Tracy Mcbeth

Tracy McBeth

Journalist

Tracy McBeth is an accomplished journalist who has worked for newspapers, magazines and television stations all over Australia. She has a keen interest in fitness and nutrition, and when she’s not writing, or running her dog on the beach, she’s cooking up a storm.
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Articles by Tracy

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Racing legend turns 103

Australia's oldest jockey will celebrate his 103rd birthday in style on Melbourne Cup Day. Edgar Britt is the last living jockey to have raced… read more

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Tracy McBeth 24 Oct 16 Considering care
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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a term most people have heard about, but one which many people still don't fully understand. Below, we look at what an anxiety disorder… read more

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Tracy McBeth 07 Oct 16 Mental Health
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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.

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Tracy McBeth 19 Aug 16 Wellness
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Protecting your hearing from loud noise

Once our hearing is damaged, it’s often irreversible. Hearing loss is commonly caused by listening to loud noises for extended periods of time. But… read more

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Tracy McBeth 19 Aug 16 Wellness
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Talking to a loved one about hearing loss

Talking to a loved one about hearing loss can be a challenging conversation. Bupa Audiologist Simon Davis provides some tips which may help.

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Tracy McBeth 18 Aug 16 Wellness
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Can gum disease contribute to Alzheimer's disease

We know good heart health can help protect against dementia, now a recent study looks at  whether there is a link between Alzheimer’s and gum disease.

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Tracy McBeth 16 Aug 16 Dementia
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5 things you can do for someone with breast cancer

Whether a friend or a family member is newly diagnosed or in the middle of treatment, they need the support of loved ones. But, sometimes it can be… read more

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Tracy McBeth 12 Aug 16 Cancer
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How breast cancer can impact relationships

Pip Bell, a breast cancer nurse with the McGrath Foundation offers some tips which may help couples navigate through this difficult time.

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Tracy McBeth 12 Aug 16 Cancer
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James Frawley: how family made a premiership possible

Winning an AFL premiership is the stuff dreams are made of, and in that moment in 2015, it was looking at his family in the crowd that brought it… read more

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Tracy McBeth 05 Aug 16 Raising children
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Alistair Clarkson: balancing family and footy

Hawks coach, Alistair Clarkson, talks to us about how he finds balance between his two loves, footy and family.

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Tracy McBeth 05 Aug 16 Raising children
Ben McEvoy Families

Ben McEvoy: footy farming and family

As a child Hawks ruckman Ben McEvoy bonded with his family over his two passions: farming and footy. As the 27-year-old prepares to welcome his first… read more

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Tracy McBeth 05 Aug 16 Raising children
Emily Wornes hugging her parents Janet and Ron Healthier

Emily's story: Surviving a four storey fall in Peru

Emily Wornes was having the time of her life exploring South America when one wrong step resulted in a terrible accident which instantly turned her… read more

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Tracy McBeth 19 Jul 16 Wellness
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Selfies, social media and self esteem

Across the globe more than a million selfies are taken every day and many are self-altered or retouched to present a picture perfect portrayal on… read more

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Tracy McBeth 18 Jul 16 Wellness
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What is oral cancer?

We explore what oral cancer is, what causes it and how it can be treated.

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Tracy McBeth 13 Jul 16 Cancer
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Different strokes: The benefits of swimming for older people

Water-based workouts  like swimming, are one of the best ways for older Australians to prevent falls and help improve their balance.

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Tracy McBeth 10 Jul 16 Be active
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The effect of sleep deprivation

Aside from making us feel terrible, sleep deprivation can have a serious impact on our health.

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Tracy McBeth 29 Jun 16 Wellness
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Jess Trengove: tips to prevent an injury

Months out from the Rio Olympics, marathon runner Jessica Trengove was faced with an unexpected obstacle. 

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Tracy McBeth 20 Jun 16 Be active
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Nailing your winter workout wardrobe

It might be freezing outside, but once you work up a sweat you’re all of a sudden scrabbling to rip off the layers. So how do you nail the perfect… read more

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Tracy McBeth 14 Jun 16 Be active
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Cough drops: lollies or lozenges?

