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What does health mean to me?
In the current context of COVID-19, one student reflects on what health means to her now.
Why choose midwifery?
Deciding what to pursue as a profession can be a daunting experience. After all, there are so many opportunities available – making the choice is the hardest part! What if there was a career that combines passion and people, as well as dedication and reward? What if you could make a difference to the livesContinue reading “Why choose midwifery?”
Yoga: it’s not just exercise
Written by Ingrid Vennonen, UTS Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate From one form of exercise, how many benefits can you really reap? In today’s society, many people think of themselves as ‘time poor’ and want a product or service that will provide the maximum benefit without the added time. Yoga is one of those. Yoga is anContinue reading “Yoga: it’s not just exercise”
Excuses, excuses, excuses…
There’s no doubt that exercise is incredibly important for your physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. We’ve heard about the benefits of exercise – but why is it so difficult to muster up the motivation to do it? The list of excuses is endless – and we’ve all been guilty of using one at some point toContinue reading “Excuses, excuses, excuses…”
How to avoid the dreaded sugar crash this Easter
Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate Happy Easter everybunny! And what is Easter without a little – or a lot – of chocolate? However, there’s a dark side to it all… Easter = Chocolate = Possible sugar crash! Before you make the pledge to avoid chocolate at all costs, here are threeContinue reading “How to avoid the dreaded sugar crash this Easter”
U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School
Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate This January I coordinated the Health Summer School. It’s part of the U@Uni Summer School initiative which has been facilitated by the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit since 2009. It seeks to provide students from low-socioeconomic background high schools in south-west Sydney an opportunity to exploreContinue reading “U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School”
6 things to learn about diabetes on World Diabetes Day
Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Today is World Diabetes Day, created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat. Here’s six things to learn about on the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting (who co-discovered insulin along with CharlesContinue reading “6 things to learn about diabetes on World Diabetes Day”
Questions to ask yourself to prevent stroke and manage risk
Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Research shows women are more at risk than men to be affected by strokes and less likely to recover (Bushnell, C.D et al. 2009). These statistics may be due to women having a longer life expectancy than men. There is a higher incidence of having aContinue reading “Questions to ask yourself to prevent stroke and manage risk”
Night shifts: Getting through & how to prepare
Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) Does the thought of night shifts make you feel uneasy and stressed? They did for me – until I worked out how to conquer them. As a nurse, the typical night shift starts at 9:30 pm till 7:30 am the following day. Night shifts are generally longerContinue reading “Night shifts: Getting through & how to prepare”