Count down on for new Central Coast private maternity ward

Central Coast families will soon be invited to experience extraordinary care in the region’s only and newest, dedicated private maternity unit when it is unveiled as part of the $32million Gosford Private Hospital re-development. The premier, purpose-built maternity ward has been designed with care, comfort and families in mind. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technology …

5 Foundations to build good health and wellbeing

by Diana Arundell university qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist  Solid foundations lead to stronger more resilient structures and the same can be observed with our health and the human body. If you are not feeling well or your body is not performing to expectation then it’s worth looking into the foundations of your health. If these …

Radical self care for mothers and why it’s critical

By Alita Blanchard I know the idea of putting yourself first and making time to care for your needs brings up big feelings. You may read the term “self care” and scoff “yeah right…how can I possibly fit that in” or what I often hear is “it just feels like another thing to add to …

Australian Reptile Park’s Antivenom Program

Thanks to the tireless efforts from a dedicated venom extraction team at the Australian Reptile Park, Australia has avoided many potential fatalities for snake and funnel-web spider bite victims over the last 70 years.  Since the 1950s, the Australian Reptile Park has been the sole suppliers of terrestrial snake venom for the purpose of making …

Could my child need orthodontic treatment?

One of the most common questions we get asked is how early is too early to get braces? It is most important to understand that all of us have individual needs. We all grow and develop at different rates. We are unique. Just because one of the children in your child’s class has braces, does …

Pre-pregnancy planning

 by Dr Georgia Page Are you thinking of starting a family or perhaps you are ready to try again? Pregnancies are not always planned but when it comes to healthier outcomes it is best to think ahead. There are a lot of things to consider before trying to get pregnant so it’s a good idea …

Exceptional Coasties honoured in Australia Day Awards

Twelve exceptional Coasties have received Australia Day honours, including long-serving Meals on Wheels volunteer Paula Hardwick who was named ‘Citizen of the Year’ at yesterday’s 2021 Australia Day Awards on the Central Coast. Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan said that the annual Australia Day Awards are an opportunity to recognise Central Coast locals who …

The evidence for exercise & breast cancer prevention

With Breast Surgeon Dr Mary Ling Here are 3 updates from the latest research on exercise and breast cancer prevention.  How much exercise is enough? Much more than you think! A study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology reported 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate activity or 1.25 to 2.5 hours of vigorous activity per …

Summer style amid a La Nina

by Sam & Jordi Woods Most of Australia; but predominately the East Coast of Australia are currently experiencing the effects of this season’s La Nina weather pattern. A La Nina often brings strong winds, cooler temperatures and copious amounts of rain. As a La Nina is predicted to stick around for a majority of Summer, …

School Readiness: What really matters – the importance of play-based learning

By Brodie Jarman, Early Childhood & Primary Teacher ALKIRA ELC Research provides evidence that the first five years of life are the most crucial for brain development. Studies consistently highlight the importance of social development for young children and the number one predictor for positive outcomes is attachment; this means forming deep connections, a circle …