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  • Women's health

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome

    Women with polycystic ovary syndrome commonly have high levels of insulin, or male hormones known as 'androgens', or both. In some women, PCOS runs in the family, whereas for others, the condition only occurs when they are overweight.

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    Melanoma

    Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It may appear as a new spot or as a change in an existing mole or freckle. Over 95 per cent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if they are found early.

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    Gas heating - health and safety issues

    Regular servicing of your gas heating could save you and your families lives and also save you money. As we move into winter, make sure that your gas heaters have been professionally serviced in the past two years.

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  • Health checks for women

    Blood and pathology tests

    Blood and pathology tests leave many people squeamish, but they’re an important part of detecting, diagnosing and treating disease. In fact, if you’re sick, many decisions about your care will come down to the results of your blood and pathology tests.

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    Major trauma interactive story

    Phillip sustained serious injuries after a truck accident, follow his story from accident to the "new normal" and hear from the experts about the experience of major trauma.

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    Alcohol and drug treatments and programs

    There is a range of alcohol and drug-related services available in Victoria, many of which are free. Speak to your GP for treatment or to direct you into a program that is right for you.

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    The Victorian Health System

    The Victorian health system offers a range of services and support across the state, from mental health services, alcohol and drug services, pregnancy, birth and maternal services to aged care services and more.

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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.

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Events and activities

  • Wound Awareness Week logo

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    Wound Awareness Week It is important to identify the wound warning signs (pain, fluid, smell, over 30 days to heal), know who is most at risk from chronic wounds, and what action to take if they have a wound that won’t heal.

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  • Mother with young son and daughter wearing helmets

    Foster Care

    National Pyjama Day is not only an excuse to stay in your PJ's all day, but it’s also a great reason to get together with family, friends and colleagues to help raise funds for children in foster care.

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    Diabetes

    This week Diabetes Victoria are busting five top diabetes myths. Join them and help clear the public confusion about what is and isn’t true about diabetes!

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