Most cough drops taste great, but do they actually help us cope with a cold or are they just a cleverly marketed lolly?

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Tracy McBeth 07 Jun 16 Wellness
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The healing power of hugs

We know hugs can make us feel good, but could they be good for our health? A new study has found a hug a day might just help keep the doctor away.

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Tracy McBeth 30 May 16 Keep connected
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Gender selection: Can you try for a boy or a girl?

There are many theories bandied around suggesting you can plan a baby’s gender using different sex positions, timing or even the type of underwear… read more

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Tracy McBeth 30 May 16 Pregnancy
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Breaking barriers through song

They’ve fled violence, war and poverty in their homeland, but a world away in Melbourne’s West, a singing program is helping asylum seekers settle… read more

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Tracy McBeth 30 May 16 Raising children
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4 ways dogs can help make your kids healthier

If you need another reason to give in to those puppy-dog eyes, pet ownership might just improve your family’s health.

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Tracy McBeth 17 May 16 Raising children
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Walking to school safely

Walking your kids to school is not only good for your health, it can help children develop road safety skills, reduce traffic at drop off time and is… read more

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Tracy McBeth 17 May 16 Raising children
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Dental checkups: looking beyond a toothache

We all know a dentist can find potential holes in our teeth and let us know if we’re failing flossing duties, but you may not realise they can also… read more

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Tracy McBeth 17 May 16 Wellness
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Is colouring the new Yoga?

Adult colouring books have become a popular way to de-stress. But what is it about colouring that can make us calm? 

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Tracy McBeth 13 May 16 Wellness
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The gift of time

For Denise Bunn, Bupa Aged Care in Runaway Bay is like her second home.

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Tracy McBeth 11 May 16 Keep connected
ANZAC hat Caring

A lifetime of memories

When 92-year-old Joyce Scott reflects on her service during World War II, she has mixed emotions.

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Tracy McBeth 20 Apr 16 Considering care
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What every man should feel

No, we’re not talking about emotions. What all men should be getting a handle on is further south. Regular checks of the testicles could be a… read more

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Tracy McBeth 20 Apr 16 Wellness
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Watch your mouth: the lowdown on mouthguards

Hawks forward Jack Gunston says he’d be lost on the footy field without his mouthguard.

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Tracy McBeth 19 Apr 16 Raising children
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Can cleaning products really make you sick?

There are claims circulating online about everyday household products causing everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s, allergies and asthma. But do we… read more

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Tracy McBeth 13 Apr 16 Wellness
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Is your toilet cleaner than your kitchen sink

You’d never eat something off your toilet, but surprisingly there are times when it might be a lot cleaner than your kitchen sink. Our food… read more

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Tracy McBeth 12 Apr 16 Wellness
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Five reasons to wash your sheets regularly

If you saw your bed under a microscope you might think twice about how often you clean your sheets. Sweat and dust aside, you may be sharing your bed… read more

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Tracy McBeth 12 Apr 16 Wellness
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Baby gender myths

We’ve all heard the stories; if a baby carries low it’s a boy, or if you cop bad morning sickness it’s a girl. But do these old wives tales ring true?

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Tracy McBeth 11 Apr 16 Pregnancy
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What is asthma?

Asthma is reasonably common in Australia, with 1 in 10 people living with the lung disease. We explain what it is and what can cause it .

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Tracy McBeth 06 Apr 16 Asthma
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Asthma triggers

We look at some common asthma triggers and tips on how to manage them.

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Tracy McBeth 06 Apr 16 Asthma
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The small changes that can make a big difference

Planning daily meals is a real challenge for 46-year-old mother of two Annamarie *Bailey. Her family has complex dietary requirements.

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Tracy McBeth 05 Apr 16 Healthy eating
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Why overnutrition is a global problem

New data shows global obesity has become a bigger problem than world hunger. But what can we do about it?   

