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    A healthy start to school

    Explore our ideas for creating healthy lunchboxes, encouraging regular physical activity and more - make this a healthy, happy school year.

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    Survive the heat

    Heat kills more Australians than any other natural disaster. So as the temperature starts to heat up, make sure you know how to keep cool and how to recognise and treat the early signs of heat-related illness before it becomes life-threatening.

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    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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    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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    Road and traffic safety for children

    Teaching children how to be safe around traffic can start when they are very young. Children need particular help in detecting the presence of traffic and judging the speed and distance of oncoming traffic.

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    Immunisation in secondary schools

    Certain immunisations are recommended for Australian secondary school students. Immunisation saves lives and makes it possible for students to live free from the illness and disability caused by many infectious diseases.

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    Regular health checks

    Make good health your resolution for 2018. Visit your doctor for a health check up to help identify the early signs of any health issues. For example, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers can often be picked up in their early stages, when treatment may be more successful.

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    Safe swimming these holidays

    Drownings have hit a 10-year high at Victorian beaches this summer. Here is some beach safety information to keep you safe in the water.

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    Prevention - skin cancer and children

    Protecting a child from sunburn and long-term overexposure to the sun reduces their risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Encourage your child or teenager to be SunSmart and use a combination of sun protection measures to protect them.

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    Summer meal planner

    When it's hot outside, there's nothing more refreshing than a cool salad or two. And with over 70 delicious recipes to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice this summer

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