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Details: The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in. This information is: quality-assured and reliable, up-to-date, locally relevant and easy to understand.

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Health information and health products online - Better

Details: Fox S, 2011, Peer-to-peer healthcare, Internet and American Life Project, Pew Research Center.More information here. Fox S, 2006, Online health search, 2006, Internet and American Life Project, Pew Research Center.More information here. Bessell TL, Silagy CA, Anderson JN et al, 2003, ‘Surfing, self-medicating and safety: buying non-prescription and complementary medicines via the internet

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Healthy Living - Better Health Channel

Details: Environmental health. The home and garden, chemicals, air and water, weather events and public health Family Violence. Perpetrators often make excuses for their violence, for example, blaming alcohol or stress Health checks. Checks for men, checks for women, monitoring your health, screening and reducing risks Healthy eating

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Work and your health - Better Health Channel

Details: Farmer health, wellbeing and safety are often neglected when facing the pressures of harvest. Simple safety measures can dramatically reduce the risk of injury and illness Returning to work after major trauma. Getting back to work can be good for your health and wellbeing so start planning a return to work with your employer and WorkSafe

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Child health (0-6) - Better Health Channel

Details: Maternal and child health services. Your local maternal and child health service will be a great source of support after your baby is born My Health, Learning and Development book (green book) My Health and Development Record is designed for parents to keep and record their child's milestones, health, growth, development and immunisations

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Primary healthcare explained - Better Health Channel

Details: Primary healthcare is the first contact a person has with the health system when they have a health problem. Primary healthcare refers to a broad range of health services provided by medical professionals in the community.

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The Better Healthcast - Better Health Channel

Details: The Better Healthcast is a podcast run by the Better Health Channel, where we speak to researchers, policy makers, consumers and people with lived experience about a range of topics across the health and wellbeing space. Subscribe to the Better Healthcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud or Stitcher.

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Cycling - health benefits - Better Health Channel

Details: Cycling can improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems. Obesity and weight control Cycling is a good way to control or reduce weight, as it raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle and burns body fat. If you’re trying to lose weight, cycling must be combined with a healthy eating

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Electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health issues - Better

Details: Department of Health, Radiation Safety Team Tel. 1300 767 469; Things to remember. Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are generated in the vicinity of power lines, mobile phones, mobile phone towers, broadcast towers and similar transmitters. Whether or not EMF can harm human health is a controversial issue.

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Food irradiation - Better Health Channel

Details: Health check. This health assessment questionnaire will identify which zones of your lifestyle are contributing to your personal health risk and provide actions you can take to make positive change Huntington's disease and diet issues. Weight loss is often associated with Huntington's disease, but it doesn?t appear to be a direct result of

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Health checks for men - Better Health Channel

Details: Health checks explained. Body mass index (BMI) Body mass index or BMI is an approximate measure of your total body fat Cancer screening. The aim of cancer screening is to find cancer in its early stages

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About us - Better Health Channel

Details: Better Health Channel information aims to help people understand and manage their health and medical conditions, and help them make lifestyle choices based on their needs. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals. We do not give health and medical advice over the phone or by email.

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Brain injury and sexual issues - Better Health Channel

Details: Sexual health. Safe sex, sexual identity, health conditions and sexuality, education, sexual abuse and sexual problems Acquired brain injury. The long-term effects of brain injury will be different for each person and can range from mild to profound Alcohol related brain impairment

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Services and support - Better Health Channel

Details: Victoria’s health system offers a vast range of services and support to Victorians across the state. Whether you are seeing a doctor, going to hospital for surgery or in need of emergency or crisis support, these pages outline the services that are available to you.

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Healthcare system in Victoria - Better Health Channel

Details: The healthcare system in Victoria provides high-quality health treatment, care, education and disease prevention for all Victorians. It includes a wide range of healthcare professionals, all working in numerous public and private settings, such as hospitals, medical clinics, community centres and private practice.

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Finding reliable health information - Better Health Channel

Details: Reliable health information may be found in health and fitness-focused magazines that have quality control measures in place, and base their health advice on new studies and expert opinion. Many also make it clear what content is actually paid advertising (with headings like ‘advertising feature’) and what is content endorsed by the magazine.

