Hearing aid myths

Like mobile phones and virtual reality, hearing aid technology has also made enormous progress, leaping into the future. Here are six of the greatest myths and misconceptions around modern hearing aids. read more

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Christie Cooper 16 June 17 Wellness

Why rescue dogs rock

Looking to add a furry member to your family? Here’s what makes rescue dogs the smartest pet choice for families. read more

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Healthier pizza: five ways

Love pizza but not a fan of the greasy takeaway versions? Why not try our healthier take on pizzas which are perfect to make with the kids. read more

Jamie Humby
Jamie Humby 15 June 17 Healthy eating

11 positive things cancer gave me

Jenni Eyles from Styling Curvy, shares 11 positive things that cancer taught her about life. read more

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The Blue Room

Welcome to The Blue Room. Whether you’re raising a family, trying to improve your health and wellbeing, caring for an ageing loved one, or living with a health condition, you’ve come to the right place. We have information you can trust, and real stories to help inspire you to live a longer, healthier, happier life.

Caring

If you’re getting older or caring for an ageing loved one, Caring provides advice to help you stay at home longer, make informed decisions about care, be happy, engaged and socially active.

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Our NDIS plan: what I've learnt about tackling the first planning meeting

Julie Jones, author of “Have Wheelchair Will Travel” has recently taken the leap of faith entering into the NDIS to gain extra support for her son… read more

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Julie Jones 09 Apr 17 Stay independent
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What is the NDIS and who is eligible?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be confusing but it’s also an exciting opportunity for many people to receive support which they… read more

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Christie Cooper 06 Apr 17 Stay independent
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Life with cerebral palsy and the drive to make a difference

Kristy Trajcevski opens up about what it’s like to live in her uncooperative body. The 35-year-old with cerebral palsy is now working to give choice… read more

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Families

From pregnancy to birth, babies and beyond, Families provides helpful information and resources to help you raise healthier, happier children.

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The link between pregnancy complications and gum disease

Dentist Dr Mark Psillakis discusses the link between premature birth and oral health and why it’s so important to visit your dentist when you’re… read more

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Christie Cooper 19 Jun 17 Pregnancy
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Helping toddlers (and you!) cope with the loss of a pet

With the recent death of our much-loved family pet bird, I was in uncharted territory with my three toddlers, and needed some help. Clinical… read more

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Chris Pavey 26 May 17 Raising children
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Do's and don'ts on parenting: the five most 'Googled' questions

A definitive guide of the do's and don'ts on parenting... if only!

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Danielle Colley 09 May 17 Babies

Healthier

If you’re committed to improving your health, Healthier has the information, inspiration and advice to help you reach your goals.

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Hearing aid myths

Like mobile phones and virtual reality, hearing aid technology has also made enormous progress, leaping into the future. Here are six of the greatest… read more

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Christie Cooper 16 Jun 17 Wellness
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The ultimate healthier carbonara

We give that old Italian classic spaghetti carbonara a healthier makeover. It's quick and easy and a perfect option for that mid week meal.

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Jamie Humby 15 Jun 17 Healthy eating
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Healthier pizza: five ways

Love pizza but not a fan of the greasy takeaway versions? Why not try our healthier take on pizzas which are perfect to make with the kids.

Jamie Humby
Jamie Humby 15 Jun 17 Healthy eating

Manage & Recover

Manage & Recover provides information and support to help you or a loved one with a heart condition, cancer or diabetes.

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The "why not" decision which could have saved my life

The Head of Brand at Bupa is counting his lucky stars, after a free work skin check uncovered a hidden ticking time bomb.

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Christie Cooper 29 May 17 Cancer
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If I had to do chemo again

Breast cancer thriver Jenni Eyles takes us back through her chemotherapy journey, and shares her eight top tips on how to cope with chemo, and how to… read more

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Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer
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How to love and style your body after cancer

Breast cancer thriver Jenni Eyles helps women learn to love their new bodies after surgery or cancer treatment, and shares her styling tips to help… read more

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Jenni Eyles 02 May 17 Cancer

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