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SA Health

SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.

SA Health is the brand name for the health portfolio of services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

The portfolio consists of the Department for Health and Ageing, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Country Health SA Local Health Network, and SA Ambulance Service.

SA Health provides many important services to the South Australian community including:

  • public hospitals
  • metropolitan and country health service delivery
  • environmental health
  • communicable disease control
  • epidemiology
  • health promotion
  • pathology services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • emergency and ambulance
  • organ donation.

 

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Protecting your health :: SA Health

Healthy living is the key to a healthy, happier, longer life. Get fit, lose weight, feel great! See our tips for better health, wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.Close

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Strong and Steady

Physical activity is important for your health and wellbeing at any age. Keeping active improves muscle strength and balance so that you feel good, stay strong, look well and enjoy life. Good balance is needed to move about confidently and safely, both inside and outside the home.

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Standing up to falls

Plan what you would do if you fall over No one expects to have a fall, but having a plan will help you to be confident and get on with life.

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Kunjin/West Nile virus infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention

Kunjin/West Nile virus infection is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is always present in tropical parts of Australia

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Human remains

Assist the public in organising burial or exhumation of human remains

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Strong muscles and bones

Being active, having enough vitamin D and eating the right foods are all important to help us stay healthy, keep our bones and muscles strong and our brain working well.

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Eyesight and walking

Eyesight is important for everyone to maintain independence, keep steady and move around safely. Changes to eyesight are often gradual and can go unnoticed.

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Dizziness and balance

Do you often feel dizzy? Being steady and safe is important for keeping your balance and staying independent. There are many reasons why people feel dizzy. Doctors can work out the causes, and dizziness can be easily treated in many cases.

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Oral care for chemotherapy and radiotherapy patients

Chemotherapy treatment can affect your mouth in different ways. You may experience mouth ulcers, mouth infections, loss of taste or a dry mouth.

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Sugar

Sugar in food and drink can start the tooth decay process. Tooth decay is caused when bacteria in the mouth combine with the sugars and starches in food to produce acid.

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