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  1. Walking - safety and environmental issues

    07 Nov 2019

    Choose a route that is appropriate for your age and fitness level. Warm up and cool down with a slow, gentle pace to ease in and out of your exercise session...

  2. Walking - the benefits for older people

    25 Sep 2018 Walking - the benefits for older people

    Walking is great exercise for older people. It has a range of health and social benefits, and most people can do it...

  3. Walking for good health

    13 Feb 2020

    Walking will improve your fitness and reduce your risk of heart disease...

  4. Walking group (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Walking group (video)

    Walking groups are an inexpensive way to add regular exercise into your life...

    Duration: 4:20

    • Video library,
    • Exercise and fitness,
    • Healthy lifestyle
  5. Walking tips

    07 Nov 2019

    Walking is an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages and abilities...

  6. Warts

    10 Aug 2020

    Warts can be stubborn, so you may need to use more than one type of treatment...

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  10. Water from natural resources

    07 Sep 2018

    Drinking untreated water, such as creek water, bore water and sometimes even rainwater can lead to illnesses including gastroenteritis...

  11. Water polo - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    Water polo is a demanding game as players have to tread water or swim for the whole match...

  12. Water quality in tanks, bores and dams

    20 Dec 2019

    Make sure your private drinking water supply is safe...

  13. Water safety for children

    15 Jan 2019

    Toddlers are most at risk of drowning because they are mobile and curious but don't understand the danger of water...

  14. Water – a vital nutrient

    25 Nov 2019

    Water is essential for the human body to function...

  15. Watercress

    22 Oct 2015 Watercress

    Delicious watercress is packed with nutrients. It contains plenty of vitamins (including vitamins A, C and K) and minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium. It can be eaten raw or used in salads...

  16. Watermelon

    22 Oct 2015 Watermelon

    The flesh of the watermelon makes a refreshing snack and can be eaten in many ways. You can skewer it on kebabs, make a salsa, toss it in salads, whiz it to make soup, or juice it for a refreshing...

  17. Weaning

    20 Feb 2019

    Be guided by your baby and let them set the pace when weaning and introducing solid foods...

  18. Weight and muscle gain

    15 Nov 2016 Weight and muscle gain

    Gaining lean body weight is a slow process that takes months and years, rather than days and weeks...

  19. Weight gain - menopause

    20 Apr 2018

    Weight gain at menopause can be managed using healthy eating and exercise; HRT may also be beneficial...

  20. Weight loss - a healthy approach

    03 Jun 2020

    Crash dieting makes you gain more weight in the long run because it lowers your metabolism...

  21. Weight loss - common myths

    26 May 2020

    There are no magical foods, or ways to combine foods, that melt away excess body fat...

  22. Weight loss and carbohydrates

    15 Dec 2020

    Carbohydrates are essential for a healthy body, so beware of very low-carbohydrate diets...

  23. Weight loss and fad diets

    09 May 2017

    With a balanced eating plan, it's what you leave in that makes all the difference...

  24. Weight management services

    15 Apr 2019

    Always consult with your doctor before choosing any weight management service...

  25. Weight, fertility and pregnancy health

    15 Apr 2020

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

  26. Wellbeing

    27 May 2020

    The quality of our personal relationships, not the size of our bank balance, has the greatest effect on our wellbeing...

  27. West Nile virus

    25 Nov 2020

    All disease-carrying mosquitoes breed in water or require water to enable eggs to hatch...

  28. What is family violence?

    07 Jul 2019

    Family violence can be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, economic, spiritual or legal abuse. All family violence is illegal and unacceptable...

  29. What to do after someone dies

    11 Jun 2019

    When someone dies, it will help you to have a written plan of what you need to do including who you need to contact...

  30. What to expect when you quit smoking

    08 Apr 2019

    When you decide to quit smoking, it can help to find out what to expect as you work through the process. Some people have only a few mild symptoms when they quit but others find it harder.  While...

