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Chronic disease management

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Chronic Disease Management Plan

People with a chronic medical condition may be able to get Medicare benefits to cover allied health services that help manage their condition.

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Chronic Disease Management Patient Information

Planning your health care, Patient Information Sheet

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Chronic Disease Management allied health individual services

Information on the individual allied health services available to patients with a chronic condition and/or complex care needs, on referral from a GP

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Self managing conditions videos

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For many people in the western world HIV has become more manageable and for some a chronic disease. This has been as a result of access to improved therapeutics.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | myVMC

Professor Iven Young explains the causesand outlines the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD). I am Professor Iven Young from

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Chronic illness and depression

There are a number of chronic physical illnesses that have been associated with depression and research suggests that over 40% of Australians with a mental illness also have chronic physical illness.

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Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is a debilitating chronic disease in its own right, but can also contribute to, or be impacted by, other prominent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.

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Anaemia of Chronic Disease | myVMC

Anaemia is a condition in which the level of haemoglobin in the blood is low. Haemoglobin is responsible for the transport of oxygen around the blood within red blood cells. In anaemia of chronic disease, the anaemia is caused by a long-term inflammation that is present in many different types of diseases.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Chronic childhood illness managing the emotional impact

Sometimes children have an illness that is not 'curable' but continues on into adulthood. Coping with chronic childhood illness can be very difficult at first, not only for the child, but for the whole family. In addition to the child's physical health and medical needs, you need to manage the feelings that come with all the changes and health issues.

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