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  1. Radiologist

    14 Jun 2017

    A radiologist is a medical professional who specialises in using medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat injury and disease...

  2. Radiotherapy

    23 Jul 2019

    Radiotherapy uses precisely targeted x-rays to destroy cancer cells while reducing the impact of radiation on healthy cells...

  3. Radish

    22 Oct 2015 Radish

    Crunchy radishes are a colourful addition to salads and add a peppery kick to dishes. Radishes are a good source of vitamins C, folate and riboflavin (vitamin B2) and they contain minerals such as...

  4. Raising Children Network

    14 Jun 2017

    Raising Children Network is an online parenting resource providing research-based information...

  5. Raspberry

    22 Oct 2015 Raspberry

    Raspberries can be eaten raw, made into desserts and smoothies or used in a marinade for chicken and other meat. Raspberries are a good source of vitamin C and manganese. They contain vitamin E...

  6. Raw (unpasteurised) milk

    09 Mar 2018

    Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurised to kill bacteria that could be harmful to humans...

  7. Raynaud's phenomenon

    20 Aug 2019

    Raynaud's phenomenon can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, so see your doctor if you experience it...

  8. ReachOut

    20 Sep 2017

    ReachOut.com is an online mental health service for young people...

  9. Reactive arthritis

    20 Aug 2019

    Reactive arthritis is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of some bacterial infections...

  10. Reading food labels - tucker talk tips

    06 Apr 2017

    Labels on packaged food can give you useful information about the nutrition, ingredients, storage and weight of the food.Add full stop to pull quote...

  11. Recent arrivals, asylum seekers and family support services

    17 Jun 2019

    Provides an overview of family support programs and health services available to refugees and asylum seekers living in Victoria...

  12. Receptive language disorder

    20 Apr 2017

    Receptive language disorder means the child has difficulties with understanding what is said to them...

  13. Recognising when a child is at risk

    28 Feb 2019

    Too many children are physically, sexually and emotionally abused and when this happens, it is up to adults to speak up...

  14. Records and paperwork at hospital

    07 Nov 2018

    Learn about the types of paperwork required before, during and after a hospital visit, and find out about your rights regarding your patient records...

  15. Records and paperwork for maternal health care and babies

    30 Oct 2018

    When you are having a baby in Victoria, there are various records and other documents that need to be accessed, created or completed...

  16. Recovering from a heart attack

    19 Jun 2018

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

  17. Recovery, rehabilitation and hospital follow-up

    22 Jun 2017

    Major surgery can require some time to recover from. After your discharge from hospital, you may need intensive physical rehabilitation, or to simply take it easy for a few days. Make sure you get the...

  18. Rectal cancer

    16 Jul 2019

    If treated in its earliest stages, rectal cancer is highly curable...

  19. Rectal prolapse

    23 May 2019

    Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum turns itself inside out and comes out through the anus...

  20. Rectocele

    09 Mar 2018

    A rectocele is when the rectum protrudes into the vagina...

  21. Red Cross

    05 Jul 2016

    The Australian Red Cross provides crisis relief and care to vulnerable people...

  22. Reduce your risk of early death

    23 May 2017

    You can dramatically reduce your risk of early death by making a few simple lifestyle changes...

  23. Reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use

    08 May 2019

    Harm reduction is about reducing the negative impact ongoing drug use can have...

  24. Referrals and access to mental health services

    26 Oct 2017

    If you are experiencing unusual or disturbing thoughts, feelings or behaviour, there are mental health services to help you...

  25. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, see

  26. Reflexologist

    14 Feb 2018

    A reflexologist massages or applies gentle pressure to particular parts of your feet to help with a health problem located somewhere elsewhere on your body...

  27. Reflexology

    19 Sep 2019

    Reflexology is massage of the feet that aims to promote healing in other areas of the body...

  28. Regular health checks

    29 Jan 2018

    Regular health checks can help you identify any early signs of health issues...

  29. Rehabilitation after major trauma

    09 Oct 2018

    Rehabilitation services provide treatment to improve mobility, increase strength, pain management and mental health difficulties after a major trauma incident...

  30. Rehabilitation after stroke

    25 Jun 2018

    Early treatment and rehabilitation after stroke helps many people to regain a lot of function...

  31. Reiki

    09 Mar 2018

    Reiki is a natural form of therapy that uses non-invasive gentle touch to promote feelings of wellbeing...

  32. Relationship and personal services

    25 Jun 2019

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

  33. Relationship support services

    01 Apr 2019

    You may need outside help to resolve problems and ensure your relationship stays healthy and strong...

  34. Relationships - creating intimacy

    19 Nov 2018 Relationships - creating intimacy

    Intimacy in a relationship means being able to share a whole range of thoughts, feelings and experiences that we have as human beings...

  35. Relationships - dealing with conflict

    19 Nov 2018

    With the physical and emotional closeness of a partnership, it is inevitable that there is sometimes conflict...

