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Clocking up the miles helps kids keep their Bright Smiles

24 Apr 2018

Oral health is a big issue, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas, where access to services is limited and long distances have to be driven in order to get treatment.The Bright Smiles Charity Ride takes to the road on Thursday 26 April and will travel more than 1,300 kms along the back

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RFDS and RAAF practice landing on Nullarbor Plain

Highway Highlight

18 Oct 2017

A perfect touchdown - highway style

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Snakes in the Outback

Flying Doctor issues new snakebite advice

05 Oct 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern (RFDS SE) Section has updated its advice and procedures following the publication of a new 10 year study into snakebites.

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RFDS Cruise for a Cause a success in 2017

03 Oct 2017

RFDS' first inagural charity car rally is a big hit with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.

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RFDS Mental Health Team member Glynis Thorp

Top tips for good sleep hygiene and mental health

26 Sep 2017

Sleep is one of the most important elements of a healthy happy life.. Most of us now understand that we need to prioritise quality sleep but how do we ensure we get it? And what happens if we don’t? One way we improve our sleep is through sleep hygiene.

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Claire Tyrrell, The West Australian

Family relief as RFDS flies to Bon’s aid

23 Sep 2017

Bon Nastasi’s Rottnest Island school holiday adventure turned into a frightening ordeal last year.

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Flying Doctor seeks to recognise health champions

22 Sep 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria has begun the search for young regional and rural people who are making a difference in your community, to nominate into the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award, part of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards.

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Mungerannie burns victim

RFDS retrieves critical ‘bore’ burns victim from the Birdsville Track

15 Sep 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has retrieved an Adelaide man who suffered severe burns after falling into a hot artesian bore near Mungerannie in the South Australian outback.

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Quad bikes need stricter regulation

Flying Doctor calls for stricter regulations for children using quad bikes

12 Sep 2017

Quad bike accidents are among the leading causes of on-farm child accidents and deaths in Australia, with 20% of child deaths between 2001 and 2015 attributed to quad bikes.

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