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Health

Ergon Urges Customers To Register

Regional Queenslanders using equipment for confirmed life-threatening medical conditions are urged to ensure they are registered with Ergon Energy’s Life Support program before the onset of the storm and cyclone season.

South Burnett Is ‘Alarmingly’ Obese

South Burnett Is ‘Alarmingly’ Obese

The South Burnett, Darling Downs and South West Queensland population are fat … and getting fatter.

Spotlight On A Healthy Lifestyle

Spotlight On A Healthy Lifestyle

Too often a free breakfast in Kingaroy means a sausage sizzle … but at the South Burnett Health & Lifestyle Expo it meant fruit. And lots of it … apples, mandarins and bananas.

Fitness Classes Starting In Durong

The South Burnett Regional Council’s Healthy Communities program will be running weekly fitness classes in Durong from Wednesday, October 23, until Wednesday, November 20.

15pc Living In Poverty

15pc Living In Poverty

Many Queenslanders live in poverty. Could you live on a tin of food, a couple of pieces of fruit and a slice of bread a day?

Hospitals To Get Regular Legionella Tests

Hospitals To Get Regular Legionella Tests

The legionella scare in Queensland hospitals earlier this year has led to the release of a number of recommendations to decrease the risk of future outbreaks occurring.

Plan To Slash Dental Delays

Plan To Slash Dental Delays

A public / private partnership model being trialled in Inglewood to slash dental waiting times may be introduced to Kingaroy and Murgon.

Health Report Identifies
Good News And Challenges

Health Report Identifies<br> Good News And Challenges

The re-introduction of a rural generalist surgeon at Kingaroy Hospital has doubled the number of elective surgical procedures done in Kingaroy.

Record-Breaking Relay Raises $116,000

Record-Breaking Relay Raises $116,000

A record number of teams and a record amount of money raised … the organisers of the 2013 South Burnett Relay For Life held in Kingaroy at the weekend couldn’t be much happier.

A Recipe For Feeling Better

A Recipe For Feeling Better

The South Burnett’s first Depressed Cake Shop may have had some ‘sad” bikkies, cake that was feeling “blue” and quite a few “black dog” lollies, but it has had a happy ending … it was so successful there’s a good chance there’ll be more popping up next year.

Health Minister Praises Board

Health Minister Praises Board

The local Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) Board has been praised by Health Minister Lawrence Springborg for its performance against national benchmarks during its first year as an independent body.

Fast Food That’s Also Healthy!

Fast Food That’s Also Healthy!

South Burnett chef Jason Ford will be demonstrating “healthy fast food cooking” as part of the South Burnett Health and Lifestyle Expo.

Art Celebrates Hidden Skills

Art Celebrates Hidden Skills

The 2103 Mental Health Week Art Competition was officially opened at the Kingaroy Art Gallery on Friday night.

‘Nursing Was The Only Life For Me’

‘Nursing Was The Only Life For Me’

Even when she was 10 years old, Lola Ashurst wanted to be a nurse: “I can remember it now. We would be out travelling about and I would get excited when I saw a hospital. I was just attracted to hospitals …”

Acupuncturist To Visit Blackbutt

Acupuncturist To Visit Blackbutt

Blackbutt GP Dr Daphene Connor says she is about to receive mentorship from one of Australia’s leading acupuncturists.

New-Look Castra Opens Its Doors

New-Look Castra Opens Its Doors

Murgon’s new, ultra-modern $14 million aged care facility was officially opened on Wednesday by Catholic Bishop Brian Finnigan before a packed room of invited guests.

Stay Cool To Stay Safe

Stay Cool To Stay Safe

South Burnett residents have been urged to keep alert for signs of heat-related illnesses as the region heads into the summer months.

Qld Health Issues Measles Warning

Qld Health Issues Measles Warning

Queensland is in the grip of a measles outbreak, with 16 cases reported so far this year.

A Simple Message To Save A Life

A Simple Message To Save  A Life

RU OK? This simple question was on everyone’s lips in the Town Hall Forecourt in Kingaroy this morning.

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