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Conditions and treatments - Better Health Channel

Details: Poor health can be the result of physical illness, mental illness or both. Knowing what to do and who to see when unwell is an important step to recovery. Find fact sheets on a range of health conditions and treatments as well as information on medicines, surgical procedures and health checks.

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Health assessments in hospital - Better Health Channel

Details: If health issues are not picked up early, they can get worse. This can mean a longer hospital stay or more severe health problems later. It is important for you and your family to participate in the assessment process and to tell staff if you have concerns.

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Medical procedures - non-surgical - Better Health Channel

Details: NURSE-ON-CALL Tel. 1300 60 60 24 – for expert health information and advice (24 hours, 7 days) Hospital social worker ; Victorian Department of Health Tel. 1300 253 942; Community rehabilitation clinic ; Things to remember. Non-surgical procedures are used to diagnose, measure or treat problems such as disease or injury.

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Healthy eating - Better Health Channel

Details: Health check. This health assessment questionnaire will identify which zones of your lifestyle are contributing to your personal health risk and provide actions you can take to make positive change Huntington's disease and diet issues. Weight loss is often associated with Huntington's disease, but it doesn?t appear to be a direct result of

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Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) - Better Health

Details: Gateway Health Clinic 35, Wodonga Tel. (02) 6022 8888 or 1800657 573; Sunraysia Community Health Services Tel. (03) 5022 5444; Barwon Health Sexual Health Clinic Tel. (03) 5226 7489; Victorian Supercare Pharmacies; 1800MyOptions Tel:1800 696784 is a statewide phone service for information about sexual health as well as contraception and

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Anxiety and depression in men - Better Health Channel

Details: Mental health care plans. A mental health care plan explains the support provided by each member of a person's healthcare team Mental health problems - early care helps. If emotional or behavioural problems are disrupting your life, it's important to seek professional help early Mental health services - case managers

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Understanding health insurance - Better Health Channel

Details: The Private Health Insurance Rebate helps you cover the cost of health insurance premiums. The rebate is means tested, so what you receive depends on your income and your family situation. Low-income earners receive the maximum rebate, while those on higher incomes receive a smaller percentage of their insurance premiums.

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Heart arrhythmias and palpitations - Better Health Channel

Details: Health check. This health assessment questionnaire will identify which zones of your lifestyle are contributing to your personal health risk and provide actions you can take to make positive change Obesity. Overweight and obesity are essentially preventable diseases Blood pressure (high) - hypertension

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Men's health - Better Health Channel

Details: Australian men are more likely than Australian women to get sick from serious health problems. Their mortality rate is also much higher. Men die in greater numbers than women from almost every non-sex-specific health problem.

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Gardens for all – a health activity - Better Health Channel

Details: Gardening as a therapeutic intervention in mental health, 2008, PubMed, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. More information here. Why gardening makes you happy and cures depression, 2010, Permaculture College Australia. More information here. Soil bacteria work In similar way to antidepressants, 2007, Medical News

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Climate change and health - Better Health Channel

Details: Our health is closely linked to the environment we live in. However, our climate is changing, with significant consequences for our health, wellbeing and safety. Climate change is a change in the world’s weather systems that occurs over decades. More of the recent changes in our climate have been brought about by human activity.

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Medications - Better Health Channel

Details: Health information and health products online. Don't use online health information to self-diagnose - always see your doctor or healthcare professional Medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis is a legal, high quality medicine that can be prescribed for people by their doctor Placebo effect

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Styes - Better Health Channel

Details: A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services. Seniors Online Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.

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Farm safety and handling agrichemicals - Better Health Channel

Details: Health effects can include headache, poisoning, burns, birth defects, nervous system disorders and some cancers. Hazardous materials are required by law to include a Safety Data Sheet (SDS – previously known as a Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS) and label. The SDS gives valuable information on how to safely handle the chemical.

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Healthy and active ageing - Better Health Channel

Details: Get a health check. Our bodies need a tune, just like the vehicles we drive, and this is especially important as we age. See your doctor at least once a year for a check up. Make sure you ask them what immunisations you need. Don’t forget your teeth, eyes and hearing – include regular visits to the dentist, optometrist and consider a hearing test if you have any symptoms of hearing loss.

