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Celebrate Queensland Seniors Week 2018!​ We are pleased to present regional events in Atherton and Mt Isa as part of these celebrations.  

Seniors, their families and carers are invited to these free events to find out about local services that help you stay connected with your community..

Without the support of these key partners either event would not be possible:

We are pleased to reproduce in full, a press release from Greg Hunt MP Federal Minister for Health outlining the national action on endometriosis. 

The Turnbull Government will today release Australia’s first National Action Plan for Endometriosis to improve the quality of life of patients through better treatment, diagnosis, and aiming to ultimately find a cure.

The Plan outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis, and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.

It’s a popular question to our Health Information Line – what is the cervical screening test?

The two-yearly pap smear has been replaced with a five- yearly Cervical Screening Test. We answer your important questions on the changes.

From 1 December 2017, important changes were made to the National Cervical Screening Program, the program that aims to prevent cervical cancer by detecting early changes in the cervix. 

The key changes to the program are:

Women’s Health Queensland Inc is a health promotion, information and education charity.  For the last three decades we have built an exemplary reputation supporting vulnerable women throughout Queensland to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing through every stage of their life.

We believe in connecting women with the right information and services from reliable sources to support their health and well-being needs. We do this by listening to the needs of the local community and individuals and working with partners to influence positive change.

The month of May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, designed to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence.  

To make people aware of what support is available in the Mt Isa region, WHQ will be holding a free sausage sizzle on Wednesday, May 23 from 12Noon to 2:00pm in partnership with Ngukuthati Children and Family Centre and Centacare.

Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new CEO of Women’s Health Queensland Wide. I’m looking forward to working with you all over the coming year. 

I also would like to extend a special Thank You for your support during the past 12 months. With your support, Women’s Health continues important work in providing advice, support and information to vulnerable women across Queensland, particularly those living in rural and remote areas of the State.

In this issue of Health Journey we look at how to stick with an exercise routine, changes to the way we screen for cervical cancer, sunscreen truths and rhesus negative blood during pregnancy.

Health Journey 2017 Issue 1

In this issue of Health Journey we look at staying healthy on holidays, painful bladder syndrome, sauces and their sugar content, and whether you need to take ibuprofen with food.

Health Journey 2016 Issue 4

Watch our latest webinar on 'Pap smears, what next?'.

Two-yearly Pap smears will be replaced with a five-yearly HPV test. Listen to our webinar presented by Health Education Team leader Belinda Kippen and Cervical Clinical Nurse Consultant Lisa Peberdy as they discuss these changes.

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