  31. Wheezing and coughing in children

    11 Feb 2019

    Coughing and wheezing in babies can be distressing for you and your baby, but in most cases symptoms can be relieved at home...

  32. When a caring role changes

    14 Jan 2016

    There will be times during your care role when you will need to adjust your role as the circumstances of both you and the person you care for change...

  33. When do I need to see my doctor about persistent pain?

    14 Aug 2018 When do I need to see my doctor about persistent pain?

    Living with persistent pain isn’t easy. Your doctor can help you balance your pain, your treatment and hurdles you encounter in life...

  34. White tailed spider

    26 Apr 2020

    In most cases, the bite from a white tailed spider only causes a mild reaction, including itching and skin discolouration...

  35. Who provides immunisations in Victoria

    23 Dec 2019

    Immunisations in Victoria are provided by local councils, GPs and specially qualified nurses in medical clinics and community health services, some Maternal and Child Health nurses, travel clinics and...

  36. Who to call in a crisis

    03 Jul 2019

    Immediate telephone assistance is available for all kinds of emergencies...

  37. Who's who in a palliative care team

    28 Feb 2017

    The members of your palliative care team may include doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, volunteers and carers...

  38. Who's who in aged care

    27 Sep 2018

    Aged care services are provided by a range of skilled and experienced professionals and aged care support staff...

  39. Who's who in mental health services

    17 Jan 2019

    There are a range of mental healthcare and welfare professionals who can help you or someone you care for...

  40. Who's who in the emergency department

    10 Aug 2017

    The emergency department is staffed by highly trained clinicians, including nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals...

  41. Who's who in your healthcare team

    22 Jun 2017

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

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  43. Whooping cough

    09 Dec 2019

    The major symptom of whooping cough is a severe cough, which is often followed by a 'whooping' sound...

  44. Whooping cough – a family’s experience (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Whooping cough – a family’s experience (video)

    A family shares their experience when their baby daughter contracted whooping cough (or pertussis)...

    Duration: 4:24

    • Lungs,
    • Lungs - Lung infections,
    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Health checks,
    • Test and treatments,
    • Infections,
    • Infections - Childhood infections,
    • Infections - A-Z of infectious diseases,
    • Immunisation,
    • Immunisation - A-Z of immunisations and vaccines,
    • Immunisation - Special risk groups,
    • Immunisation - Common concerns
  45. Who’s who during pregnancy, birth and newborn care

    25 May 2016

    Depending on the model of care you chose for your antenatal and labour care, you might see only a few or all of the healthcare professionals listed below who will take care of you during or shortly...

  46. Why immunisation is important

    06 May 2019

    Immunisation saves lives. It protects you, your family and your community. And it also helps protect future generations by eradicating diseases...

  47. Williams syndrome

    12 Nov 2019

    Williams syndrome often goes undiagnosed, which means that some people with the disorder fail to get the support and treatment they need until later in life...

  48. Wilson disease

    04 Oct 2019

    In Wilson's disease, a build-up of copper damages organs including the liver, nervous system, brain, kidneys and eyes...

  49. Windsurfing - preventing injury

    19 Jul 2016

    You need balance and stamina for windsurfing...

  50. Winter recipe ideas (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015

    Want to boost your vegetable and fruit intake? Victorian State Nutritionist, Veronica Graham shares some great winter recipe ideas...

    Duration: 01:53

    • Video library,
    • Healthy Eating
  51. Wisdom teeth

    08 Jul 2019

    Wisdom teeth that may cause problems are best taken out sooner rather than later...

  52. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

    19 Jun 2019

    Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is characterised by attacks of rapid heart rate or tachycardia...

  53. Women - androgen deficiency

    05 Mar 2019

    Androgen deficiency in women and its treatment is controversial, and more research is needed...

  54. Women - health checks

    20 Jun 2018

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

  55. Women and body image

    22 Jul 2020

    The urge to diet or use other dangerous weight loss methods is almost always prompted by feeling unhappy with body shape or size...

