Health & wellbeing

Strokes to kill 12,000

MORE than 300 strokes are expected to be suffered this year by people living in the federal electorate of Fremantle, according to estimates in a report released by the National Stroke Foundation. more »

Doctor learnt from her own challenges

Dr Pam Quatermass gives it to women straight.

PAM QUATERMASS, who has been working in women’s health since graduating in medicine in the 1970s, says we should not be sucked into the hype we hear about celebrity women having children in their late 40s. more »

Ditch the gym, head to a park to get fit

Fitfreek trainer Julio De Aguiar runs outdoor fitness classes. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d413212

NEW Year’s resolutions to improve health and fitness are not the only reason behind an increase in the number of people working out in local parks. more »

Yoga by the sea a good way of stretching the point

Waves Yoga By The Sea instructor Leigh Jarrett with a class.  Picture: Martin Kennealey    d411617

VERY few forms of fitness provide as much tranquillity as yoga, but put yoga on the beach and the chances of relaxation while keeping fit increase significantly. more »

Vet warns on pets’

Dr Ewen Blaikie and Diesel.

WHILE many will be enjoying that extra bit of pudding over the Christmas break, animal owners have been asked to tighten the belt when it comes to their pets. more »

Parents encouraged to reach out for support

Parenting co-ordinator Natasha Hughes with Lili Batka (2).

IF you are struggling with parenting a child aged 12 or under, there is help available in the local area. more »

Click for mental health

Psychologist Sophie Henshaw with her pet Zeus. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d405618

ONLINE services could hold the answer to tackling the mental health problems experienced by young Australian men, according to researchers. more »

Sign up for vaccine trial

CHILDREN and young adults are sought for a vaccination trial in Perth. more »

Enneagram helps find emotional truth

Fullness of Life Centre directors, from left, Stephen Truscott and Celia Joyce. Photographer: Marcus Whisson

A CATHOLIC priest and a trained counsellor in Nedlands have joined forces for the past 25 years to help people gain insight into themselves and others. more »

Go purple for epilepsy

Hairdressers Pip Travia,Katie Williams,Kendal De Graaf,Rachel Diaz and Amy Parkella go purple.

WITH her daughter diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of eight, Kendal de Graaf knows first hand just how much a diagnosis can change a family. more »

Joshua tames the Black Dog for Aussie of Year shortlist

Mental health campaigner Joshua Cunniffe reflects on his nomination for a WA Australian of the Year award.

EXPERIENCING the depths of despair has spurred Joshua Cunniffe to profound heights. more »

Legacy of caring lives on at PMH

Michelle Leembruggen with a photograph of her son Brad. d367860

FOR 14 years, Michelle Leembruggen was in and out of Princess Margaret Hospital with her son Brad. more »

Diabetes drug an innovation

Professor Erik Helmerhorst is working on creating an orally taken insulin-like drug. Picture: Russel Barton

RESEARCHERS creating a drug that will stop people with diabetes requiring regular insulin injections have earned a top innovation award. more »

Hospital listed as finalist in food safety awards

Top team: Chef Beate Basse, food services manager Marcel Willimann, head chef Nietzsche Abeyakoon and sous chef Tim Frisina.  Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au   d367186

ST JOHN of God Hospital in Subiaco is one of seven finalists in the Food Safety Management Systems award, with the winner to be announced in Sydney later this month. more »

Well Ways’ Duo there to assist carers

Carol Peers with her son Roy.  <I>Picture: Dominique Menegaldo </I>www.communitypix.com.au   d367307

CARING for a son with mental and physical illnesses, a substance and alcohol use problem and mild disability pushed Carol Peers to the limit of her coping skills. more »

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