Health

Maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing as you get older is vital to enjoying your later years. YourLifeChoices understands this and we bring you up-to-date information, resources and relevant feature articles on the health checks you need, nutrition, managing pain, choosing health insurance, the ins and outs of grandparenting and which alternative medicines may give you the health boost you need. We also explain how aged care works, including residential aged care, aged care services delivery and health and ageing.

Which state has worst healthcare?

Which state has worst healthcare?

Which state has worst healthcare?

The quality of healthcare outcomes has major discrepancies around the nation.

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Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Renewed push for sugar tax

Health organisations are pushing for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks.

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

Drinking lowers diabetes risk

To drink or not to drink. That is the question. The answer seems to change ...

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Australians are using video games to deal with health issues such as stress and dementia.

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Despite some faults, our system is among the best in the developed world.

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

Deadly medicine mistakes

New research has found that many Australians make this mistake with medicines.

Caring for dry ageing skin

Caring for dry ageing skin

Caring for dry ageing skin

Do you have dry skin? These simple and smart strategies for supple skin will help.

Your Health

How to overcome tiredness

These five tips will enhance your energy and help you to bounce back.

Enhance your energy

Cholesterol explained

Many myths and fallacies surround cholesterol. Learn fact from fiction.

Learn fact from fiction

How to stop snoring

Try these natural anti-snoring remedies.

Sleep-saving tips

Wellbeing

How well do you know your bones?

Check your bone health with the Know Your Bones online self-assessment.

Know your bones

Poor suburbs can expect hot summer

Poor and disadvantaged Australian suburbs risk having urban hotspots.

Hot in the city

You could live longer than you think

New research suggests the upper limit on mortality may be higher than 115 years.

But do you want to?

News

Home is where the heart disease is

People who live in regional areas 90 per cent more likely to die from heart conditions.

Cardiac quandary

The rapid rise of foot fungus

Medical professionals say if you don’t wear socks you’ll suffer the consequences.

Fend off foot fungus

Obesity leads to breast cancer

Researchers are one step closer to knowing how obesity is linked to breast cancer.

Watch your weight

Hearing

Top three hearing myths explained

To help you understand hearing loss, we’ve explored the most common misconceptions.

True or false?

Your hearing health explained

Diminished hearing can have a huge impact on your way of life and general wellbeing.

Read this free booklet

Focus exercises for hearing

There are a few things you can do yourself to help you maintain better hearing.

Improve your hearing

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