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Rural Doctors Foundation

CategoriesAgeing Disease Prevention Mental Health

Social connection is key to ageing well

Social connection is so important, particularly as we get older.

Having celebrated his 60th birthday and becoming a grandfather recently, Tarun Sen Gupta is all about social connection. Anyone who knows Tarun knows he loves to be surrounded by people, telling stories of his remarkable life and adventures.

This article shares his views on the importance of staying connected.

CategoriesCountry life Wellbeing

All that Justine is missing is her cape – but she is a humble super hero!

Like Rural Doctors Foundation, Justine is small yet mighty with a lot of heart. She is a down to earth rural hero who is wife to Gary and mum to her three kids – Shalia aged 22, Tianna 16 and Korbyn 14 yrs old.

And for most, being a wife to a DIDO hubby and mum to three kids is enough to keep you busy – but after significant events in her life – Justine was not content to sit back – she felt there was more she could do to help others in need.

CategoriesDisease Prevention Wellbeing

Give your Dad a very special gift this Father’s Day!

As we take time out on Father’s Day to celebrate that special man in our life – remember that good health is the best gift.

As you acknowledge how special your dad is to you – take time to check in on his health and encourage your dad to get a regular check with his doctor.

This is even more important for those living in rural and remote communities as early detection of diseases like prostate cancer can save his life!

CategoriesDisease Prevention Wellbeing

80% of people with coeliac disease don’t know they have it – are you one of them?

Approximately 1 in 70 Australians have coeliac disease however 80% remain undiagnosed. Most Australians with coeliac disease don’t know it. Improved awareness of the condition has resulted in higher diagnosis rates in the past few years, however, there has also been an increase in the incidence of coeliac disease.

Rural Doctors Foundation recommend that if you have a close relative with coeliac disease, ask your local rural doctor for a blood test to screen for coeliac disease.