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Healthy volunteers needed for
fight against heart disease
A service promoting Excellence
in Hearing Health Care
Hearing Assessments & Advice • Hearing Aid Fittings & Aftercare
Tinnitus Management • Group Information Sessions
FUHS provides hearing aids privately and NOT under the Commonwealth Government Voucher scheme
A service of Flinders University
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National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500
27 Conyngham Street, Glenside
today or leave
a bequest in your will.
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Introducing Challenging Pain
Courses for all those living
with long term pain.
Courses will be held across
& surrounding areas.
For more information, call:
The Arthritis Foundation of South Australia
Ph: 8379 5711
Country FREECALL – 1800 011 041
www.arthritissa.org.au E: firstname.lastname@example.org
8277 6457 www.molechecks.com.au
1284 South Road, Clovelly Park 5042
The Good News
Early diagnosis of melanoma means no
significant impact on quality of life or life
Melanoma is the most common cancer in
the 15 - 45 year age group.
Melanoma is the second most common
cause of death in that age group.
Computerised Melanoma &
Skin Cancer Screening
What happens during a hearing
• The audiologist will ask about your
ears and hearing.
• Your ears will be inspected.
• You will be given clear instructions
for the hearing test.
• Headphones will be placed over
• You will indicate when you hear a
• The audiologist wants to find the
softest tones you can hear in each
• Other tests may then be
• All results will be explained and
further action discussed.
For further information call
FUHS on 8204 5959 or visit the
Alzheimers Australia SA is the peak
body for people with dementia, their
families and carers
They provide policy, advocacy,
support services, counselling,
education, early intervention
programs, diversional therapy,
respite and information. Dementia
is confusing, but they can help!
Call their National Dementia
Helpline on 1800 100 500.
Challenging Pain Course
Learn skills and techniques to
manage short or long term pain and
regain control of your life.
The Arthritis SA Challenging Pain
course is a short course delivered in
2 x 2.5 hour sessions, a week apart.
Topics covered include managing
stress and negative thoughts,
diversion techniques and pacing,
relaxation exercises, medication and
for regularly updated Courses,
locations, dates and times.
Molechecks Australia is dedicated
to the early detection, diagnosis and
treatment of melanoma and other
A special imaging camera is used
to access moles that may not even
visible to the eye.
Digital images of abnormal moles
are assessed and stored for
comparison at future visits. No
referrals are necessary.
attacks and the other looking
into cardiovascular risk and its
relationship with Vitamin D.
Conducted by the Southern Adelaide
Diabetes and Endocrine Service,
both studies involve an easy, non-
invasive assessment and are open
to male or female participants aged
50 years or older who are not taking
calcium or Vitamin D supplements.
Southern Adelaide Diabetes and
Endocrine Service Staff Specialist,
Dr Morton Burt, said study
participants would be playing a vital
role in heart disease research.
"I hope we will gain a greater
understanding of whether calcium
cardiovascular risk, which will
potentially benefit the large number
of elderly patients taking calcium
supplements," he said.
"Investigating the relationship
between Vitamin D status and
cardiovascular risk could also result
in substantial benefits for the wider
community. If Vitamin D deficiency
does increase cardiovascular risk,
Vitamin D could represent a cheap
therapeutic intervention that reduces
Dr Burt said people suffering from
osteoporosis are often prescribed
calcium supplements to increase
bone density. However, a recent
study from Auckland, New Zealand,
raised the possibility that calcium
supplements might increase the risk
of heart attack.
"Therefore, the medical community
should reassess the pros and cons
of taking calcium supplements."
Dr Burt also hoped participants
in the calcium study would also
consider being involved in the
Vitamin D study.
"Inclusion in the Vitamin D study will
involve only one more non-invasive
test," he added.
For more information about
participating in the studies phone
8275 1094 to speak with a study
A South Australian health service is
on the hunt for study participants
aged over 50 to help in the fight
against heart disease.
Two studies are being undertaken
-- one investigating the link between
calcium supplements and heart
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