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01/19/2017 at 02:24. Facebook
Could a hug a day keep the doctor away?

According to psychologist and mental health blogger, Dr. Happy, "Research has shown that hugs cause us to feel “warm and fuzzy” inside as well as more socially connected. Hugs, and physical contact more generally, improve the intimacy of our close relationships and they’re even beneficial for our social relationships too. They lower blood pressure and...
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The Healing Power of Hugs

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yesterday at 04:04. Facebook
Here's our eighth installment in our “Health Cover for Humans” ad campaign.

Starring our beautiful ambassadogs, Roxy and Butch, this commercial highlights HIF's great value for money in our Hospital and Extras covers, after being awarded five Canstar awards for outstanding value in health insurance.

To find out more and get a quote, visit

Special thanks to our rescue stars (and their...
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01/17/2017 at 02:47. Facebook
When it comes to medical procedures, an anaesthetic is usually required. However, patients are often unsure about the various types of anaesthesia. To help clear up the confusion, we asked our medical blogger Dr Sam to explore the differences between local, regional, twilight and general anaesthesia, to help us better understand what it is and how it works.

Understanding Anaesthetic

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01/16/2017 at 02:41. Facebook
Everybody, check out this hilarious Backstreet Boys parody by our favourite NBL boys. In true Perth Wildcats style, it’s Larger Than Life and you’ll feel Incomplete if you miss it!
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01/13/2017 at 01:37. Facebook
Happy Friday! ☀

We thought we’d kick start the weekend by sharing some Friday love from HIF members, Kate, John and baby Lucy. This lovely family took the time to send us a thank you card, highlighting their appreciation for Lucy’s baby blanket and the help they’ve received whilst in hospital.

We couldn’t resist sharing this, their message reads; “To HIF, thank you for the blanket after...
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We might be into a new year, with the ‘naughty food’ season behind us, but healthy food doesn’t need to be boring. If you’re the kind of person who likes an explosion of different flavours and textures, then this salad is definitely for you.

This recipe by Scrummy Lane combines crunchy broccoli, fresh apple, sharp cheddar cheese, flavoursome bits of bacon, salty peanuts, a zing of raw onion...
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Healthy Broccoli, Apple and Bacon Salad

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HIF: "Health Cover for Humans" Campaign - Part 7.
Hey dog lovers! Check out our latest installment in HIF’s “Health Cover for Humans” campaign, starring our gorgeous ambassadogs, who were all rescued from the Dogs' Refuge Home of WA. To learn more about their incredible adoption stories, visit .

In this commercial, our ambassadogs get a lesson from the lovely teacher, Star, on how to sniff...
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The New Year has begun, and while some of you may have kicked off your New Year’s resolutions of a better diet, more exercise, spending more time with family, it's also important to think about your financial fitness.

According to Money and Insurance Expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au, "Financial fitness doesn’t necessarily need to be as scary as it may sound. It’s simply a matter of...
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The Importance of Financial Fitness in the New Year

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In today’s society we all lead very busy lives and that’s why goal setting is as important as exercise itself.

According to health and fitness professional Matt Fuller of Fuller Fitness Subiaco, "The benefit of setting short-term health and fitness goals will enable you to build a platform to reach your long term goals. When it comes to physical activity, goal setting is vitally important to...
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Goal Setting Plan for Motivation

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We all know that we should eat more vegetables and that five serves each day are what we need for good health. ????????

According to nutrition guru Susie Burrell - Dietitian/Nutritionist, "Far fewer of us know that when it comes to optimal health and well-being we need a lot more than the minimum of 5 serves of vegies a day that is recommended by public health agencies. In fact, when we look...
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Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables

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The HIF team would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.
Did you know that 70,000 Aussies are affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

According to health professional Dr Sam, "Inflammatory bowel diseases, which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are a bit mysterious in the sense that we don't really know what triggers the immune system to attack our body this way, but we do know the main risk factors. IBD is a serious condition, but...
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What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

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It’s almost a new year and with it come the New Year’s resolutions.

According to mental health expert Dr. Happy, "If New Year’s Resolutions cause anxiety or stress then something’s not quite right; and if something’s not quite right, you’re not as likely to be motivated to do what you need to do to achieve your goals. Resolutions, which is really just another way of describing goals, should...
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Do New Year’s Resolutions make you Anxious? Here’s what you can do about it!

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It’s nearly Christmas! Yay! Now what to do with those pesky leftovers? HIF foodie, Helen from Scrummy Lane recommends to keep it simple and delicious with this leftover tasty chicken or turkey salad with avocado, kidney beans, sweet corn, blue cheese and mango chutney. Serve with toasted pita bread and you’ve got deliciousness on a plate. :) ????

Mango chicken or turkey salad with avocado, kidney beans & blue cheese.

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OPENING HOURS OVER CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

HIF will be closed on the 26 & 27 December and 2 January. Normal business hours will be in effect on 28, 29 and 30 December.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a nice and relaxing break, and we look forward to supporting your health needs into 2017 and beyond. :)
Before we leave for the Christmas holidays, the team at HIF would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

A huge thank you to all of our members and followers for your continued loyalty and support in 2016.

We hope you and your families have a fun and festive week.
Check out how popular your little one's name is, we've got the top 50 baby names for 2016.

Australia's Top 50 Baby Names in 2016

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Do you have a friend or relative who suffers from anxiety?

According to Mental Health Advisor Dr. Happy, "The Festive Season is, for many, a time of joy and happiness. But the Festive Season is also, for some, a stressful period during which unpleasant emotions such as depression, loneliness, stress and anxiety can become exaggerated and troublesome."

With this in mind, we caught up with...
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10 Things You can do to Help a Friend with Anxiety Over Christmas

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"Is teeth whitening safe for teens?"

This is a question Dr. Emma hears more and more frequently by patients at her dental practice, so we asked her to explore the topic in her latest article for HIF.

"The clinical aspects of whitening teenage teeth are very relevant, as there are some differences compared to adults which need to be considered", she explains. "So is teenage whitening a good...
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Teeth Whitening for Teenagers

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When it comes to health, we like to practice what we preach, so the team at HIF recently participated in a range of health assessments and initiatives to help them stay physically and mentally healthy. :)

We understand how important health is to you and your loved ones. That's why we have a team of experts to provide great advice on how to keep happy and healthy. Our panel includes top...
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