Eight fun indoor activities to entertain the family

When the weather turns feral outside, here are seven fun activities to help keep the kids entertained indoors so they don't turn like the weather. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 01 July 16 Raising children

Banana berry cereal muffins

Looking to use up those bananas that have been languishing in your fruit bowl for a bit long or do you just want to get rid of that last bit of cereal? Why not try making these delicious banana berry cereal muffins and treat yourself. read more

Danielle Colley
Danielle Colley 25 July 16 Healthy eating

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 Australians. read more

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 11 July 16 Heart health

Bullying: a parent's guide

Around one in four Australian schoolchildren in years four to nine are bullied every week, whether it's face-to-face teasing, social exclusion, physical intimidation or hurting intentionally, or online bullying. read more

Susan Martin
Susan Martin 30 June 16 Raising children
  1. Eight fun indoor activities to entertain the family
  2. Banana berry cereal muffins
  3. Four in one: heart health
  4. Bullying: a parent's guide

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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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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.

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Tracy McBeth 13 Jun 16 Keep connected
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The gift of time

For Denise Bunn, Bupa Aged Care in Runaway Bay is like her second home.

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Tracy McBeth 25 May 16 Keep connected
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A lifetime of memories

When 92-year-old Joyce Scott reflects on her service during World War II, she has mixed emotions.

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Tracy McBeth 04 May 16 Considering care

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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Induced labour: what you need to know

If you’re past your due date, or there is potential risk to you or your baby, you may be offered an induction of labour. Here is a quick overview. 

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Charmaine Yabsley 13 Jul 16 Pregnancy
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Five common childhood viruses

Dr Tim Ross talks about five common childhood viruses and why getting sick can be good for your child’s immune system.

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Dr Tim Ross 07 Jul 16 Raising children
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Maintaining a healthy body image during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a time of great physical change. We look at some ways to help maintain a positive body image during pregnancy. 

Jane Dickenson
Jane Dickenson 06 Jul 16 Pregnancy

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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The effect of sleep deprivation

Aside from making us feel terrible, sleep deprivation can have a serious impact on our health.

Tracy McBeth
Tracy McBeth 05 Aug 16 Wellness
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Do you need to weigh your food?

Is weighing our food an important way to measure our daily intake or is it simply taking control of our diet too far? Bupa dietitian Gemma Cosgriff… read more

Gemma Cosgriff
Gemma Cosgriff 02 Aug 16 Healthy eating
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Fresh or frozen: which veggies are healthier?

When it comes to buying vegetables, there are some good reasons to head to the freezer aisle.

Charmaine Yabsley
Charmaine Yabsley 02 Aug 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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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.

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Peter Wilmoth 24 Jul 16 Cancer
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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 11 Jul 16 Heart health
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Polypill: tackling Australia's biggest killer

The George Institute for Global Health and Bupa Australia have joined forces to develop a new pill designed to reduce the devastating toll of heart… read more

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Susan Martin 10 Jul 16 Heart health

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