Thursday, 22nd March, 2018

Thousands of back pain sufferers given 'harmful' treatments

HUNDREDS of thousands of Australian back pain sufferers are being given harmful or useless treatments, leading researchers say, prompting them to make an extraordinary plea to protect the public.

Thirty-one of the world’s leading back pain researchers have published a call to action in medical journal The Lancet saying lower back pain is being mistreated on an enormous scale.

Doctors regularly prescribe addictive opioids and potentially harmful treatments including spinal fusion surgery… more

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Tuesday, 20th March, 2018

Take a walk down memory lane at Palm Lake Care

A FREE-RANGE model is giving people with dementia a new lease on life at a memory support community south of Brisbane.

From residents rediscovering their love of singing to teaming up to play cricket, there are many stories of positive outcomes just months after Palm Lake Care Bethania's Memory Support Unit opened.

Palm Lake Care general manager Kevin Landles said the support unit, affectionately known as 'Memory Lanes' has thrown… more