  56. Women and sexuality

    27 May 2019

    Most girls start puberty around 10 years old, but it can be earlier or later than that. Your body will go through big changes as you change from a girl into a young woman. For some girls (and women...

  57. Women and stroke

    14 May 2018

    Stroke is the second biggest killer of Australian women and kills more women than breast cancer...

  58. Women's reproductive health - where to find reliable information and services

    08 Mar 2021

    This list includes some key Victorian and national services and phonelines providing health and sexual and reproductive health information and or health care...

  59. Women's sexual and reproductive health (video) [video]

    23 Oct 2018 Women's sexual and reproductive health (video)

    Find out some facts about women's sexual and reproductive health - including fertility, contraception, menopause, parental consent and conditions (such as PCOS and endometriosis)...

    Duration: 3:35

    • Video library,
    • Health conditons,
    • Sexual health,
    • Sexual health - Health conditions and sexual issues,
    • Sexual health - Sex education,
    • Sexual health - Sexual health basics,
    • Sexual health - Sexual relationships
  60. Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)

    11 May 2020

    The Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE) offers women information, advice, support and referrals on a range of issues...

  61. Wood fires and breathing problems

    09 Oct 2017

    The smoke from wood fires can affect air quality and may affect people's health...

  62. Work and your health

    22 Feb 2018

    Work can provide satisfaction, but loss of a job or work-related problems can affect our physical, emotional and mental health...

  63. Work-related fatalities

    29 Aug 2016

    In 2013, 196 people lost their lives due to work-related accidents in Australia. Find out more about your industry and which organisations help to prevent work-related deaths in your workplace...

  64. Work-related stress

    02 Mar 2017

    Work-related stress causes an increase in sick days and absenteeism, a higher turnover of staff and a drop in productivity...

  65. Working with your healthcare team

    27 Jun 2018 Working with your healthcare team

    If you see a number of healthcare professionals, it is important to tell them about any other healthcare services you are using...

  66. Workplace catering (video) [video]

    Duration: 1:54

    • Work,
    • Work - Healthy eating at work
  67. Workplace conflict

    12 Sep 2017

    A clash of personalities at work is bad for business, because it can affect productivity and increase absenteeism...

  68. Workplace safety - confined spaces

    20 Feb 2018

    Around 60 per cent of people killed in confined spaces were trying to rescue someone else...

  69. Workplace safety - coping with a critical incident

    26 Dec 2018

    Stress responses can develop over time after trauma, and support may be required by some workers or groups...

  70. Workplace safety - dangerous goods

    20 Feb 2018

    Dangerous goods are objects or substances that are potentially harmful to people or the environment, such as explosives or chemicals...

  71. Workplace safety - hazardous substances

    14 Jan 2019

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

  72. Workplace safety - infection control

    06 Nov 2018

    The spread of many pathogens in the workplace can be prevented with regular hand washing...

  73. Workplace safety - manual handling injuries

    07 Mar 2017

    A person can be injured when handling objects in a variety of ways including pulling, pushing, holding or restraining...

  74. Workplace safety - noise pollution

    24 Feb 2020

    There are many ways to reduce exposure to excessive noise in the workplace...

  75. Workplace safety - overuse injuries

    12 Sep 2017

    Occupational overuse syndrome, also known as RSI, is caused by repetitive movements or awkward postures...

  76. WorkSafe Victoria – emergency response line

    11 May 2020

    WorkSafe Victoria has a 24-hour emergency response line that you can call to report serious accidents or incidents in the workplace...

  77. Worms - pinworms

    09 Mar 2018

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

  78. Wounds - how to care for them

    12 Dec 2018

    Chronic wounds are more likely to heal if they are treated with moist rather than dry dressings...

  79. Wrinkles

    17 Apr 2018

    Sun exposure, smoking and ageing are the main causes of wrinkles...