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Journeys : MNJ Aug Sep 2011
Expressions of interest for volunteers in Menzies Research Institute studies Scientists from the Menzies Research Institute Diabetes and Blood Pressure Research Groups have teamed together to enable greater understanding of medical complications related to diabetes. Using the latest non-invasive technology to assess the cardiovascular system at rest and during light exercise, researchers hope to identify factors contributing to organ damage associated w ith diabetes (eg the eyes, kidneys, brain). Participants will receive a comprehensive cardiovascular assessment including gold standard measures of blood pressure control (24 hour ambulatory blood pressure). Ultimately, this research may lead to improved diagnosis and treatment strategies in people w ith diabetes. Interested people with type 2 diabetes are encouraged to contact Laura Keith Laura.Keith@utas.edu.au or 6226 4629. Briefly... Road closures around the state are now being posted on the Tasmania Police website. The R ACT congratulates the police on a good community initiative. Find the list of road closures here: www.police.tas.gov.au /community_alerts Milk and sugar? RACT’s Hobart Branch enjoyed participating in the Biggest Mor ning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council. The morning tea was well supported by RACT and Page Seager staff from level 2 of RACT House. This has become an annual event in the Hobart Branch with the aim to continually improve on the amount of funds raised. This year staff were pleased with the amount of $303.70 raised. National Hearing Awareness Week – 21-27 August Experts agree that one of the most effective ways to boost cognitive function is to maintain a healthy social network. But the challenge of understanding and following conversation in social settings often causes people with hear ing loss to drop out of an active life. “When people are experiencing hearing loss, the extra effort needed to decipher words and keep track of who is speaking can be mentally exhausting,” says Nick Modrovich of AudioClinic Tasmania. “Because they can’t keep up with the give-and-take of everyday social and business interactions, they lose the confidence to go into more difficult social situations where they may mishear what is being said to them.” Nick recommends that people who feel they are not keeping up should consider a hearing check-up. “ With the many discreet advanced technology hearing solutions now available, there is no reason why anyone should allow untreated hear ing loss to drain away energy that could be used to stay engaged and active,” Nick says. The latest hearing technology means that natural speech cues are preserved so that less energy is needed to translate and interpret the meaning of sounds, allowing the brain to perfor m other more important cognitive tasks. To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week, AudioClinic Tasmania is offer ing free Hearing Tests from 21-27 August. Call 1800 057 220 for an appointment. In our community August / September 2011 9
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