Queensland Health is alarmed that “gestational diabetes”, ie. affecting pregnant women, has become the fastest growing type of diabetes diagnosed in the State.
A series of workshops was held in Cherbourg recently to help raise awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how to help people with the condition.
Lives Lived Well has moved into bigger and better premises in Kingaroy … which is both good and bad news for the South Burnett.
A small group of local residents attended a community forum in Kingaroy on Friday to learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
A team of vets will be visiting Cherbourg soon as part of an annual program organised by the Darling Downs Public Health Unit staff in collaboration with Cherbourg Council, the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science and Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities.
Hundreds of women in the Nanango area are in the target age group for a breast screen but have never had a mammogram, according to the BreastScreen Queensland Toowoomba Service.
Animal Health Australia (AHA) will be working to raise awareness next week about the real risks posed to farmers and rural workers by “zoonotic” diseases, ie. diseases passed from animals to humans.
Community leaders have been encouraged to apply for four upcoming vacancies on the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board Hospital – the Board responsible for all public hospitals in the South Burnett.
The site of the current Baillie Henderson mental health service in Toowoomba North has been identified as the preferred location for a new Toowoomba Hospital.
Medical groups accused the South Burnett Regional Council on Wednesday of condemning residents “to a dental dark age” by failing to fluoridate the local water supply.
Proston’s inaugural Healthy Living Forum was a big success on Saturday … and there was also a big surprise for one of the organisers.
The focus will be on healthy living in Proston on Saturday with a special expo at the Town Hall.
Nanango Hospital will be celebrating its 120th anniversary on Saturday with a special fete and display of memorabilia.
Nanango Hospital reopened on Thursday morning after Wednesday’s fire in bushland at the rear of the complex.
The Darling Downs Public Health Unit is investigating reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis allegedly linked to a fast food outlet in Kingaroy.
The Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) – volunteers who support local ambulance paramedics – were presented with a cheque for $500 from Kingaroy Lions Club at their AGM on Tuesday evening.
Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services – better known as CRAICCHS – is one of six organisations to receive funding under the latest round of the State Government’s Empowering Families grants program.
Kingaroy Lions Club presented the South Burnett Community Hospital Foundation Board with a cheque for $1000 at its recent meeting held at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital.
On Saturday, July 28, I woke up and realised I had the ‘flu (or something very much like it) … and just four days later I was in Kingaroy Hospital.
Kingaroy resident Kevin Soper is hoping to get some quality of life back thanks to the skill of two surgeons who performed complex hernia repair and gallbladder removal surgery last week.
Youngsters at Kingaroy Hospital’s emergency department will be able to tell their troubles to a cuddly bear or owl to help take the edge off a visit, thanks to the hard work of the Angel Knitters and Crocheters Group.
This week is not only NAIDOC Week, it’s also National Diabetes Week …
Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is urging people who’d like to live independently at home for longer to apply for assistance from the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
On a cold winter’s night in June, what could be better than some warm soup, a sausage sizzle and some hot coffee?