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  1. Pacemakers

    26 Jul 2018

    A person with an artificial cardiac pacemaker can live a normal life and can still perform moderate to strenuous activities...

  2. Paediatrician

    14 Feb 2018

    A paediatrician is a specialist doctor who improves the health of children and young people...

  3. Paget's disease of bone

    21 Aug 2019

    Paget's disease of bone is a chronic condition that causes abnormal enlargement and weakening of bone...

  4. Pain and pain management – adults

    06 May 2019

    Always see your doctor if you have ongoing pain to find the best pain-management option for you...

  5. Pain management (acute) - children

    26 Apr 2019

    If you think your child is in pain, always see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment...

  6. Pain management - cancer

    23 Jul 2019

    A person with cancer who obtains pain relief is likely to sleep better and have more energy during the day...

  7. Pain management in hospital

    22 Jul 2019

    Managing your pain can help your recovery in hospital...

  8. Palliative care - personal stories

    21 May 2018

    Palliative care - personal stories...

  9. Palliative care for culturally and linguistically diverse communities

    17 Aug 2017

    There are culturally sensitive palliative care services that will help you and your family...

  10. Palliative care for the LGBTI community

    11 Mar 2018

    There are end of life and palliative care services that provide safe, inclusive care for people who identify as LGBTI...

  11. Palliative care in a hospital or community residential home

    01 Mar 2017

    You can have inpatient palliative care in a hospital or a specialist inpatient palliative care unit...

  12. Palliative care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

    09 Aug 2017

    There are culturally sensitive palliative care services that will help you and your family...

  13. Palliative Care Victoria

    28 Feb 2017

    Palliative care information and advice is available from Palliative Care Victoria...

  14. Palliative care – complaints about legal, financial and funeral services

    28 Feb 2017

    It is okay to speak up and make a complaint if you think something is wrong with the service being provided...

  15. Palliative care – dealing with common symptoms

    02 May 2018

    Some people prefer having palliative care at home because of the familiar environment, feeling of independence and close access to family, friends and the local community...

  16. Palliative care – emotional, spiritual and cultural care

    28 Feb 2017

    Some people prefer having palliative care at home because of the familiar environment, feeling of independence and close access to family, friends and the local community...

  17. Palliative care – looking after yourself

    03 Oct 2019

    When caring for a loved one with a terminal illness, it is important to look after your own mental health and wellbeing so that you will have the energy and strength required for your role as carer...

  18. Pancreas

    09 Mar 2018

    The pancreas helps to digest food, particularly protein...

  19. Pancreatic cancer

    17 Jul 2019

    The causes of pancreatic cancer are unknown, but smokers are at greater risk...

  20. Pancreatitis

    09 Mar 2018

    Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, which can be either acute or chronic...

  21. Panic attack

    08 Apr 2018

    Without treatment, frequent and prolonged panic attacks can be severely disabling...

  22. Panic disorder and agoraphobia

    09 Mar 2018

    Panic disorder is not the same as anxiety or a single panic attack. Most people experience anxiety and up to 40 per cent of us have a panic attack at some stage during our lives. People who have...

  23. Paranoia

    05 Jul 2018

    Paranoia is the irrational and persistent feeling that people are ‘out to get you’ or that you are the subject of persistent, intrusive attention by others...

  24. Parathyroid glands

    09 Mar 2018

    The parathyroid glands make hormones that regulate calcium, phosphorus and magnesium in the bones and blood...

  25. Parechovirus

    09 Mar 2018

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

  26. Parent's guide for active girls

    27 Mar 2018

    Physical activity is an important part of health and wellbeing, and girls should remain active as they grow up...

  27. Parenthood and your relationship

    06 Nov 2019

    The birth of your first child can significantly change your relationship with your partner and may impact on other relationships...

  28. Parenting and stress

    10 Oct 2019

    It is important to manage feelings like anger and frustration so that you can enjoy parenting...

  29. Parenting centres support families

    10 Oct 2019

    Early Parenting Centres help families whose children have sleep, feeding or other difficulties...

  30. Parenting children through puberty

    05 Jan 2017

    Puberty is a time of great change for your child, and for you as a parent too. You can help your child in many practical ways, mostly by being reassuring...

  31. Parenting on your own

    22 Feb 2018

    A person can become a single or sole parent for many different reasons. You may have chosen to start a family on your own, you may be separated or divorced, or your partner may have died.  As a...

  32. Parenting services

    10 Oct 2019 Parenting services

    Parenting is one of the most important tasks we undertake but it doesn't always come naturally...

