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  1. Haematologist

    16 Jun 2017

    A haematologist specialises in diagnosing, treating and managing diseases of the blood and blood-producing organs...

  2. Haemochromatosis

    11 Dec 2019

    Haemochromatosis (iron overload disorder) tends to be under-diagnosed, partly because its symptoms are similar to those caused by a range of other illnesses...

  3. Haemolytic uraemic syndrome

    01 Jul 2018

    Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) is a rare condition which can lead to chronic kidney damage or death from kidney failure...

  4. Haemophilia

    12 Nov 2019

    All children with severe haemophilia are given preventative treatment with infusions of blood products before they have a bleed...

  5. Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

    11 Jun 2020

    Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacterium that causes a life-threatening infection that can lead to serious illness, especially in children...

  6. Haemorrhoids

    17 Jul 2019

    A diet high in fibre can both treat and prevent haemorrhoids...

  7. Hair

    16 May 2019

    Human hair grows one centimetre every month...

  8. Hair loss

    06 Jul 2020

    All men and women develop progressive patterned hair loss as they grow older...

  9. Hair transplant surgery

    30 Jan 2019

    Hair transplant surgery involves taking skin from parts of the scalp where hair is growing and grafting it to the thinning or bald areas, or areas of trauma...

  10. Halitosis or bad breath

    09 Mar 2018

    Having halitosis or bad breath can have a major impact on a person...

  11. Hallucinogens

    17 Oct 2018

    Hallucinogens target specific centres of the brain to alter its understanding of sensory input...

  12. Hand, foot and mouth disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Good personal hygiene is essential to prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease to others, both for those infected and their carers...

  13. Handwashing - why it's important

    19 Nov 2018

    Washing your hands with soap and warm water can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases...

  14. Happy families

    15 Nov 2016 Happy families

    It might be valuable to occasionally evaluate the dynamics of your family to ensure that everyone is as happy as they could be...

  15. Harmful algal blooms

    26 Dec 2018

    Some types of blue-green algae produce toxins that can harm humans and animals when swallowed, inhaled or touched. People and pets should not enter the water at locations affected by blue-green algae...

  16. Hashimoto's disease

    27 Dec 2019

    Hashimoto's disease progresses very slowly over many years, so the symptoms may go unnoticed...

  17. Having a baby in Victoria

    29 Mar 2016

    Understanding your childbirth options will give you the best chance of having a rewarding birth experience...

  18. Hay fever

    26 Aug 2020

    Hay fever is an allergic reaction to airborne allergens that can occur at any time of the year...

  19. Hay fever and thunderstorm asthma (video) [video]

    Hay fever and thunderstorm asthma (video)

    Duration: 0:59

    • Asthma - Asthma basics,
    • Asthma - Living with asthma,
    • Asthma - Managing asthma,
    • Asthma - Thunderstorm asthma,
    • Video library
  20. Hazardous substances - workplace safety

    14 Jan 2019

    A hazardous substance can be inhaled, splashed onto the skin or eyes, or swallowed...

  21. Hazardous waste

    12 Oct 2018

    It can be dangerous to dispose of hazardous wastes through regular rubbish collections...

  22. Head and spinal injuries first aid

    19 Nov 2018

    Head injuries can be serious and require urgent medical attention. A hard blow to the head from a fall, knock or assault can injure the brain, even when there are no visible signs of trauma to the...

  23. Head injuries and concussion

    09 Apr 2018

    There is no specific treatment for mild head injury other than plenty of rest, and not overdoing things...

  24. Head lice (nits)

    17 Apr 2020

    No product can prevent head lice, but regular checks can help prevent the spread...

  25. Headache

    09 Apr 2018

    Although nearly all of us will experience a headache during our lifetime, persistent headaches need to be medically investigated with tests such as scans, eye tests or sinus x-rays...

  26. Headache – migraine

    09 Mar 2018

    Migraine causes a severe and throbbing headache, usually on one side of the head, as well as symptoms such as nausea...

  27. Headspace services

    04 May 2020

    headspace helps young people who are going through a tough time...

