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    Public Health in Tasmania

    To whom it may concern, A little over a year ago, I moved to the Hobart area from Sydney but am originally from the US. I had lived in Sydney for the previous thirteen years and consider myself extremely lucky and privileged to be a dual citizen of both Australia and the US. One of the biggest reasons I choose to live in Australia is because I am able to get public health care. I live a lifestyle where I own my own home, but have an extremely low annual income (under $20k) and there is no way I can afford to pay for a private health fund. I recently learned that I have Ehlers-Danlos...Read more
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    Weaning off Pristiq

    I started on efexor 75mg daily nearly 6 years ago and switched to pristiq 50mg. For the first year on Effexor I had severe stomach pain and even ended up in hospital and was put on morphine to help relieve the pain. The doctors did many test including an endoscopy and still couldn't determine what the pain was caused by. I have never been able to go more than one day without taking the drug. Any time that I missed more than one dose resulted in unbearable withdrawal symptoms and I got to the point of carrying my medication with me so that I didn't ever have to experience the awful...Read more
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    Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Sydney Makes You Self - Conscious

    Cosmetic surgery has been widely prevalent through out the world because of its technical skills giving a flawless surgery that makes both men & women more alluring & decent by improving their appeal. Dr Charles Cope, one of the best Surgeons in Australia has been popular for many years for his awesome surgery. Any Type of surgery like Face - Lift, Laser Resurfacing, Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) , Nose Surgery, Breast Augmentation are some of the common treatments that are done by the proficient & skilled Surgeons according to the needs & requirements of the clients. All these...Read more
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    Restore Your Breast Size Using Silicon Gel Implants From The Breast Augmentation Revision Sydney,Breast Implant Revision Sydney

    Breast Implant is the process where one can change the size, shape & contour of a woman's breast.Cosmetic Surgery is done to enhance the look of the breast of a woman , making it more appealing & definitely makes you more smarter in-front of your friends & relatives. It is done under a general anesthetic, with the operation taking 2-3 hours. It is usually performed as a day-stay or overnight-stay procedure in Sydney. Following mastopexy or breast augmentation it is important to restrict yourself to light activities, with no lifting or heavy duties for 7-10 days. Most patients...Read more
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    Exclusive Performance Of Lesions Are Done From Plastic Surgery Mole Removal Sydney By Dr Charles Cope

    Dr Charles Cope, one of the renowned Cosmetic surgery clinic assures to all men & women delivering the best procedural surgeries to make you look more prominent & alluring. Various types of surgeries are there like Breast Augmentation, Reduction ,Reconstruction, Eye Surgery, Facial Surgery & many more are there with advanced technology & a complete team of well trained & proficient surgeons do their work delicately, according to the physical health conditions of the patients.Get a beautiful alluring look by Dr Charles Cope without any delay to enhance your self confidence.Read more
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    Canberra emergency department

    <p>I presented yesterday to the The Canberra Hospital&nbsp;emergency ward with a fairly severe stomach bug. On a busy public holiday the attention I received was courteous, caring and prompt. In particular, the nurses in the ED department once I was admitted were wonderful. They were able to and did explain what was happening, how long I might be there and how I should look after myself after I was discharged.</p>Read more
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    Townsville Hospital ED and Children's Ward

    <p>My baby old was admitted for 5 days for bronchiolitis and had to be fed through a nasogastric tube. The wonderful nurses in ED were quick to organise a breast pump to ensure that my baby would be fed my expressed milk. I mentioned while in the children's ward that I had a few questions and a lactation consultant visited me soon after. She was fantastic and helpful and made me feel very confident in my abilities to express and to continue feeding once my baby had recovered.</p><p>I also had exceptional support from several nurses in ED (paeds day shift) while making...Read more
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    Hand surgery

    <p>Day surgery for my partner for a broken hand bone - that part went ok - but when we left and had been told that we would have a call to get the plaster cast slab off (whole forearm! ) Maroondah failed in the biggest of ways! </p><p>My partner tried to call them, only to be passed from person to person, who had no idea what they were doing. Finally get to when my partner should have had their slab removed from their hand, but gets no call. Calls them and gets stuffed around again, passed to voicemails and people that have no idea what they were talking about. Completely...Read more
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    Aged care

    <p>Joan, a carer at Esperance Aged Care Facility is simply wonderful with the elderly residents she supports. She is willing to listen and tries to really understand if any resident is in any way upset. I think Joan is worth her weight in gold!</p>Read more

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