Healthy Canberra: What’s Happening In April 2016
Here at Corinna Dental Group we not only look after your oral health but we also promote overall wellness. That is why we’d like to raise awareness about health-related activities happening in April 2016, encouraging you to take part and to spread the word in whichever way you can.
2 April: World Autism Awareness Day
According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics, there are around 115,400 Australians who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum— a 79% increase on the 64,400 people estimated to have the condition in 2009. April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day, a perfect time to learn more about the condition. Visit Autism Spectrum Australia for some helpful resources. We’ve also written an article about dental care for children with Autism here .
7 April: World Health Day
This year’s World Health Day campaign by the World Health Organisation (WHO) focuses on diabetes. Did you know that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day? That’s one person every five minutes! (source:Diabetes Australia )
There is a wealth of resources on the Internet about diabetes – what causes it, how to manage it, etc. Below are just some of the articles you may find helpful
- Diabetes And Oral Health Fact Sheet for Patients
- How High Blood Sugar Affect Teeth And Gums
- Oral Health Tips For People With Diabetes (Australian Diabetes Council)
- Diabetes and Oral Health (Adelaide University)
17-23 April Osteopathic Healthcare Week
Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare which recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit (source: Osteopathy Australia)
Osteopathic Healthcare awareness week happens from 17-23 April. Visit the Osteopathy Australia website for more information.
24-30 World Immunisation Week
This annual health awareness campaign by the World Health Organisation (WHO) aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
“Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.” (Source: WHO)
The Immunise Australia Program website by the Department of Health has extensive information about immunisation. Go ahead and visit their website here.