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Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes – a Juggling Act!

As people get older, their risk of Type 2 diabetes increases. Like other parts of your body your pancreas can get tired and not produce as much insulin, or it can produce too much but it can’t work properly because of too much extra body weight especially around our middles. Instead of the energy from

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Teeth and the Elderly

I recently had a conversation with Denise Hunter, dental hygienist, around dental care and the elderly. I was quite amazed at how different oral hygiene can be for the elderly. As a starter, appointment times need to be different – not too early in the morning, or late in the evening. The dental chair is

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Pacific Island Exercise Group

Every Tuesday morning at 10.30am the main hall of the Pacific Island Church on Daniel Street, Newtown, will be awash with a number of swaying bodies moving to Pacific beats. This is the Pacific Island Exercise group, and it celebrates 17 years this year. The Co-ordinator, Lafulafu – is the “queen” of the group, she

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