  33. Parenting support to help prevent abuse

    10 Oct 2019

    There is a range of non-government agencies available to help families under stress in caring for their children...

  34. Parenting when you’re a foster carer

    10 Oct 2019

    As a foster carer, you are providing a safe and supportive home for a child or teenager who can’t live with their family of origin. You may face challenges that affect you physically, emotionally and...

  35. Parentline Victoria

    20 Sep 2017

    This confidential telephone helpline offers information and counselling about parenting issues...

  36. Parkinson's disease

    30 Apr 2019

    People with Parkinson?s disease can help manage their symptoms through medication and support...

  37. Parkinson's disease and constipation

    14 Aug 2018

    Constipation is a common complication of Parkinson's disease...

  38. Parkinson's disease and sexual issues

    09 Mar 2018

    Communication is the best remedy for all types of relationship problems, including sexual problems caused by Parkinson?s disease...

  39. Parsley

    22 Oct 2015 Parsley

    Versatile parsley can be added to salads, made into pesto, tossed through cooked vegetables or used to coat meat and chicken. Parsley is a good source of vitamins A, C and K and has dietary fibre. In...

  40. Parsnip

    22 Oct 2015 Parsnip

    Parsnips are root vegetables that look like cream-coloured carrots. They can be baked, mashed or made into chips and fritters. Parsnips are a good source of vitamin C and niacin and contain minerals...

  41. Partying safely

    14 Dec 2017

    It is important to create a safe environment at parties so that everyone can have fun.  Staying safe means avoiding injury or assault, not hurting anyone else, and not ruining an event or...

  42. Partying safely - schoolies week

    28 Nov 2018

    Partying at schoolies week can be fun, but you need to be aware of the risks, which can include accidents, robbery, violence and sexual assault...

  43. Partying safely and sex

    05 Dec 2018

    Partying is fun but being out of it on alcohol or drugs can put you at risk of unwanted or unsafe sex...

  44. Partying safely – tips for parents

    10 Oct 2019

    With a few simple plans in place, a good time can be had by all at a teenage party – even the parents...

  45. Partying safely – tips for teenagers

    03 Dec 2018

    Don't advertise a party via SMS or the internet to limit the risk of gate-crashers and violent situations...

  46. Passionfruit

    18 Jun 2017 Passionfruit

    The sweet pulp of passionfruit can be enjoyed raw, in desserts or in savoury dishes such as seafood. Passionfruit is a good source of vitamins A and C and contains minerals such as calcium and iron...

  47. Passive smoking

    12 Mar 2019

    Passive smoking means breathing other people's second-hand tobacco smoke. Passive smoking increases the risk of serious illness in both children and adults...

  48. Pathologist

    14 Jun 2017

    A pathologist is a doctor who studies disease...

  49. Patient and carer rights in hospital

    08 Nov 2018 Patient and carer rights in hospital

    You and your carers should expect clear communication about medical issues and treatment options and costs in hospital in a way that you can understand...

  50. Patient-centred care explained

    02 Jan 2019

    Patient-centred care, also known as ‘person-centred care’, is about treating the person receiving the care in the way they want to be treated...

  51. Patterned hair loss

    16 Apr 2018

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

  52. Paying for alcohol and drug treatments services

    07 May 2019

    In Victoria, the state government funds non-government organisations to deliver alcohol and drug treatment services for free or at a reduced cost to eligible Medicare card holders...

  53. Paying for healthcare

    22 Jun 2017 Paying for healthcare

    Ask your doctor and healthcare providers what you will be charged for each new service, what is covered by Medicare and what is included in your healthcare plan...

  54. Paying for pregnancy, birth and newborn baby care

    15 Feb 2018

    The cost of having a baby in Victoria can vary considerably, depending mostly on whether you use the public or private health system...

  55. Pea

    22 Oct 2015 Pea

    Green, tender peas are a favourite in many countries. They can be boiled, steamed, mashed and made into soup. Peas are a good source of vitamins (such as B1, B3, C and K) and minerals. They also...

  56. Peach

    22 Oct 2015 Peach

    Sweet, juicy peaches can be eaten raw, added to salads or made into desserts. Peaches contain vitamins A and C and dietary fibre. In Victoria, peaches are at their peak between November and March...

  57. Pear

    22 Oct 2015 Pear

    Pears are a versatile fruit that can be eaten raw, grilled, added to meat dishes or made into desserts. They contain vitamins A and C and are a good source of dietary fibre. In Victoria, pears (...

  58. Peer pressure

    19 Jan 2017

    Peer groups can be a very positive influence on your teenager's life...

