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In February 2019 Victorians will acknowledge the 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires, one of the worst natural disasters our state has experienced.
Many Victorians still experience the effects of the bushfires and the severe heatwaves that occurred in early 2009.
Everyone’s journey through recovery is different and for many, recovery remains an ongoing challenge.
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Extreme heat can affect anybody but those most at risk are kids, older people and those with a medical condition. Make sure you and your loved ones survive the heat this summer with five simple tips.
Melbourne experienced the world’s largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event on 21 November 2016, with thousands of people developing breathing difficulties in a very short period of time. If you have asthma or hay fever, find out how you can prepare for the grass pollen season and help protect yourself from the risk of thunderstorm asthma.
The 2018 influenza season is over, and the Department of Health and Human Services is busy planning how we can better support Victorians to protect themselves during the next flu season. We've developed a short survey that will help us in our preparations for the 2019 flu season. The survey will take only 5 minutes to complete... your contribution will be invaluable!
Arthritis occurs when joints or muscles become painful, stiff and swollen. Exercise, medication and supportive therapies can help manage symptoms.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a group of conditions that cause joint pain and swelling in children and teens under the age of 16, for unknown reasons (idiopathic means ‘of unknown cause’).
Your body works best when you eat a wide range of healthy foods. Try to eat a Mediterranean-style diet which includes fish, pulses, nuts, olive oil and plenty of fruit and vegetables.
Do you know what to do during a flood? People risk their lives by trying to travel through floodwaters. When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare, find out more.
What's not to love about blueberries? They are a good source of vitamins C and K as well as dietary fibre and can be easily grown in areas that experience a cool winter.
Nutrition needs vary with age and gender. In general, you’ll need less of some foods and more of others.
Like all areas of medicine, pregnancy and childbirth has a number of specialised terms, many of which you will hear during your own pregnancy and labour and the birth of your baby.
Watch this video and learn about Victoria’s pregnancy, birth and maternal services providing a range of services to support you.
This December grow a beard to help raise funds to beat bowel cancer. 1 in 11 Australian men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime so it's important to learn about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this serious disease.
18 December is International Migrants Day. There are a number of community organisations that fund or provide family support programs and health services that anyone can access, including asylum seekers, regardless of their visa or residency status.
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