Experts

The importance of cross-cultural cancer communications

The Cancer Council Victoria explains why knowledge is power.

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Health Check

Can pets make your kids healthier?

Studies show spending time with pets could actually improve kids' health as they grow up.

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Community

CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

A new app brings a personalised touch to cancer treatment.

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Travel

7 tips for travelling with diabetes

Dr Jane Read shares some simple strategies to keep your blood sugar levels under control.

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Community

What it’s really like to float in a sensory deprivation pod

Recharge your mind and body by floating in a dark, soothing bath.

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Experts

The easiest way to create a new habit

It's easy to put off making healthy changes if they seem like a lot of work.

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In Brief

A new step in cancer research

Susan Clark from the Garvan Institute explains new steps in cancer research.

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Health Check

What is single sided deafness?

Here's what you need to know about single sided deafness, and how it can be treated.

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Experts

Do you really need vitamin supplements?

Nutrition expert Professor Tim Crowe explores when vitamins and supplements can improve nutrition.

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Experts

Immunotherapy and cancer treatment

The power of the immune system can play a vital role in the development of new cancer treatments.

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Community

Why you need basic first aid skills

In an emergency, five minutes can save a life.

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Experts

10 ways to treat hayfever

Dr David Ng shares things that may help soothe those sore eyes and fight off spring itchiness.

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Community

How your blood can change lives

Blood is a precious resource. Here's why we should all consider donating to people in need.

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Advice

How to keep your liver healthy

Your liver works hard to keep you healthy and vibrant. Here’s how to give it some loving care back.

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In Brief

CareComplete: Support for chronic health conditions

How Medibank helps members with chronic health conditions take positive steps forward every day.

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Community

People of parkrun: Melissa

Be inspired by Melissa's story, showing how mental resilience can guide you past adversity.

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Lifestyle

Making the decision to Donate Life

Talk to your loved ones about your wishes and register your decision online.

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Lifestyle

6 ways to keep your heart healthy

Give your heart some love and care and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Australia

Most of us think about making healthy changes at least weekly. What stops us from making the leap?

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In Brief

Australians are going to hospital more than ever before

Medibank data shows the increasing costs of hospital admissions and our most common procedures

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In Brief

Healthy partnership with Sydney Mardi Gras

Medibank are proud partners in Australia’s leading celebration of diversity, respect and inclusion.

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In Brief

5 myths about HIV/AIDS

Your understanding can generate essential change. This world AIDS day, make sure you know the facts

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Experts

Personalised medicine

Personalised medicine is promising: Here’s how genome sequencing changes the future of healthcare.

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Lifestyle

How to break the sugary drink habit

What you need to know about sugary drinks – and why you should choose lighter alternatives instead

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Health Check

5-minute DIY health check

Tune into your body’s cues with this 5 minute at home health check.

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Lifestyle

How many serves of each food group do you need?

Get a healthy balance of nutrients each day to feel bright, energised and nourished

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Guides

What is your maximum heart rate?

Your max heart rate helps you determine your target zones during exercise. Here’s how to find it.

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Guides

How many kilojoules does your workout burn?

Find out how many kilojoules you can expect to burn through different physical activities.

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Guides

How much of each nutrient do you need?

Create a healthy diet by working out your daily requirements of each essential vitamin and nutrient

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Guides

How much water do you need each day?

We all know hydration is important - but how much should you drink for a fully functioning body?

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Guides

What is Waist Hip Ratio?

How comparing two measurements can help you assess the related health risks of where you store fat.

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Guides

What is Body Mass Index?

Use our BMI calculator to get a snapshot of how healthy your weight is in relation to your height.

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In Brief

6 ways to prevent eye problems

When was your last eye check-up? This JulEYE, make an appointment to check for eye health concerns

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Lifestyle

4 health numbers you need to know

Want an overall view of your health? Here’s the basics you should track.

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In Brief

Films to fight antibiotic resistance

Film and med come together in a Tropfest-backed short film competition, with up to $10k in prizes.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Baby Boomers

Thinking of making healthy changes to your life? Here’s how to set your plan into action.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Gen X

You don’t need a motivational guru to get healthy, here’s some small steps to get the ball rolling.

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Lifestyle

The first step to better health for Gen Y

Are you one of 30% of Gen Y who find making healthy changes hard? Here’s how to make things easier.

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Lifestyle

Should you get a flu shot?

A flu vaccination is your best shot at staying healthy this winter. Here's why you should book in.

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In Brief

8 research projects improving Australian health care

Medibank has awarded $750K to 8 research grants focused on preventative health and patient care.

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Experts

What drives our food choices?

From mood to cost to nutritional value, a complex variety of factors influences what we eat

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Community

Close the Gap

Show your support for Indigenous health equality on National Close the Gap Day, 19 March, 2015.

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Experts

10 ways to reduce your salt intake

Most Australians consume more than the recommended amount of salt. Here’s how to cut back with ease

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Community

Checking in with The Travel Doctor

Heading overseas? Dr Gray thinks you should check in with Travel Doctor for a safe and healthy trip.

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Experts

6 ways your brain can help you lose weight

Your mind can be your most powerful asset when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes.

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In Brief

Walk 4 Water

Pledge to walk 10,000 steps a day to make a contribution to a world-changing cause.

