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6 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

Latest in Health. Sponsored by. Rallying to a great cause. Rally veteran revved up for gruelling six-day bush bash helping kids with kidney disease. Test Don't lose that smile, girls. Older women are being urged to look after their oral health during Dental Health Week from August 2-8. Test

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Free screening can save lives The Senior 2259

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WOMEN are putting their lives at risk by not having their breasts checked. Only half the women eligible for free screening tests take advantage of them, according to new research from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/5411518/free-screening-can-save-lives/

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Southwest Sydney residents charged for jab The Senior 2259

6 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone, a federal health department spokesperson told AAP. That includes people who do not have a Medicare card and applies regardless of visa status. "Clinics cannot charge a patient any cost associated with the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, including booking fees," the spokesperson said.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/7361663/southwest-sydney-residents-charged-for-jab/

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French protests amid vaccine push The Senior 2259

7 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

Thousands have marched across France to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to force vaccination of health workers and require a COVID-19 free certificate to enter places such as bars, restaurants and cinemas.

1. (1). France. France has a system of universal health care which is largely financed by the government via a system of national health insurance.
2. (2). Germany. Germany has the world's oldest national social health insurance system as far back as 1883. ...
3. (3). Latvia. ...
4. (4). Russia. ...

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/7345210/french-protests-amid-vaccine-push/

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Ryman Healthcare moves to keep villages COVIDfree

7 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

A Melbourne aged care provider is being applauded by health officials after it invited at-risk staff members to move into its villages to help protect residents from COVID-19. Ryman Healthcare, which operates two retirement villages with aged care centres in the city's southeast, took the step as the number of cases of the virus at aged care

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6875170/staff-move-in-to-aged-care-home-to-help-curb-covid-19/

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NSW welcomes Kiwi quarantinefree arrivals The Senior 2259

6 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

Travellers from New Zealand have touched down in NSW on the opening day of a one-way quarantine-free pathway into the state. The three flights on Friday marke

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6971195/nsw-welcomes-kiwi-quarantine-free-arrivals/

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Aged 71 to 79? You have until October 31 to get a free

4 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

Australians aged 70 years can get a free shingles vaccine from their GP. However, the five year catch-up program which began in November 2016, and which allowed those aged 71 to 79 to get a free vaccination, will expire in October this year.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/7242825/clock-ticking-for-over-70s-shingles-shot/

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Australia's top 10 blood pressure hotspots revealed in new

4 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

The Stroke Foundation partnered with health measurement device vendor SiSU Health Group on the year-long campaign, which delivered more than 500,000 free health checks in the community throughout 2018 to encourage people to reduce their risk of stroke.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6463047/under-pressure-australias-communities-most-at-risk-of-stroke/

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Two out of three older Aussies haven't had a free shingles

6 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

The vaccine Zostavax is free for people aged 70 with a five year catch-up program for people aged 71 - 79 years until October 31, 2021. It reduces the risk of shingles by over 50% and makes any cases that do occur less severe. The shingles vaccination is free in Australia for 70-year-olds. Only about a third of 70-year-olds in Australia have

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6613787/older-australians-ignoring-free-shingles-vaccination/

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Australia holds fire on NZ travel decision The Senior 2259

6 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

Australia is seeking more information from New Zealand health authorities before restarting quarantine-free travel after two fresh coronavirus infections. A 72-hour pause on the one-way travel bubble is due to end at 2pm on Thursday, but a decision on whether to …

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/7101394/australia-holds-fire-on-nz-travel-decision/

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Toxic substances in overseas herbal remedies linked to

4 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

As part of health and wellness tourism, western travellers to Asian countries often visit herbal centres where free health checks are offered. Herbal products are sold offering hope to a growing number of people looking for a cure for their health problems.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/5723999/tourists-risk-death-from-herbal-remedies/

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Be Medicinewise week: Know your active ingredients The

1 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

300-633-424This is a free phone service from NPS MedicineWise providing consumers with information from health professionals on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines (herbal, 'natural', vitamins and minerals). Phone 1300-633-424, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm AEST (excluding public holidays). Ask your health professional

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6344025/are-you-at-risk-why-you-need-to-keep-a-list-of-your-pills/

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Providers warn of aged care chaos. Other COVID19 news

4 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

The key decision-maker for health emergencies, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has recommended all residential aged care staff and visitors - including family, friends or external workers - be vaccinated by May 1, 2020. People who have not been vaccinated against the flu will be excluded from aged care facilities after May 1.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6725338/aged-care-hit-hard-by-virus-transmission/

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NSW records two new local COVID19 cases The Senior 2259

4 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

NSW Health put out a new alert on Saturday afternoon about confirmed cases of COVID-19 who attended venues in Sydney's west and southwest during the week. It says anyone who attended Squeeze & Grind in Camden from 11.45am to 1.15pm on Wednesday or Narellan Town Centre from 12.30pm-2pm on Thursday must monitor for coronavirus symptoms and get

