Health & Lifestyle

Christmas isn’t the season for everyone

Christmas isn’t the season for everyone

STATISTICS show that the number of Australians experiencing mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, were already on an upward trend prior to COVID-19 and successive lockdowns, particularly in Victoria, amplified this, with Lifeline breaking a disturbing...

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Brave Cohen in the battle of his life

Brave Cohen in the battle of his life

COHEN Holland-Monsen's cancer diagnosis came after he never fully recovered from a viral sickness his entire family had in late May this year. "We all recovered," Cohen's mum, Mardi, explained, "except for Cohen who continued to have random days with temperatures and...

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Share the Dignity this Christmas and give generously

Share the Dignity this Christmas and give generously

THEY say Christmas is the time of giving and Share the Dignity is asking individuals in Sunraysia to support their #ItsInTheBag appeal. Donations received will be distributed to local girls and women in need. Bags can be dropped off at Bunnings Mildura up until this...

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Lucas disproves many ADHD stereotypes

Lucas disproves many ADHD stereotypes

LUCAS Andrews is a bright and bubbly eight-year-old. He's also my son. Caring, kind and always putting others before himself, Lucas is proof that having ADHD isn’t as bad as it is sometimes made out to be. ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and...

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Machine upgrades for MBPH Dialysis Services

Machine upgrades for MBPH Dialysis Services

MILDURA Base Public Hospital (MBPH) has upgraded its busy Renal Unit’s Dialysis machines with nine new machines being installed to replace the existing fleet. The changeover was carried out by an expert team from Melbourne Health − The Royal Melbourne Hospital −...

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Sixteen and counting…

Sixteen and counting…

I FIRST learned about Sophie McAliece’s Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis 15 years ago in April, 2006. At the time I was a cadet journalist and Sophie’s mum, Carolyn, invited me to spend the morning with her family in order to gain awareness and understanding of the disease....

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Moderna vaccination proving to be popular

Moderna vaccination proving to be popular

CHEMIST Warehouse Mildura has been busy vaccinating Mildura residents for more than four weeks and last week the Moderna vaccine supplies arrived at the pharmacy. Managing partner Eric Oguzkaya said that the pharmacy had administered more than 300 doses of the Moderna...

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October is breast cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month

OCTOBER is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding...

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Mason’s ready to ride for his Operation 55!

Mason’s ready to ride for his Operation 55!

REGULAR readers of the Mildura Weekly will be familiar with young Mason Hayes and the annual fund raising activities that are held to raise awareness of support of the rare condition PCD − Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia which Mason was diagnosed with in 2018. PCD is so...

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Louise keeps on being her inspiring self

Louise keeps on being her inspiring self

WHEN we first met Louise Jannering she was in Mildura on holiday visiting ex-pat Swede and Christie Centre dynamo Krister Jonsson, a family friend. Since then she has gone onto to greater things, her crowning achievement to date being medal wins in the cycling at the...

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