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Baby on board

Giving birth inside an aircraft is not ideal—it’s safer on the ground where extra help can be summoned in case of complications—but sometimes nature intervenes, as RFDS Flight Nurse Chris Minchell found out recently. Chris was called to Cobar when … Continue reading

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Skin cancer screening – when were you last checked?

This week is National Skin Cancer Action Week and it’s a good time to think about when you were last checked. Skin cancer screening is something we don’t always remember to get around to, but for those living in the … Continue reading

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First year success for Rio Tinto Life Flight jet

When the Rio Tinto Life Flight jet was launched last year, we said it was one of the most significant improvements in services to sick and injured people in remote areas since the Flying Doctor began in 1928. One year … Continue reading

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Stroke, do you have the facts?

In the next 10 years, more than half a million Australian’s will suffer a stroke. Its something we should all have the facts about. The Stroke Foundation has provided a fact sheet with the top ten facts about stroke (see … Continue reading

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How can I access a female GP in rural and remote Australia?

There are 84 GP’s per 100,000 people in rural and remote Australia and of those only 33% are female. 1 Lack of access to female doctors for women living in rural and remote communities means that women may not always obtain … Continue reading

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