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Newsletter February 2022

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Newsletter February 2022



Welcome to Dragon Claw’s February Newsletter, written and edited by our dedicated Volunteers.

This edition’s theme is LOVE, inspired by Valentine’s Day. 

  • We introduce you to our loving Indigenous/Non-Indigenous couple
  • Possible new COVID treatments
  • Our relationship with food
  • Love Actually
  • Dragon Talks (DT) last month
  • Online Rapid Tests
  • DT calendar of events

From your editorial team, Dragons Susan, Charmaine and Paul.

If you have any questions you would like us to research and publish, anonymously if you prefer, email our Dragon Talk’s Dr. Charmaine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Dragon couple tell their love story

Meet Indigenous Dragon Claw Director Lynda Holden and her husband Neil Holden.

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Possible new treatments for COVID-19 might be available soon

While vaccinations are the best protection against a COVID infection, there are some possibilities for early treatment for persons at high risk for complications.

To read more Click Here


Our relationship with food

This month Charlotte delves into our relationship with food.  This is often an afterthought but is just as relevant as the food we eat.

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Love Actually

What does love have to do with chronic illness anyway? In fact, love is as essential to us as air, warmth and shelter.  Without love we become sad, empty and lonely and these unhappy feelings exacerbate our illness just as feelings of love and happiness decrease pain and awareness of things that are going wrong in our bodies and even helps us heal.

What is love?

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Dragon Talks


What happened in January and what were the key messages for us all? 

December’s Dragon Talks have been mainly on the lighter side, in keeping with seasonal celebrations. Still interesting and informative, but fun as well. Read further to hear about our weekly time together. You are most welcome to join us. Tuesday evenings at 6 pm (EST) for North America; 10 am Wednesday morning for Australia.

To read more Click Here


Rapid Antigen Test Kits for COVID-19

Express Delivery

The CARESTART COVID-19 HOME TEST is a quick, easy and convenient.The CareStart™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test utilises a comfortable and shallow nasal swab for test sample collection. Manufactured in the U.S.A. and now available in pharmacies across Australia in various test kit sizes, CareStart™ has been locally and internationally validated for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

To Purchase Click Here

Contact  National (Australia) Help Line


Our friends at Musculoskeletal Australia provide a contact free national Help Line!

Do you have questions about dealing with pain, your musculoskeletal condition/s, treatment options, COVID-19, or accessing services? Then be sure to call their nurses on their free Help Line. They’re available weekdays between 9am-5pm on 1800 263 265. 

Alternatively feel free to drop a line to our patient volunteers with your phone number and we are happy to give you a call by appointment This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is MsK’s newsletter MSK News

p7Your Partner’s Support Corner

Welcome to what we hope is the first edition of a short regular article that will provide tips, advice and anecdotes around the subject of caring for your partner, as well as, we hope, some feedback on being cared for by your partner.

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We meet each week for conversation, support, and a programme with a presentation or a member’s story. Wednesday mornings at 10 am for those living in Australia, and Tuesday evenings at 7 pm for those living in Canada’s Eastern Time Zone. Note: Time will change to 6 pm EST on November 9 as Canada returns to standard time.

To see the Event Calendar Click Here

Medical Disclaimer
While all information in our newsletter  has been researched, reviewed and presented with all due care, the content is provided for general education and information only.Information here is not intended to replace medical advice from a health professional and Dragon Claw does not accept any liability for any error or omission, injury, expense, loss or damage incurred by you or another party as a result of you using or relying on any information contained in our newsletter, on our website or any linked website. All users are urged to seek advice from a qualified health care professional for diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.