home
  3. How to broach the aged care conversation
  4. Get the conversation started

The Blue Room

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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Embracing disability: from parents who've been there

When your child is first diagnosed with a disability, it can be a confusing time. These families share how they've come to embrace the diagnosis and… read more

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Renee Bugg 18 Aug 16 Carer support
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How to broach the aged care conversation

My Grandpa is 90 years old. He’s been living at home with my Nana and they were doing fairly well until he had a stroke a couple of years ago.… read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 09 Aug 16 Keep connected
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Cooking for one

Some people don’t mind cooking for one, but when it comes as a new task it can make daily food preparation a lonely feat.

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 08 Aug 16 Stay independent

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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How to survive the supermarket with your kids

Shopping with kids can be tricky. Here are six of my favorite tips, to help you survive a trip to the supermarket with your kids.

Chantelle Ellem
Chantelle Ellem 19 Aug 16 Raising children
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How to help make dinnertime easier at home

Family dinnertime can sometimes be a battleground. With insults like 'I hate broccoli' and 'that's disgusting' being hurled around. Here are some… read more

Chantelle Ellem
Chantelle Ellem 19 Aug 16 Raising children
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Chop up the grapes! 5 ways to help prevent your child from choking

Sarah Hunstead talks about five things you can do to help prevent your child from choking.

Sarah Hunstead
Sarah Hunstead 15 Aug 16 Raising children

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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Spreading the truth: Butter versus margarine

We look at whether margarine is healthier than butter and which of the two you should be spreading on your sandwich.  

Rosalyn D'Angelo
Rosalyn D'Angelo 26 Aug 16 Healthy eating
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Are snacks always unhealthy?

Our dietitians explain how snacking can actually help you maintain a healthy weight and they also share their favorite snack recipes.  

Rosalyn D'Angelo
Rosalyn D'Angelo 22 Aug 16 Healthy eating
Behind a child listening to a conch shell Healthier

The signs and symptoms of hearing loss

Some signs of hearing loss are obvious, but others are more subtle or misunderstood. Bupa audiologist Simon Davis explains the difference.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 19 Aug 16 Wellness

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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How a young life lost inspired a future of hope

Adam Santucci was just 20 when he took his last breath, but his siblings decided it would not be in vain. His younger brother is now dedicating his… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 25 Aug 16 Cancer
Manage & Recover

Dying with dignity with those you love

We speak to Natalie who is living with terminal cancer about why it is important to her to die at home with dignity surrounded by her loved ones. 

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 18 Aug 16 Emotional issues
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Phil's story: the day my daughter saved my life

Two years ago father of three Phil Nash was a picture of health. So when he found out he had a blocked artery and needed urgent life-saving open… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 15 Aug 16 Heart health

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