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6962647/nsw-records-two-new-local-covid-19-cases/

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New Zealand celebrates COVIDfree status The Senior 2259

4 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she "did a little dance" of joy with daughter Neve when she learned New Zealand was COVID-19 free. On Monday, Kiwi health a

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6784797/new-zealand-celebrates-covid-free-status/

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Florida breaks record for COVID19 cases The Senior 2259

4 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

The Florida Hospital Association said on Friday that statewide COVID-19 hospitalisations are nearing last year's peak, and one of the state's largest health care systems, AdventHealth's Central Florida Division, this week advised it would no longer be conducting non-emergency surgeries in order to free up resources for COVID-19 patients.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/7365612/florida-breaks-record-for-covid-19-cases/

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Do you know the visible signs of bowel cancer? The

2 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

800-118-868To check your eligibility for a free home test kit, or find out where yours is, phone the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program on 1800-118-868. READ MORE: 'Don't ignore the symptoms': Andrew Church's bowel cancer battle; Eating three or more portions of …

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6764681/nothing-normal-about-these-bowel-cancer-symptoms/

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Viva la reinvention! A new Cuba rises The Senior 2259

Just Now by Thesenior.com.au

The people may be irrepressible, have free health care and free education and use a socialised public transport system, but after decades of a US trade embargo and a decline in the Russian economy, the Cuban economy has been struggling. THE ONLY WAY TO TRAVEL: A Chevrolet speeds past Revolution Square in Havana.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6619424/viva-la-reinvention-a-new-cuba-rises/

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Doctors question ability of patients to make complex

6 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

The study led by Advance Care Planning Australia uncovers the complexity and difficulty faced by doctors when enacting ACDs and the deep conflict in weighing up whether to follow a patient's directive.. An ACD can only be made by an adult and says what healthcare treatments a person would like to have or refuse, should they be in a position where they are unable to make or communicate

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6490655/are-you-too-dumb-to-make-an-advance-care-directive-some-doctors-think-so/

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Track your steps on Heart Foundation app, get fit and win

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THE Heart Foundation has kicked off a national walking challenge to encourage Australians to get moving for better health, while also earning them the chance to win a holiday to Thailand. The six-week "Put Your Foot Down" Challenge is being run by Heart Foundation Walking, Australia's largest free walking community.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6469878/put-your-foot-down-for-your-hearts-sake-and-win-a-thailand-holiday/

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Polio survivors live with legacy of crippling disease

7 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

And while our country was declared polio free by the World Health Organisation in 2000, there are still thousands of Australians living with the legacy of the crippling disease. As we mark Polio Awareness Month, peak body Polio Australia estimates there …

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/5413832/polio-survivors-live-with-legacy-of-crippling-disease/

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Finalists named in new HESTA Excellence Awards The

9 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

The national Awards, which launched this year, highlight the extraordinary work being done across the sectors to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities - from launching a national telehealth counselling service care for the mental health of aged care residents to providing a low/no-cost meal service for aged care clients during COVID-19.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6977986/aged-care-stars-named-in-new-awards/

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Mental illness key issue for kids: teachers The Senior

6 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

Through the program, principals, teachers and early learning educators are given free access to online training and information and can glean advice from 70 expert staff across the country. About 560,000 young Australians experience a mental health issue each year with half of all mental health issues emerging before the age of 14.

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/5886964/mental-illness-key-issue-for-kids-teachers/

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Government extends support as COVID bites The Senior 2259

5 hours ago by Thesenior.com.au

As well, the draft laws will allow the tax-free treatment of COVID-19 disaster payments for workers over the 2020/21 tax year. Parliament is sitting under tight health restrictions, with the public banned from Parliament House and many MPs and senators video-linking to …

Link: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/7368223/government-extends-support-as-covid-bites/

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Frequently Asked Questions

What country has free healthcare?

Top 10 Countries With Free Healthcare For Every Citizen

  • (1). France. France has a system of universal health care which is largely financed by the government via a system of national health insurance.
  • (2). Germany. Germany has the world's oldest national social health insurance system as far back as 1883. ...
  • (3). Latvia. ...
  • (4). Russia. ...

What are the benefits of having free health care?

Free medical care in a universal system would also encourage patients to ask questions about problems they may be having instead of waiting until they can either afford treatment or it gets too bad to endure any more. This could help prevent some medical issues from becoming serious.

Does the US have free healthcare?

In America americans do not have free health care. All over the world health care is a service that can help pay for most things medical, like medicines, doctor visits, and medical procedures. Most evolved countries have this today, like the United Kingdom, but countries like the U.S do not.

How do you apply for free health care?

There are a few ways to apply for free health insurance. Review your potential eligibility for Medicaid, a federally run program that offers health insurance to low-income individuals and families. Determine your overall eligibility for Medicaid on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website at cms.gov.

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