  36. Relationships - when partners become parents

    19 Sep 2016

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

  37. Relationships and communication

    19 Nov 2018 Relationships and communication

    Good communication is about the way we talk and listen, and about our body language...

  38. Relationships Australia

    13 Nov 2017

    Relationships Australia is a nationwide community-based organisation that provides relationship support services for individuals, families and communities...

  39. Relationships – remarriage

    19 Apr 2017 Relationships – remarriage

    A step-family will be different from your previous experience of family...

  40. Relationships – tips for success

    19 Sep 2019 Relationships – tips for success

    A good relationship doesn't just happen - you have to work at it...

  41. Relationships, family and mental health

    28 Feb 2019

    When you, your partner or someone in your family has a mental illness, it can cause stress and worry for everyone...

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  43. Reproductive system

    09 Mar 2018

    New life begins when a male sex cell (sperm) fertilises a female egg (ovum) within the female reproductive system...

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  46. Residential aged care home costs

    08 Jan 2016

    The Australian Government Department of Health will assess your income and assets to work out how much financial help you will get for a place in a residential aged care home...

  47. Residential aged care homes

    26 Jul 2016

    Residential aged care homes provide safe and comfortable accommodation as well as ongoing healthcare, support and social interaction that can adapt to your changing needs...

  48. Resistance training – health benefits

    27 Aug 2018

    If you do resistance training repeatedly and consistently, your muscles become stronger...

  49. Resistance training – preventing injury

    29 Jul 2016

    When starting a program of resistance training, follow the advice of a qualified professional to avoid injury...

  50. Respiratory physician

    13 Feb 2019

    A respiratory physician (respiratory and sleep medicine specialist) specialises in diagnosing, treating and preventing conditions and diseases affecting the respiratory system...

  51. Respiratory system

    06 Jul 2018

    The respiratory system takes up oxygen from the air we breathe and expels the unwanted carbon dioxide...

  52. Respite supports and services for people with a disability

    12 May 2016

    Respite supports and services aim to support people with a disability, their families and carers, to maintain positive family and carer relationships, by giving carers a break from their regular role...

  53. Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

    09 Dec 2018

    Restless legs syndrome has been described as a type of cramp, soreness or a creeping, crawling feeling...

  54. Retinal detachment

    09 Mar 2018

    If a detached retina is not treated, it can lead to total blindness...

  55. Retinitis pigmentosa

    09 Mar 2018

    Retinitis pigmentosa is the collective name for a range of diseases that damage the retina and cause vision to fade...

  56. Retirement

    06 Mar 2019

    People who plan an active life when they retire tend to be happier than those who have no plans...

  57. Retirement villages

    29 Jul 2016

    Retirement villages provide independent accommodation for retirees (over the age of 55) and often include extra facilities and services such as swimming pools, libraries, tennis courts, meeting rooms...

  58. Retrenchment or financial loss

    06 Mar 2019

    It is normal to feel shocked, distressed, angry, guilty, worthless or powerless when you lose your job or face an unexpected change in your financial situation...

  59. Retroperitoneal fibrosis

    29 Nov 2018

    Retroperitoneal fibrosis is the abnormal growth of tissue on and around abdominal structures, including blood vessels and ureters...

  60. Retroverted uterus

    09 Mar 2018

    Painful sex may be caused by a retroverted uterus...

  61. Rett syndrome

    15 Aug 2019

    People with Rett syndrome have a keen desire to communicate...

  62. Returning to tertiary study after traumatic injury

    29 Jun 2017

    If you have experienced major trauma and previously studied at a tertiary institution, contact student services for support to return...

  63. Returning to work after major trauma

    17 Jul 2018

    Getting back to work can be good for your health and wellbeing so start planning a return to work with your employer and WorkSafe Victoria...

  64. Returning to work after major trauma (video) [video]

    25 Jun 2018 Returning to work after major trauma (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: 4:49

    Tags:
    • Work,
    • Work - Active living and work,
    • Work - Environmental health and safety,
    • Work - Health checks and assessments,
    • Work - Health risks and the workplace,
    • Work - Injuries and rehabilitation,
    • Work - Work health basics,
    • Video
  65. Rheumatic fever

    09 Mar 2018

    Untreated rheumatic fever can lead to serious complications such as rheumatic heart disease...

  66. Rheumatic heart disease

    09 Mar 2018

    Stopping episodes of recurrent ARF can prevent rheumatic heart disease (RHD)...

  67. Rheumatoid arthritis

    06 Dec 2018

    Early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is important in helping you manage the condition more effectively...

  68. Rheumatologist

    13 Feb 2019

    A rheumatologist is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing, treating and managing diseases of the joints, muscles and bones...

  69. Rhinoplasty

    31 Jan 2019

    Rhinoplasty may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to correct a structural problem...

  70. Rhubarb

    22 Oct 2015 Rhubarb

    Stalks of rhubarb can be baked in tarts and crumbles, tossed into salads or made into chutneys and relishes and served alongside meat, chicken and fish. Rhubarb contains vitamins A, C and K and...

