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Health Funds and Industry News

16/07/2014 - 11:43pm

Medical tourism is a growing market in Australia and it is important you understand the limitations of your health insurance and travel insurance coverage.

08/07/2014 - 4:23pm

If you are considering dental and oral surgery, you should request an estimate from your general dentist or oral surgery specialist to see what health fund benefits you are eligible for and what you will have to pay out of pocket.

15/05/2014 - 3:42pm

Good health is essential for enjoying life to the fullest and making the most of every opportunity, yet it's the one thing that many Australians also take for granted. Given all the information we have about how to support better health, there are so many ways you can start putting your wellbeing first.

02/05/2014 - 4:31pm

Medical research in Australia will receive a boost with news of a $11.4 million grant in Federal Government funding to be presented to Australian researchers.

The researchers who will receive the funding have formed partnerships with Australian community hospitals, state governments and patient representative bodies, and will aim to back research for various health issues affecting Australians.

01/05/2014 - 3:11pm

You might think your cat or dog's health problems are limited to fleas or the occasional upset tummy, but plenty more serious conditions can affect your beloved pet - and the prevalence of some issues is increasing.

24/04/2014 - 2:48pm

Investing in private health insurance may be even easier for those considering making the decision, as it has been revealed that healthcare workers are the most trusted, ethical and honest of Australian professionals according to public opinion.

The top three spots of Roy Morgan's 'Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2014' all went to those in the healthcare and medical industry, with nurses taking first place and doctors and pharmacists coming in equal for second place out of 30 professions.

23/04/2014 - 7:02pm

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have this week begun trials of a new patient care model set to benefit both those waiting for surgery and healthcare professionals by providing comprehensive patient analysis without the need for travel.

The model, which goes by the name of Computer Health Assessment by Telephone (CHAT), is an over-the-phone and computer-based method of consulting patients who are waiting for surgery.

22/04/2014 - 7:53pm

While you may consider private hospital cover a useful buffer 'just in case' you ever experience any health ailments, those with pre-existing conditions can also benefit from a health insurance plan, too.

However, the process of obtaining hospital cover - and gaining those benefits - may be a little more complicated than for those who have no existing health issues. However, don't let this put you off making the effort to get health insurance - it could definitely pay off in the long run!

17/04/2014 - 3:10pm

People categorised as 'obese' may run the risk of deterioration of bone density and muscle mass, which further underscores the need for private health insurance for those with pre-existing health conditions.

Researchers from the Florida State University have named the link between obesity and muscle mass and bone density "osteosarcopenic obesity" in the May 2014 issue of Ageing Research Reviews.

10/04/2014 - 8:01am

All health insurance premiums increase each year on April 1, and some Australians with private health insurance may be confused as to why this needs to happen, or if it's even necessary at all - after all, you want the best deal possible when it comes to health insurance, both in price and cover!

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