  59. Pelvic floor

    04 Sep 2019

    Pelvic floor exercises are designed to improve muscle tone and prevent the need for corrective surgery...

  60. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

    09 Mar 2018

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) occurs when an infection spreads from the vagina to the cervix and fallopian tubes...

  61. People with a disability who experience violence, abuse or neglect

    17 Jul 2019

    People with a disability who experience violence, abuse or neglect can seek help from a range of services specifically designed to help them...

  62. Pericarditis

    12 Dec 2018

    Pericarditis symptoms may be similar to those of heart attack and include chest pain and abnormal heart rhythms...

  63. Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia

    16 Jun 2017

    Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) has a helpline offering information, referrals and counselling to anyone who is concerned about how they are (or someone else is) coping during and...

  64. Periodontitis gingivitis

    09 Jul 2019

    Brushing teeth regularly helps to prevent gum disease and early treatment can help save affected teeth...

  65. Peripheral vascular disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Peripheral vascular disease is the reduced circulation of blood to a body part (other than the brain or heart)...

  66. Peritonitis

    02 Nov 2018

    Peritonitis is a life-threatening emergency that needs prompt medical treatment...

  67. Permanent and temporary care for children

    11 Apr 2016

    The options for children needing care away from their families include foster care, kinship care, residential care, voluntary care and permanent care...

  68. Permanent care

    10 Oct 2019

    After experiencing abuse, neglect or rejection, many children are slow to put their trust in anyone...

  69. Persimmon

    22 Oct 2015 Persimmon

    Exotic persimmons can be eaten raw, tossed in salads or served alongside meat, chicken and fish dishes. They are a good source of vitamin C and contain dietary fibre. In Victoria, persimmons are at...

  70. Personal Alert Victoria

    08 May 2017

    A personal monitoring service that responds to calls for assistance...

  71. Personal and relationship services

    02 Oct 2019

    There are personal and relationship services available to you that offer counselling and relationship advice...

  72. Personal hygiene

    09 Mar 2018

    Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves and others from illness...

  73. Personal Trainer

    29 Mar 2016

    A personal trainer is a fitness professional who helps people with personal health and fitness goals, exercise and fitness programs and education...

  74. Personal trainers – how to choose one

    20 Feb 2019

    Make sure your personal trainer is properly qualified before entering into any agreement...

  75. Perthes' disease

    21 Aug 2019

    Most children with Perthes' disease eventually recover, but it can take anywhere from two to five years...

  76. pest control bedbugs, see

  77. Pest control in the home

    19 Nov 2018

    If you use pesticides to control pests around the house, make sure you use as little as possible...

  78. Pest control services

    18 Oct 2018

    If you have pest problems that you cannot manage yourself, you may need to hire an authorised pest control operator...

  79. PET scan

    05 Feb 2019

    PET scans are tests that show how an organ or tissue is working...

  80. Pets can make you healthy (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015

    Australians have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world...

    Duration: 4:27

    Tags:
    • Healthy lifestyle,
    • Keeping active,
    • Keeping active - Staying fit and motivated,
    • Topic,
    • Exercise and fitness,
    • Healthy mind
  81. Pets – safe handling of reptiles and tropical fish

    09 Mar 2018

    People in contact with tropical fish and reptiles such as turtles, lizards and snakes may be at risk of infections and illness due to germs (such as bacteria, viruses and parasites) carried on the...

  82. Peyronie's disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Peyronie's disease causes abnormal fibrous lumps that make an erect penis curve...

  83. Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

    14 Jun 2017

    The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines, making them more affordable...

  84. Pharmacist

    07 Sep 2018

    A pharmacist is a professional who specialises in preparing and dispensing medications, including medicines, ointments and tablets...

  85. Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    17 Sep 2019

    PKU is an inherited disorder that prevents the normal breakdown of a protein found in some foods...

  86. Phototherapy at Home [video]

    Phototherapy at Home

    Jaundice is very common in newborns, so it’s nothing to be too worried about. Treatment is very easy and safe. It all happens using blue light from a special blanket that you wrap your baby in. The...

    Duration: 10:15

    Tags:
    • Parents - Support for parents,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Babies and toddlers basics,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Care and wellbeing,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Health conditions and complaints,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3) - Newborn babies,
    • Babies and toddlers (0-3)
  87. Physical activity - choosing a provider

    04 Aug 2016

    Choosing the right fitness centre or service provider requires some research...

