Health Information

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– WEBSITES –

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GENERAL PRACTICE INFORMATION

Better Health Channel
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Useful, easy to read information and A-Z factsheets.

Health on the Net Foundation(HON)

www.hon.ch
Conduct your searches of medical topics through this site for trustworthy medical information.

Patient Decision Aid

https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/

This is a very useful site that has numerous links to information to help you make decisions about your treatment and healthcare.

MyDr
www.mydr.com.au
A very comprehensive site of useful resources and animated clips

NPS
www.nps.org.au
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ADOLESCENT HEALTH

NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health
www.caah.chw.edu.au

The Royal Children’s Hospital – Centre for Adolescent Health
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CANCER

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Cancer Council Australia
www.cancer.org.au
The Cancer Council’s Website provides lots of useful information and resources

Cancer Screening
www.cancerscreening.gov.au
Links to Breast, Cervical and Bowel cancer screening programs.

Breast Cancer Network Australia
www.bcna.org.au

Bowel Cancer Australia
bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/

Cancer Council QLD
www.cancercouncil.com.au

Cancer Australian (Government)
canceraustralia.gov.au
Includes information from the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC), and information on lung and gynaecological cancers. Links to Australian cancer support organisations and websites.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
www.prostate.org.au

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
www.petermac.org
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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Heart Foundation
www.heartfoundation.com.au
The Heart Foundation provides guidelines for health professionals and informs the public and assists people with cardiovascular disease.

National Cholesterol Education Program Australia
www.ncepa.com.au
This website includes information for patients including the ‘Heart-to-Heart’ booklet.

The Stroke Foundation
www.strokefoundation.com.au
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Exercise Stress Test for Heart Health

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CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION

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Measure Up (Australian Government)
www.measureup.gov.au

Swap It – Don’t Stop It (Australian Government)
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COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

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Blackmores Medical
www.blackmoresmedical.com.au
This website is an evidence-based resource for complementary medicines. It includes an excellent drug interaction guide

The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
www.aima.net.au
AIMA is an independent not for profit organisation of individual medical practitioners seeking to provide whole person medical care by integrating evidence-based complementary medicine into mainstream practice.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
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DENTAL

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Australian Dental Association
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DERMATOLOGY

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Australian College of Dermatologists
www.dermcoll.asn.au

All about Acne
www.acne.org.au
Good patient orientated guide.

Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre
www.occderm.asn.au
Useful site on common occupational dermatoses and their management.

Eczema Association of Australasia
www.eczema.org.au

National Psoriasis Foundation
www.psoriasis.org
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DIABETES

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Diabetes Australia
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

Diabetes Queensland
www.diabetesqld.org.au

Australian Diabetes Council
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Diabetes long-term complications

Diabetes – hypoglycaemia

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool

Healthy Eating and Diabetes

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DRUG AND ALCOHOL

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Therapeutic Goods Administration
www.tga.gov.au
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods.

Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
www.aa.org.au
Resources for those struggling with alcohol use. Links to AA meetings.

Quit Victoria
www.quit.org.au
Quit smoking resources.

Quitline
www.quitnow.info.au
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ENDOCRINOLOGY

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Diabetes Australia
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

The Australian Thyroid Foundation
www.thyroidfoundation.com.au
The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) is a member-based organisation, with membership fees and donations used to support and educate members with the most up-to-date, research, treatment and medications.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
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GASTROENTEROLOGY

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The Gastroenterological Society of Australia
www.gesa.org.au
GESA is Australia’s peak body for the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology. This website is an online resource for GESA members, health professionals and consumers needing more information

Coeliac Australia
www.coeliac.org.au

Crohn’s and Colitis Australia
www.acca.net.au

IBIS Irritable Bowel Information & Support Association of Australia
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GERIATICS

[vc_column_text]Alzheimer’s Australia
www.alzheimers.org.au
Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.

My Wishes Advance Care Planning Program (NSW Health)
www.mywishes.org.au
National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
www.mednwh.unimelb.edu.au

Council on Ageing (NSW)
www.cotansw.com.au

Ageing Well
www.ageingwell.org.au

Ageing with vitality: Your everyday guide to healthy active living.
An amazing resource for the older person

www.health.qld.gov.au/stayonyourfeet/ageing_vitality.asp

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HAEMATOLOGY

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Australian Red Cross Blood Service
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Immunise Australia Program (Government)
www.immunise.health.gov.au

Immunisation Calculator (SA Health)
www.health.sa.gov.au/immunisationcalculator
The calculator is a computer-based system that uses the National Immunisation Program Schedule. Parents, carers and immunisation providers can use the calculator to assist in catch-up scheduling for vaccinations for children up to 7.

