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Heart disease: lower your risk

In 2015, nearly 20,000 Australians died from heart disease. Here’s how you can be proactive about your heart health.


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5 sun safety myths

Before heading outdoors this summer, brush up on your 'slip, slop, slap, seek and slide’ knowledge.


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THE SIGNS OF ASTHMA

Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world. We discuss the symptoms and triggers, and how to manage the condition.


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THE SILENT STRUGGLE: INCONTINENCE DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

What does pregnancy and postpartum incontinence involve and are you at risk?

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4 REASONS TO SEE AN ORTHODONTIST (IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT BRACES)

There are many different reasons to see an orthodontist, from smile alignment to treating sleep apnoea. Should you consider a visit?


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How to reduce your risk of osteoporosis

The bone disease osteoporosis is common in women and men over 50. Here are some simple tips to keep your bones strong.

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Macular degeneration: what you need to know

Find out if you’re at risk of being affected by this eye disease, how it’s diagnosed and how you can lower your risk factors.

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My story: experiencing a heart attack

Healthy 56-year-old heart researcher Scott Kesteven recently suffered a heart attack. These are the warning signs he wished he’d paid attention to.

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All about thyroid disease

Around half the people who have thyroid disease don’t know they have it. And for those with a diagnosis, treatment can be a balancing act.

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Recovering from a stroke

Fast, specialist treatment can be the difference between life and death. Alex Wright is living proof.

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Sexually transmitted infections: what you need to know

It's a health issue we don’t talk about enough. If you’re sexually active, get the facts.

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Coping with miscarriage

Losing a baby is heartbreaking. So common and yet so little talked about. It’s important to have the basic facts and to know where to get help.

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5 PREVENTABLE HEALTH ISSUES

You can improve your quality of life every day through healthy eating, exercise and vaccinations. Here are 5 preventable health issues you can address today.

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Serious conditions that can be missed

Many serious conditions have vague or hidden symptoms. Here’s how to identify and screen for them.

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Smoking – why quitting is so hard, and what to do about it

Anyone who’s tried to quit smoking knows willpower often just isn’t enough. We asked addiction specialist Professor Andrew Lawrence why it’s so tough – and what can help.

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Arthritis: don’t ignore aches and pains

Arthritis often starts with joint pain and stiffness so don’t ignore mystery pangs, particularly in your hands, hips or knees.
 
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Dental health for every life stage

How to look after your teeth, today and in the future. 

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Beating lower back pain

Your lower back does all the heavy lifting for your body so it’s important to look after your lumbar spine.

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A guide to bowel cancer prevention

One in 12 Australians will develop bowel cancer. Knowing the signs, and regular screening are key to tackling the disease.
 
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Diabetes and your eye health

With an increasing number of Australians diagnosed with diabetes, poor eye health and potential vision loss is becoming an issue for more people.
 
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Eye health alerts

Eyes can give doctors valuable insights into a range of potentially dangerous health conditions.
 
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A common sense guide to food allergies

Knowing how to identify trigger foods and reactions is essential for anyone living with allergies.

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How eye tests work

If you want to protect your eyesight, regular eye checks are a must.

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Your skin check checklist

If caught early, skin cancer can be successfully treated so checking your skin regularly is vital.
 
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Knee surgery alternatives

Knee replacement surgery may not be the best solution for painful osteoarthritis.
 
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The importance of oral health

Dental hygiene isn’t just about teeth, good oral health can also help prevent a number of diseases.

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Memory loss or dementia: how to tell the difference

As we age, our focus, ability to retain new information and memory may diminish, but dementia goes much further. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to prevent a stroke

One in six of us will have a stroke during our lifetime, but they’re largely preventable. Learn how to protect yourself and how to recognise the signs of stroke in others.

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KIDNEY DISEASE: A SILENT KILLER

You can lose up to 90% of your kidney function before you develop symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Are you at risk?

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