Top tips to help manage children’s anxiety about COVID-19

LAURA’S PLACE By Laura Kiln PgDip (CBT) (Child & Adolescence), BSc (Hons) CMHN As I sit here it’s Sunday evening across the Coast, I guess many parents are preparing their children for back to school, back to “a new normal”, whatever that might be! As the international impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to increase, …

Soul food – food for the Soul

SOUL SOUP With increased restrictions on how we live through COVID-19, we have all faced the challenges of changing to the times. Local charity, Soul Soup are a great example of adapting quickly to continue to provide food to those in need. Soul Soup have been feeding our community’s homeless and vulnerable people in Woy …

Eight reasons to visit your dentist

CENTRAL COAST DENTAL EMERGENCY SERVICE There is nothing more important than your health, which is why staying on track with your dental appointments and treatment whilst maintaining good oral hygiene is more crucial now than ever. With the recent easement of restrictions during COVID-19, local dentists are now able to provide all dental treatment for …

Rehabilitation is for everyone – the young and not so young!

BRISBANE WATERS PRIVATE HOSPITAL Alex’s personal journey Six weeks ago Alex was on his way home from work when he was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident. Alex was hit head on by a moving 4WD, causing significant injuries to his arm and both legs. Rushed to emergency, Alex underwent surgery on his fractured wrist, …

How not to feel chunky in your winter layers

by Sam & Jordi Woods As much as it can be fun to get snuggly in cosy jumpers and layer up with jackets and scarves, the down side of dressing for warmth is it can leave us feeling chunky and bulky. If reaching for your oversized knitwear and pull on leggings is leaving you feeling …

Creating a new family ‘normal’

by Sarah Tolmie How are you going? How has the experience of COVID-19 and time in isolation, the disruption of school, work, sport and activities routine affected your family life? There has been much conversation about the negative effects, such as the stresses on finances, mental and physical wellbeing and relationships, but also, there have …

Providing best practice care for mothers and newborns on the Coast

GOSFORD PRIVATE HOSPITAL by Robyn Gasparotto, Manager – Gosford Private Maternity Services Gosford Private Maternity Services has introduced an internationally recognised, evidence-based training program named PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multiprofessional Team training). The training involves doctors, midwifery and nursing staff in emergency simulation training within the hospital’s Birth Unit, Maternity Ward, Special Care Nursery and Operating …

Debunking the Myths about your Genes & Breast Cancer

With Dr Mary Ling, Central Coast Breast and General Surgeon Around 1 in 10 cases of female breast cancer is due to a faulty gene passed through families from one generation to the next. Here are 5 common myths about hereditary breast cancer:  Myth   1Breast cancer gene mutationsonly cause breast cancer.  BRCA1 and BRCA2, …

Pregnant during COVID-19?

Dr Farag answers your questions Congratulations on having a baby on the way! This is the most exciting time for you but unfortunately with the situation right now you are probably feeling very anxious and concerned. Having a baby is stressful enough without a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and all the associated misinformation. This is why …