Celebrating the little moments

As a parent of a child with disability, it’s easy to always be on the lookout for the next big milestone instead of celebrating the little moments. read more

Julie Jones
Julie Jones 19 December 17 Raising children

The mental impact of knee surgery

Dale Silver is a hard-working tradesman who wasn’t particularly phased about a bit of pain before going in for his 13th knee operation. But the impact it had on his mental and emotional wellbeing – came as a big shock. read more

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 18 December 17 Mental Health

Kids swimming in triathlons: everything you need to know

Your child has signed up for a triathlon, but you’re concerned about safety in the pool because it’s a hectic circumstance and the kids all have varying abilities. Is it safe? You bet it is. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 15 December 17 Raising children

7 things I wish I knew before knee surgery

Knee surgery can have a major impact on your life. We share some insights and ideas from those who have been through it before. read more

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 18 December 17 Wellness
  1. Celebrating the little moments
  2. The mental impact of knee surgery
  3. Kids swimming in triathlons: everything you need to know
  4. 7 things I wish I knew before knee surgery

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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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

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 13 Nov 17 Dementia
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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

Margaret Ryan
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. 

Margaret Ryan
Margaret Ryan 31 Aug 17 Dementia

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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Celebrating the little moments

As a parent of a child with disability, it’s easy to always be on the lookout for the next big milestone instead of celebrating the little moments.

Julie Jones
Julie Jones 19 Dec 17 Raising children
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Kids swimming in triathlons: everything you need to know

Your child has signed up for a triathlon, but you’re concerned about safety in the pool because it’s a hectic circumstance and the kids all have… read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 15 Dec 17 Raising children
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Triathlon training for kids: Your four week guide

Are your kids wanting to be fighting fit and ready to enjoy a triathlon? Follow our four week plan for their big event!

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 15 Dec 17 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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5 great exercises after knee surgery

Physiotherapist Dave Morarty shares five great exercises to help with your rehabilitation from knee surgery. 

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 06 Feb 18 Wellness
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Explaining the 2018 premium increase

Annual increases to health insurance premiums has become a fact of life for policy holders. We look at why they increase and what that means for you.

Maddie Graham
Maddie Graham 25 Jan 18 Wellness
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5 ways to boost your recovery after knee survery

We’ve put together some tips to help speed up your recovery from knee surgery. 

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 22 Jan 18 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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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.

Tracy McBeth
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

Jenni Eyles
Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer

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