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D-dimer blood test

Dari interpreter card


Deafness: communicating with the deaf or hearing impaired

Death and dying: how people die

Death and dying: what to do when someone dies

Death and dying: when death is near

Death and grief: teens

Decolonisation of Staphylococcus

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis and plaster casts

Deep vein thrombosis in pregnancy


Delayed cord clamping



Dementia: communication

Dementia: driving

Dementia: risk factors and prevention

Dementia: with Lewy bodies

Dental braces

Dental care

Dental care for adults

Dental care for babies

Dental care for school children

Dental care for teenagers

Dental care: urgent

Dental caries in teens and adults

Dental decay in teens and adults

Dental floss

Dental implants

Dental sealants

Dental whitening


Depression in adults

Depression: alcohol and drugs

Depression: chronic physical illness


Depression: family history

Depression in older adults

Depression in pregnancy and postnatal

Depression: seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Depression: self-help

Depression: sexuality

Depression treatment options

Depression treatment for children and young people

Depression in youth and teens

Depression in young people: information for parents

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Dexamethasone suppression test


Diabetes & eyes

Diabetes & feet

Diabetes & kidney disease

Diabetes & your heart

Diabetes: complications

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes test

Diabetes test results

Diabetes travel checklist

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic nephropathy

Diabetic retinopathy


Diarrhoea and vomiting

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Diarrhoea and vomiting: Norovirus

Diarrhoea and vomiting: Rotavirus

Diarrhoea: Campylobacter

Diarrhoea: Cryptosporidium

Diarrhoea: E. coli

Diarrhoea: Giardia

Diarrhoea: Salmonella

Diarrhoea: Shigella


Diarrhoea: Yersinia

DIEP flap breast reconstruction



Diets for swallowing disorders

Difficult behaviour (children)

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Disabilities: intellectual

Disability aids

Disability support services for Pacific peoples

Disease reporting

Dislocated AC joint

Dislocated hip: newborn

Dislocated joints: first aid

Dislocated kneecap

Dislocated shoulder


Distal radius fracture

Diverticulitis, diverticular disease and diverticulitis

Division of the frenulum



Doppler ultrasound

Down syndrome screening

Drinking in pregnancy

Drivers' licence: older adults

Driving with a plaster cast

Drowning: first aid

Drug overdose: first aid

Drugfree sport

Drug addiction

Drugs and depression

Drugs and pregnancy

Drugs: youth and teens

Dry eyes

Dry mouth

Duct excision

Duodenal ulcer

Duplex ultrasound

Dupuytren contracture

DVTs and plaster casts

DXA scan

Dying at home