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In Brief

Yoga for heart health

Adverse to aerobics? A Harvard University study suggests Yoga may have the same cardiovascular perks

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Lifestyle

Almost everything you didn’t know about blood types

Are you A-positive person? Health humorist Nick Snelling explores the history of blood transfusions

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Community

The role of a GP

The driving force behind Australia’s health: why a regular General Practitioner is key

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Guides

The "Early Bird Catches The Worm" workout

A workout designed for those who love to exercise before work in the morning.

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Guides

Top tips for setting and reaching goals

“Lose 5 kilos by birthday on Friday to fit into new dress” is not exactly a realistic goal. We look at some of the best ways to create smart, achievable health goals for 2015.

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Guides

4 things that make GymBetter the gym revolution

If our new GymBetter program is all sounding a little too good to be true, read this. Spoiler alert: it’s all good news.

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Guides

5 new ways to go to the gym

Does the sight of the gym make you shudder? Well, cast it in a new light every week with our tips of five new ways to look at the gym.

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Guides

The "It’s Better Late Than Never!" workout

A workout for those who are turning their new year’s resolution to get fit (again) into a reality.

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Guides

Top 5 cheesy fitness quotes

Thanks to Instagram, cheesy fitness quotes overlaid on a sunset background is the new status quo of workout motivation. But which one is the cheesiest of all?

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Guides

Gym selfies 101

I do it. Madonna does it. Even Barack Obama does it. Yep – the gym selfie is the new bed selfie for 2015 and you better get practicing. Let us help.

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Guides

The "So, You’re The New Guy" workout

A workout for those trying out the gym for the first time (and wanting to survive!).

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Guides

The "Have You Been Served, Sir?" workout

A workout for waiters, waitresses, and other hospitality folk.

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Guides

Swimmers vs. runners vs. cyclists

Like the Blues vs The Maroons, or the age old battle of the sexes; another war rages on through history - Swimmers vs. Runners vs. Cyclists. Whose side are you on?

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Guides

5 health spps to keep your fitness in your pocket

Yoga at the tap of a screen? A whole community of cheerleaders hiding in your phone? To get your fitness on, all you need to do is look at your phone.

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Guides

The "Bye Bye Baby, Hello Hello Gym!" workout

A workout for new mothers ready to focus on themselves again. Finally.

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Guides

The dos and don’ts of treadmill racing a stranger

It’s virtually impossible to avoid racing against the stranger next to you on the treadmill, but what are the rules around the race? We explore the etiquette of treadmill racing.

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Guides

The "Short And Sweet" workout

A workout for those who think “I don’t have time” is a poor excuse.

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Guides

How to casually mention your gym visit online

All we’re sayin’ is, if you haven’t posted about going to the gym on your Facebook, then what’s the point of even going? Here are our tips on workout humble bragging.

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Guides

The "Suit By Day, Sport By Night" workout

A workout for those who balance their work life with an active after-hours sport.

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Guides

The "Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’" workout

A workout designed especially for bike riders.

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Guides

The "Night Owls Exercise, Too!" workout

A workout for those who love to end the day with their blood pumping.

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Guides

5 tips for sweat patch-free gym clothes

There’s no doubt you’re going to be sweating at the gym. But how to keeping looking cool when you’re anything but? Read on.

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Guides

Fitball leg curls

Lying on the ground, the fitball is drawn towards the body by curling the legs inwards, and activates the core. It's also a great way to work on your balance - the ball is much wobblier than you expect!

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Guides

The "There’s No ‘I’ In Team" workout

A workout for those who love their team sports.

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Guides

Top 5 movie soundtracks to work out to

How often in a sentence do you insert the Jaws theme song? Or maybe the Star Wars chorus? Hollywood soundtracks are unforgettable – so use them to get jiggy in your workout.

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Guides

The "Do The Running Man" workout

A specially created workout for the pavement pounders who love – and live – to run.

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Guides

5 motivational thoughts to get you to the gym tonight

Print this out, highlight it, and sticky-tape it above your desk: we’re giving you our top five reasons to get to the gym tonight.

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Guides

The "We Didn’t Have Gyms In My Day" workout

A workout to suit the grey haired folks who are ready to rock it regardless of age.

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Guides

The "Workin’ Nine To Five" workout

A fitness regime for the office worker who needs to stand up and stretch out.

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Guides

Deadlifts

Lifting from the hips, a deadlift simply raises the bar in the air from the ground to standing level, and back down again. Tip: pull your shoulder blades back to the center of your upper back to retain strength and protect your spine from injury.

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Lifestyle

9 health pledges to make in 2015

Turn over a new leaf and make a pledge for better health this year

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Guides

Bar squats

Propping the bar onto the meaty part of your back in between your shoulder blades, find your balance and squat down into a seating position, then rise slowly.

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Guides

What your gym outfit says about you

Are you in head-to-toe Lorna Jane? Or maybe prefer old gardening shorts? Whatever your choice, we tell you what your gym style says about you.

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Guides

Walking lunges

A great way to isolate and engage your glutes and lower abdominal muscles is the traditional lunge. This will stretch out your legs, strengthen your quad muscles, and improve your balance. If you want to step up the intensity, hold a dumbbell in each hand.

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Guides

The "Summer Lovin’" workout

A workout to make the most of your summer pre-season.

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Guides

How to choose a gym buddy

It’s the role some people were born to play –and the role others should avoid. How do you cast the important position in your life of Gym Partner?

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Guides

Music vs. no music – what’s better at the gym?

Does music take you into the zone, or out? Could you survive a workout without your headphones? Read on as we ask – music or no music, which one are you?

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