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Healthy Ageing Research Restores a Life

For two years a now 88-year-old Peter Mussared was experiencing debilitating pain in his right leg, reducing his mobility and leaving him unable to cope with living alone in what was his family home of many years. read more

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South Australia’s First Islet Transplant Gives Back a Life

Margaret Harrigan was the first person in South Australia to receive an islet transplant as a treatment for her type 1 diabetes. Now seven years on from her life-changing procedure, Margaret is living diabetes free, a blessing both herself and her loving husband Kerry could never have imagined. read more

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Preparing Australia for an Ageing Population

Leaving her position as a geriatrician in Brazil, Dr Beatriz Arakawa Martins came to Adelaide in 2016 in search of answers on a condition impacting the quality of life of our ageing population – frailty. Specifically, Dr Martins wants to understand the role our home environment plays in the development of frailty in our community. read more

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A Special Christmas Celebration

On Sunday December 4 2016, Alexandra (Alex) Vakitsidis, Ambassador and long-time supporter of THRF hosted a very special fundraiser in partnership with the City of Charles Sturt and the Ethnic Schools Association of SA. read more

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You’ve Helped Turn These Houses Into Homes – Thank You!

During 2016 we asked for your support to help us make these Under our Roof houses homes. It’s thanks to your donations that we have been able to supply the final touches for the two homes, ensuring they are the perfect environment for patients to recover with their family close by. read more

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An Australian First for Coronary Heart Disease

An alarming statistic haunts the lives of too many members of our community – one Australian dies from heart disease every 12 minutes, making it the largest single cause of death in our country. Clinical Data Manager and researcher at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research Dr Rosanna Tavella has been passionately working on changing this statistic. read more