  88. Physical activity - how much you need

    23 Jul 2018

    It’s important for your health that you get enough physical activity every day, and that you limit your sedentary behaviour. But getting the amount of physical activity you need doesn’t have to be...

  89. Physical activity - how to get active when you are busy

    25 Apr 2019 Physical activity - how to get active when you are busy

    Even if you’re busy, you still need to find a way to be physically active...

  90. Physical activity - it's important

    25 Apr 2019

    Just 30 minutes of moderate activity each day can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing certain conditions or diseases...

  91. Physical activity - learn how to swim (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Physical activity - learn how to swim (video)

    Swimming is a great low-impact exercise for all ages and abilities. Australian marathon swimmer, Tammy Van Wisse shows ex-AFL (Australian Football League) player and coach, Tony Shaw some swimming...

    Duration: 4:57

    Tags:
    • Get fit - Get fit,
    • Keeping active - Getting started,
    • Keeping active - Staying fit and motivated,
    • Summer 2015,
    • Video library
  92. Physical activity - overcoming barriers (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Physical activity - overcoming barriers (video)

    Former world aerobics champion, Sue Stanley shows us how to overcome common exercise excuses...

    Duration: 4:06

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Exercise and fitness,
    • Keeping active,
    • Keeping active - Getting started,
    • Keeping active - Staying fit and motivated,
    • Young people (13-19) - Keeping active,
    • Parents - Keeping yourself healthy
  93. Physical activity - staying active during summer (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Physical activity - staying active during summer (video)

    Physical Activity and Fitness Trainer Sherri Bourne gives us some great tips for staying active over the summer months...

    Duration: 4:06

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Exercise and fitness,
    • Keeping active - Staying fit and motivated,
    • Keeping active
  94. Physical activity - staying motivated

    26 Jul 2017

    Pick an exercise or fitness activity that appeals to you and suits your lifestyle...

  95. Physical activity - what's your excuse?

    25 Apr 2019

    There are many excuses we can come up with to avoid being active, but the truth is there is always a way to fit some physical activity into your day...

  96. Physical activity for men

    25 Apr 2019

    Many men are only motivated to become more active after they have a health scare...

  97. Physical activity for seniors

    25 Apr 2019

    Physical activity can help older people maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their risk of disease...

  98. Physical activity for seniors – staying active during summer (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Physical activity for seniors – staying active during summer (video)

    Physical Activity and Fitness Trainer - Sherri Bourne shares a few easy and low-impact ways for seniors to stay healthy over the summer months...

    Duration: 3:49

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Exercise and fitness,
    • Keeping active,
    • Keeping active - Keeping active throughout life,
    • Summer 2015
  99. Physical activity for women

    25 Apr 2019

    If you can't make the time to exercise for yourself, do it for your family...

  100. Physical activity – choosing the one for you

    26 Jul 2017

    You are more likely to keep up a healthy lifestyle change if your chosen activity suits you...

  101. Physical activity – how to get started

    31 Aug 2018

    If you've been inactive and want to begin physical activity, see a doctor first...

  102. Physical activity – overcoming the barriers

    14 Feb 2018

    If you think physical activity is boring, try exercising with a friend...

  103. Physical activity – setting yourself goals

    25 Apr 2019 Physical activity – setting yourself goals

    When you're trying to become more physically active, set realistic health and fitness goals...

  104. Physical disabilities

    26 Jul 2017

    Common physical disabilities and the issues relating to having a disability – find information on diagnosis, treatment and disability services...

  105. Physical disability and sexuality

    11 Apr 2019

    Sexuality is a key part of human nature. Expressing sexuality in satisfying ways is important for everyone, including people with a disability. Some people with disability may need additional support...

  106. Physiotherapist

    30 Jul 2019

    Physiotherapists are experts in body movement and function...

  107. Piercings

    09 Mar 2018

    If you want to have your body pierced, choose an experienced, registered practitioner to reduce the risks of infection and scarring...

  108. Pilates and yoga - health benefits

    09 Mar 2018

    Yoga and Pilates both improve muscular and postural strength...

  109. Pimples

    09 Apr 2018

    Acne is common and can make people of all ages feel embarrassed, but treatments can help if acne is causing distress...

  110. Pimples, see

  111. Pineapple

    22 Oct 2015 Pineapple

    Sweet, juicy pineapple is fantastic enjoyed fresh on its own or used in sweet and savoury dishes. Chunks of pineapple can be added to skewers, tossed in noodle dishes or made into a salsa. Pineapples...

  112. Pins and needles

    05 Sep 2019

    Pins and needles is a sensation of uncomfortable tingling or prickling, usually felt in the hands or feet...