  28. Health assessments in hospital

    26 Jul 2019

    Regular assessments are performed by hospital staff during your hospital stay. Assessments help to find the cause of your illness and check your ability to do day-to-day tasks...

  29. Health checks for men

    10 Jun 2019

    Men should see their doctor for regular medical check-ups...

  30. Health checks for women

    20 Jun 2018

    A woman at high risk of a particular disease should be checked more frequently and/or at an earlier age...

  31. Health Complaints Commissioner

    04 May 2020

    The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) resolves complaints about healthcare and the handling of health information in Victoria. It can also investigate providers who pose a serious danger to the...

  32. Health information and health products online

    01 Oct 2019

    Don't use online health information to self-diagnose - always see your doctor or healthcare professional...

  33. Health information online

    01 Feb 2018

    Trusted health information can be found through your local doctor or pharmacy and other reliable health providers...

  34. Health insurance

    07 Dec 2016

    There are many health insurance providers on the market that offer a wide variety of healthcare plans...

  35. Health services for young people

    13 Feb 2018

    There are many subsidised and free medical, dental, mental, community health services available to support young people in Victoria...

  36. Healthcare and support at home

    04 Nov 2018

    Home care services are available for people recovering from illness or surgery, frail older people, the elderly and people with disabilities...

  37. Healthcare and support in the community

    04 Apr 2017

    There is a range of community health services and supports available for people with disabilities and the elderly still living independently at home...

  38. Healthcare decision-making – options, benefits and risks

    11 Mar 2018 Healthcare decision-making – options, benefits and risks

    Ask a doctor and research health information when making a health decision. This will include the cost, timing and regularity of medical treatment...

  39. healthcare professional, see

  40. Healthcare roles

    22 Jun 2017

    Your healthcare team may include a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, medical specialists, allied health professionals and complementary medicine practitioners...

  41. Healthcare system in Victoria

    04 Apr 2016

    The Victorian healthcare system comprises a wide range of health professionals working alongside one another to provide medical and health services...

  42. Healthy active Koori kids - tucker talk tips

    23 Apr 2020

    Good nutrition and physical exercise help to keep Koori kids healthy and avoid diseases when they get older...

  43. Healthy ageing - stay mentally active

    20 Jun 2017

    Researchers believe that many of the supposed age-related changes affecting the mind, such as memory loss, are actually lifestyle related...

  44. Healthy ageing - the skin

    17 Apr 2018

    Many age-related skin changes can be reduced with healthy lifestyle choices and good skin care...

  45. Healthy ageing tips

    04 Apr 2019 Healthy ageing tips

    Experts say the key to living well into our 80s and 90s is making a commitment to live healthily. Check out these simple ideas and embrace your senior years!...

  46. Healthy ageing – stay involved

    18 Apr 2018

    Reach out to the world around you for fun, a sense of achievement, social contact and mental stimulation...

  47. Healthy and active ageing

    18 Apr 2018

    Being physically active, eating well, socialising and improving your health can help you live a healthy, happy and active life as you get older...

  48. Healthy budget - tucker talk tips

    04 Jul 2018

    You can buy more food if you spend most of your money on basic healthy foods like bread, cereals, fruit and vegies...

  49. Healthy cooking tips

    06 Apr 2017

    Eating healthy food doesn't mean giving up your favourite foods and switching to eating only salads...

  50. Healthy eating

    28 Nov 2019

    If you eat a variety of good food, your diet will provide you with adequate nutrition...

  51. Healthy eating during pregnancy - tucker talk tips

    22 Jun 2017

    Some foods should be avoided during pregnancy as they carry bacteria that could harm your unborn baby...

  52. Healthy eating – school lunches

    19 Jan 2017

    Simple ways to make your child's school lunch healthier...

  53. Healthy eating – what to put on your plate

    28 Nov 2019

    Healthy eating – what to put on your plate, nutr...

  54. Healthy Living

    27 Jan 2020

    Healthy living content designed to help you understand how you can make simple healthy lifestyle changes and inspire you to take the first steps to achieving your health goals...

