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Toe transfer restores use of hand

After losing four fingers in a horrific accident, Janette Hendry thought she’d never use her hand again.
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Tanzanian midwives on second study tour of WA

Four Tanzanian midwives visited Western Australia on a study tour recently.
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Meningococcal ACWY vaccination now available at GPs

The statewide Meningococcal ACWY vaccination program for 15 to 19 year olds has reached its final phase, with the vaccine now available from General Practitioners.
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Upcoming Leavers Week prompts call for parents to have ‘the talk’

As young people around the State gear-up for Leaver’s Week, parents are encouraged help their children make safe choices by talking to them about sex and relationships.
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Innovative program cuts diabetes outpatient waitlists

An innovative program to support people with complex type 2 diabetes has successfully helped more than 300 patients receive care closer to home.