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Maintaining Normal Blood Pressure

June 28, 2016 5 Comments
Maintaining Normal Blood Pressure

Abnormal blood pressure can be life threatening – and here’s what you need to know about maintaining normal blood pressure. Research shows that over 50% of men and women will develop high blood pressure (aka hypertension) over the age of 55. High blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke – and as I […]

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Basics of the Skeletal System

May 25, 2016 2 Comments
Basics of the Skeletal System

“The foot bone’s connected to the… leg bone! The leg bone’s connected to the… hip bone…” Do you know how long I’ve been dying to write that on the Back to Basics Care website??? Hi, I’m Reg – and if you don’t know me (or haven’t had the pleasure of making my acquaintance) – I’m […]

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Body Waste

May 10, 2016 0 Comments
Body Waste

Have you heard the saying “Better out than in”? It’s usually accompanied by an explosive “bottom burp” (an interesting take on flatulence, or as it is commonly known – the fart). Well, it’s true. As a body takes in food and moisture to grow, as well as repair and create energy to perform activity, that […]

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An Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia

January 11, 2016 0 Comments
An Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia

During your studies or research on dementia you may come across what is referred to as FTD – Frontotemporal Dementia. Here are some basics to help with your understanding of this disorder: Frontotemporal Dementia earned its name according to the progressive damage that occurs to the frontal and (or) temporal lobes of the brain. These […]

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7 Tips for Reducing Back Injuries for Health Care Workers

December 11, 2015 0 Comments
7 Tips for Reducing Back Injuries for Health Care Workers

There are far too many back injuries in the workplace – let alone the Health Care Setting. And with the number of manual handling tasks a Health Care Worker performs on a daily basis, it’s important for carers to have the correct transfer and turning techniques to avoid injury. In this article let’s look at […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Being Trialed for Dementia Care

December 2, 2015 0 Comments
Chinese Herbal Medicine Being Trialed for Dementia Care

Over 200 Australians living with dementia will trial Chinese Herbal Medicine beginning early 2016. Researchers say Sailuotong (SLT), a combination of ginseng, ginkgo and saffron, has already shown positive results in previous studies – improving cognitive and memory impairment associated with vascular dementia. This Chinese Herbal Medicine was developed to treat vascular dementia and mixed […]

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Can You ‘Ear’ Me?

November 26, 2015 0 Comments
Can You ‘Ear’ Me?

The Certificate III in Individual Support covers a Body Systems module and today we’ll look at the Hearing and Equilibrium System. Let’s start with the ears… Apart from being a place where one could hang some attractive bling (thus broadening the Christmas gift options), or providing the opportunity for the school yard bully to point […]

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