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Staying healthy

Staying safe in summer


Sydney summer means some very hot days and warm nights. We spoke to the nurse manager of Child and Family Health Services Sydney Local Health District, Paola Gordon, about how your family can beat the heat and stay cool this summer.

Staying safe in summer

Healthy teeth, healthy body


Baby teeth are important for your child’s health but if we don’t look after them, the teeth might decay. This can be painful and make life difficult for your little one! Read on to find out what you can do to fight tooth decay and keep your child’s mouth healthy.


Keeping little ears healthy


Middle ear infections are common in children. However there are a few simple things you can do to help keep your child's ears healthy.


Fight the flu and stay healthy this winter


Winter is fast approaching and it is important that you and your family are ready for the cooler weather. This means taking out your coats and beanies, swapping leafy salads for hot soups and protecting your family against the flu. Read on to find out how you can protect your children from the flu this winter.

Fight the flu and stay healthy this winter

World Allergy Week 2018


Awareness April we are calling it! From 22 to 28 April we will be celebrating World Allergy Week to raise awareness of Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema. We spoke to Dr Robert Loblay the Director of Royal Prince Alfred’s Allergy Unit to find out more about Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema.


Healthy Hips Week


This month families and health professionals across the country are celebrating Healthy Hips Week from 23 – 29 April. According to Healthy Hips Australia, one in 6 newborns will have some hip instability.


Autumn Fun


As the weather starts to cool down, Autumn is a great time of year to get outside and get active! As Sydney Local Health District’s Health Promotion Officer Nadia Levett explains, the new season brings new ways for kids to explore and have fun.

Autumn Fun

A growing family


Are you expecting your second baby and wondering how your first born will handle the change? Sydney Local Health District’s Child and Family Health Nurse Kim Dunlop has some tips to make the transition as easy as possible!


Beat the heat


Sydney can become very hot and humid in summer. With some simple precautions you and your family can avoid dehydration and other heat-related health problems.


Helping children stay in the healthy weight range


We know children need to grow and gain weight, but it’s best if they stay within a certain weight range for their height and age. Sydney Local Health District’s Early Childhood Dietitians, Kalliope Polyronis and Kate Holland, explain how to keep children in the healthy weight range.


Best barbecues


As the weather warms up, we’re spending more time outdoors and that means cooking barbecues! While a barbecue can be a great way to get together with family and friends, there are some hazards – especially for young children. Dr Elizabeth Guingi from Concord Hospital’s Emergency Department explains how to keep your outdoor cook-up safe.


Battery safety


With Christmas fast approaching and many parents starting to think about buying presents, it’s important to know which toys are safe and which aren’t – especially when it comes to batteries.

Battery  safety

Be asthma aware


Asthma affects one in nine Australians - many of them children. But the good news is Sydney Local Health District’s experts say it can usually be kept under control so kids are free to run and play.

Be asthma aware

Medicine safety


Medicines are there to help us when we’re sick but if they are stored or used in the wrong way, they can be dangerous.

Medicine safety

Protecting what you love


Children are offered a range of immunisations from the time they are born through to their teenage years.

Protecting what you love

Get active


For many mums and dads, the thought of fitting exercise into an already busy family schedule can seem like too much.

Get active

Brushing up for sparkly smiles


As part of Dental Health Week our experts give their tips on how to keep your child's smile bright and healthy.

Brushing up for sparkly smiles

Itchy bites


Long sunny days, gorgeous outdoor evenings and yep, you guessed what comes next...
“Is anyone else being eaten alive?”

Itchy bites

Feeling good in 2017


Tips from Sydney Local Health District's mental health expert Dr Jean Starling.

Feeling Good in 2017

Is your family sun safe?


RPA's skin cancer expert Professor John Thompson has some tips on how to make sure we’re all protected from the sun.

Is your family sun safe?

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