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Tracy McBeth 04 Apr 16 Wellness
Older couple dancing together Caring

A truly happy hour

When you hear the term happy hour you might think of a pub or bar, but at Bupa Aged Care Traralgon it truly is an hour of happiness.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 31 Mar 16 Considering care
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How to support a friend with an eating disorder

It’s distressing to see a friend lose a lot of weight when they’re struggling with body image. It’s hard to know what to say or do. 

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Tracy McBeth 30 Mar 16 Wellness
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Asthma in toddlers

How can you spot the signs and symptoms of asthma in a toddler? And what’s the best way to manage it? 

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Tracy McBeth 30 Mar 16 Asthma
asthma puffer and tablets Manage & Recover

Asthma medication

There are sprays, powder inhalers and even a tablet. So how do you know which medication is best to manage your asthma?

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Tracy McBeth 22 Mar 16 Asthma
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Diagnosing asthma

Asthma is a lung disease that can present in many different ways. So how can you spot the signs and symptoms and when should you see your GP?

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Tracy McBeth 22 Mar 16 Asthma
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Signs and symptoms of an asthma attack

For most people asthma is a mild irritation that can be managed with medication, but for others symptoms can be serious and sudden.

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Tracy McBeth 22 Mar 16 Asthma
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Should sugary drinks be taxed?

Britain’s finance minister has announced a tax on sugary drinks to help reduce rising childhood obesity rates, but would a similar levy work in… read more

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Tracy McBeth 17 Mar 16 Healthy eating
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Does weather really affect your mood

It’s common to enjoy blue skies and sunshine and dread the start of winter, but does weather have any meaningful impact on our mood?

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Tracy McBeth 16 Mar 16 Mental Health
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Healthy gift ideas for Easter

When the Easter bunny hops into town, we’re can be inundated with sugary treats. Why not consider giving something healthier this year?

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Tracy McBeth 08 Mar 16 Healthy eating
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What is coeliac disease?

We take a look at coeliac disease to explain what it is and what causes it.

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Tracy McBeth 08 Mar 16 Wellness
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Gluten free recipes for when someone with coeliac disease comes to tea

Catering for different dietary requirements when entertaining can be really tricky. But don’t panic, these simple gluten free recipes are bound to be… read more

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Tracy McBeth 08 Mar 16 Healthy eating
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Catching the fitness Bugg

The idea of exercise used to make Renee Bugg want to run and hide, but a goal set by her 11-year-old daughter changed her whole family’s lifestyle,… read more

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Tracy McBeth 07 Mar 16 Be active
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Quiz: What's your work out style?

Are you a gym junkie or does the idea of exercise make you want to run and hide? Try our exercise quiz to discover your work out style.

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Tracy McBeth 04 Mar 16 Be active
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Quiz: What's your parenting style?

Ever wondered what sort of parent you are? Try our lighthearted quiz to put your parenting style to the test.

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Tracy McBeth 04 Mar 16 Raising children
massimo as a baby Families

Mission Massimo part two: Divide and conquer

Soon after Massimo started showing symptoms Stephen and Sally Damiani made a pact. 

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Tracy McBeth 24 Feb 16 Raising children
Massimo and his twin brothers Families

Mission Massimo part three: The breakthrough

It was a routine trip to the family doctor, or serendipity, as Sally calls it, that ended up being a turning point in the Damiani’s quest to diagnose… read more

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Tracy McBeth 24 Feb 16 Raising children
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Mission Massimo part four: Finding another Massimo

By this stage Stephen and Sally were Googling obsessively.

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Tracy McBeth 24 Feb 16 Raising children
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Mission Massimo part one: medical no man's land 

The love Stephen and Sally Damiani have for their children knows no bounds. When they were told their baby boy had a rare, unknown illness they… read more

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Tracy McBeth 24 Feb 16 Raising children
Grandfather and grandson talking Caring

Dementia treatment and care

Bupa’s Global Director of Dementia Care, Professor Graham Stokes, provides his advice and insight on dementia treatments and care.

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Tracy McBeth 23 Feb 16 Dementia
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Coping with lung disease

Most of us take the simple act of breathing for granted, but not John Ruttle.

