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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week

This week (30 July to 5 August 2014) is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week. Cerebral palsy or CP is a physical condition that primarily affects movement. A child is born with cerebral palsy every 18 hours in Australia.

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Let’s Go with Toileting!

Most children gain full control over their bowel functions between the ages of two and five years. Toileting, however, can be both stressful and embarrassing for both children and parents when issues persist beyond this age. Without appropriate attention to constipation, this condition can have a medical impact on the child’s digestive system and influence future toileting behaviours.

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Hearing Loss and Audiology

One-in-six Australians have a hearing loss; for some the loss may be temporary but for others the loss may be permanent.

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National Diabetes Week – Reduce Your Risk. Get it before it gets you!

National Diabetes Week 2014 kicks off on 13 July and runs until 19 July. This year’s theme is: Type 2 Diabetes: “Reduce Your Risk”.

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Why weight?!

Overweight and obesity is one of the most common health problems in Australian children. It affects more than 25% of the population aged 2-16 years old. It is predicted that the ‘obesity epidemic’ will continue to increase across this age group during the next decade contributing to serious health problems for future generations.

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