  113. Pinworms

    09 Mar 2018

    Despite the unsavoury reputation, a pinworm infection (worms) is relatively harmless and easily treated...

  114. Pituitary tumour

    09 Mar 2018

    Generally, pituitary tumours are benign and slow growing, and pituitary cancers are extremely rare...

  115. Pityriasis rosea

    18 Jul 2018

    Generally, pityriasis rosea is a one-off event - once it has gone, the rash doesn?t reappear...

  116. Placebo effect

    26 Apr 2019

    Belief in a treatment may be enough to change the course of a person's physical illness...

  117. Placenta previa

    06 Jun 2017

    Placenta previa means the placenta has implanted at the bottom of the uterus, over the cervix or close by...

  118. Placental abruption

    06 Jun 2017

    Placental abruption means the placenta has detached from the wall of the uterus, starving the baby of oxygen and nutrients...

  119. Planning for future aged care needs

    01 May 2019 Planning for future aged care needs

    If you are getting older or looking after someone who is older, you may be thinking about getting home help, getting your legal and financial affairs in order or applying for aged care homes (also...

  120. Planning for future needs

    14 May 2019

    If you have a disability or are caring for someone with a disability, you can make future legal, financial and health decisions now to ensure that you or the child gets the support needed if you can...

  121. Planning for labour and birth

    15 Nov 2016 Planning for labour and birth

    Some of the signs and symptoms of going into labour may include period-like cramps, backache, diarrhoea and contractions...

  122. Planning where you want to die

    11 Mar 2018

    If you have preferences about how and where you want to die, it is important that you tell your carers, family, friends and healthcare professionals...

  123. Plaster care

    09 Mar 2018

    Even after a plaster is removed, the bone is still healing, so take care for at least another month...

  124. Plastic surgeon

    15 Jun 2017

    A specialist plastic surgeon specialises in invasive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery...

  125. Playgrounds and child safety

    08 Jul 2019

    Play environments can be safe and beneficial for your child. With proper planning, you can make sure your child gets plenty of playtime activity...

  126. Pleurisy

    06 Jun 2018

    Treating any infection of the upper respiratory tract quickly will reduce the risk of developing pleurisy...

  127. Plum

    22 Oct 2015 Plum

    Versatile, juicy plums are delicious eaten raw, poached, baked into tarts, grilled or served with meats and chicken. Plums contain vitamins A, C and K and dietary fibre. In Victoria, they are at their...

  128. Pneumococcal disease

    10 Apr 2019

    Pneumococcal disease is a leading cause of serious illness and death in young children...

  129. Pneumococcal disease – immunisation

    02 May 2019

    Immunisation can substantially reduce the risk of pneumococcal disease, especially in young children...

  130. Pneumonia

    05 Sep 2018

    Anyone can get pneumonia, but young children and the elderly are most susceptible...

  131. Podiatrist

    24 Aug 2016

    Podiatrists treat conditions of the feet and legs...

  132. Poisoning and child safety

    21 Mar 2019

    Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 immediately if you suspect your child has been poisoned or given the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of medicine...

  133. police, fire, ambulance, see

  134. Polio and post-polio syndrome

    19 Jun 2019

    Polio is a serious disease that can cause life-threatening paralysis and possibly death...

  135. Polio – immunisation

    07 Apr 2019

    You need several doses of the vaccine before you are fully protected against polio...

  136. Pollen allergies

    17 Jun 2019

    Pollen allergies cause seasonal hay fever and asthma and can be treated with antihistamines, nasal sprays or asthma medication...

  137. Pollution - air

    15 May 2017

    Around 75 per cent of Melbourne?s air pollution is caused by vehicle emissions...

  138. Polycystic kidney disease

    12 Nov 2019

    Polycystic kidney disease is a common cause of kidney failure in Australia and equally affects men and women of different ethnic backgrounds...

  139. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    31 Jan 2019

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal condition associated with irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair growth, acne, reduced fertility, and increased risk of diabetes and mood changes...

  140. Polycythaemia vera

    09 Mar 2018

    Polycythaemia vera is characterised by the production of too many red blood cells, caused by abnormal function of the bone marrow...

  141. Polymyalgia rheumatica

    21 Aug 2019

    Typical symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica include severe muscle aches and stiffness, particularly in the neck, shoulders and thighs...

  142. Polymyositis

    19 Jun 2019

    Polymyositis is hard to diagnose and may be mistaken for muscular dystrophy...

  143. Polyps

    09 Mar 2018

    Nasal polyps can sometimes interfere with breathing...

