In recent years the term healthy living has been used erroneously to describe isolated parts of a lifestyle that needs improvement. The public alternative will provide the same essential health benefits as those currently available on the marketplaces and ensure that everyone has access to high-quality, comprehensive coverage. Health lies in balancing these aspects within the body through a regimen consisting of diet, exercise, and regulation of the emotions.

Some hope spraying water on infants will protect them from the deadly measles virus rocking Samoa, but health authorities say compulsory vaccinations are the best way to prevent the disease and are warning people not to discourage immunisations. The Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and other fatty fish may help prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the body’s rate of blood clotting.

We provide information on aged care services to older people, carers, service providers, assessors and other health professionals. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offers low-cost or no-cost coverage for infants, children and teens. Also known as fee-for-service plans, medical indemnity health insurance pays you a fixed amount for services such as $50 for a doctor visit.

The field of nutrition also studies foods and dietary supplements that improve performance, promote health, and cure or prevent disease, such as fibrous foods to reduce the risk of colon cancer, or supplements with vitamin C to strengthen teeth and gums and to improve the immune system.

However, we urge you to consider the total benefit package, in addition to service and cost, and provider availability when choosing a health plan. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation NT Branch is calling on the NT Health Department to urgently decide whether it will push ahead with plans to shut four health clinics in remote Indigenous communities.