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Pushing for greater Parkinson’s awareness

Every day, 35 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's in Australia, yet few people understand the disease well.  Parkinson's unique expression of physical and cognitive symptoms can also pose challenges for nurses and carers alike.  With April being Parkinson's Awareness Month, ...

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Flight attendant swaps blue skies for scrubs

While standing on a church roof with a group of schoolchildren in Papua New Guinea, Louise Dingle, a former flight attendant and trained psychotherapist, had an epiphany.  The 59-year-old had spent decades exploring the world, seeing first-hand the impacts of the ...

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