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  • Bushfire(450x230)-Dec 2015

    Bushfire relief and recovery

    Relief and recovery information for communities in southwest Victoria.

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  • Lungs graphic

    Asbestos and your health

    Asbestos can cause a number of serious diseases, including some cancers and other non-malignant lung diseases such as asbestosis, pleural plaques and pleural thickening.

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  • My Options 1800

    Womens sexual and reproductive health

    Call the new health phone line - 1800 My Options - for information on sexual and reproductive health, clinical services, counselling support, termination providers and more.

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  • Measles feature


    Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.

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    Pubic lice (crabs)

    Pubic lice are usually sexually transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact. Pubic lice do not voluntarily leave the body and will need to be treated.

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  • Family eating breakfast

    Intellectual disability and sexuality

    People with intellectual disability can express their sexuality in satisfying ways. The attitudes and support of other people are essential in helping people of all abilities to have healthy personal and sexual relationships.

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  • Skin on a shoulder

    Molluscum contagiosum

    Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by a virus. It is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) in adults as it can be spread by skin-to-skin contact, during sexual contact.

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    Share the latest health content on your website - syndication widget

    We have developed a free, simple widget that can provide your visitors with a range of approved health information.

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  • Couple making love sign from their joined hands

    Relationships - tips for success

    To keep your relationship healthy and happy, you need to work at it. Relationships are like bank accounts – if there are fewer deposits than withdrawals, you will run into difficulties.

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    Arthritis and diet

    Eating more omega-3 fats and avoiding certain foods may be beneficial in managing arthritis.

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  • Swimming in pool

    Swimming - health benefits

    Swimming is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits.

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  • 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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Services and support

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    Assessing your alcohol and drug use

    It may be difficult to know when your alcohol or drug use has crossed the line from recreational use into becoming a more serious problem.

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  • Men in a family with 4 generations

    Advance care plans

    Planning ahead for your health puts you in control, and lessens the burden on loved ones. And with new laws in place, your wishes are legally binding.

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  • Thorpdale Gippsland autumn

    Rural and regional healthcare

    A range of public, private and not-for-profit services provide healthcare in rural and regional areas.

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  • Medical team with ambulance officer separated into emergency and all other team members in everything else category

    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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