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Banner: Australian of the Year Awards 2020 - Celebrating 60 years

WA Health shines in Australian of the Year roll call

Congratulations to the four WA Health finalists in the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards.
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Medicine alert for heartburn patients

Patients who take medication to control heartburn and stomach acid are advised to visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website for updates regarding the medicine Ranitidine, marketed in Australia as Zantac or other generic brand names.
Dr Sudhakar Rao (left) and Dr Kate Ingram (right) stand in front of Stay on Your Feet falls prevention banner.

Inaugural Western Australian Falls Report

Falls-related injuries, hospitalisations and emergency department attendances are captured in the inaugural Western Australian Falls Report 2019, launched last week in Fremantle.
Consumer Advocate Ben Horgan

New Consumer Advocate for health research

Health consumers will be better connected to research through a new Consumer Advocate role created in the Department of Health’s Research Development Unit.
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New health and wellbeing policy for WA women and girls

Women have different health and wellbeing experiences to men and are influenced by the circumstances in which they grow, live, work and age.