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Blog, aged care, old man

Open heart surgery is not always the best option

Over servicing is unkind, unnecessary and unethical An eighty nine year old man ended up in the Emergency Department of his nearest hospital, gasping for air. Chest X Rays showed an accumulation of fluid in his lungs. Doctors diagnosed a widespread vessel disease, also called peripheral vascular disease, and regurgitation caused by a poorly functioning …

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Blog, Michael Phillips

How to stand up to a Government Health Department – and win

Political promises, bureaucratic bungling and families fighting back The Phillips family are fighters. And winners. Indy was born with Rett’s syndrome, a cruel genetic disease that can cause physical deformities, seizures and life threatening cardiac arrest. When she was first diagnosed with the disease, Doctors said that Indy would not survive her childhood. Instead of accepting …

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