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Kidney Health Awareness Week

Kidney Health Awareness Week occurs from May 26th to June 1st . Your kidneys are vital organs, and it’s important to keep them healthy. Maintaining a healthy weight through both regular exercise and a healthy diet will help. read more

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GEM Unit Refurbishment

The Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEMU) at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has had a stylish makeover thanks to the Lions Club of West Lakes Seaton and the Australian Lions Foundation. read more

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Banking on support

The Hospital Research Foundation recently recognised ongoing support from the BankSA and Staff Charitable Fund by mounting a plaque at the Basil Hetzel Institute. read more

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Mothers Dine for Breast Cancer

Our sold out Mother’s Day High Tea was an elegant affair enjoyed by mothers, daughters, fathers and sons. Held at the InterContinental Adelaide on Saturday the 11th of May, generations of family members were treated to a sumptuous menu while accompanied by the melodic tunes of the pianist. read more

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BHI helping future scientists

The Basil Hetzel Institute is introducing school students to the world of medical research. It hosted Woodville Primary students in April as part of the CSIRO Scientists in Schools Program, which creates and supports long-term partnerships between teachers and scientists. read more

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A Winning Call for Lisa

Imagine receiving a call that changes your life? Once Lisa of Adelaide realised the call telling her she had won first prize in the Hospital Home Lottery wasn’t a friendly prank, her disbelief instantly turned to jubilation. read more

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Study to prevent falls

An ongoing study at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital aims to reduce the number of falls in older Australians. Currently falls are the leading cause of injury related hospital admissions in people 65 years and over. read more

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A Legacy inspired by Basil Hetzel

The Life Guardians of The Hospital Research Foundation not only leave a lasting legacy to medical research but they enable the continuation of research for finding cures and improving care for the future. Edward Higgs has been a Life Guardian for 7 years and knows what it takes to be a good researcher. read more

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Diabetes study needs participants

A current study is still looking for participants at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, it aims to help them lose weight and prevent diabetes by giving them more testosterone. read more

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SuperCycle a Cycling Success

Rabobank SuperCycle 2013 raised more than $160,000 for The Hospital Research Foundation. A total of 24 cyclists and volunteers fundraised to build accommodation for country cancer patients receiving treatment at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. read more