April Newsletter

Flu vaccination The sweltering heat has passed and now the flu season is upon us. This flu season is shaping up to be particularly bad this year as the number of confirmed cases across Australia is up to three times higher than similar times in previous years. The flu is …

March Newsletter

Pill testing at festivals … is one of a set of harm minimisation strategies that can potentially save lives. This month’s article will look at why introducing pill testing facilities at festivals will help reduce harm to people and improve the health of our society. In no way does pill …

February Newsletter

Feeling emotional from the Huon Valley bushfires? The people of the Huon Valley can at last breathe out after holding our collective breaths for weeks, not knowing whether we would have a home or community to return to after the destructive bushfires. In times of crisis, people react in many …

January Newsletter

Smoking? The fireworks have stopped and now it is time to put those New Year’s resolutions into action. When it comes to your health, there are many resolutions that should be at the top of your list, including reducing alcohol consumption, increasing exercise, losing weight, eating more vegetables and fruit …

December Newsletter

New Year’s resolution As the end of the year approaches, many of us will be working on our New Year’s resolution. The top of many people’s list is losing weight. Some of us have made this resolution every year since we were in high school and still battling to achieve …

October Newsletter

Medications during your pregnancy Taking or not taking your medications during pregnancy can be a risky business for both the mother and the baby. When a pregnant mother takes a medication, there is a possibility that this medicine can reach the developing baby through the placenta. Prior to prescribing medications …