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  • 2 August 2017

    TUH teams up with Cancer Council

    TUH and the Cancer Council of Queensland have joined together to enhance community wellbeing and quality of life and recognise the special role that teachers and educators play in promoting a healthier world.

    Every twenty minutes one Queenslander will be diagnosed with cancer. Evidence has shown th…

  • 16 May 2017

    Macular degeneration—are you at risk?

    Your eye works similar to a camera with the lens at the front of your eye focusing the image onto the retina at the back of the eye. The image is sent from the retina through the optic nerve and interpreted by your brain.

    The macula is the centre of the retina and is responsible for your central, de…

  • 16 May 2017

    What are “junk” health insurance policies?

    Some private health insurance policies are so basic they are known as “junk policies”. They are designed solely for price and usually don't cover common serious diseases, like cancer, stroke or heart disease. Three common “junk” hospital policies are:

    1. Basic (entry level) private hospital policies…
  • 15 May 2017

    ‘Big Thank You’ gears up again in 2017

    As the principal sponsor of the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge, TUH is once again inviting students to join our 'Big Thank You' to tell their teacher how they have inspired in them a love of reading.

    TUH first ran the 'Big Thank You' giveaway for schools in 2015. As well as giving our teachers so…

  • 28 February 2017

    Domestic violence affects us all

    According to statistics, one in three Australian women experiences physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. One study found domestic or family violence was the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15 to 44. 

    Domestic violence has a significant impact on t…

  • 16 January 2017

    Turn down the heat this summer

    Australia is a wonderful place to live, but we all need to take extra care when summer comes around.

    Did you know that heatwaves have killed more Australians than all other natural hazards combined?

    The heat can adversely affect the very young or very old - sometimes with dire results. Others wh…