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Tracy McBeth 17 Feb 16 Asthma
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Aussies abroad: top travel injuries and illnesses

Aussies are generally renowned for their love of travel and adventure. But sometimes our wanderlust can land us in serious trouble.

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Tracy McBeth 17 Feb 16 Wellness
Kid eating watermelon Families

Lunch box ideas for kids who can't eat gluten

Getting your kids to eat a packed lunch can be a challenge for many parents, but throw in a gluten allergy and it’s even tougher. Here are some ideas… read more

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Tracy McBeth 12 Feb 16 Raising children
Kids lunch box Families

Dairy-free lunchbox ideas for kids

Struggling for delicious school lunch box ideas without the dairy? We’ve put together some tasty tips.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 11 Feb 16 Raising children
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Vitamin D vs sun exposure

We know too much time in the sun can cause skin cancer, but not enough can lead to low levels of  vitamin D. So how do we balance our time in the sun… read more

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Tracy McBeth 10 Feb 16 Wellness
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An unexpected family

A simple hug from a little boy that brought a 95-year-old to tears has started a bigger, meaningful movement at Bupa Aged Care in Edithvale.

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Tracy McBeth 10 Feb 16 Keep connected
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It's never too late for date night

Love is in the air at Bupa Aged Care Edithvale where a regular ‘date night’ is bringing back fond memories and helping couples make new friends.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 09 Feb 16 Considering care
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The diabetes epidemic

The statistics are staggering, but experts believe diabetes is an even bigger problem than we realise, with many cases undiagnosed.

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Tracy McBeth 07 Feb 16 Diabetes
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5 tips to get your life in order before having a baby

When you hear the news you’re going to be a parent it might dawn on you: you’re entering grown-up territory.

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Tracy McBeth 03 Feb 16 Pregnancy
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Zika virus: what you need to know

The recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil has prompted concerns about the rapid spread of the virus, and the potential for outbreaks in cities… read more

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Tracy McBeth 02 Feb 16 Wellness
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Where has my best friend gone?

When your bestie has a baby, things don’t just change for her, they can change for you too. She may not have as much time for you and if she does,… read more

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Tracy McBeth 25 Jan 16 Babies
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5 things I wish my mum knew when I was pregnant

Things have changed. Having a baby these days presents a whole new set of challenges for mums-to-be.

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Tracy McBeth 25 Jan 16 Pregnancy
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Five things I wish my mother-in-law knew when I was pregnant

Managing your own mum through your pregnancy can be tricky at times, but it can be even harder to manage the mother-in-law.

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Tracy McBeth 17 Jan 16 Pregnancy
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Early exercise the secret to Trengove's success

Olympian Jessica Trengove shares the secret to her high-achieving family’s success.

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Tracy McBeth 15 Jan 16 Be active
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5 things I wish my partner knew when I was pregnant

When your partner is growing a little person inside of them there are so many physical changes and emotional challenges, here’s some tips on how you… read more

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Tracy McBeth 14 Jan 16 Pregnancy
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How to support your partner if a pregnancy doesn't go to plan

Men and women may grieve differently over a miscarriage. Some men may find it difficult to know how to help their partner while working through their… read more

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Tracy McBeth 27 Dec 15 Parental health
Families

Seven things you can do to help a new mum today

Becoming a new parent is an incredibly exciting and often overwhelming experience. Here’s some ideas on how loved ones can help out.

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Tracy McBeth 24 Dec 15 Parental health
Families

Five common things most first time dads experience

Becoming a dad for the first time is a game changer. Experiencing those busy first few months can be overwhelming, yet magical.

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Tracy McBeth 24 Dec 15 Parental health
Families

How to support a friend if pregnancy doesn't go to plan

It’s hard to know what to say or do to support a friend, family member or colleague who has experienced a miscarriage, but these suggestions may help.

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Tracy McBeth 24 Dec 15 Parental health
Families

The financial impact of having a baby

They say the best things in life are free, but this adage doesn’t really apply to having a baby. We’ve put together some tips to help organise your… read more

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Tracy McBeth 24 Dec 15 Pregnancy
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Why not to diet this New Year

From January 1, the running paths are full and salads sell quickly from the shelves. But going on a diet might actually be counterproductive.