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
www.ncirs.usyd.edu.au
The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers

www.science.org.au/policy/immunisation.html
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Flu Vaccination Q and A
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US Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov
Excellent data base of diseases A-Z

NT Health – Centre for Disease Control Publications
www.health.nt.gov.au/Publications/

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MEN’S HEALTH

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Anxiety Online
www.anxietyonline.org.au

Beyond Blue
www.beyondblue.org.au
Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals

Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
www.headspace.org.au
Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.

Problem Gambling – VIC Health
www.problemgambling.vic.gov.au/

Black Dog Institute
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.

Kids Help
www.kidshelp.com.au
Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
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MUSCULOSKELETAL

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American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons
www.orthoinfo.aaos.org

Sports Medicine Australia
www.sma.org.au

Australian Orthopaedic Association
www.aoa.org.au

Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine
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Rewiring Your Pain – PDF

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NEUROLOGY

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Alzheimers Australia
www.alzheimers.org.au

Headache Australia
www.headacheaustralia.org.au

Stroke Foundation
www.strokefoundation.org.au

Epilepsy Action Australia
www.epilepsy.org.au

Brain Foundation
www.brainfoundation.org.au

MS Australia
www.msaustralia.org.au

Parkinson’s Australia
www.parkinsons.org.au

Motor neurone disease (MND) Australia
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NUTRITION

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Dietitians Association of Australia
www.daa.asn.au

Australian Divison of World Action on Salt & Health
www.awash.org.au

Measure Up
www.measureup.gov.au

Food Standards New Zealand Australia
www.foodstandards.gov.au

The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
www.cedd.org.au

Go for 2 and 5
www.gofor2and5.com.au
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Healthy Eating – Fat Facts – PDF

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OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
www.ranzcog.edu.au

The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
www.jeanhailes.org.au

Monash IVF
www.monashivf.com.au

OBGYN.net
www.obgyn.net/medical.asp
American online community of Obstetrics/Gynecology medical professionals, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and the women they serve.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Abnormal pap smear results – PDF

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OPTHALMOLOGY

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
www.ranzco.edu

Vision Australia
www.visionaustralia.org

Glaucoma Australia
www.glaucoma.org.au

Macular Degeneration
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OSTEOPOROSIS

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PAEDIATRICS

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The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
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PALLIATIVE CARE

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Palliative Care Australia
www.palliativecare.org.au

Department of Health and Ageing
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PARENTING

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Raising Children
www.raisingchildren.net.au

Parenting – Better Health Channel (Vic Health)
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

Autism Spectrum Australia
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PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPS

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The DrsReference Site
www.drsref.com.au/supportgroups.html
Page with list of patient support groups.

Australian Breastfeeding Association
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RADIOLOGY

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Inside Radiology
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RENAL

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Kidney Health Australia
www.kidney.org.au

The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
www.usanz.org.au

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
www.prostate.org.au

The Continence Foundation of Australia
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RESPIRATORY

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National Asthma Council of Australia
www.nationalasthma.org.au

The Australasian Sleep Association
www.sleep.org.au

The Australian Lung Foundation
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RHEUMATOLOGY

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Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org/disease-center.php

Australian Rheumatology Association
www.rheumatology.org.au

Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation
www.sjogrens.org/

Arthritis Australia
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SEXUAL HEALTH

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Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine
www.racp.edu.au/page/sexual-health-publications

Australian Herpes Health Information
www.herpes.com.au

ASHM : Australian Society for HIV Medicine
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SMOKING

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Quit Now
www.quitnow.info.au

Smart Traveller – Australian Government
www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/travelwell.html

World Health Organisation: International Travel and Health
www.who.int/ith

Medical Advisory Services For Travellers Abroad (MASTA)
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VASCULAR

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Society for Vascular Surgery
www.vascularweb.org

NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Program
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WOMEN’S HEALTH

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The Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria
www.thewomens.org.au

The Australasian Menopause Society
www.menopause.org.au

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
www.dvirc.org.au

National Cervical Screening Program
www.cervicalscreen.health.gov.au

Family Planning Victoria: Women
www.fpv.org.au/women

Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
www.jeanhailes.org.au

Breast Screen Victoria
www.breastscreen.org.au/

National Cervical Screening Program
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Postnatal Depression – Edinburgh Assessment Scale – PDF

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Living with Warfarin

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