Multinational Interior Design Company Specialising in the Design and Construction of Medical, Dental Fit Outs [Interview][Transcript]

Guest: Mike Watson
Presenter: Wayne Bucklar
Guest Bio: Mike founded Innova Design 20 years ago with a vision to work with a trusted senior team to deliver exceptional results for the health and commercial design market in Australia. Having established offices in the Middle East and Singapore he returned to Sydney in 2012. Mike has an international network of professionals in the property and healthcare industry and is actively involved with industry associations and events in several countries.

Segment overview: In today’s Health Supplier Segment, Innova Design Director Mike Watson joins us today to share great insights on their company’s history as well as their wide range of interior design services. They specialize in the design and construction of office, medical and dental fit outs. Mike’s goals are to make Innova Design the highest level service providers in the medical and commercial industries and to continue their growth organically through repeat business and adding to its turnkey solutions.

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Interpersonal Stressors Encountered by Adolescent Girls

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry talks about the factors related to girls having such a high rate of interpersonal stressors. He discusses ways to developing more effective ways of responding to these stressors.

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Design Thinking for Adolescents

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses the concept of “design thinking”. He points out that people make decisions based on how something makes them feel. Mike feels that children should be made aware of the fact that they can learn how to become “design thinkers” by paying attention to the little things that connect us to our experiences.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Like Father, Like Son [Interview][Transcript]

Jack_Estes_PTSD_recoveryGuest: Jack Estes
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: Jack Estes was a decorated United States Marine who served during the bloodiest years of Vietnam. He previously wrote the critically-acclaimed memoir, A Field of Innocence, which recounts his experiences in Vietnam. His articles and essays have appeared in Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, San Diego Tribune, The Oregonian, and many publications. He created the Fallen Warriors Foundation, an organization to honor the memory and sacrifices of American soldiers and help heal the pain of war.

Segment overview: Jack Estes, decorated Vietnam Veteran, talks about how his wartime experiences and PTSD have influenced his new novel “A Soldier’s Son” which deals with a Vietnam vet trying to help his son in Iraq.

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Adopting a Growth Mindset on Adolescents Links to their Happiness and Success

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses whether “mindset” is fixed or affected by physical and mental growth of children. He lays out the differences between the fixed and growth mindsets and feels that by adopting a growth mindset at school, we can bring happiness and success to our kids.

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Depression Among Adolescent Girls

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses why adolescent girls are at greater risk for depression than their male counterparts. He talks about why teenage girls tend to harbor negative thoughts more frequently than teenage boys when experiencing stressful encounters with others and points out that that girls face more of these situations than boys.

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The Skill to be Happy and Minimize Childhood Depression

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Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Mike Ferry
Guest Bio: Mike Ferry is a middle school teacher and parent of four young kids. He focuses on helping children develop the habits of happiness and innovation. His new book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, lays out that vision. Researchers have found links between happiness, success, and innovation.

Segment Overview: Mike Ferry discusses teaching the skills of happiness (growth mindset, perseverance, gratitude, etc.) and putting kids on the path towards lifelong well-being and success. He offers tools to navigate the stressful waters of adolescence, minimizing the likelihood of childhood depression.

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The Health News – 24 September 2015

Overview:
• A four-day Industrial Relations Commission session had been scheduled for this week, but the Commissioner cancelled her trip to Broken Hill for personal reasons. The hearing may be rescheduled for next year. Ros Ferry from the Town Employees’ Union, which represents the staff at the centre of the case, said neither of the workers disputing their dismissals are seeking re-employment.

•  The University of Melbourne study found prevention approaches such as placing signs and crisis-assistance numbers and increasing the likelihood of intervention by a third party significantly reduced the number of deaths at these locations.

• Receiving regular text messages about healthy living can help people who have had a heart attack significantly reduce their chances of having a second one, new research from the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, that sending simple texts such as “Don’t forget physical activity is good for you!” could motivate patients to improve their health.

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The Health News – 28 July 2015

Overview:

• Australian National University researchers found a new molecule called RaxX seen in rice immune system, bacterial leaf blight that it can destroy 80% of crop in some countries if it develops early, and it has similar molecular mechanisms to that of HIV according to Dr. Benjamin Schwessinger.

• The New South Wales Premier Mike Baird and Medical Research Minister Pru Goward were given a tour of the Calvary Mater hospital where the trials for Australia’s first medical cannabis for terminally ill adults were taking place. The trial involves using both vaporised leaf cannabis and a pharmaceutical and the first results are expected next year.

• More should be done to address alcohol advertising in sports in the Northern Territory, and a good place to start would be Darwin’s famous Beer Can Regatta, a leading emergency medicine doctor Dianna Egerton- Warburton says, from the Monash Medical Centre in Victoria.

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The Health News – 29 November 2016

Overview:
• The media has been blocked from a Supreme Court visit to the site of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site on Tuesday to look at five alleged building defects. The alleged faults in the $2 billion hospital include incorrect room sizes, air-conditioning woes, sewer pipes in a data equipment room, a 200-millimetre ceiling space and the height of a loading dock.

• NSW Premier Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced the State Government would spend $550 million to upgrade the Nepean Hospital, and a further $26 million on the car park. Earlier this year, senior hospital staff spoke out about resourcing shortfalls and called on the Government to honour its election pledges.

• Sharon Bryce from the Australian Tissue Donation Network said the majority of people are not aware of bone donation. In the past decade 25,000 Australians have benefited from bone grafts manufactured in the Australian Biotechnologies lab.

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