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Health checks for women - Better Health Channel

Details: mental and emotional health – if you are experiencing symptoms such as intense sadness, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, or have had changes to your eating or sleeping habits, see your doctor to discuss these symptoms. Intimate partner violence is one of the biggest impacts on women’s health.

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Dementia - mental health changes - Better Health Channel

Details: A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services. Seniors Online Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.

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10 tips for work safety - Better Health Channel

Details: A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services. Seniors Online Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.

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Kissing and your health - Better Health Channel

Details: Heymann, D. L. (ed.) (2004), Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 18th edition, American Public Health Association, Washington. Communicable Diseases Network Australia, Guidelines for the early clinical and public health management of meningococcal disease in Australia - Revised Edition 2007, Department of Health and Ageing, Australian Government.

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Eyes - giant cell arteritis - Better Health Channel

Details: A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services. Seniors Online Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.

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Cradle cap - Better Health Channel

Details: Children and health services. There is a range of subsidised and free health services, including services for mental health and dental health, available for children in Victoria Child safety in the car. Taking care to restrain children correctly while travelling in a car is the best way to prevent injuries Dental checks for young children

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Contact us - Better Health Channel

Details: Looking for health or medical advice? We recommend that you: talk to your doctor ; dial triple zero (000) in an emergency; ring NURSE-ON-CALL Tel. 1300 60 60 24 for expert health advice from a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria - calls from mobile phones may be charged at a

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Cricket - health benefits - Better Health Channel

Details: Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits, and is an activity that most people can enjoy Getting active - tucker talk tips. The main thing is to choose physical activities that you enjoy and that you can stick to in the long term Healthy active Koori kids - tucker talk tips.

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Depression and exercise - Better Health Channel

Details: Mental health care plans. A mental health care plan explains the support provided by each member of a person's healthcare team Mental health problems - early care helps. If emotional or behavioural problems are disrupting your life, it's important to seek professional help early Mental health services - case managers

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Assessments and evaluations for - Better Health Channel

Details: Mental health tests for children will depend on their age but might include drawing pictures to express their feelings or looking at pictures and talking about how the images make them feel. Specialist mental health assessments. Some mental health conditions are hard to diagnose so your GP may not be able to find the cause of your symptoms.

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Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - Better Health Channel

Details: A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services. Seniors Online Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.

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10 tips for being assertive - Better Health Channel

Details: A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services. Seniors Online Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.

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Mental illness and violence - Better Health Channel

Details: Mental health first aid is the help you give to someone developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis Mental health laws and compulsory patients. If you are a compulsory patient under the Mental Health Act, you have rights and there are people who can help you

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Benign paroxysmal positional - Better Health Channel

Details: A health professional experienced in the treatment of BPPV will use a diagnostic test to look for the ‘jumping’ of the eyes (nystagmus) that is seen in people with BPPV. This test is called the Dix-Hallpike test and can be performed in the health professional’s rooms. Treatment for BPPV

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Immunisation – side effects - Better Health Channel

Details: Maternal and Child Health Line (24 hours) Tel. 132 229; NURSE-ON-CALL Tel. 1300 60 60 24 – for expert health information and advice (24 hours, 7 days) Immunisation Program, Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Government Tel. 1300 882 008; National Immunisation Information Line Tel. 1800 671 811; Pharmacist

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Handwashing - why it's important - Better Health Channel

Details: Dr Finn Romanes, public health doctor at Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services explains the department’s program to monitor and manage the risks associated with Mosquitoes. Learn about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - smoking and e-cigarette use

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Travel safety tips - Better Health Channel

Details: Travel health basics. Overseas travel – health tips. The most common travel-related illnesses are gastrointestinal diseases from poorly prepared foods or untreated water Travel and holiday planning. Simple planning can reduce your risk of illness or injury when travelling Medical tourism and insurance

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Fragile X syndrome - Better Health Channel

Details: Genetic counsellors are health professionals qualified in both counselling and genetics. As well as providing emotional support, they can help you to understand Fragile X syndrome and what causes it, how it is inherited, and what a diagnosis means for your child's health and development, and for your family.

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Exercise and mental health - Better Health Channel

Details: Talking to health professionals about drugs, alcohol or addiction Talking with your doctor or healthcare professional is an important step in getting care for issues of drug or alcohol addiction or dependence

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