  55. Healthy mind and older people

    19 Dec 2016

    Physical activity, a healthy diet and mental exercises may help maintain your brain’s functions, including memory...

  56. Healthy pantry

    02 Jul 2018

    The ingredients profiles on the Better Health Channel offer information on how an ingredient is produced, used in cooking and its nutritional health benefits...

  57. Healthy swimming (video) [video]

    18 Aug 2016 Healthy swimming (video)

    We can keep our pools safe, healthy, and most importantly fun...

    Duration: 1:05

    • Communicable diseases,
    • Environmental health - Air and water quality,
    • Environmental health - Public health and disease control
  58. Healthy weight - tucker talk tips

    18 Jul 2017 Healthy weight - tucker talk tips

    A healthy, nutritious diet and physical activity can help you to maintain a healthy weight...

  59. Hearing loss - auditory neuropathy

    28 May 2019

    Auditory neuropathy is hearing loss caused by a disruption of nerve impulses travelling from the inner ear to the brain...

  60. Hearing loss - communication in the workplace

    09 Mar 2018

    If you are unsure how to best communicate with a colleague who has a hearing impairment, ask them...

  61. Hearing loss - how it affects people

    09 Mar 2018

    Many people with hearing loss experience a drop in self-esteem and confidence because of their impaired ability to communicate...

  62. Hearing loss - lipreading

    09 Mar 2018

    Lipreading can help people who are hearing impaired to cope better with their hearing loss...

  63. Hearing problems - hyperacusis

    27 May 2019

    Reduced sound tolerance can confine a person to their home, affect their career and social life, and make everyday activities impossible...

  64. Hearing problems in children

    19 Jun 2019

    The earlier that hearing loss is identified in children, the better for the child?s language, learning and overall development...

  65. Hearing tests

    09 Mar 2018

    A ringing sensation in the ears (tinnitus), or people complaining that you talk too loudly are signs you may need to have your hearing checked...

  66. Heart abnormality birth defects

    11 Feb 2021

    Some congenital heart defects are mild and cause no significant disturbance to the way the heart functions...

  67. Heart arrhythmias and palpitations

    28 Sep 2020

    A heart that beats irregularly, too fast or too slow, is experiencing an arrhythmia...

  68. Heart attack

    Heart attack is an emergency. If you have warning signs of heart attack, get help fast. Call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance...

  69. Heart attack - it's Ok to Call Triple Zero (000) (video) [video]

    30 Jun 2017 Heart attack - it's Ok to Call Triple Zero (000)  (video)

    Heart attack warning signs aren't what you think. Symptoms vary and they may not always be severe. Learn the warning signs because the sooner you recognise your heart attack and get treatment, the...

    Duration: 1:33

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart basics,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  70. Heart attack - know the warning signs (video) [video]

    19 May 2017 Heart attack - know the warning signs (video)

    Learn about the warning signs and symptoms you may experience if you are having a heart attack or angina attack...

    Duration: 2:56

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms,
    • Heart,
    • Video library
  71. Heart attack warning signs - personal story - Danny (video) [video]

    04 Jul 2017 Heart attack warning signs - personal story - Danny (video)

    Heart attack warning signs aren't what you think. Symptoms vary and they may not always be severe. Hear Danny's story about his heart attack...

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms,
    • Personal stories,
    • Heart
  72. Heart attack warning signs - personal story - Katie (video) [video]

    19 May 2017 Heart attack warning signs - personal story - Katie (video)

    Heart attack warning signs - personal story - Kate...

    Duration: 5:35

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart conditions,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  73. Heart attack warning signs - Professor Ian Meredith (video) [video]

    30 Jun 2017 Heart attack warning signs - Professor Ian Meredith (video)

    With a heart attack every minute counts. The warning signs of a heart attack can be varied and may not always be sudden or severe. Find out more from cardiologist Professor Ian Meredith...

    Duration: 7:26

    • Heart,
    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms
  74. Heart attack – recovery

    21 Aug 2020

    Make sure you follow your plan when you leave hospital, take your medication and keep your appointments with doctors...

