How a shock diagnosis lead to an innovation aimed at easing the physical and emotional burden for those living with cancer.
Your first baby might be hairy, bark at possums and have four legs but when you’re expecting a human baby, how do you break it to your fur child?
As mum’s we have such little time, but so much guilt - it’s cruel really. But there are ways to help tackle mummy guilt. Here’s my tips.
Being a new mum can be isolating, but there are so many great things to do with a baby that don't cost a cent. Here are six of my favourite.
Motherhood is all about sacrifice. You can give up so much to grow and raise a child, but it’s important you don’t lose your sense of self.
Some signs of hearing loss are obvious, but others are more subtle or misunderstood. Bupa audiologist Simon Davis explains the difference.
Talking to a loved one about hearing loss can be a challenging conversation. Bupa Audiologist Simon Davis provides some tips which may help.
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.
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
Pip Bell, a breast cancer nurse with the McGrath Foundation offers some tips which may help couples navigate through this difficult time.
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
Hawks coach, Alastair Clarkson, talks to us about how he finds balance between his two loves, footy and family.
Emily Wornes was having the time of her life exploring South America when one wrong step resulted in a terrible accident in Peru which instantly… read more
We explore what oral cancer is, what causes it and how it can be treated.
Water-based workouts like swimming, are one of the best ways for older Australians to prevent falls and help improve their balance.
Aside from making us feel terrible, sleep deprivation can have a serious impact on our health.
Months out from the Rio Olympics, marathon runner Jessica Trengove was faced with an unexpected obstacle.
Most cough drops taste great, but do they actually help us cope with a cold or are they just a cleverly marketed lolly?
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.
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
If you need another reason to give in to those puppy-dog eyes, pet ownership might just improve your family’s health.
Adult colouring books have become a popular way to de-stress. But what is it about colouring that can make us calm?
When 92-year-old Joyce Scott reflects on her service during World War II, she has mixed emotions.
Hawks forward Jack Gunston says he’d be lost on the footy field without his mouthguard.
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?
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 .
We look at some common asthma triggers and tips on how to manage them.
Planning daily meals is a real challenge for 46-year-old mother of two Annamarie *Bailey. Her family has complex dietary requirements.
New data shows global obesity has become a bigger problem than world hunger. But what can we do about it?
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.
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.
How can you spot the signs and symptoms of asthma in a toddler? And what’s the best way to manage it?
There are sprays, powder inhalers and even a tablet. So how do you know which medication is best to manage your 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?
For most people asthma is a mild irritation that can be managed with medication, but for others symptoms can be serious and sudden.
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?
When the Easter bunny hops into town, we’re can be inundated with sugary treats. Why not consider giving something healthier this year?
We take a look at coeliac disease to explain what it is and what causes it.
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
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.
Ever wondered what sort of parent you are? Try our lighthearted quiz to put your parenting style to the test.
Soon after Massimo started showing symptoms Stephen and Sally Damiani made a pact.
By this stage Stephen and Sally were Googling obsessively.
Bupa’s Global Director of Dementia Care, Professor Graham Stokes, provides his advice and insight on dementia treatments and care.
Most of us take the simple act of breathing for granted, but not John Ruttle.
Aussies are generally renowned for their love of travel and adventure. But sometimes our wanderlust can land us in serious trouble. Here are five of… read more
Struggling for delicious school lunch box ideas without the dairy? We’ve put together some tasty tips.
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.
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.
The statistics are staggering, but experts believe diabetes is an even bigger problem than we realise, with many cases undiagnosed.
When you hear the news you’re going to be a parent it might dawn on you: you’re entering grown-up territory.
Things have changed. Having a baby these days presents a whole new set of challenges for mums-to-be.
Managing your own mum through your pregnancy can be tricky at times, but it can be even harder to manage the mother-in-law.
Olympian Jessica Trengove shares the secret to her high-achieving family’s success.
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
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
Becoming a new parent is an incredibly exciting and often overwhelming experience. Here’s some ideas on how loved ones can help out.
Becoming a dad for the first time is a game changer. Experiencing those busy first few months can be overwhelming, yet magical.
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.
From January 1, the running paths are full and salads sell quickly from the shelves. But going on a diet might actually be counterproductive.
Most of us have heard of postnatal depression, but feelings of anxiety and depression aren’t only experienced after a baby is born.
When you hear the upbeat music playing from the garden at Bupa Aged Care Eden, you’d probably assume it was a dance party.
A new survey shows just five per cent of children are eating the recommended daily amount of both fruit and vegetables.
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.
What can you serve your vegetarian friends and family at Christmas? We’ve put together some creative, meat-free dishes everyone can enjoy.
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.
If you’ve caught yourself saying you’re dying for a coffee, researchers may have found there’s some truth in this flippant remark.
From a very early age, all Dominique Ottone wanted was to be a mum.
There’s something in the air at Bupa Kempsey, drawing residents out of their rooms and into the kitchen.
Like so many other World War II veterans, Ted Martin witnessed unspeakable horrors while serving with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Bree Kirk-Burnnand says hula hooping has turned her life around.
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.
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
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.
Mark is one of the 1000 Australian men in a lifetime to develop male breast cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New research shows obese pregnant women are more likely to have a caesarean, take longer to treat and have a higher risk of complications.
Kayte Murphy found out her baby boy Jack was deaf when he was just two days old.
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.
Many pregnant women avoid the dentist, fearing their baby could be put at risk. But experts say untreated decay can be more harmful.
Most of us know that checking for breast cancer is important, but what should you look for and when should you book in for a screen?
It’s been labelled a superfood with amazing medicinal benefits but is coconut oil really all it’s cracked up to be?
When a loved moves into aged care, relatives can experience feelings of bereavement. Experts say it’s vital carers seek help.
After a life-changing year battling breast cancer, Monica Huynh took on a new challenge: a 10km run to inspire others.
Researchers believe cave men ancestors not only ate carbs, but the starchy vegetables eaten actually helped their brains develop.
Attending a workplace health talk to pass time prompted a Perth woman to have her father get a lifesaving second opinion.
Gillian Brown has always been in awe of her 100-year-old aunty, Joan.
A new study found on average Australians have a ‘heart age’ that’s 2.9 years older than their actual age.
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.
Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in women, but experts say many still assume it mostly affects older men.
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.
With bright smiles and cuddles, children are helping residents living with dementia enjoy meaningful moments and a sense of purpose.
Forget designer prams and buggies. Wearing your child is the latest trend on the babyccino circuit.
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.
A recent Australia-wide study has shown some pregnant women aren’t getting enough of the basics staples in their diet.
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.
Is your family eating more sugar than you think? Try the SugarSwitch challenge and find the hidden sugar in your diet.
A new national survey found women are more worried about weight and aging, than cancer or heart disease.
As the popularity of cycling grows, so do the apps tracking many aspects of your ride from your heart rate, route, to your competitors.
In the age of social media, selfies and reality TV, young people can get a bad rap, but new research shows they value relationships.
It’s a career where your body is your livelihood, but 1 in 5 serious workplace injuries involves a tradie.
A new study suggests detecting cancer early can drastically improve survival rates, but experts say it’s not always possible.
Sports drinks are cleverly marketed to support healthy activity, but the high level of sugar can make them a recipe for rotting teeth.
Forget a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down; did you know you can use honey to help soothe a dry cough?
Death is a part of life, but 75% of Australians don’t speak to their loved ones about their wishes.
The generosity and love from Faye Hawkins parents’ is remarkable. Her mum and dad have each donated their kidneys to save her life.