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Hearty Irish Stew Who can resist a hearty slow-cooked stew as the cold weather sets in? This Irish stew recipe is not only delicious but with lots of veggies, it is good for you too! Ingredients 1/4 cup plain flour 1.2kg lamb forequarter chops, trimmed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots,…

Protect yourself from the Flu As a nurse practitioner, I’m often asked about the effectiveness of Flu vaccines. As you get older we become more susceptible to the flu and medical professionals tell us that having a flu vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself against getting the flu this winter. Once again, this year, Southern Cross…

Falls are a common cause of injuries in older people, however they can be easily prevented.  According to a Better Health survey in 2012, falls are the top reason for injury-related hospital admissions in people aged over 65.