  75. Heart bypass surgery

    09 Mar 2018

    After heart bypass surgery, eat a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrain cereals and cold-water fish...

  76. Heart condition - know your diagnosis (video) [video]

    19 May 2017 Heart condition - know your diagnosis (video)

    This video explains some common heart procedures and provides questions to ask your doctor to ensure you understand what has happened to your heart...

    Duration: 5:04

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart conditions,
    • Heart - Recovery after a heart attack,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  77. Heart conditions - angina

    17 Sep 2020

    Angina attacks can be prompted by exertion or physical exercise, when the hard-working heart muscle requires greater amounts of oxygen...

  78. Heart conditions - atrial fibrillation

    13 Jan 2021

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of arrhythmia, which means that the heart beats fast and abnormally...

  79. Heart conditions - endocarditis

    09 Mar 2018

    Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves or the inner lining of the heart...

  80. Heart disease - angioplasty and stent procedures (video) [video]

    14 Oct 2015 Heart disease - angioplasty and stent procedures (video)

    People with coronary heart disease talk about the medical procedures that followed their heart attack and diagnosis...

    Duration: 3:35

    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart tests and treatments,
    • Surgery,
    • Surgery - A-Z of surgical procedures
  81. Heart disease - eating for a healthy heart (video) [video]

    05 Jul 2017 Heart disease - eating for a healthy heart (video)

    Learn the three steps you can take to improve your heart health today...

    Duration: 7:44

    • Video library,
    • Heart,
    • Heart - Keep your heart healthy,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  82. Heart disease - enlarged heart

    09 Mar 2018

    An enlarged heart isn?t a condition in itself, but a symptom of an underlying problem that is causing the heart to work harder than normal...

  83. Heart disease - Jo, 5 stents in her 40s and a triple bypass at age 57 (video) [video]

    19 May 2017 Heart disease - Jo, 5 stents in her 40s and a triple bypass at age 57 (video)

    Jo tells of her experience with heart disease including having 5 stents in her 40s and a triple bypass at age 57...

    Duration: 2:28

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart conditions,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  84. Heart disease - know and manage your risk factors (video) [video]

    19 May 2017

    Over 700,000 Australian's are currently living with coronary heart disease. There are actions you can take to help prevent heart disease and to manage your life after a heart attack...

    Duration: 6:44

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Know your risk for heart disease,
    • Heart - Recovery after a heart attack,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  85. Heart disease - know your risk

    24 Aug 2020 Heart disease - know your risk

    Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, diabetes, obesity, family history and age...

  86. Heart disease - Margaret, Heart Attack at age 35 (video) [video]

    19 May 2017 Heart disease - Margaret, Heart Attack at age 35 (video)

    Heart disease - Margaret, Heart Attack at age 35...

    Duration: 5:35

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms,
    • Heart - Heart conditions,
    • Heart - Recovery after a heart attack,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  87. Heart disease - Marina, Pulmonary Emboli at age 23 (video) [video]

    19 May 2017 Heart disease - Marina, Pulmonary Emboli at age 23 (video)

    Heart disease - Marina, Pulmonary Emboli at age 23...

    Duration: 2:28

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Heart conditions,
    • Heart - Heart attack warning signs and symptoms,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  88. Heart disease and mental health

    30 Aug 2020

    Did you know that your mental health can affect your heart health and your heart health can affect your mental health? Depression can also affect how well people with heart disease recover, and...

  89. Heart disease and stroke

    15 Jan 2019 Heart disease and stroke

    Although blocked blood vessels can cause both coronary heart disease and some types of stroke, stroke is not the same as heart disease...

  90. Heart disease and stroke – calculating your risk score

    21 Sep 2020

    Absolute risk is a measure your doctor can calculate to understand the likelihood of you experiencing a heart attack or stroke in the next five years...

  91. Heart disease – healthy living

    21 Aug 2020

    Attending cardiac rehabilitation will help you to create a good foundation for living with your heart condition...

