First Aid & Self-Care

4 First Aid Steps Towards Emergency Preparedness

The importance of preparing ourselves for emergencies is universal. Disasters, illnesses, and other emergencies can happen to anyone regardless of

How Do You Treat Septicemia? Dr. Norman Swan

Septicemia can be treated effectively if detected early. By taking your blood cultures doctors can identify what antibiotics will work

What is Septicemia? Q & A with Dr. Norman Swan

Septicemia is dangerous and can be fatal. If you have a high temperature and don’t know the reason why it’s

Vitamin D deficiency: What is the treatment?

The cheapest and easiest way to treat vitamin D deficiency is by regular sun exposure. Don’t forget to protect yourself

What is Vitamin D Deficiency? Q & A with Dr. Norman Swan

The elderly and people with darker skins are most at risk of vitamin D deficiency. It is important to regularly

How Do You Identify and Prevent Burnout?

Self care, exercise, regular rest and eating well are all strategies to help ensure you don’t experience a burnout. It

First aid for bites and stings: Snakes

Australia is home to some of the most venomous creatures in the world. Snakes, spiders, jellyfish and molluscs, such as

First aid for bites and stings: Spiders

Only 2 Australian spiders, the redback and the funnel-web, pose a threat to human life.  Medical treatment is usually not

First aid for bites and stings: Stonefish and other stinging fish

Stonefish and other stinging fish There are some fish, such as Stonefish and Bullrout, that can sting when accidentally trodden

First aid for bites and stings: Blue-ringed octopus

Blue-ringed octopuses, often found in rockpools, inhabit all Australian coastal waters. Can be fatal. First aid for blue-ringed octopus bites includes

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