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Heart Foundation Walkers go the extra mile Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Health, Sport

Heart Foundation walkers and Sport Central Staff participating in Run Ballarat

Walk into a healthier life

Walk into a healthier life Author: Categories: Stories, Health

The Heart Foundation offers free walking groups in Ballarat and surrounding areas. Join a freee walking group today. the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that 70% of the Australian adult population are exercising at a sedentary to low level.

The Olympics, The Paralympics and the NDIS

The Olympics, The Paralympics and the NDIS Author: Kate TaylorCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Health

Some things, Australians are just awesome at. Literally, properly awesome, as in, inspiring awe. Take our obsession with building ‘big' things, for example. The Big Pineapple. The big Prawn. The Big Merino. The Big Rocking horse. The Big Gina Rinehart. **That last one may not actually exist.

Striving to have my life make a difference

Striving to have my life make a difference Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Health

How many times do you read something, or hear a story about someone, and say, "That's terrible. Someone should do something!" How about making that "someone... YOU?"

Are you happy with your doctor?

Are you happy with your doctor? Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Health

Robyn explores the trials and tribulations of finding a suitable doctor in the Ballarat region.

Call For National Disability Insurance Scheme

Call For National Disability Insurance Scheme Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Issues, Stories, Health, Politics

What is your opinion on this move by the Australian Federal Government? On one hand we're being told that the welfare bill is too high in this country and PWDs have got to get out and get a job to save the day! Now, we're welcoming migrants with disabilities...? I'd be interested in your opinions!

Role models: who's leading tomorrow's leaders?

Role models: who's leading tomorrow's leaders? Author: Kate TaylorCategories: Issues, Stories, Health

For a while there, she's your hero. Your role model. Your mentor. But then you start to look around a bit, and find that there are even cooler people out there than your mum. Role models, and more importantly, mentors, are a bit thin on the ground at the moment. We have a national mentor health is

 Central Highlands Water Wins Landmark VCAT Case

Central Highlands Water Wins Landmark VCAT Case Author: John BarnesCategories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Health, Politics

Ballarat people and institutions have just played lead roles in protecting Victoria's public health and environment. TBI breaks the news ahead of the pack.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol Author: Melissa WattsCategories: Issues, Stories, Health

It’s not until you witness or experience it firsthand that you remember just how important it is. Nurses, paramedics and emergency services are worth their weight in gold. It is easy to imagine that the Ghost of Christmas Future might show that if these workers continue in tough conditions we

Facts about people with disability in Australia

Facts about people with disability in Australia Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Health, Politics, Economy, Education

Lets get some facts and figures about disability sorted out. According to the ABS, just under one in five Australians, or four million people, are officially recognised by the government as having pensionable disabilities. Of those, 15.6% site a bad back as their disability and 14.8% claim they have

Give all children a Merry Christmas

Give all children a Merry Christmas Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Health

It might be the first time this month you’ve asked a question like this, but it's more than likely the 10th time that day this poor kid has been asked the same rude question.

Disability-wise

Disability-wise Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Environment, Health, Transport

There is light at the end of the tunnel - but how long is the tunnel? The Equal Opportunity News informs us that Anne Burgess, who is the Acting Commissioner for Equal Opportunities has said: "On this the International Day of People With a Disability on Dec 2nd, I want to applaud some giant steps,

Vaccinations and Government Incentives

Vaccinations and Government Incentives Author: Shaun and Lisa WilliamsCategories: Issues, Stories, Health

The Federal Government will be withholding payments to parents who do not vaccinate next year. Good, right? How informed are you about this medical proceedure that all children are expected to undergo?

Ballarat locals asked to participate in study

Ballarat locals asked to participate in study Author: Categories: Stories, Health, Announcements

The ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study will determine if Aspirin can help maintain good physical and mental health in senior years. Particular areas of interest are in the prevention of heart attack, stroke and some cancers, cognitive and physical decline.

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