  92. Heart disorders (acquired) - children

    11 Feb 2021

    Some children acquire a heart problem after an illness in childhood, and this is called an acquired heart defect...

  93. Heart explained

    22 Aug 2018

    The heart is about the size of a clenched fist and lies in the middle of your chest, behind and slightly to the left of your breastbone...

  94. Heart Foundation’s Health Information Service

    04 May 2020

  95. Heart health - 10 tips

    15 Nov 2016 Heart health - 10 tips

    Have fun with friends ... 10 tips for a healthier heart...

  96. Heart health - managing heart disease for life (video) [video]

    04 Jul 2017 Heart health - managing heart disease for life (video)

    Over 700,000 Australians are living with coronary heart disease. Learn about what you should know about managing heart disease...

    Duration: 1:45

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Keep your heart healthy,
    • Heart - Heart basics,
    • Heart
  97. Heart health check - learn the risk factors (video) [video]

    19 May 2017 Heart health check - learn the risk factors (video)

    Heart disease affects both women and men. Cardiologist Cathie Coleman from St Vincent's Hospital explains the risk factors for heart disease and what actions you can take to lower your risks...

    Duration: 4:41

    • Heart,
    • Heart - Know your risk for heart disease,
    • Heart - Heart conditions,
    • Topic,
    • Heart
  98. Heart murmur

    09 Mar 2018

    Many children have innocent heart murmurs that don?t require any treatment, but medical tests are often needed to check...

  99. Heartburn is a form of indigestion

    29 Sep 2020

    Food inside the stomach is only kept there by the force of gravity so to avoid heartburn, don't lie down after a big meal...

  100. Heat safety [video]

    11 Oct 2016

    Extreme heat can affect anyone, including the young and healthy...

    Duration: 0:31

    • Heatwave,
    • Environmental health - Bushfires, floods and extreme weather,
    • Natural disasters and emergencies,
    • Topic,
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Environmental health,
    • Health conditons
  101. Heat stress and exercise

    19 Nov 2018

    Heat stress occurs when sweat can't evaporate fast enough to keep the body sufficiently cool during physical activity...

  102. Heat stress and heat-related illness

    19 Nov 2018

    Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Find out how you can treat and prevent heat-related illness...

  103. Heat stress and older people

    19 Nov 2018

    People aged 65 years and over are at increased risk of heat-related illnesses and need special care in hot weather...

  104. Heat stress – preventing heatstroke

    25 Jan 2018

    Heatstroke is a life-threatening emergency that can be avoided by following simple prevention measures...

  105. Heel pain

    09 Mar 2018

    The heel protects the structures of the foot, but heel pain is a common foot complaint...

  106. Helping a child with a disability with everyday activities

    29 Jun 2017

    If you have a child with a disability you can help improve their communication and movement by encouraging them to take part in daily activities...

  107. Helping your child with mental illness

    01 Jun 2020

    Recognising that your child has a mental health problem and seeking professional support are important first steps to take...

  108. Hendra virus

    09 Mar 2018

    The best defence against Hendra virus is to avoid contact with an infected horse...

  109. Henoch-Schonlein purpura

    09 Mar 2018

    Henoch-Schonlein purpura causes a purple spotted skin rash which lasts around one to four weeks, and is often marked by relapses...

  110. Hepatitis

    19 Nov 2018

    Hepatitis is an umbrella term for several diseases that affect the liver...

  111. Hepatitis A

    06 Nov 2019

    Immunisation is the best protection against hepatitis A infection and it is recommended for people in high-risk groups...

  112. Hepatitis B

    17 Dec 2018

    Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and can lead to serious illness or death...

  113. Hepatitis B – immunisation

    08 Nov 2018

    Immunisation against hepatitis B reduces the risk of infection in babies...

  114. Hepatitis C

    17 Dec 2018

    In Australia, hepatitis C is most often spread through the sharing of unsterile drug injecting equipment. New all oral combination treatment has greatly improved health outcomes for people with...