  71. Rib injuries

    09 Mar 2018

    Rib injuries may include bruises, torn cartilage and bone fractures...

  72. Rickets

    09 Mar 2018

    Rickets is a preventable childhood bone disease caused by a lack of vitamin D...

  73. Ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch, nail infection, onychomycosis, see

  74. Road and traffic safety for children

    10 Jan 2018

    As they grow and develop, and with the help of adults, children become increasingly aware of how they can manage their own safety, and become safer road users...

  75. Road Trauma Support Services

    25 May 2017

    Road Trauma Support Services help people affected by transport accidents...

  76. Roast vegetable and chickpea salad (video) [video]

    13 Oct 2015 Roast vegetable and chickpea salad (video)

    Victorian State Nutritionist, Veronica Graham shares with us a healthy and delicious festive season recipe for roast vegetable and chickpea salad...

    Duration: 1:33

    Tags:
    • Video library,
    • Healthy eating,
    • Recipe,
    • Festive,
    • Summer 2015
  77. Role of a carer

    14 Jan 2016

    More than 700,000 Victorians are a personal carer for a family member or friend who is older with care needs, has a disability or has a mental health or other chronic health condition...

  78. Roll out of the NDIS in Victoria (video) [video]

    In Victoria, the NDIS will be rolled out across the state. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and...

    Duration: 1:25

    Tags:
    • Disability,
    • NDIS - National Disability Issurance Scheme
  79. Root canal treatment

    26 Jul 2019

    Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to replace a tooth's damaged or dead pulp with synthetic filling...

  80. Ros' Story (video) [video]

    26 Apr 2016 Ros' Story (video)

    Talk to a qualified medical expert like your doctor to find out more about immunisation...

    Duration: 1:42

    Tags:
    • Communicable diseases,
    • Immunisation,
    • Immunisation - A-Z of immunisations and vaccines,
    • Immunisation - Immunisation basics,
    • Immunisation - Common concerns
  81. Rosacea

    12 Nov 2018

    In men, severe rosacea can cause the nose to become reddened and enlarged (rhinophyma)...

  82. Rosemary

    22 Oct 2015 Rosemary

    Pungent, aromatic rosemary is a versatile herb that adds favour to roast meats, chicken and fish and enhances the flavour of many vegetable dishes. Rosemary contains vitamins A, B6, C and folate and...

  83. Roseola infantum

    12 Nov 2018

    Roseola is a mild viral infection with associated fever and rash that affects babies and young children...

  84. Ross River virus disease

    21 Nov 2018

    Most people recover from Ross River virus disease, although some people have symptoms for a year or more...

  85. Rotavirus

    05 Apr 2018

    Rotavirus is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis for Australian babies and preschool children...

  86. Rotavirus – immunisation

    08 Nov 2018

    Children need several doses of the vaccine to reduce the risk of rotavirus...

  87. Rowing - preventing injury

    30 Nov 2016

    Rowing builds physical skills of stamina, strength, balance, timing and technique...

  88. Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre

    16 Oct 2017

    The Royal Children's Hospital Community Information team (formerly Safety Centre) provides information and support to the community to help reduce injury and promote child safety...

  89. Royal District Nursing Service

    19 Nov 2015

    The RDNS nursing service provides nursing care for people living at home...

  90. Rubella

    08 Nov 2018

    Rubella is a mild illness for most people, but very dangerous for pregnant women and their babies...

  91. Rugby codes - health benefits

    09 Aug 2016

    People of all ages and abilities can get involved in rugby codes through clinics and modified rules games...

  92. Rugby codes - preventing injury

    05 Aug 2016

    A high proportion of injuries associated with rugby occur during the tackle...

  93. Running and jogging - health benefits

    09 Aug 2016

    Running helps build strong bones, strengthens muscles and helps maintain a healthy weight...

  94. Running and jogging - preventing injury

    05 Aug 2016

    Warm up before running and do lots of slow and sustained stretches as part of your cool-down routine...

  95. Rural and regional healthcare

    02 Jan 2019

    Some rural patients have to travel to regional centres or metropolitan areas for the healthcare they need. The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme can subsidise travel and accommodation...

  96. Rural and regional mental health services

    28 Feb 2019 Rural and regional mental health services

    Public mental health services in rural and regional Victoria are often some distance away or more costly than they are in the city...

  97. Rural Financial Counselling Victoria

    25 Jan 2017

    Rural Financial Counselling Victoria provides confidential, independent financial assessment and support for farming families and small rural businesses facing financial difficulty...

  98. Rural issues - alcohol and depression

    07 May 2019

    Self-medicating with alcohol doesn't solve the causes of depression, which is common in rural communities...

  99. Rural issues - coping with stress

    11 Feb 2019

    The effort of trying to provide for the family and keep the farm going can be intensely stressful...

  100. Rural issues - losing the farm

    06 Mar 2019

    Losing the farm can be like losing a loved one for a farming family...

  101. Rural issues - suggestions for families in crisis

    06 Mar 2019

    Financial hardship can increase the risk of workplace accidents on a farm...