  144. Popliteal cyst, see

  145. Porphyria

    05 Nov 2019

    Porphyria can affect the skin, nervous system, gastrointestinal system or all of these, depending on the specific type...

  146. Post Acute Care Program

    26 Jun 2017

    The Post Acute Care (PAC) Program provides short-term services and support for those who need extra help at home after a public hospital stay...

  147. Post mortem, see

  148. Post-school options for people with a disability

    09 Jan 2018

    As all young people approach their final years of school, it is a good idea to focus on planning for the future and exploring the various pathways that are available to them...

  149. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    09 Mar 2018

    People with post-traumatic stress disorder often experience feelings of panic or extreme fear, which may resemble what was felt during the traumatic event...

  150. Postnatal depression (PND)

    30 May 2019

    Postnatal depression can happen either a few days or weeks after the birth, with a slow or sudden onset...

  151. Postnatal exercise

    19 Apr 2017

    Always consult with your doctor or midwife before starting any postnatal exercise program...

  152. Postnatal exercise - sample workout

    25 Oct 2015

    Make sure your abdominal muscles have healed before you do any vigorous tummy exercises, such as crunches...

  153. Posture

    09 Apr 2018

    Bad habits such as slouching and inactivity cause muscle fatigue and tension that ultimately lead to poor posture...

  154. Potato

    18 Jun 2017 Potato

    The versatile potato is an excellent source of fibre, energy and nutrients and a favourite of children. Potatoes can be baked, mashed and fried. They are a good source of vitamin C and B-group...

  155. Power of attorney (medical)

    12 Mar 2018

    Family members may be involved in making healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to make decisions and it is not a medical emergency...

  156. Prader-Willi syndrome

    12 Nov 2019

    A feature of Prader-Willi syndrome is the child's excessive appetite, which often leads to obesity...

  157. Pre-immunisation checklist

    28 Aug 2019

    This immunisation checklist will help you prepare so you know what to expect and what information you will need to give your GP or clinic staff before your immunisation...

  158. Pregnancy - antenatal checks of your baby

    22 Jun 2017

    A midwife or doctor will use abdominal palpation during an antenatal visit to examine a baby's position and development...

  159. Pregnancy - bleeding problems

    09 Jul 2019

    Bleeding from the vagina in early pregnancy happens in almost one in four pregnancies...

  160. Pregnancy - care choices

    20 Apr 2017

    It's very important for you and your baby to be looked after from the start of your pregnancy until after the birth of your baby...

  161. Pregnancy - medication, drugs and alcohol

    16 Dec 2016

    Most women take a drug of some kind during pregnancy, sometimes without realising the potential for harm...

  162. Pregnancy - morning sickness

    19 Apr 2017

    Morning sickness is typically at its worst early in the day but it can strike at any point during the day or night...

  163. Pregnancy - obstetric emergencies

    06 Jul 2018

    An obstetric emergency may arise when a woman is pregnant, or during her delivery.In this case, extra care is needed. A woman may need a lot of tests and treatments, and extended hospital stays. She...

  164. Pregnancy - packing for hospital

    25 May 2018 Pregnancy - packing for hospital

    Packing for hospital is an exciting part of preparing for the birth of your baby...

  165. Pregnancy - pre-eclampsia

    31 May 2018

    There is no evidence that pre-eclampsia is caused by emotional stress, working too hard or not getting enough rest...

  166. Pregnancy - premature labour

    19 Nov 2018

    Sometimes, babies arrive early. It’s important to recognise premature labour, in case you and your baby need medical care...

  167. Pregnancy - prenatal tests

    19 Apr 2017

    A range of tests is available to pregnant women to confirm pregnancy and monitor the baby's development in the womb...

  168. Pregnancy - signs and symptoms

    28 Feb 2018

    All women experience pregnancy differently, and you will experience different symptoms at different stages of your pregnancy...

  169. Pregnancy - unplanned

    06 Aug 2019

    When a woman does not want to become a parent, her pregnancy options may include abortion or adoption...

  170. Pregnancy - week by week

    09 May 2017

    Pregnancy is counted as 40 weeks, starting from the first day of the mother's last menstrual period...

  171. Pregnancy - weight and fertility

    09 Apr 2018

    Compared with women in the healthy weight range, women who are carrying extra weight are less likely to conceive...

  172. Pregnancy and asthma

    09 Mar 2018

    Pregnant women with asthma need to continue to take their asthma medication as it is important to the health of both mother and baby that the mother's asthma is well managed...

