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Free + Active

Free+Active is here to help Australians get together and get moving.

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Get fit with Parkrun!

Medibank is proud to be teaming up with Australia’s biggest running event.

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Skin Cancer – protect and detect

At least 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Find out how you can prevent and detect skin cancer.

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Your waist and weight – are they putting your health at risk?

Are you a healthy weight? You can get an indication by measuring your waistline or calculating your BMI - or preferably doing both. Find out more about these commonly used methods and explore what they mean for you and your health.

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Health Insurance

More control over your hospital stay

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It’s time to talk about testicles

Did you know it’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month? Or that testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men? If they’re not the only things you don’t know about testicular cancer, read on to find out more about the disease, the signs ...

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Wearing the right footwear for walking

If you’re looking to improve your health, you can’t go past good old-fashioned walking. And with the 2015 Oxfam Trailwalker Series about to kick off, we provide some helpful tips on choosing the right footwear to help you walk your way to a healthier ...

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Chocolate: the good, the bad, and the ugly

With your pantry choc-a-block with treats in the aftermath of Easter, it’s near impossible not to give into your chocolate cravings. Here we look at enjoying chocolate in moderation and how to make healthy – or healthier – choices when choosing chocolate ...

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Sinking our teeth into oral health

Dreading the dentist? Visiting the dentist doesn’t rank highly on most people’s to-do list but looking after our teeth is important to maintaining not only our oral health but also our general health. Here we talk about oral health, what it means for ...

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Going gaga for gluten-free

Gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly popular, with gluten-free options available in most restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and health stores. But exactly what is gluten and do we need to avoid it? Here we look at the difference between coeliac disea ...

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Understanding antidepressants

Depression is a serious condition affecting many Australians and is commonly treated with antidepressants, with Australians being the second biggest consumers of antidepressants worldwide. With medication use on the rise, we look at treating depression ...

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Immunising kids: how it works and why it’s important

Keeping kids happy and healthy is a top priority for parents and protecting them from serious diseases is a big part of that. With kids back at school where they encounter a range of new experiences (and germs) we explain how childhood immunisation works ...

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Ovarian cancer: recognising the symptoms

Did you know 1500 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and three out of four are diagnosed in the advanced stages of the disease? Lets talk about ovarian cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

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Detox diets: fact or fiction?

Feeling a little sluggish? Detox diets are popular but are they all they’re cut out to be? Here we debunk the myths about detoxing and provide some healthy advice to achieve better health for the long-term.

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Avoid a sizzling sunburn this summer

Spending time in the summer sunshine is an Australian pastime, but if you’re not careful you could end up with a nasty sunburn or, even worse, skin cancer. Here we look at sunburn and what you can do to protect yourself.

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