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Tracy McBeth 11 Dec 15 Healthy eating
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Perinatal anxiety and depression, not just after giving birth

Most of us have heard of postnatal depression, but feelings of anxiety and depression aren’t only experienced after a baby is born.

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Tracy McBeth 11 Dec 15 Parental health
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Dealing with a cancer diagnosis at Christmas

If you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, undergoing cancer treatment, or working through the grief of losing a loved one to cancer this coming… read more

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Tracy McBeth 11 Dec 15 Cancer
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Grooving grannies

When you hear the upbeat music playing from the garden at Bupa Aged Care Eden, you’d probably assume it was a dance party.

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Tracy McBeth 10 Dec 15 Considering care
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The future of caring

Clint Woodward sees tremendous opportunities to make a difference not only to the lives of residents at Bupa aged care Tugun, but for future… read more

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 10 Dec 15 Considering care
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Helping a friend with cancer at Christmas

Christmas is usually a happy time celebrating with family and friends. But for those living with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing treatment, it can… read more

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Tracy McBeth 10 Dec 15 Cancer
Families

Why kids need fruit and veg

A new survey shows just five per cent of children are eating the recommended daily amount of both fruit and vegetables.

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Tracy McBeth 09 Dec 15 Raising children
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Precious gifts that couldn't wait

These bubs are so tiny they’re dwarfed inside a Santa hat, and some won’t be strong enough to make it home for Christmas. 

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Tracy McBeth 07 Dec 15 Babies
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Vego Christmas ideas: festive feasts minus the meat

What can you serve your vegetarian friends and family at Christmas? We’ve put together some creative, meat-free dishes everyone can enjoy.

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Tracy McBeth 02 Dec 15 Healthy eating
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Are Designer Diets Beneficial for Everyone?

A new study has found a diet that’s good for some, may not be as good for others and that one of the keys could be in our gut bacteria.

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Tracy McBeth 20 Nov 15 Healthy eating
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Stay Safe While Travelling (Avoid These 5 Rookie Mistakes)

An overseas holiday is exciting - exposing yourself to new cultures and cuisines.  But a few foul moves and it can all go south.

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Tracy McBeth 18 Nov 15 Wellness
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Cure in a coffee cup?

If you’ve caught yourself saying you’re dying for a coffee, researchers may have found there’s some truth in this flippant remark.

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Tracy McBeth 18 Nov 15 Wellness
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Surviving Christmas without packing on the pounds

It may seem impossible to get through Christmas without feeling festively plump. But there’s hope! We’ve put together some simple tips to help avoid… read more

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Tracy McBeth 18 Nov 15 Healthy eating
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The grateful project

Most of us make and break our New Year’s Resolutions. But not Lynne Scrivens. She held true to her goal every single day over the course of a year –… read more

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Tracy McBeth 17 Nov 15 Wellness
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What Dominique didn't expect, when she was expecting

From a very early age, all Dominique Ottone wanted was to be a mum.

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Tracy McBeth 17 Nov 15 Parental health
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Cooking connections

There’s something in the air at Bupa Kempsey, drawing residents out of their rooms and into the kitchen. 

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Tracy McBeth 16 Nov 15 Considering care
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Could hula hooping be the new boot camp?

Bree Kirk-Burnnand says hula hooping has turned her life around.

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Tracy McBeth 10 Nov 15 Be active
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A journey to remember

Like so many other World War II veterans, Ted Martin witnessed unspeakable horrors while serving with the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Tracy McBeth 10 Nov 15 Considering care
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Adopt a grandparent

95 year-old Eric James has no family and never had children of his own, but a hug from a five-year-old stranger reduced him to tears.

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Tracy McBeth 04 Nov 15 Keep connected
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The top ten jobs that could be hurting your health

It’s not just bad breath dentists have to deal with, it could be poor health. An analysis of the ‘unhealthiest’ jobs in the US has ranked dentists in… read more

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Tracy McBeth 04 Nov 15 Wellness
Man on the beach with his shirt off Manage & Recover

Male breast cancer

You might be surprised to hear men can develop breast cancer too. While it’s very rare, about 150 Aussie blokes are expected to be diagnosed in 2015.

