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Getting eyes tested regularly can save your vision

Regular eye tests now can save your vision later

Imagine being invited to watch your child or grandchild’s school performance and while everyone in the auditorium is enjoying the activity, you’re not able to clearly see what is happening. Imagine having a large black smudge in the middle of your vision. Sadly, that is how life looks for people experiencing Macular Degeneration. Macular Degeneration… Read more »

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Immunise your child and give diseases the flick

As a new school year approaches, parents are reminded to immunise their children before beginning primary school. Dr Stephen Conaty, the director of public health of the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) says it’s important that all primary school aged children are up to date with vaccinations to help protect against preventable diseases…. Read more »

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Local obesity attack wins award, going global

A project pioneered by South Western Sydney Local Health District aimed at preventing obesity in children has taken out the 2014 NSW Health award for Preventative Health. The Healthy Beginnings program involved nurses visiting 667 first-time mothers living in South Western Sydney in the first two years of their children’s lives, to help tackle childhood… Read more »

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