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Tips For Introducing Your Pet to Your Newborn Baby

Tips For Introducing Your Pet to Your Newborn Baby

Laura V
Have you ever wondered how to prepare your dog for your newborn's arrival? According to animal expert, Laura V, "The best advice I could give anyone is to essentially ensure your pet is an integral part of the baby’s life. Involve them, have fun with them and allow them to have purpose. Providing you are empathic towards your dog and set up an environment that is both safe and positive, there is no doubt your pet and baby will grow together to be the very best of friends."  In her latest article for HIF, Laura provides her top tips on how to provide a loving home to the humans and fur-kids in your family equally. 
Category:Pet Care
First Aid and Accidental Injury

First Aid and Accidental Injury

HIF Australia
Have you ever found yourself in a distressing emergency situation with your pet? According to Dr. Melissa Meehan, "Not knowing what to do could be the difference between life and death". In this short clip Dr. Melissa offers her advice on first aid techniques and actions we can take when common medical emergencies occur.
Category:Pet Care
Spotting the Signs of an Eating Disorder

Spotting the Signs of an Eating Disorder

Dr. Happy
Did you know eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia are on the rise in children and adolescents? According to mental health professional, Dr. Happy, "Body dissatisfaction and/or some degree of dieting is extremely common in young women (and increasingly in young men). But not all of these have or will ever have a formal eating disorder so two common and important questions from parents and friends are – how do I know when “normal” becomes “abnormal”? And what do I do if I notice any warning signs?" With this in mind, we chatted to Dr. Happy to get his advice on everything you need to know about eating disorders. Including the red flags to look out for and what to do if you spot any of the symptoms. 
Category:Mental Health
Four Things You Need to Know About Private Health Insurance and Pregnancy

Four Things You Need to Know About Private Health Insurance and Pregnancy

HIF Australia
Are you planning on getting pregnant soon? If you've answered yes - congratulations, how exciting! Now may be the time to start thinking about private health insurance, both for the peace of mind that you’ll be covered if anything goes wrong, but also to ensure that you have the most comfortable pregnancy possible. Whether you’re taking out a policy that offers pregnancy cover or you’re looking to switch to a family policy, private health insurance is worth looking into as soon as you decide to start a family. In this article, money and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au explains the things you need to know about private health insurance and pregnancy.
Category:HIF News
Oral Health for Busy Lives

Oral Health for Busy Lives

Dr. Emma

Is being "too busy" an excuse to neglect your dental health? According to HIF dental health blogger, Dr. Emma, "The answer is no. Being "too busy" has become glamourised in our society. It's seen as a sign of being driven and achieving your best. But being busy isn't always good for your health, and unfortunately it's easy to think "I'll brush properly tomorrow" when you're constantly on the go." With this in mind, we've asked Dr. Emma for her three top tips on how to squeeze effective dental care into our busy day.

Category:Dental Health
Are Our Pets Really Family?

Are Our Pets Really Family?

HIF Australia
Over the past few years, humans and dogs have become so close they’re now considered family. This means that we’re now spending significantly more on them than ever before, as we align their lifestyles more closely to ours. In this short clip, Animal Advocate, Lara Shannon speaks to Veterinarian expert, Dr Kate Lindsey of Kalmpets and Livin representative Michelle Goff to discuss the special relationship we have with our fur-kids and the important role they can play in assisting with anxiety, depression and even post traumatic stress disorder.
Category:Pet Care
Meet Jason, one of our Customer Experience Team Leaders

Meet Jason, one of our Customer Experience Team Leaders

HIF HR

Meet Jason who started his journey at HIF four and a half years ago. He began assisting our members in the Contact Centre as a Customer Service Representative. In November 2016, Jason was successfully appointed through an external competitive process for the role of "Customer Experience Team Leader". In this article, you can read all about Jason’s HIF story, success and secrets.

Category:HIF Careers
Belly Fat - No Belly Laughing Matter

Belly Fat - No Belly Laughing Matter

Matt Fuller
Did you know that after the age of 30 men start to lose muscle mass? According to HIF fitness blogger Matt Fuller, "The danger of belly fat in men over 40 years of age is on the increase, leading to sudden and major health risks such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. In this post, Matt highlights the importance of a sensible lifestyle when it comes to diet and exercise and shares his top tips on how to implement this. 
Category:Fitness
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