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Diabetes

IT has been estimated that 1.7 million of Australians over the age of 18 have diabetes. One person develops diabetes every five minutes in this country. The disease is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia and increasing at a faster rate than other...

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Mental Health

Around 20% of the Australian population will experience mental illness in any given year. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there is a huge push from the Federal and State governments to help people with mental health issues. These problems are often...

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Health assessment

Prevention is the key to Australia’s health, both individually and collectively. It is estimated that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented through interventions such as healthy diet, regular physical activity...

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COPD (emphysema)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung and airways disease which is very common - but under-diagnosed and under-treated. One in seven Australians over the age of 40 have airflow limitation of their lungs and COPD is the second leading cause of...

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Immunisation

IF you want to avoid the serious effects of some contagious and dangerous diseases the message is to be vaccinated at your local GP clinic. The government National Immunisation Program is supporting free Zostavax vaccination against shingles for anyone aged between...

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