The magic of the MCG

Have you ever wondered how small kids would cope with a first time visit to a huge sporting stadium packed full of loud, boisterous and passionate football supporters? One young Hobart family tells how a visit to the MCG turned into one of the best days of their lives. read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 23 September 16 Raising children

7 ways to be kind to yourself during breast cancer treatment

Pip Bell, a breast cancer nurse with the McGrath Foundation, says it’s important women with breast cancer are kind to themselves. She’s put together some ideas of simple things they can do each day to help. read more

Pip Bell
Pip Bell 21 September 16 Cancer

What I ate today

Have you ever found yourself peering into other people’s trolleys to see what they’re eating? Bupa Dietitian Rosalyn D’Angelo shares what she eats on a typical Monday. read more

Rosalyn D'Angelo
Rosalyn D'Angelo 22 September 16 Healthy eating

Kym's story: the highs and lows of giving birth to a premmie

It never crossed Kymberley Hogan's mind that she could give birth to a premature bub, so when she went into labour at 32 weeks, her world was turned upside down. Kym opens up about emergency caesareans, hand expressing and the special care nursery, and offers words of advice for other premmie parents. read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 22 September 16 Babies
  1. The magic of the MCG
  2. 7 ways to be kind to yourself during breast cancer treatment
  3. What I ate today
  4. Kym's story: the highs and lows of giving birth to a premmie

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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Is it Alzheimers or dementia?

Most of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, but what is it, and how does it differ from dementia?

Nerissa Bentley
Nerissa Bentley 22 Aug 16 Dementia
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Embracing disability: from parents who've been there

When your child is first diagnosed with a disability, it can be a confusing time. These families share how they've come to embrace the diagnosis and… read more

Renee Bugg
Renee Bugg 18 Aug 16 Carer support
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Can gum disease contribute to Alzheimers disease

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.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 16 Aug 16 Dementia

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 magic of the MCG

Have you ever wondered how small kids would cope with a first time visit to a huge sporting stadium packed full of loud, boisterous and passionate… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 23 Sep 16 Raising children
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How do I know what to trust online?

Have you ever read an article and been outraged, only to later learn it wasn’t true? Unfortunately a LOT of the information online and circulating on… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 22 Sep 16 Raising children
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Kym's story: the highs and lows of giving birth to a premmie

It never crossed Kymberley Hogan's mind that she could give birth to a premature bub, so when she went into labour at 32 weeks, her world was turned… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 22 Sep 16 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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Am I depressed? Your instagram account may hold the key

Have you ever wondered if there could be a hidden meaning in some of your friends’ Instagram posts? A new study by a pair of university researchers… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 22 Sep 16 Mental Health
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What I ate today

Have you ever found yourself peering into other people’s trolleys to see what they’re eating? Bupa Dietitian Rosalyn D’Angelo shares what she eats on… read more

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Rosalyn D'Angelo 22 Sep 16 Healthy eating
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Anxiety: it's just something that people don't talk about

During Liptember, we explore why it's important that people speak about anxiety and raise awareness of mental health conditions in women.

Renee Bugg
Renee Bugg 22 Sep 16 Mental Health

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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How breast cancer can impact the family

A breast cancer diagnosis can have a major impact on the whole family. Pip Bell, a breast cancer nurse with the McGrath Foundation shares her… read more

Pip Bell
Pip Bell 27 Sep 16 Cancer
Manage & Recover

7 ways to be kind to yourself during breast cancer treatment

Pip Bell, a breast cancer nurse with the McGrath Foundation, says it’s important women with breast cancer are kind to themselves. She’s put together… read more

Pip Bell
Pip Bell 21 Sep 16 Cancer
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Julia's story - living with terminal bowel cancer

Julia Watson is a mother of four beautiful, busy young girls. She also has terminal bowel cancer. Julia opens up about choosing living over dying,… read more

Christie Cooper
Christie Cooper 02 Sep 16 Cancer

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