Health & Lifestyle

Miles of smiles as new toys arrive

PLAY TIME: Men’s Shed publicity officer Alan Cameron, left, with a very happy Detric Niyera, 5, at last week’s presentation. Photo: PAUL MENSCH By GRANT MAYNARD THERE were grins from ear to ear all around last week at the Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council...

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For the love of horses… – A moment with John Dooley

A COUNTRY GIRL AT HEART: Burnewang North’s owner Cathy Hains is dedicated to the Victorian Thoroughbred Breeding industry and her love of horses has its origins many years ago when her family bred and raced the famous Kingston Town, winner of three Cox Plates. By JOHN...

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Information sessions aim to ease NDIS roll-out anxiety

BE PREPARED: NDIS Readiness Advisor Trish McIvor with Early Childhood Intervention Australia’s, Brian Kirk at Tuesday’s Mallee Family Care NDIS information session held at the Mildura Church of Christ. By JOHN DOOLEY IN advance of the official Mallee region roll-out...

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Monash IPE builds valuable expertise

HANDS-ON TRAINING: Fifth-year Monash University medical student Nalian Ibrahim took part in this week’s Inter-professional Education simulation at Monash Rural Health Mildura. The simulation made use of Monash Rural Health’s state-of-the-art ‘Sim Man’. By VINNIE RODI...

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month proves a timely health reminder

By JOHN DOOLEY IGNORING symptoms of bowel cancer has deadly consequences, with the disease responsible for the death of more than 4000 Australians every year. It is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in the country, but the good news is that when...

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Crucial funds injected to cure doctor shortage

SOLVING THE SHORTAGE: Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, is pictured with Member for Mallee Andrew Broad, centre, and Member for Mildura Peter Crisp during last week’s announcement at the Monash Medical School in Mildura. By JOHN DOOLEY THE issue of...

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Sid’s well-earned retirement finally arrives

TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES: Former CEO of Murray House Sid Duckett has finally called it a day. Photos: PAUL MENSCH By JOHN DOOLEY FOR a boy growing up on a dairy farm in western Victoria, the thought of one day chalking up a 50-year career as a senior administrative...

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