Bites, stings and pests
Links to information on bites, burns, cuts and pests
In this section you will find information on the prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of a range of common medical conditions and illnesses, and matters that may affect your wellbeing or the wellbeing of someone you care for.
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Information on chemicals and contaminants including soil, air and water contaminants
Dental care - about common dental health conditions and how to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Introduction to the section on harmful drug use, including an outline of the purpose of the section and links to all pages related to harmful drug use
A-Z list of Health topics: medical conditions, diseases, treatments, symptoms, healthy living, legal health matters.
All you need to know about food, including labeling, food safety and how to keep you food safe.
Kids sick? Need to know how to treat their illness and how long you have to keep them home from school? See our fact sheets on 83 illnesses and conditions.
When it comes to your health care, it’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities as well as your legal options.
About medicines relevant to South Australian consumers with links to more information about specific medicines and medicines topics.
Information on mental health and mental illness and how it affects the balance in our thoughts, feelings, behaviour and relationships with others in our everyday lives.
Links to information on poisons and poisoning. For poisons information and advice call the 24 hour Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26
Information about sexual health with links to information about different sexually transmitted infections.
An introduction to the section on alcohol including information for people with alcohol problems, community members and health professionals
What is assisted insemination and the two procedures (intracervical insemination and intrauterine insemination) that are regulated in South Australia
Seasonal hay fever, in spring and summer, occurs when pollen concentrations are very high. For many people with asthma, having hay fever can worsen their asthma.
General information on blood, organ and tissue (including donation and disorders)
What cancer is, common signs and symptoms, types, cancer prevention, early detection, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment and surviving cancer.
Challenging behaviour is any behaviour with the potential to physically or psychologically harm another person, or self, or property. See what SA Health is doing about it
Dementia affects short-term memory and loss of other mental faculties caused by disease such as Alzheimer’s or strokes. Find a dementia memory clinic.
If you are living with a life limiting illness it is important for you to understand your options for treatment and care and make your wishes and preferences clear.
Essure is an implanted device that provides permanent contraception for women. The device has been recalled and is no longer being used in Australia.
Common risk factors, things to talk about, what can be done to reduce the risk of falls or harm from falls
Information on acute rheumatic fever (ARF) & rheumatic heart disease (RHD), including diagnosis, symptoms and treatment
The Home Oxygen Therapy booklet is a resource for SA Health patients who have been assessed by a respiratory or sleep specialist.
Hospital-acquired infections are complications that can occur as a result of medical treatment caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses
Multiple System Atrophy is a rare condition that affects the brain and has a wide range of symptoms
Pelvic mesh has been used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence since the ‘90s & the majority of women who have had surgical treatment
Pressure ulcers can cause skin damage, particularly if your skin is moist or if you suffer from poor circulation or poor sensation in your skin.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is a rare condition that affects the brain and has a wide range of symptoms
Adults victims of rape and sexual assault are encouraged to make the decision about taking legal action themselves.
Smoking - introduction to our information about smoking harms and quitting smoking, including links to related smoking information
Information about the rights of older South Australians, elder abuse, signs and types, and ways to seek help.
Managing daily expenses can be tough, here are some ways to help you to reduce financial stress when serious injuries result in a loss of skills and opportunities.
SA Health partners with consumers and the community. Read about the important role consumers and the community play in health service organisations.
Sepsis is a condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. It can lead to shock, organ failure and death.
Reputable services and websites with resources to help you when deciding on the best contraception for your circumstances.
Information for consumers about the Open Disclosure discussions between staff and consumers that take place after an incident has occurred during health care.
Pelvic organs include your bladder, womb (uterus) and rectum. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of these organs bulges against, or sags down into the vagina a