The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Family This Xmas

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Christmas is my favourite time of the year. When it comes to Christmas my family doesn’t have a lot of traditions, but one thing we all look forward to is travelling far and wide to share a meal and spend the day together.   Our Christmas planning started in November, when the yearly ritual of allocating “who is…

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Ten New Facts About Haemochromatosis

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This week was Haemochromatosis Awareness Week in Australia – a time to raise awareness of haemochromatosis for those yet to be diagnosed and to focus attention on ongoing research for those of us who are living with this disease.  And what a successful week it was!  Despite haemochromatosis affecting almost one in every 200 people,…

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Haemochromatosis Awareness Week 2015

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Each year in August, Haemochromatosis Australia coordinates Haemochromatosis Awareness Week. The week is an opportunity to focus attention on haemochromatosis and the risk of inherited iron overload through the media, displays and other activities. This year the week will be observed from 10 – 16 August. In Melbourne, Haemochromatosis Australia will host a free public…

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Are You Ignoring Your Haemochromatosis?

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Haemochromatosis

Being diagnosed with any disease can be overwhelming, but ignoring it won’t make it go away and can even be life threatening. Now, I was no poster child when it came to accepting my diagnosis of haemochromatosis.  In fact, it took me five or six years to take my diagnosis seriously. It was only when…

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