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Tracy McBeth 29 Oct 15 Cancer
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Male breast cancer: Mark's story

Mark is one of the 1000 Australian men in a lifetime to develop male breast cancer.

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Tracy McBeth 27 Oct 15 Cancer
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Burning off your favourite snack

How long do you have to sweat it out at the gym to burn off your favourite snack? Try our energy burn tool to gauge how your snack rates.

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Tracy McBeth 26 Oct 15 Healthy eating
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How to Tell the Difference Between Calories and Kilojoules

What’s the difference between kilojoules and calories? And how much is too much energy to be eating? These basic tips may help cut the confusion.  

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Tracy McBeth 26 Oct 15 Healthy eating
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Is your salad more fattening than a hamburger?

You think you’re being healthy by ordering a salad, but dowse it in creamy dressing, some cheeses, and fatty meats and it could be an energy overload.

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Tracy McBeth 26 Oct 15 Healthy eating
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Weight management in pregnancy

Obesity in pregnancy can have a big impact on both you and your baby. We’ve put together some tips to help you manage your weight in pregnancy.

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Tracy McBeth 22 Oct 15 Pregnancy
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Back to the Future day: inventions that changed our lives

In the 1989 hit movie Back to the future 2, Doc and Marty travelled to October 21, 2015. Nearly 30 years on we look at the technology hit and misses.

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Tracy McBeth 21 Oct 15 Wellness
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Obese women more likely to have a C-section

New research shows obese pregnant women are more likely to have a caesarean, take longer to treat and have a higher risk of complications.

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Tracy McBeth 16 Oct 15 Pregnancy
Families

Dancing to the beat of his own drum

Kayte Murphy found out her baby boy Jack was deaf when he was just two days old.

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Tracy McBeth 15 Oct 15 Raising children
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Exercise in a bottle

The benefits of exercise may one day be replicated in a pill. But don’t ditch your active wear just yet, it’s not for the able-bodied.

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Tracy McBeth 14 Oct 15 Be active
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Are X-rays and dental surgery safe during pregnancy?

Many pregnant women avoid the dentist, fearing their baby could be put at risk. But experts say untreated decay can be more harmful.

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Tracy McBeth 14 Oct 15 Pregnancy
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Self Breast Check Tips Every Woman Should Know

Most of us know it’s important to check our breasts, but what should you look for and when should you book in for a screen?

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Tracy McBeth 14 Oct 15 Wellness
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Are the Benefits of Coconut Oil a Fad or Fab?

It’s been labelled a superfood with amazing medicinal benefits but is coconut oil really all it’s cracked up to be?

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 14 Oct 15 Healthy eating
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Caring for the carers

When a loved moves into aged care, relatives can experience feelings of bereavement. Experts say it’s vital carers seek help.

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Tracy McBeth 09 Oct 15 Carer support
Lady running on the beach Manage & Recover

Running her own race

After a life-changing year battling breast cancer, Monica Huynh took on a new challenge: a 10km run to inspire others.

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Tracy McBeth 08 Oct 15 Cancer
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How killing time saved a life

Attending a workplace health talk to pass time prompted a Perth woman to have her father get a lifesaving second opinion.

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Tracy McBeth 01 Oct 15 Wellness
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The Paleo Diet: Is the Premise False?

Researchers believe cave men ancestors not only ate carbs, but the starchy vegetables eaten actually helped their brains develop.

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Tracy McBeth 01 Oct 15 Healthy eating
Older people hula hooping Caring

The greatest of the 'greats'

Gillian Brown has always been in awe of her 100-year-old aunty, Joan.

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Tracy McBeth 01 Oct 15 Keep connected
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A message from the heart

Fit and healthy Phil Nash never imagined he’d wind up in hospital needing open heart surgery. Now he’s on a mission to save others.

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Tracy McBeth 28 Sep 15 Heart health
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Do You Have a Healthy Heart?

