Written by: Melanie Wong It’s September, the first month of spring, and we all know what that means: it’s the start of hay fever season. After a fairly mild winter, the flowers are truly in bloom. While Floriade looks a little different this year and our friends in Victoria can hopefully find a silver lining…

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Written by: Melanie Wong COVID-19 has been the primary health concern for the world in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you should be neglecting the other aspects of your health. In July, the ABC found that numbers of breast cancer diagnosis had decreased during lockdown, prompted by fears of going to clinics during the pandemic.…

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Written by: Melanie Wong The main health risk of the year is, of course, COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you should let yourself be distracted from things you normally protect yourself against, such as the flu. In Australia, we’re well into the flu season now so here are 5 things you should be thinking about…

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Written by: Melanie Wong For many Australians, working from home has become the norm of 2020. But for some workers, this isn’t an option; essential workers such as healthcare staff and those who work in grocery stores have not been given the luxury of WFH. While it is recommended by NSW transport to avoid public…

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Australia is the land of laidback culture, work-life balance, and weekend beach trips. It’s also a melting pot of varied cultures from different ends of the world, a place where every culture can find its little nook. There’s a reason that so many people come to Australia every year to work and Healthcare HQ talked…

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The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has certainly been a topic of conversation and concern ever since news of the outbreak was first reported on 31 December 2019, in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus first appeared to be pneumonia in a group of individuals who had been to a seafood market in Wuhan. Since then, the virus has…

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Written by: Melanie Wong It’s January 2020 and Australia has already seen one of the worst, if not the worst, bushfire seasons in recorded history. With an unusually early start to the season in mid-November, fires have been burning for two months already, with NSW and Victoria being especially affected. This bushfire crisis is not…

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Written by: Melanie Wong Gratitude. It’s a word that’s thrown around often enough and is something that those in the healthcare industry specifically will experience on a day-to-day basis, not without good reason. Nurses receive gratitude so often from patients, family members and doctors alike. However, it’s important for nurses to not only know their…

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Written by: Melanie Wong The Australian healthcare industry is seeing the start of a dire shortage of nurses, a shortfall unable to meet patient demands that will continue for another decade. This desperate situation made itself known in the last year to most in the healthcare industry as hospitals and aged care centres began to…

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Written by: Melanie Wong Forget mid-life crises – in a world as fast-paced and rapidly changing as ours, more often than not, those in the workforce are more concerned about whether or not their next career steps are the right ones, or even what their next career steps are. Research says that we’ll have 17…

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