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Favourite health links

As part of the health community, Bupa Australia is enthusiastic about finding and sharing other credible, evidence-based websites providing health information and tools to support you in managing your health, and have carefully selected the following links for your perusal.

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  • Alzheimer’s Australia

    General health

    Provides information and support to people with dementia, their families and carers.

    www.fightdementia.org.au/
  • Arthritis Australia

    General health

    Arthritis Australia provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their carers, friends and family.

    www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/
  • Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

    Healthcare

    Developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare for all people receiving or seeking healthcare in all settings in Australia.

    http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Healthcare

    Allows you to look up the registration status of doctors and other healthcare practitioners.

    www.ahpra.gov.au/
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

    Healthcare

    A national agency set up by the Australian Government to collect and report reliable health and welfare information and statistics.

    www.aihw.gov.au/
  • Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

    Heart health

    Australian health and medical research focusing on minimising the effects of heart disease and diabetes to improve quality of life.

    www.bakeridi.edu.au
  • Better Health Channel

    General health

    Aims to provide up-to-date quality health and medical information to help people in the community understand their health and manage their medical conditions.

    www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
  • Department of Health and Ageing

    Heart health

    Has the latest news and links regarding relevant Government health concerns and initiatives to support better health and active ageing.

    www.health.gov.au
  • Diabetes Australia

    Diabetes

    Aims to support and provide assistance to people with and affected by diabetes, and health and research professionals concerned with the treatment and prevention of diabetes, to minimise the impact of diabetes in the community.

    www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
  • Food Standards Australia and New Zealand

    Healthy living

    Provides both manufacturers and consumers with information about food standards and related health issues.

    www.foodstandards.gov.au/
  • Harvard Medical School

    Healthy living

    The consumer information page of the Harvard Medical School website offers research news from the Harvard Medical School faculty and affiliated institutions.

    www.health.harvard.edu/
  • HealthInsite

    General health

    Aims to provide all Australians with easy access to quality information about their health.

    www.healthinsite.gov.au
  • Healthfinder

    General health

    A U.S government website with information and tools to support the public in leading healthy lives.

    www.healthfinder.gov/
  • Immunise Australia

    Tests and treatments

    Provides information about 16 vaccine-preventable diseases and the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule.

    www.immunise.health.gov.au/
  • Inside Radiology

    Tests and treatments

    Information about radiology tests and procedures that you or a family member may require, produced by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

    www.insideradiology.com.au/
  • Lab Tests Online Australasia

    Tests and treatments

    Provides a glossary of lab tests explaining why each test is done and what is tested. Produced by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and adapted for Australia.

    www.labtestsonline.org.au
  • Measure Up

    Healthy living

    Part of the Australian Better Health Initiative, the website provides tools and information to help all Australians make simple lifestyle changes to improve their health outcomes.

    www.measureup.gov.au/
  • MedlinePlus

    General health

    Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine to give the public easy access to informative, researched articles on diseases, treatments and wellness issues.

    medlineplus.gov/
  • My Joint Pain

    General health

    Expert advice from Arthritis Australia and leading specialists, in partnership with the Bupa Health Foundation. Aims to enable people to take preventive measures to limit osteoarthritis in their major joints and gain control over their pain.

    www.myjointpain.org.au
  • MyDr.com.au

    General health

    The myDr website aims to provide consumers with a comprehensive directory of articles on diseases and conditions, tests and treatments, health and wellness issues, and medicines.

    www.mydr.com.au/
  • MyHospitals

    Healthcare

    Set up by the Australian Government to compare data from individual public hospitals throughout Australia against national and state and territory data. There’s also information on many private hospitals.

    www.myhospitals.gov.au
  • National Asthma Council

    Lungs and breathing

    Provides information brochures and resources on asthma, medicine management, device technique, and treating related medical conditions (such as allergies) for people with asthma and their carers.

    www.nationalasthma.org.au/
  • National Health and Medical Research Council

    Healthcare

    The premier health and medical research organisation in Australia, supporting the development of health advice and ethical healthcare for the benefit of Australians.

    www.nhmrc.gov.au/
  • National Heart Foundation of Australia

    Heart health

    Aims to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people with heart disease by providing information sheets and tools to support all people in decreasing the risk of developing heart disease and related complications.

    www.heartfoundation.org.au/
  • National Prescribing Service

    Tests and treatments

    The National Prescribing Service (NPS) is a not-for-profit, evidence-based government agency whose aim is to better equip healthcare professionals and consumers to make better decisions about medicines and medical procedures.

    www.nps.org.au/
  • National Stroke Foundation

    Heart health

    Aims to minimise the impact of stroke in Australia through education about the prevention and management of stroke, services for stroke survivors and their families, and stroke research.

    www.strokefoundation.com.au/
  • QuitNow

    Healthy living

    Provides information and support tools to encourage and support people who want to quit smoking.

    www.quitnow.info.au
  • Respecting Patient Choices

    Healthcare

    Describes the process of Advanced Care Planning and provides State-specific information and relevant documents. Funded under the National Palliative Care Program and supported by the Department of Health and Ageing.

    www.respectingpatientchoices.org.au/
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

    Healthcare

    Allows you to search for practices that have GPs who are Fellows of the College.

    www.racgp.org.au/
  • The Australian Lung Foundation

    Lungs and breathing

    Provides information on lung and respiratory health including a national database of pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

    www.lungfoundation.com.au/
  • The Mayo Clinic

    General health

    The Mayo Clinic website from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research offers the public information to empower them to manage their health.

    www.mayoclinic.com/
  • The Mesothelioma Center

    Lungs and breathing

    The Mesothelioma Center provides the most up-to-date information on mesothelioma cancer and the dangers on asbestos exposure.

    www.asbestos.com/
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

    Healthcare

    Provides general and safety information about medicines and other therapeutic goods.

    www.tga.gov.au