A new study found on average Australians have a ‘heart age’ that’s 2.9 years older than their actual age. 

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Tracy McBeth 28 Sep 15 Heart health
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Why it's important for women to have a bowel cancer test

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in women, but experts say many still assume it mostly affects older men.

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Tracy McBeth 21 Sep 15 Cancer
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Health benefits of getting seniors online

For some tablets are swallowed with water, for others they’re a window to the digital world connecting us at the click of a button.

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Tracy McBeth 16 Sep 15 Keep connected
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Playgroup for the ageing

With bright smiles and cuddles, children are helping residents living with dementia enjoy meaningful moments and a sense of purpose.

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Tracy McBeth 16 Sep 15 Dementia
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Babywearing: the latest accessory

Forget designer prams and buggies. Wearing your child is the latest trend on the babyccino circuit. 

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Tracy McBeth 16 Sep 15 Babies
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Milking it:  Which variety is best for you

It’s a juggling act for baristas. A latte with soy? Or is almond or rice milk trendy this week? We unlock some milk myths.

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Tracy McBeth 15 Sep 15 Healthy eating
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Back to basics in pregnancy

A recent Australia-wide study has shown some pregnant women aren’t getting enough of the basics staples in their diet.

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Tracy McBeth 14 Sep 15 Pregnancy
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Hay fever: Tips to help ease the sneeze

Spring has sprung. But if your eyes water at the thought of pollen here’s some tips to help get you through the sneezing season.

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Tracy McBeth 13 Sep 15 Wellness
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Switch the sugar

Is your family eating more sugar than you think? Try the SugarSwitch challenge and find the hidden sugar in your diet.  

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Tracy McBeth 03 Sep 15 Raising children
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Women Worry About Weight Loss More Than Heart Health

A new national survey found women are more worried about weight and aging, than cancer or heart disease.

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Tracy McBeth 01 Sep 15 Wellness
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Our top 5 cycling apps

As the popularity of cycling grows, so do the apps tracking many aspects of your ride from your heart rate, route, to your competitors.

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Tracy McBeth 26 Aug 15 Be active
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Why Gen Y values Great relationships

In the age of social media, selfies and reality TV, young people can get a bad rap, but new research shows they value relationships.

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Tracy McBeth 25 Aug 15 Keep connected
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Worksite workouts:  Why tradies need to step up

It’s a career where your body is your livelihood, but 1 in 5 serious workplace injuries involves a tradie.  

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Tracy McBeth 18 Aug 15 Wellness
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Kid friendly cycling holidays

Cycling is not only a great way to stay active but it’s also a really fun activity the whole family can do together.  Whether it’s a short ride, or a… read more

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Tracy McBeth 18 Aug 15 Raising children
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Detecting cancer early

A new study suggests detecting cancer early can drastically improve survival rates, but experts say it’s not always possible.

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Tracy McBeth 18 Aug 15 Cancer
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Why sports drinks can be bad for our teeth

Sports drinks are cleverly marketed to support healthy activity, but the high level of sugar can make them a recipe for rotting teeth.

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Tracy McBeth 17 Aug 15 Be active
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Sweet success: The healing power of honey

Forget a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down; did you know you can use honey to help soothe a dry cough?

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Tracy McBeth 16 Aug 15 Wellness
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On your bike: How to encourage children to cycle

Cycling is not only a fantastic, low impact exercise; it’s also a fun way to connect as a family. But if you’re struggling to get your kids off the… read more

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Tracy McBeth 12 Aug 15 Raising children
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Dying to know

Death is a part of life, but 75% of Australians don’t speak to their loved ones about their wishes.

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Tracy McBeth 07 Aug 15 Emotional issues
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The precious gift of life

The generosity and love from Faye Hawkins parents’ is remarkable. Her mum and dad have each donated their kidneys to save her life.

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Tracy McBeth 04 Aug 15 Wellness
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Five tips for getting to sleep quick smart

Can’t sleep? Fear not – with some small changes to your evening routine, you could soon be falling asleep faster and sleeping better.

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Tracy McBeth 03 Jun 15 Mental Health

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