  173. Pregnancy and birth care options

    28 Feb 2018

    Pregnant women in Victoria can choose who will care for them during their pregnancy, where they would like to give birth and how they would like to deliver their baby...

  174. Pregnancy and birthing services for different language or cultural needs

    18 Feb 2018

    If you are pregnant and have specific cultural or language needs, the first step is to notify your local maternity hospital about your requirements...

  175. Pregnancy and diet

    09 Oct 2019

    Good nutrition during pregnancy can help to keep you and your developing baby healthy...

  176. Pregnancy and exercise

    27 Apr 2017 Pregnancy and exercise

    Unless you have complications, you should be able to exercise throughout your pregnancy...

  177. Pregnancy and immunisation

    Immunisation can protect a woman and her unborn baby against many infectious diseases...

  178. Pregnancy and smoking

    12 Feb 2019

    Smoking while pregnant exposes a woman and her unborn child to an increased risk of health problems...

  179. Pregnancy and teeth

    18 Jun 2019

    It's important to look after your teeth and gums when you're pregnant, as gum disease can affect your baby...

  180. Pregnancy and travel

    27 Nov 2018

    Travelling to developing nations is not encouraged during pregnancy, due to the risk of disease and the standard of medical facilities...

  181. Pregnancy and your mental health

    14 Sep 2018

    Finding out you are pregnant can be a very exciting time. But it can also make you feel uncomfortable, unwell, worried and make you wonder how you are going to cope. And it doesn’t stop when the baby...

  182. Pregnancy due date, see

  183. Pregnancy stages and changes

    25 May 2018 Pregnancy stages and changes

    It’s helpful to have an idea of how your body may react to the different stages of pregnancy. It also helps to know how pregnancy may affect your emotions and feelings...

  184. Pregnancy support - fathers, partners and carers

    29 Mar 2016

    Whether you are the baby's father, the pregnant woman's partner or are supporting a single mother-to-be, you have a crucial role in ensuring she gets the pregnancy support she needs...

  185. Pregnancy testing

    06 Jun 2017

    Sometimes, a home pregnancy test may be positive when a woman isn’t pregnant...

  186. Pregnancy tests - maternal serum screening

    04 Nov 2019

    Maternal serum screening can indicate increased risk of abnormalities in the unborn child, but is not a diagnosis...

  187. Pregnancy tests - ultrasound

    14 Feb 2018

    Ultrasound is used during pregnancy to check the baby's development and to help pick up any abnormalities...

  188. Pregnancy tests amniocentesis

    23 Jul 2018

    Amniocentesis is a prenatal procedure that your doctor may recommend you have during pregnancy. The test checks for fetal abnormalities (birth defects) such as Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis or spina...

  189. Pregnancy tests – chorionic villus sampling

    04 Jul 2019

    Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a pregnancy test that checks the baby for some abnormalities...

  190. Pregnancy – labour

    19 Apr 2017

    Labour is divided into three stages. The first stage is dilation of the cervix from 0 to10 cm, the second stage is birth of the baby, and the third stage is delivery of the placenta. Labour typically...

  191. Premature and early menopause

    12 Nov 2019

    The symptoms of premature or early menopause are the same as for menopause at any age...

  192. Premature babies

    21 Mar 2016

    Sometimes premature labour can be delayed to increase a baby's chance of survival...

  193. Premature ejaculation

    10 Jun 2019

    Premature ejaculation is only a problem if it happens frequently...

  194. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

    09 Mar 2018

    Most menstruating women have some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)...

  195. Preparing a child for hospital

    03 Jan 2019 Preparing a child for hospital

    Going to hospital can be frightening for a child. Preparing a child for hospital with the right level of information at the right time will help ease their anxiety...

  196. Preparing for a health or medical appointment

    24 Aug 2017

    Get the most out of your consultation by preparing for your health or medical appointment...

  197. Preparing for hospital

    17 Jul 2018

    Preparing for a hospital stay includes knowing what to take, making sure your home, work and family commitments are taken care of and making arrangements for your return home...

  198. Preparing for surgery

    01 Feb 2019

    Preparing for surgery is important. Maximising your recovery will depend on how you prepare for surgery...

  199. Preparing to leave hospital

    30 Jul 2018

    Start your hospital discharge planning before you leave hospital. Speak with your healthcare team to understand the hospital’s discharge process to get the support you need in place...

  200. Preparing to leave hospital (video) [video]

    25 Jun 2018 Preparing to leave hospital (video)

    If illness or injury forces you to take time off from work, it can have a big impact on your life. The time it takes to recover full health can change the way you feel about yourself. You can lose...

