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 …

Learn new skills and make a difference in 2021

Australians with low internet skills can often feel isolated from their community and family at a time in their lives when feeling connected is increasingly important.  The Be Connected Network is managed by Good Things Foundation and is part of the wider Be Connected initiative. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing …

Retirement village or aged care?

Throughout our lives we make choices about where to live, largely driven by lifestyle, work or family. However, as we get older our health or increasing levels of frailty may have a greater impact on these choices.  Homes come in a variety of shapes, styles and legal structures. Planning ahead and researching options can help …

The secrets of Small Business Survival

By Brendan Nixon When you are heading towards retirement the last thing you want is to see your small business go belly up! It’s important to regularly check the health of your businesses.  Small businesses are vital for the nation’s economy, accounting for nearly 98% all Australian businesses and employing 2.2 million people (ABS February …

Travel further with a Mobility Scooter

PREMIER MOBILITY CENTRE If you have difficulty walking, standing or getting around, or suffer from multiple sclerosis or arthritis, a mobility scooter can help you maintain an important measure of independence when running personal errands, shopping or travelling. One of the benefits of a mobility scooter is the ability to take them on public transport …

Tackling the big beast forgiveness

by Sarah Tolmie Today in my relationship coaching practice I had a step-father and his adolescent son working on reconciling their relationship.  It has been a happy family life, mostly, but they have also had some difficult history together, especially as they have traversed the teenage years compounded by other extenuating factors of stress.  Father …

Icon Cancer Centre – Gosford celebrates 25 years of world class care

Icon Cancer Centre Gosford proudly celebrated 25 years since opening their doors to the Gosford community earlier this year, with more than 12 000 patients having been treated with the latest in radiation therapy treatment at the local centre since 1995. The centre offers advanced radiation therapy treatment for all cancer types and ensures rapid …

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 …