Chronic disease management

Chronic disease is very common in Australia, with over half the population suffering from at least one chronic illness. The incidence of many of these chronic health conditions are on the rise due to factors such as change in lifestyle and increased life expectancy. They can lead to disability and premature death however with appropriate …

Weekend getaway style essentials

by Sam & Jordi Woods Now more than ever the exciting weekend escape is trending high on many people’s social calendars. Often these getaways can be last minute or spare of the moment decisions we make when we just want a change of scenery. Therefore, packing can often need to be done in minimal time. …

Jemma Rix – Central Coast’s Reigning Queen of Musical Theatre

The snow-capped mountains of the fictitious Kingdom of Arendelle in Disney’s hit musical, Frozen might seem like a world away from the sunny Central Coast, but Frozen’s leading lady Jemma Rix insists spending her formative years in Avoca Beach helped pave the way to bring her most iconic role to life.  The Avoca Beach native …

Giving Coasties a Premium Dental experience in their own neighbourhood

Mingara Dental & Implant Centre recently opened a state of the art facility. A group of passionate and highly experienced local dentists have combined forces to offer Central Coast residents the pinnacle in dental care through an array of state of the art dental practices located across the Central Coast and beyond with Mingara Dental …

The journey is just as important as the destination

PALMER’S TOURS Its Easy Tours was purchased by a family owned and operated Queensland business Palmer’s Coaches in March 2019. Its Easy Tours is now formally known as Palmer’s Tours. They have expanded from one vehicle in 2012 to 37 vehicles across Central Coast and South-West Queensland. Owners Rick & Kim Palmer have engaged Rick’s …

PEA is for Pain

by Diana Arundell university qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist PEA also stands for Palmitoylethanolamide which is a natural compound showing great benefits in the treatment of pain, inflammation and neurological disorders.  Chronic unresolved pain can affect the quality of life for those experiencing it as well as those around them. Physical, emotional and mental health can …

Autumn gardening

By Vickey Taylor Well what a wet summer we have had! As Autumn approaches and we are all spending more time at home, one of the upsides of not being able to go anywhere is more time to enjoy the fruits of our labour in the garden. Make sure you get out there and show …

Holiday destinations to drool over

Words by Dorian Mode. Photography Lydia Thorpe With international travel impeded by lockdown, seniors are choosing long driving holidays. Sometimes these holiday destinations allow you to bring your best mate. No, not your spouse. I’m talking about a driving/drooling holiday with your dog. Some issues ago you may recall me visiting the Snowys Region to …

Triple Negative Breast Cancer – a different shade of pink

With Breast Surgeon Dr Mary Ling What is triple negative breast cancer? Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a type of breast cancer that does not have any of the 3 receptors commonly found on breast cancer cells – the oestrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors. Receptors are molecules on the surface of cancer cells, which interact …