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Be heart smart: how to optimise your health

Be heart smart is part of the "Health Matters" public lecture series which aims to engage with the public via educational talks and inspire them to take action towards better health.


Listen to our speakers discuss what happens to your heart if you don’t get enough sleep, the role of the brain in heart disease and how does and body deal with stress and the importance and use of exercise for heart disease, diabetes, weight loss, and the prevention and management of chronic and complex medical conditions.

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Host: Julia Medew, Former health reporter at The Age, now working on the ABC documentary series, Ask the Doctor

Co-host: Professor Tom Marwick, Director, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Guest panellists:
Professor Vaughan Macefield, Head, Human Autonomic Neurophysiology
Ms Nicole French, Managing Director Exercise for Rehabilitation and Health, Essendon Physio Group
Dr Stephanie Yiallourou, Group Leader, Preclinical Disease Prevention
Mr Terence Lonergan, Heart Attack survivor

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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