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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.

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!

World Cancer Day CategoriesDisease Prevention

Cancer: Debunking the Myths on World Cancer Day

Cancer is currently the number one cause of death in Australia, taking the lives of approximately 50,000 Australians each year. However, despite the high prevalence, many misconceptions about cancer still manage to circulate.

Rural doctors play a significant role in supporting not only the patient but also their family and the community. They are connected to many support organisations and provide valuable information and resources to help a family understand the options and support available to them.

The King of Rural Medicine CategoriesAgeing Disease Prevention Mental Health

Connection is key to ageing well

At 59 years of age, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta has not reached official senior status just yet. But he is described by his students as the King of Rural Medicine.
He has educated and mentored about 4,000 medical students and junior doctors on their journey to being rural doctors in his decades of work. The theme of 2021 Seniors Month is Social Connections.

Rural Doctors Foundation spoke with Professor Sen Gupta, who is Treasurer of the Foundation, about the importance of staying connected.