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health topics: Spanish




Aged care Infectious diseases
Alcohol and other drugs Injury prevention
Arthritis and musculo-skeletal conditions Mental health
Asthma Nutrition
Cancer Oral health
Child health Pregnancy and postnatal
Diabetes Sexual health
Heart health    Women's health
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Aged care
 Alzheimers Australia
Seven topics on dementia and memory
 Elder Abuse Prevention Unit
Mistreatment of older people - let's open the door to hope and family harmony
 Department Health and Ageing
  Ageing and aged care - various topics
  Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme 
  Commonwealth Carelink Centres 
  Charters of Residents Rights
  Incontinence: myths and facts
  Good bladder habits for everyone
  National strategy for ageing Australia
  Pelvic floor exercises for men
  Pelvic floor exercises for women
 Home and Community Care
Home and Community Care services - audio version (mp3)
 Queensland Health
  Transition Care Program

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Alcohol and other drugs
 Department of Health and Ageing
National Drugs Campaign
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Ecstacy understanding the risks
 Quit Victoria
Want to quit smoking? Here's how
 Department of Human Services
  Drugs get the facts
  Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes

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Arthritis and musculo-skeletal conditions
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Arthritis you can do something about it

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 Asthma Foundation
  Asthma action plan 
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Asthma the basic facts 

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 Cancer Council Victoria
Abnormal pap test results
  Breast awareness for all women
  Cancer that cannot be cured
  Diagnosing cancer
  Eating well during treatment
  Finding bowel cancer early
  Healthy eating to reduce cancer risk
  Learning to relax when you have cancer
  Prostate problems 
  Treating cancer
  What is cancer?
 Department Of Health and Ageing - cancer screening
When did you last have a pap smear?
 Queensland Health
  Bowel cancer: The facts - Prevention and early detection
  Breast cancer screening
  Screening for Bowel Cancer Saves Lives - A4 Poster


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Child health
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Infectious diseases in children
 Queensland Health
Bottle feeding
  Breast feeding best for baby best for you     
  Breast feeding getting started
  Breast feeding how do I start breast feeding?
  Breast feeding is my baby getting enough milk?
  Breast feeding when you are working or away from your baby
  Child safety: Safety first
  Common early problems - tender or cracked nipples
  Drugs and breastfeeding
  Feeding from 6 months
  Feeding from 8 months
  Feeding from 9 months
  Feeding from 12 months
  How your baby develops 0-3 months
  How your baby develops 3-6 months
  How your baby develops 6-9 months
  How your baby develops 9-12 months
  Sleepy or unsettled baby
  Swollen breasts, blocked ducts and mastitis
  Taking care of your baby's teeth

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 Diabetes Australia
  Various facts sheets 
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Are you at risk from the world's fastest growing disease?
  Diabetes and your eyes
  Diabetes in pregnancy
  Give your feet the care they deserve


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Heart health
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Chest pain: is it just indigestion or a heart attack?
  Chronic heart failure 
  Heart attack - know the warning signs and act immediately 
  Heart disease - how treatments can help
  How to keep your blood pressure healthy


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Infectious diseases
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Infectious diseases in children
  Viral gastroenteritis
 Queensland Health
  Tuberculin test (Mantoux Test)
  Tuberculosis disease overview
  Tuberculosis (TB) medications 
  Tuberculosis neonatal BCG vaccination
  Tuberculosis screening for migrants
  Tuberculosis vaccination

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Injury prevention
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Avoiding ticks and spider bites
  Keep medicines and other poisons locked away
 Queensland Health
  Falls prevention for community dwelling older people  
 Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Home safety and the surrounds poster
  Keeping children safe on the road poster

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Mental health
 Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre
  various brochures on mental illness

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 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Are you drinking enough water?
  Caffeine and your health
  Cholesterol: too much is dangerous. European and Middle Eastern foods
  Fitting more fruit and vegetables into your diet
  Helping children maintain a healthy weight


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Oral health
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Caring for babies' teeth
  Getting older? Why your teeth and gums are important for good health
 Queensland Health
Healthy teeth for life: Brushing and flossing
  Healthy teeth for life: Care after dental surgery
  Healthy teeth for life: Tooth decay

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Pregnancy and postnatal
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Diabetes in pregnancy
  Sad feelings after childbirth – a hidden problem
  Stages of pregnancy and labour
 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Department of Dermatology
Post-partum Hair Loss


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Sexual health
 Multicultural HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C Service
  Information about HIV and Hepatitis C
 Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
  Genital warts
 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Myths And facts about sexual health
  Pelvic inflammatory disease
 Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne
Contraception - condoms and diaphragms
  Contraception - Depo Provera - a contraceptive injection
  Contraceptive implants
  Contraception - Intra Uterine Device (IUD)
  Contraception - the pill
  Contraception - your choice


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Women's health

 Department of Health and Ageing
Surgery for stress incontinence in women

 Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Domestic violence - are you a victim?
  Domestic violence - are you accused of it?

 Immigrant Women's Support Service
  Sexual violence is difficult to speak about

 The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health
Understanding menopause and midlife

 NSW Department of Community Services
Domestic violence

 NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
  Abortion - questions women ask about abortion
  44+ For women approaching menopause
  Preparing for a healthy menopause
  Menopause - when menopause affects relationships
  Menstruation - what's normal and what's not
  Thyroid - how it can affect your health

 Royal Women's Hospital - Well Women's Services
  Information to help you manage after a major operation

 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne - Department of Dermatology
Eczema / Candida (Thrush) of the Nipple




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Last updated: 10 October 2013

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Go to the Queensland Independent Complaint Agencies' website for more information.