    Duration: 3:09

    Tags:
    • Video,
    • Hospitals, surgery and procedures
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  202. Pressure sores

    09 Mar 2018

    Pressure sores can be difficult to treat and may lead to serious complications...

  203. Preventing falls in hospital

    22 Jul 2019 Preventing falls in hospital

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

  204. Preventing healthcare associated infection (HAI)

    11 Feb 2019

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

  205. Previous polls

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  206. Primary biliary cirrhosis

    09 Mar 2018

    Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune condition characterised by inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts within the liver...

  207. Primary healthcare explained

    03 Jul 2019

    Primary healthcare is the first contact a person has with the health care system when they have a health problem. This is usually your general practitioner (GP) or pharmacist...

  208. Privacy and confidentiality

    03 Jan 2019

    There are laws that set out how healthcare professionals can collect and store your health information and when they are allowed to share it...

  209. private health insurance, see

  210. PrivateHealth.gov.au

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  213. Prolapsed uterus

    30 Jul 2019

    The pelvic floor and associated supporting ligaments can be weakened or damaged in many ways, causing uterine prolapse...

  214. Prostate cancer

    21 Jul 2019

    Prostate cancer can be treated in a variety of ways, so discuss treatment options with your doctor...

  215. Prostate cancer - androgen deprivation therapy

    04 Apr 2019

    One of the treatments for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation therapy (previously called hormone therapy)...

  216. Prostate Cancer - Diagnosis (video) [video]

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    In this video clip, participants discuss the events that led to them being tested for prostate cancer, whether that was regular PSA testing or in response to a GP recommendation...

    Duration: 4:53

    Tags:
    • Cancer,
    • Cancer - A-Z of cancer conditions,
    • Cancer - Cancer explained,
    • Cancer - Cancer risk factors,
    • Cancer - Cancer screening and early detection,
    • Cancer - Living with cancer,
    • Cancer - Cancer treatments,
    • Video
  217. Prostate cancer testing

    21 Jul 2019

    Men with a family history of prostate cancer, or men who have had a raised test result in the past, will benefit most from regular testing...

  218. Prostate disease

    04 Apr 2019

    The prostate gland produces fluids that protect and feed sperm cells...

  219. Prostate gland and urinary problems

    04 Apr 2019

    Many men experience urinary changes as they age, which may be caused by inflammation or enlargement of the prostate gland...

  220. Prostatectomy - for cancer

    04 Apr 2019

    The aim of a radical prostatectomy is to remove the cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body...

  221. Protein

    09 Aug 2018

    The human body can't store protein, so it must be supplied daily from the foods we eat...

  222. Providing end of life and palliative care for someone at home

    22 Feb 2017

    Some people prefer having palliative care at home because of the familiar environment, feeling of independence and close access to family, friends and the local community...

  223. Providing practical end of life and palliative care at home

    22 Feb 2017

    Some people prefer having palliative care at home because of the familiar environment, feeling of independence and close access to family, friends and the local community...

  224. Psittacosis - parrot fever

    09 Mar 2018

    People who have birds as pets, poultry workers and anyone working in aviaries or pet shops, are most at risk of catching psittacosis...

  225. Psoriasis

    17 Apr 2018

    There is no cure for psoriasis, but it can be well controlled with treatment...

  226. Psychiatrist

    29 Jun 2017

    A psychiatrist is a medical specialist who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and emotional problems...

  227. Psychoanalysis

    07 Nov 2019

    Psychoanalysis is a treatment based on the theory that our present is shaped by our past...

  228. Psychologist

    25 Jul 2018

    Psychologists are educated in the science of how people feel, behave and react...

  229. Psychosis and mental illness

    11 Oct 2019

    In psychosis, the everyday thoughts that enable us to lead our daily lives become confused...

  230. Pterygium

    09 Mar 2018

    A pterygium is a fleshy overgrowth of the conjunctiva that may affect one or both eyes...

  231. Puberty

    14 Jun 2019

    Adjusting to the many changes that happen around puberty can be difficult for both parents and young people...

  232. Pubic lice (crabs)

    06 Sep 2018

    Pubic lice (crabs) are spread through skin-to-skin contact and can cause small red areas or sores and itching...

  233. Pulmonary hypertension

    14 Mar 2018

    Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure on the lungs...

  234. Pumpkin

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    The versatile pumpkin can be baked, roasted, made into soups, tarts and scones and is a favourite of children. Pumpkins are a great source of beta-carotene and vitamin C and contain dietary fibre. In...