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Below are the Health and Wellness Clinic articles that have appeared in various Mater publications.

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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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Is your ‘diet’ working for you…or against you?

Food restriction or “dieting” means intentionally depriving yourself. Ongoing deprivation is generally only successful for a certain amount of time before we ‘fall off the wagon’ and start eating for comfort or to rebel against the ‘diet’. Initially we might feel temporarily better before we inevitably become disappointed or frustrated with ourselves that we ‘failed’ and decide to “diet” again.

Why does the diet industry thrive? Repeat business!

Does this cycle sound familiar?

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Hand Therapy Week

2-6 June is Hand Therapy Awareness Week.

Occupational therapists who specialise in hand therapy can assist patients with custom made splinting.

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Mater’s Nutrition for New Mums: turning the knowledge into know-how

It is important to make good food choices as a new mum. Eating well will help ensure you are receiving all the nutrients you need to produce good quality breast milk to nourish your bub. It will also keep your energy levels up to help you look after your growing baby.  

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