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Coughs or sniffles? Please use a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze – it may prevent those around you from getting sick. #StopTheSpread
Madeleine was all smiles holding her virtual reality headset at the Women's and Children's Hospital to distract children from painful procedures 💕

While she had her 16th blood test as part of a national study into type 1 diabetes, Madeleine was being distracted, swimming with dolphins 🐬 whales🐳 and turtles 🐢

Madeleine is perfectly healthy, but she's putting her body on the line to help Australian children, including her older sister Olivia, who are suffering from type 1 diabetes.
Most of us want to feel fit and have more energy. But we’re all so busy and finding time for physical activity can sometimes be tricky.⠀
Even if it’s just a 10 minute brisk walk every day, it won’t only be your body that benefits. The way you think and feel will change too. ⠀
Small changes can make a positive difference to your health and wellbeing. For more #WinterWellness tips visit the link in our bio.
Like travelling? Got all your vaccinations? If you are aged between 15 and less than 21 you can receive a free Men B vaccine until the 31 December 2019. Talk with your immunisation provider about getting it before Dec. Check out the link in our bio for further information.
Not feeling the best? Sick kids? 🤢⠀
Viral gastroenteritis – know the #facts!⠀
☣ It can take time for symptoms to develop after becoming infected!⠀
⚠ The infectious period is during the illness, and for at least 24 hours after symptoms have disappeared! Find out more about the virus and how to stop the spread at the link in our bio.
Earlier this week, 11-year-old Lily who has spent the last two months in hospital received a special visit from her favourite @pafc player, @travisboak10.

After having had two strokes just ten days apart. @mixadelaide's Jodie and Soda heard her story from Nanny Shaz and Poppy Kev and decided to do what they could to put a smile on her face.
Heading to the footy game this weekend but feeling a bit under the weather? Be a team player, don’t sideline vulnerable people by passing on your germs. For more #WinterWellness tips visit the link in our bio.
Cold and flu symptoms can make you feel awful, but you can take care of yourself at home with these self-care tips. ⠀
𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗹𝘂: 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝘁:⠀
💊 Paracetamol (for the relief of pain and fever)⠀
💦Water (stay hydrated!)⠀
- Tissues (to cover coughs and sneezes)⠀
👏 Hand soap or hand gel (for cleaning your hands after blowing your nose or sneezing)⠀
- Bed or couch (because rest, rest, rest, and more rest.)⠀
📺 Your favourite series (when all you have energy for is binge watching TV). ⠀
See your doctor if your condition worsens and you’re concerned.⠀
Those with moderate or severe illness, chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and young children may benefit from specific antiviral medication if they are experiencing flu-like illness and should see their GP.⠀
For more #WinterWellness tips check out the link in the bio. ⠀
You won’t know how much you’ve been missing out on until you #quitsmoking. ⠀
Check out how your health and life will improve when you are free from the smokes. Find your way to #besmokefree. Visit the link in our bio.
Take Carly’s advice. If you are concerned about the health of your young child, care is always available at the Emergency Department. Find out more info about health care for children at the link in our bio.
Our #MensHealth Ambassador Robbie Gray shares his tips about how to make sure you’re eating right 🍐🍐🍐 But did you know that men need 6 serves of veg and 2 serves of fruit every day? You also need to have around 2.5 litres of water each day! Make men’s health your goal and crunch into some fruit and veg! More info on men’s health at the link in our bio.
The pyramid is out, the circle is in! The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is the most up-to-date resource which tells us what foods and in what amounts we should eat to stay healthy and prevent chronic disease. ⠀
What do these guidelines focus on?⠀
•	Enjoying a variety of food from the five food groups.⠀
•	Limiting foods high in saturated fats, salt and added sugars. These foods are known as occasional foods.⠀
•	Choosing water as the main drink. ⠀
Click on the link in our bio to learn more about the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating.