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New team of Neurologists welcomed to the LGH

23 Jul 2019

Following many years of limited access to neurology services across Northern Tasmania, the Launceston General Hospital has recently welcomed two members of the new neurology team that will service the north and northwest of the state. Dr Matt Lee-Archer and Dr Lauren Giles recently commenced their appointments at the hospital and will soon be followed

Overton Family Story

20 Jul 2019

You don’t expect to talk about your own death… But then Lyn and Ken’s story is a little different! Life was good for the couple. They’d been married twenty-nine years, had four children and two grandchildren (now 15 grandchildren). Lyn was fit and active. “Neither of us had ever been ill, we were just sailing

Reflecting on asthma research on World Asthma Day

06 May 2019

An initiative by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), World Asthma Day is held on the first Tuesday of May each year and aims to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Today, the Clifford Craig Foundation reflects on their two ongoing studies contributing to asthma research. Asthma is a long-term condition of the lungs where

Launceston researcher’s key finding on fatal lung disease

04 Apr 2019

Sue Bailey – The Examiner, Launceston A landmark study, led by a Launceston researcher, could change the way a fatal lung disease is managed and lead to new treatments and prevention. Dr Sukhwinder Sohal said research into Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) had for the first time identified a new biomarker or protein produced as part of the

2019 Flu Season | When to Vaccinate

28 Mar 2019

The on-set of cooler weather in Tasmania prompts discussion of cold and flu, and of course, when to get your flu shot.  A record 11 million Australians got a flu shot last year – nearly a third more than the previous year. In 2018, 58,824 cases of influenza were reported, compared to nearly 250,000 cases in 2017. It is not possible