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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used for some long-term lung conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

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Emphysema

Emphysema is a progressive lung disease often due to smoking, causing shortness of breath and coughing. Read about symptoms and treatments.

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers are medicines used to treat some heart conditions. Learn about potential risks, benefits and how they work.

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Respiratory system

Your respiratory system brings oxygen into your body and helps to remove carbon dioxide. Learn more about how it functions, how to keep it healthy, and related conditions.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health

Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Closing the Gap.

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Management of chronic conditions

A chronic condition is an illness that lasts 6 months or more. Learn to manage a chronic condition, including types of support that are available.

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How to take medicines safely in a natural disaster (bushfire, floods, cyclones)

It's important to have a plan to manage your medicines should a natural disaster strike. Here's how to safely take medication during a bushfire, flood and more.

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Do face masks protect you from bushfire smoke?

Face masks won’t necessarily protect you from the poor air quality being caused by Australian bushfire smoke. Here's why, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Panic attacks and panic disorder

Panic attacks and panic disorders have distinct features that set them apart, read more to learn how to identify symptoms of each condition.

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Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is when you feel like you can’t get enough air into your lungs. Find out what to do if you have difficulty breathing.

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