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Call to take steps to improve heart health

High cholesterol and blood pressure, and smoking, are the biggest heart health threats faced by Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents. The latest Victorian Heart Maps...

Mum’s coffee fast helps autism network

Riddells Creek’s Kristie Murden says giving up her daily latte was a small price to pay to help people with autism – like her...

More ambulances bypassing Werribee Mercy

Ambulances have been forced to bypass Werribee Mercy Hospital’s emergency department more often over the past year due to a spike in demand. The recently...

Spring into Blue September to fight cancer

People are being urged to join the fight against men’s cancers as part of Blue September. Autobarn Sunbury’s Peter Ryan, Brodie Meddings and Catherine Greenaway...

Expectant mums can visit GPs for antenatal care

  Expectant mums will be able to consult their own doctor during most pregnancies under a model used at Werribee Mercy Hospital. The Shared Maternity Care...

Emergency service members to donate blood

As if they don't do enough to save lives, Melton’s emergency services workers are now rolling up their sleeves to donate blood. Melton police senior constable...

Cancer survivor urges women to check breasts

A Sunbury nurse who underwent a lumpectomy, double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, has urged women to make sure...

Residents urged to take control of health

Experts have called for increased funding of health programs in the wake of a major report that reveals regional residents are living shorter lives...

Sunbury market raises funds for MND

People can pick up a bargain and help raise money for research into motor neurone disease (MND) at a Sunbury market this Saturday. Held at...

Region rates well in social services report

Most towns in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges can be considered advantaged communities, according to a major national study. But the Dropping Off the Edge...

Health workers rally for marriage equality

A Macedon Ranges community health service has called on federal MPs to legalise same-sex marriage, saying the move would greatly improve the health of...

Health centre seeks greater family violence role

Community health centres are ideally placed to play an increased role in responding to family violence, according to Sunbury Community Health’s submission to a...

Sunbury smoking ban a step closer

  A push for a trial smoking ban in a popular Sunbury dining precinct is gaining momentum, with a formal submission being made to Hume...

Doctors rail against Kyneton District Health cuts

  Budget cuts at Kyneton District Health could trigger an exodus of specialist staff, an experienced anaesthetist has warned. Dr John Gray, who has worked at...

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Lions come from behind

The Sunbury Lions made a big statement in a come from behind win against Darley in the Ballarat Football League on Saturday. In their biggest...