NEWS & RESEARCH THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

Uplift! Please help support women around the world by donating pre-loved bras

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HeadwayHealth collects new and pre-loved bras for the charity Uplift to distribute to women in disadvantaged communities for whom a bra is unobtainable or simply unaffordable. Uplift’s website www.upliftbras.org identifies the many benefits for women in regard to their health as well as functioning in their social, work and business lives. Bras help with comfort, […]

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Funding to help health professionals care for patients’ emotional wellbeing

By : on : 22/07/2019 comments : (Comments Off on Funding to help health professionals care for patients’ emotional wellbeing)

Dr Katharine Hodgkinson, Prof Fran Boyle AM and Amanda O’Reilly were excited to receive funding from The Friends of The Mater Foundation to provide education and training to help health professionals care for patient’s emotional needs.  We know that undergoing cancer care can be tough physically and emotionally, and research consistently identifies high rates of […]

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Speaking with 2GB

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Jo Marx, Program Facilitator of the Writing as Therapy course for those with an experience with cancer, and HeadwayHealth’s Dr Katharine Hodgkinson spoke on Evenings with Steve Price on Radio 2GB in June. Cancer is often described as a “rollercoaster” and everyone needs to find their own ways of coping – different strategies will work […]

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Exercise & Cancer: The “Why”, “What” & “How”

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The “Why” The idea that exercise is good for us is unlikely to be ground-breaking news for anyone. Yet as you may already know, recent research suggests that there are a lot of additional benefits for people with cancer, and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia strongly supports the role of exercise as a “prescription” […]

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Congratulations to Our Marathon Runners!

By : on : 03/06/2019 comments : (Comments Off on Congratulations to Our Marathon Runners!)

A huge congratulations to our marathon and ultra marathon runners! In May, Jessica Medd completed the Ultra Trail in the Blue Mountains and Lucy Braude a half-marathon at the Great Ocean Road Running Festival in Victoria.  Jess’s 50 kilometres included 2,300 plus meters of elevation and over 8,000 stairs, with 951 stairs in the last […]

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HeadwayHealth collaboration with Cancer Support Programs in May

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Dr Katharine Hodgkinson has been invited to present at Ovarian Cancers Younger Women’s Network new online program in May for women living with ovarian cancer who are younger than 50 years of age. She will share strategies for assisting with communicating with one’s health care team, as well as practical tips for making the most […]

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ConquerFear

By : on : 15/05/2019 comments : (Comments Off on ConquerFear)

Help with fears of Cancer recurrence – evidence based Skills Program for Cancer Survivors Now available By : HeadWayHealth on : 12/04/2019 comments : (Comments Off) Up to 70% of cancer survivors report anxiety and fears about cancer coming back.  After cancer treatment many experience the following “emotional side effects”: ~Loss of confidence~Checking for symptoms~Intrusive […]

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HeadwayHealth speak at Cancer Survivorship National Conference 2019

By : on : 02/04/2019 comments : (Comments Off on HeadwayHealth speak at Cancer Survivorship National Conference 2019)

Headwayhealth’s Dr Katharine Hodgkinson and Jess Medd, have both been invited to speak at the Cancer Survivorship national conference, a partnership between Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer and the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) which will present the latest developments in research and care relating to cancer survivorship. Dr Haryana Dhillon will chair […]

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My Health Record (MHR)

By : on : 01/11/2018 comments : (Comments Off on My Health Record (MHR))

My Health Record is a summary of your medical information. To learn more about how this will allow you to keep track of your health information as well as your rights please visit: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au  or contact their Help Line on phone: 1800 723 471.   You may wish to consider this information in relation to […]

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