Is there a toddler 'golden age'?

Raising young children is filled with ups and downs, but is there a ‘toddler golden age’? Father of three, Chris Pavey, believes there is. read more

Chris Pavey
Chris Pavey 12 July 16 Raising children

Moroccan spiced slow cooked lamb shoulder

This slow cooked lamb recipe served with zesty slaw and yoghurt on freshly charred pita breads is a perfect winter staple. read more

Jamie Humby
Jamie Humby 14 July 16 Healthy eating

What is oral cancer?

We explore what oral cancer is, what causes it and how it can be treated. read more

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 13 July 16 Cancer

Puppy power in aged care

We talk to a resident's son about the difficult decision to put his mum in aged care but how knowing his mum's dog Charlie is welcome at the home has helped make the decision easier. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 14 July 16 Considering care
  1. Is there a toddler 'golden age'?
  2. Moroccan spiced slow cooked lamb shoulder
  3. What is oral cancer?
  4. Puppy power in aged care

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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Puppy power in aged care

We talk to a resident's son about the difficult decision to put his mum in aged care but how knowing his mum's dog Charlie is welcome at the home has… read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 14 Jul 16 Considering care
Doughnuts with heart sprinkles Caring

Baking from the heart for the soul

Find out how a bit of flour, a bit of butter and a little TLC are making a difference to the lives of our residents and patients in palliative care. 

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 01 Jul 16 Considering care
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The healing power of hugs

We know hugs can make us feel good, but could they be good for our health? A new study has found a hug a day might just help keep the doctor away.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 30 May 16 Keep connected

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 Digital Bub: Should babies be allowed screen time?

The new generation of babies are growing up as digital natives, but is it OK for them to have screen time and if so how much?

Bonnie Bayley
Bonnie Bayley 23 Jul 16 Raising children
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How facetime can help bring families together

While we often hear about too much screen time being detrimental to children, it appears that there is an exception to the technological rule:… read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 23 Jul 16 Raising children
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Lunchboxes made easy with leftovers

Turn tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s healthy - and appetising - school lunch with these clever ideas.

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 20 Jul 16 Raising children

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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Sobering thoughts: is going alcohol-free for a month worth it?

Signing up for an alcohol-free month like Dry July, Febfast or Ocsober might raise money for a good cause, but how much difference will it really… read more

Karen Fittall
Karen Fittall 23 Jul 16 Reduce alcohol
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Time to turndown the music

Does listening to music through headphones increase the risk you’ll  damage your hearing?

Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan 23 Jul 16 Wellness
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Why we eat when we're not hungry

From dehydration to low blood sugar, we uncover some of the reasons you may eat when you’re not hungry. 

Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan 23 Jul 16 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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What is oral cancer?

We explore what oral cancer is, what causes it and how it can be treated.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 13 Jul 16 Cancer
George and bowel cancer Manage & Recover

George Calombaris' family battle with bowel cancer

We spoke to acclaimed chef and MasterChef judge, George Calombaris, to find out why bowel cancer is an issue so close to his heart.

Peter Wilmoth
Peter Wilmoth 27 Jun 16 Cancer
Tablets Manage & Recover

Four in one: heart health

Four facts about heart health and how we are partnering with the The George Institute to lead the way and help improve the heart health of… read more

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 15 Jun 16 Heart health

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