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November 24, 2017

Five important legal tips for those living with ABI

Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to understanding your legal rights and entitlements. Here are 5 quick legal tips that you as a professional, carer, or an individual with care needs due to a brain injury should be aware of. 1) Compulsory household insurance for workers If an individual employs a household worker, such […]

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October 30, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A common case of misdiagnosis

It’s the end of the month – the final day in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but hopefully that doesn’t mean it’s the final day you make it your priority to book in for that appointment for a breast screen. Frighteningly, breast cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases. Doctors can fail to refer […]

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October 12, 2017

Infant Remembrance Day – 15th October 2017

For those of us planning a family, conceiving and ensuring your child’s health can be an anxious time. For many, the dream becomes a reality and a healthy baby boy or girl is born. For some of us, the dream is short lived or may never become a reality through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. […]

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October 6, 2017

World Cerebral Palsy Day

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in children. Complex and lifelong, the disability is widely misunderstood. World Cerebral Palsy Day Each year, October 6 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day, a global opportunity to raise awareness, education and understanding of cerebral palsy within our communities. At Shine Lawyers, we have a long history of […]

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September 7, 2017

The flu can be deadly – Early medical advice and speaking up is critical

At a time of the year when Australians are battling the worst flu season in years and families are tragically grieving the loss of loved ones from flu and its complications, it is important to be pro-active if you, your family members, or someone you care for, becomes unwell with flu-like symptoms. Many of the […]

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September 4, 2017

National Stroke Week 2017

In light of National Stroke Week across Australia, we shed some light on what strokes are, their symptoms, and how to test for early signs. Types of Stroke The World Health Organisation first defined a stroke in the 1970’s as a “neurological deficit of cerebrovascular cause that persists beyond 24 hours or is interrupted by […]

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July 12, 2017

NRL legend Brent Tate talks Origin with Spinal Injuries Unit

Former NRL legend and North Queensland Cowboys Ambassador Brent Tate recently joined Shine Lawyers in a visit to the Princess Alexandra Spinal Injuries Unit ahead of tonight’s State of Origin decider. Brent enjoyed some pre-match commentary with patients in the ward, sharing his predictions on how the game will play out. Even the few Blues […]

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April 7, 2017

World Health Day: A Stitch in Time

April 7th is a day for global health awareness as the world comes together to celebrate World Health Day. This year, Department Manager of Shine Lawyers’ Medical Law team Clare Eves uses the day as an opportunity to reflect on the importance of understanding your health needs, both mental and physical, and of seeking appropriate medical help […]

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March 26, 2017

Epilepsy Awareness Day: Ayvah’s Story

MARCH 26TH – for many it’s just another day on the calendar. For 50 million epilepsy sufferers around the world, it’s a day to recognise an ongoing struggle. Epilepsy. It’s a word we’ve all encountered before. Most of us are aware of the seizures that sufferers endure. What we may not know however, is that […]

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