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Department of Health and Aged Care

The vision of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is better health and wellbeing for all Australians. The department is responsible for achieving the Government’s priorities for population health, primary health care, mental health, Indigenous health and community participation in sport and recreation.

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is responsible for achieving the Government’s priorities for population health, primary health care, mental health, Indigenous health and community participation in sport and recreation.

The department administers programs to meet the Government’s objectives in health infrastructure, regulation, safety and quality, health workforce, acute care, dental care, biosecurity and emergency response.

The department supports the Australian community's access to affordable private health services and is responsible for policy on Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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Cosmetic surgery | Cosmetic surgery and Aged Care

Cosmetic surgery has risks. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, it’s important to do your research using reliable sources of information. Find out about cosmetic surgery in Australia and how to make an informed decision about your procedure.

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Physical activity and exercise - children and young people (5 to 17 years) | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Being active is important for children and young people to grow healthy, and set good habits for life. Read about how much activity children and teenagers should do each day, limiting sitting time, and getting enough sleep.

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Group A streptococcal disease – invasive (iGAS) | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Find out how we define and monitor cases of iGAS, and where you can learn more about this disease.

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Pneumococcal vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Information about pneumococcal vaccines, who they are recommended for, how and where to get vaccinated. If you're eligible, you can get a pneumococcal vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program.

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Whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Information about the whooping cough vaccine, who they are recommended for and possible side effects. If you're eligible, you can get the whooping cough vaccine for free under the National Immunisation Program.

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Immunisation for adolescents | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Find out about vaccinations for adolescents years to protect them against serious diseases.

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Lifestyle and family health support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to live a healthy lifestyle at every stage of their lives. This includes measures to encourage people to be active, eat healthy and avoid risky behaviours; family health support; and mental health and suicide prevention initiatives.

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Standard drinks guide | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Standard drinks are a way to keep track of how much alcohol you're really drinking. To find out how many standard drinks you're having, check your drink label. You can also use our handy guide, try a standard drinks calculator or ask staff.

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Diagnosis, management and support | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Learn about the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of dementia, and find out how these symptoms can be managed.

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HPV vaccine explained for parents and guardians | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

All students aged approximately 12 and 13 will be offered the HPV vaccine for free in schools as part of the National Immunisation Program. The video explains the importance of the vaccine.

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