  115. Hepatitis C Cure - what it means for Victorians (video) [video]

    01 Mar 2016 Hepatitis C Cure - what it means for Victorians (video)

    Hepatitis C Cure - what it means for Victorians...

    Duration: 1:12

    • Video library,
    • Video,
    • Digestive system,
    • Digestive system - Liver and gallbladder,
    • Infections,
    • Infections - A-Z of infectious diseases
  116. Herbal medicine

    28 Apr 2019

    Some herbs have potent ingredients and should be treated with the same care and respect as pharmaceutical drugs...

  117. Herbs


    Use herbs to enhance the flavour of virtually any dish, including desserts...

  118. Hernias

    26 Apr 2020

    Both reducible and non-reducible hernias need to be surgically repaired - this is a common operation...

  119. Heroin

    09 Apr 2018

    Heroin is a depressant of the central nervous system, which means it slows down brain function and particularly the control of breathing...

  120. Heroin dependence - medication treatments

    15 Oct 2018

    Medication treatments for heroin dependence include methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone...

  121. Hiccups

    09 Mar 2018

    Hiccups that last for days, weeks or even years may be symptomatic of underlying disease...

  122. High blood glucose, see

  123. Hip disorders

    11 Jul 2020

    The hip joint is complicated to allow a wide range of motion while still supporting the weight of the body...

  124. Hirsutism (excessive hair) - women

    16 Apr 2018

    Hirsutism in women is the excess growth of dark and coarse hair over areas of the body where it ordinarily wouldn’t grow, such as the face and back. About one woman in 10 is affected. Hirsutism...

  125. HIV

    11 Feb 2021

    In Australia, HIV is most commonly spread when having sex without a condom and when sharing needles and other injecting equipment...

  126. HIV - infection control in hospitals

    08 Mar 2019

    Hospitals follow strict infection control guidelines to prevent the spread of HIV to patients...

  127. HIV and women – having children

    19 Nov 2020

    Women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or women whose partner is HIV-positive, may wish to have children but feel concerned about the risk of transmission of the virus to themselves (if...

  128. HIV, hepatitis and sport

    07 Mar 2019

    People with HIV or hepatitis B or C participate in a wide range of sports without restrictions, and the risk of transmission to another player is extremely small...

  129. Hives

    26 Apr 2020

    Hives (urticaria) is a reaction to the release of histamine into the skin...

  130. Holiday stress

    28 Nov 2018 Holiday stress

    Holidays are supposed to offer relaxation and recuperation, but some people find them disappointingly stressful...

  131. Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP)

    04 Nov 2018

    The Home and Community Care Program for Younger People provides services to support younger people with disabilities, and their carers. These services help people live as independently as possible in...

  132. Home tattooing

    09 Mar 2018

    Home tattooing, or getting tattoos overseas, puts you at risk of serious complications that can be debilitating and life-long...

  133. Homebirth

    03 Sep 2018

    Having a baby at home can be an option for pregnant women who are healthy, have a low-risk pregnancy and live close to a hospital in case the birth does not go to plan...

  134. Homeopathy

    29 Aug 2019

    Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that claims to stimulate and strengthen the body?s ability to heal itself...

  135. Hormonal (endocrine) system

    09 Mar 2018

    Hormones can be thought of as chemical messages that communicate with the body and bring about changes...

  136. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and menopause

    09 Mar 2018

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reduce menopausal symptoms, but the benefits and risks need to be considered carefully...

  137. Hormones – cortisol and corticosteroids

    09 Mar 2018

    Cortisol helps to maintain blood pressure, immune function and the body's anti-inflammatory processes...

  138. Hospital - preventing falls

    22 Jul 2019 Hospital - preventing falls

    All patients are vulnerable to falls regardless of age, although as you get older, there is a higher risk of falling...

  139. Hospital admission – what to expect

    02 Jan 2019

    Going to hospital is stressful for many people, but knowing what happens on admission to hospital and understanding your hospital’s admission procedure can help reduce some anxiety...

  140. Hospital admissions

    02 Jan 2019

    How your journey into hospital begins in Victoria depends on whether your visit is planned or unplanned, and what kind of health pathway you require...

