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Acute rheumatic fever

What is acute rheumatic fever? Acute rheumatic fever can happen if a throat infection isn’t treated. It can affect your...

After a loved one has died

After a loved one has died, your GP may sign a certificate that confirms the death. You...

Blood in urine (Haematuria)

Haematuria is when there is blood in the urine. It can be: Visible: It is possible to...

Chickenpox and pregnancy

Chickenpox is an infectious disease. It is very contagious and anyone of any age can catch it....

Concussion

What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury. It happens when the head or...

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

What is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs? The Department of Veterans’ Affairs is a government department that offers support for...

Disability support services

Disability support services are services that help people with disabilities, their families and carers. The Australian government...

Driving and vehicle assessment

If you have a medical condition that could affect your ability to drive safely, you will need...

Food allergy and intolerance

A food allergy is when the immune system responds to an allergen (an ingredient that is usually harmless)...

Heatstroke

What is heatstroke? Heatstroke happens when your body gets too hot. It is more common in summer due to the...

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is due to an overactive thyroid. The thyroid is a gland in the neck. It makes...

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is when you have an underactive thyroid, causing it to produce lower than normal amounts of...

Managing the final stages of dying

Managing the final stages of dying involves careful planning. It’s important the person’s wishes are respected. As...

Motor vehicle accidents

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in NSW, the compulsory third party (CTP) Green...

My Health Record

My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information. The record keeps information about...

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers financial support for Australians who have permanent and significant disability....

Organ and tissue donation

Organ and tissue donation is the process of donating your organs and tissues to people who are...

Physical activity in adults

It is important to keep active as an adult. Being active reduces your risk of mental and...

Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy is when people are taking five or more medications each day. These can be prescribed, over...

Positive FOBT result

  A Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) looks for blood in your bowel motion (poo). A positive result...

Preparing for a heatwave

What is a heatwave? A heatwave is when there are more than three days in a row with a temperature...

Return to work after an illness

Returning to work after an illness can be challenging, but your GP is here to help. Returning...

Self-monitoring blood glucose

Self-monitoring of blood glucose is recommended for all people with type 1 diabetes. It is also recommended...

Subclinical hyperthyroidism

What is subclinical hyperthyroidism? Subclinical hyperthyroidism is when a person has a low amount of thyroid stimulating hormone. It usually...

Support for carers

Caring for someone can be a challenging task. Many people provide informal support for friends or family...

Travel health advice

When you travel, it is important to think about your health. This is especially true if you...

Understanding the dying process

What happens when a person is dying? It is very difficult to predict exactly what will happen. Some people deteriorate...

Your healthcare journey

You are the centre of your healthcare journey You are the best person to be in charge of your own...

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