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    Legionnaires disease

    Legionnaire's disease has been found in a Melbourne CBD cooling tower. If you have flu-like symptoms and visited the CBD recently, see your GP for further advice.

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    Seasonal Flu (Influenza) Survey

    Help us understand what you think about the flu and seasonal vaccination. This survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

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    Look before you lock

    Remember to check that your child is not left in the car – this simple safety routine can help prevent harm.

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    Save Lives Save 000 for emergencies

    When an ambulance is called to a non-emergency, it puts the lives of people in a life threatening emergency at risk. Read about different types of emergencies and alternatives for healthcare in a non-emergency.

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    Brain injury and sexual issues

    A brain injury can change the way a person experiences and expresses their sexuality. Problems might include reduced sex drive, difficulties with sexual functioning (such as impotence) and behaving sexually at inappropriate times.

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    Caffeine

    As a stimulant, caffeine acts on the brain and nervous system. In small doses, it can make you feel refreshed and focused. In large doses, you are likely to feel anxious and have difficulty sleeping. Like many other drugs, it is possible to develop a tolerance to caffeine, which means ever-greater doses are needed to achieve the same effect.

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    Partying Safely

    If you're organising a party it helps to take a few precautions to ensure everyone has a good time.

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  • Travel and holidays

    Medical tourism and insurance

    Travelling overseas for medical, dental or cosmetic surgery may seem cost-effective but there can be hidden costs and there are real risks to your safety.

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  • life

    Life!

    Reduce your risk in 2018. The Life! program can help prevent diabetes, heart disease & stroke and has helped thousands of Victorians live a healthier and more active life.

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    Try for 5

    Nutrition Australia recommends eating 5 serves of vegetables a day. Veggies help you lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and protect you against chronic diseases..try our vegetarian recipes to get your fill.

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    Healthy eating - school lunches

    Healthy food helps your child perform at their best. Find some tasty ideas for school lunches and helpful advice on food safety.

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  • Time to immunise campaign

    Free vaccines for men who have sex with men

    Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from infectious diseases. In partnership with the Victorian AIDS Council, the Victorian government has launched an immunisation campaign to encourage men who have sex with men to take up the offer of four free vaccinations.

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Service and support

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    Hospital costs and payments

    How much does it cost for treatment in hospital? What's the difference between public and private hospitals?

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    Childcare options and support

    If you are a parent who is returning to work or study, you may need to access a childcare service. Find information on childcare options, finding a childcare place and financial support for childcare.

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    Emergency crisis and support services

    Emergencies may be medical or family violence emergencies, natural disasters, communicable diseases or a chemical emergency. Learn about different types of emergencies and the support services that exist to help you if you are in an emergency situation in Victoria.

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Summer events and activities

  • Love your body

    Febfast - what will you give up

    Choose from giving up sugar, alcohol, sitting too long or eating meat for all of February and help raise fund for Australia's disadvantaged youth.

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  • Hearing Awareness Week

    Hearing Awareness Week

    Is hearing loss something you are putting up with? Have your hearing tested by a qualified audiologist, you may find easy ways to prevent further hearing loss and improve your quality of life. Try the noise simulator and learn more about the cause of high frequency sounds.

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    Keeping Active

    Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and there are special offers and prizes to be won. Register today.

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    Speech pathologists

    Speech Pathology Australia is hosting its second Swallowing Awareness Day on Wednesday 14 March. Around one million Australians have a swallowing difficulty. Swallowing Awareness Day is an opportunity to bring attention to swallowing disorders and to connect people with speech pathologists, the professionals who can help.

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