  141. Hospital appointments

    08 Aug 2017

    Coordinating your hospital appointments well will ensure the process of diagnosing, treating and recovering from or living with medical issues runs as smoothly as possible...

  142. Hospital birth

    29 Mar 2016

    Victoria's public hospitals provide safe, affordable and high-quality maternity care...

  143. Hospital costs and payments

    31 Oct 2019 Hospital costs and payments

    Treatment as a public patient in Victorian public hospitals is free to all Australian citizens and most permanent residents of Australia...

  144. Hospital discharge information for family and carers

    03 Jan 2019

    Family, friends and carers can provide both practical and emotional support to a person who has experienced a major trauma and is about to leave hospital...

  145. hospital emergency department, see

  146. Hospital emergency departments

    03 Jul 2019

    Hospital emergency services are for people with serious illness or injury...

  147. Hospital in the Home services

    04 May 2020

    Hospital in the Home (HITH) is an acute care service provided to public hospital patients in their own home (or another suitable environment outside hospital). HITH may be provided by a nurse...

  148. Hospital infections

    11 Feb 2019

    There are things you can do to reduce the chance of getting an infection while you are in hospital...

  149. Hospital safety and security

    07 Dec 2016

    Hospital security arrangements ensure the safety of all staff, patients and visitors and provide a safe and secure environment for everyone...

  150. Hospital staff roles

    29 Aug 2019

    In Victoria, hospital staff roles vary by hospital. Becoming familiar with the types of hospital staff roles will help you understand who to turn to when you need help...

  151. Hospital stay – financial support and family accommodation

    06 Mar 2019

    All Victorian hospitals have a patient services staff and social workers on staff. They can help you and your family with hospital accommodation and hospital support services...

  152. Hospitals feedback and complaints

    15 May 2019

    You have rights when seeking medical care, including a right to comment on your care, and to have your concerns addressed...

  153. Hospitals in Victoria

    10 Jul 2018

    Victoria’s hospital system consists of both private and public hospitals, offering a range of healthcare services...

  154. Hospitals, clinics and residential options for mental illness

    03 Dec 2020

    There are a range of mental health services, some provided by government and some that are run by private or community providers...

  155. Hot weather and child safety

    Hot weather and child safety

    Babies and children can quickly lose body fluids in hot weather, which can lead to dehydration...

  156. House dust mite

    09 Mar 2018

    Areas around the home that are heavily used, such as beds and upholstered furniture, will have much higher mite populations than the rest of the house...

  157. Housing and accommodation support for people with mental illness

    21 Nov 2019

    Like any other chronic condition, mental illness might affect your ability to manage aspects of everyday life such as finding accommodation or housing and maintaining a place to live, but there are...

  158. How alcohol affects your body

    09 Oct 2020

    Like all drugs, alcohol can damage your body, especially if you drink heavily every day or in binges...

  159. How alcohol affects your body

    04 Nov 2018

    How alcohol affects your body Many Australians enjoy a drink. In fact, alcohol is Australia’s most widely used social drug. Like all drugs, alcohol can damage your body, especially if you drink...

  160. How drugs affect your body

    18 Dec 2017

    Drugs affect your body’s central nervous system. They affect how you think, feel and behave...

  161. How to cope and stay safe in extreme heat

    29 Nov 2019

    Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others...

  162. How to cut down on salt (slideshow)

    16 Jun 2020 How to cut down on salt (slideshow)

    Even if you are careful about the salt you consume, you may be surprised that some of the food you eat contains hidden salt that you’re not even aware of. Learn how to cut down on salt...

  163. How to eat healthily

    How to eat healthily

    A good balance between exercise and food intake is important to maintain a healthy body weight...

  164. How to find your vaccination records

    10 Apr 2019

    If you've recently arrived in Australia or missed out on an immunisation for any reason, you may need catch-up doses...

  165. How to keep moving and be active in hospital (video) [video]

    10 Mar 2016 How to keep moving and be active in hospital (video)

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