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Reminders improve vaccination rates: APNA

An efficient reminder system might be pivotal to improving the low pneumococcal vaccination rates among Australians 65 and over. A survey by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) revealed that while many general practices do have a vaccination reminder ...

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Dogs 4 Dementia: furry friends providing care

The month of Dogtober is upon us. A campaign for awareness by Assistance Dogs Australia, this month also brings with it a government-funded project for dementia care at home.  Dogs 4 Dementia gives access to a specially trained assistance dog for couples ...

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Aged care returns to Health Ministry

Federal oversight of aged care has been returned to the remit of the nation’s health minister after the post-Tony Abbott Cabinet reshuffle – which initially left the sector ministerially orphaned – led to strong criticism from industry leaders. Health Minister Sussan Ley signalled ...

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