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Why age matters when it comes to Bowel Cancer

Once people turn 50 their risk of being diagnosed with bowel cancer increases significantly, as new data from the Cancer Institute NSW show. “In your 50s you…

The flu shot, explained

Stopping the flu saves lives. Find out why getting your shot is good for you and for others. April–June is a good time to get…

Join The Flu Fight This Winter

There are a number of groups in our community for whom the flu vaccination is provided free by the Commonwealth and State Government. All people…

Diabetes and Bowel Prep

Northern Sydney Local Health District has developed two resources for patients with diabetes who require surgery or bowel prep. Both of these are available on…

School-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for children aged 12 to 13 years

New resources are available for parents, students and health care providers to support uptake of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine in school-based immunisation programs during the…