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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 | ACT Health

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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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Chronic Illness, stories about managing illness | TINO

A portal full of information and videos for young people to manage mental health, drugs, sex, bullying, work, health and body image. Tune In Not Out is a youth initative of the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation Inc and the Drug Education Network, and is supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund and Handbuilt Creative.Many young Australians live with chronic illness, from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to being in need of a transplant. Watch and read their stories on TINO.

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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 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 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 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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