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Dysphagia: little condition leads to big problems

A swallowing impairment known as dysphagia is a little recognised medical problem with a significant cost on our health system. Researchers from Flinders University found that people in hospital who also have dysphagia need to stay there for longer periods. ...

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Hobart nurse fronts clothing campaign

Retail brand Jeanswest is set to celebrate its fans in a campaign featuring seven of its members, with a Hobart nurse among them. Gracie Patten, who works as a paediatrics and theatre nurse, will take centre stage in the brand's ...

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GEDI to advance emergency care for older patients

A fast-tracked emergency department program for elderly patients is now accessible in regional and remote areas of Queensland. The initiative, which was co-developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), has been established ...

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Facial recognition pain tool rolling out nationally

A tool that uses facial recognition software to detect pain in the elderly and people with dementia is making its way across Australian residential aged care villages. Known as PainChek, its national rollout via Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is now underway ...

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A dying wish: Lobster for Josino

What would be your last meal? For Josino, all he wanted was lobster, but that wasn’t to be. “You know what really annoys me? If I was on death row, I could choose my last meal. Just because I’m sick, ...

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