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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.

Read more on Medicare website

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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Chronic illness - anxiety | Jean Hailes - Anxiety: Learn, Think, Do

You may well feel anxious if you have an ongoing illness. The nervousness and fluttering, swirling feelings may be about what this might mean for your future your health, your ability to earn money, your ability to live independently, your relationships

Read more on Jean Hailes for Women's Health website

COPD: treatment and management - myDr.com.au

Although COPD cannot be cured, there are measures that can be taken that should relieve symptoms, slow progression and prevent complications.

Read more on myDr website

Pain and Physical Activity

What’s the link between physical activity and chronic pain?

Read more on ACI Pain Management Network website

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.

Read more on Australian College of Mental Health Nurses website

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.

Read more on Department of Health website

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) information | myVMC

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung condition that improves with exercise, quitting smoking and inhaled medicines like oxygen therapy.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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