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    What you need to know about Infections in hospital

    Some people are more susceptible to hospital infections than others. However, there are things you can do before and during your stay in hospital that will help reduce the chance of you getting an infection.

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    Rural issues - coping with stress explained

    People who live and work in rural and remote communities have to deal with hardships such as unpredictable climate and market conditions, financial strain, social isolation, long working hours and reduced access to services. Find out more about recognising and coping with stress

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    Immunity for Community - Melissa's story

    Immunising yourself or your children is important for not only your health, but also for the health of your community because when enough people are immunised diseases no longer spread.

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    Flu immunisation

    Get the flu shot before the flu gets you. Winter is approaching and along with it comes the dreaded flu season. Protect yourself and those around you by getting your flu vaccination.

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    What you need to know about Poisonous mushrooms

    Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing in and around Melbourne as a result of recent heavy rains. It is recommended that you only eat mushrooms you’ve purchased from the supermarket, greengrocer or reputable source.

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    Body mass index calculator for children and teenagers

    A body mass index (BMI) calculator measures body fat and is only an approximate measure of the best weight for a child's health.

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    Fitness centres - how to choose one

    A good quality health or fitness centre provides a safe environment for exercise and is supervised by trained personnel. Ask a lot of questions - making an informed decision can help you choose a facility or program that fits your needs and will support your efforts to achieve long-term health benefits.

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    Learn more about Conceiving a baby

    Knowing when you ovulate increases your chance of pregnancy. The odds of a young fertile couple conceiving around the time of ovulation (the release of the egg from the ovary) are approximately one in five every month.

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    Soup - hearty vegetable

    On a chilly autumn day, our hearty vegetable soup will warm you up.

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    Vegetable stir-fry with chilli

    Break out the wok for this tasty, quick and easy to prepare vegetable stir fry.

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    Health checks for men

    Men should see their doctor for regular medical check-ups. Screening tests help doctors to detect many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers in their early stages.

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    Learn all about Food Labels

    Food labels carry useful information to help you make good choices about food. The food label will tell you if the food contains an additive that you may want to avoid and ‘Best before’ dates indicate how long food will remain of good quality.

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