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[Online lecture] Dietary approaches for the management of chronic diseases: Type 2 diabetes

Medical nutrition for type 2 diabetes

Two hundred and eighty Australians develop diabetes every day, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 85 to 90 per cent of all cases. While family history is a key indicator, the risk is greatly increased if people display a number of behavioural or biomedical factors. Smoking, insufficient physical activity, dietary risks, and unhealthy weight gain […]

[7 min read] Laser for hair and tattoo removal

hair and tattoo removal

In contemporary aesthetic medicine, laser treatments are a popular method for permanent hair and tattoo removal. Various types of lasers are in use for this purpose. They incorporate different technologies and characteristics with varying wavelengths and energy penetration potentials. However, all hair and tattoo removal laser devices reach deep into the skin to damage hair […]

[8 min read] Supporting breastfeeding mothers in primary care


Breastfeeding is widely known to have numerous health benefits for both mother and child; however, for many new mothers, breastfeeding has its challenges. This article will explore some of the difficulties commonly encountered with breastfeeding and how primary care doctors can provide support to overcome these issues.

[5 min read] Eating right for chronic kidney disease

chronic kidney disease

Did you know that individualised nutrition can help slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and help preserve renal function (1)? However, only 10 per cent of people with CKD see a dietitian before reaching end-stage renal failure, despite the National Kidney Foundation recommending medical nutrition therapy as a cornerstone of treatment (2).

[7 min read] Managing patients with hair loss in general practice

hair loss

Adult patients presenting with hair loss may have a variety of underlying aetiologies. The first step to treating patients with hair loss is to identify the most likely cause. This is easier said than done, however, there are several techniques that you can employ in your general practice to aid in diagnosis.

[Podcast] Medicinal cannabis in Australia

medicinal cannabis

In this latest podcast, Dr Orit Holtzman – Vice-President of the Australian & New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners (ANZCCP) – explores the prescribing and medicinal use of cannabis in Australia.

[2 min watch] Top tips for communicating with pathologists

If you see patients with skin cancer concerns, you might spend a lot of time communicating with pathologists to reach a diagnosis for your patients. In this short video, Prof David Wilkinson provides his top tips for effectively communicating with pathologists to achieve faster and more accurate results.

[10 min read] Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Where do we stand?

sentinel lymph node biopsy

This month’s research article is about sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and is in the form of a viewpoint from two clinicians at the centre of excellence that is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

[3 min watch] Surgical interventions that can be managed in primary care

surgical interventions

Would you like to perform more minor surgical procedures in your practice? In this brief video, Dr Peter Grossberg looks at surgical interventions that can be used to treat a variety of conditions commonly encountered in primary care.

[Research review] Dermoscopy of subungual exostosis

subungual exostosis

Have you seen subungual exostosis in your practice? In this short video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo discusses the dermoscopic features of subungual exostosis, featuring real patient cases.