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[8 min read] Managing patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hyperandrogenic hormonal disorder affecting around 11 to 13 per cent of women of reproductive age in Australia. It is characterised by androgen excess, characteristically causing a polycystic appearance of the ovaries, but also manifesting as metabolic sequalae such as insulin resistance and menstrual disturbance due to anovulatory cycles, and […]

[5 min watch] Spitz naevi: Prof Giuseppe Argenziano | July 2021

spitz naevi

In this skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano speaks about Spitz naevi – “schizophrenic” tumours which are convinced they are melanomas when in fact they are benign naevi.

[Research Review] Is scabies becoming less sensitive to permethrin treatment?


Is scabies becoming less sensitive to permethrin treatment? In this short video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo discusses the results of a double centred study from Italy.

[7 min read] Planning a cosmetic procedure

planning a cosmetic procedure

Most patients who choose to undergo a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, or thread lifts, do so for aesthetic rather than health-related reasons. That is why the practitioners have two main goals: to not harm patients’ health and to manage their expectations in the best possible way.

[5 min read] Nutrition to fight heart disease

heart disease

Did you know that one-third of all deaths worldwide can be attributed to cardiovascular diseases (CVD)? Diet is a big deal in the prevention and management of CVD and its risk factors, including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia (1). Primary care physicians are well placed to help patients who are concerned about heart disease or overall […]

[Podcast] Integrating aesthetic services into a skin cancer practice | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

aesthetic services

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Professor David Wilkinson (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University) speaks with Dr Stephen Wassall – who works as a Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Medicine Doctor in a dedicated primary care clinic in New South Wales – about his journey integrating aesthetic services into a […]

[4 min watch] Top suturing tips in skin cancer surgery


What are the most important things to keep in mind when closing a wound with sutures in a primary care or skin cancer practice? In this short video, HealthCert presenter and Skin Cancer Doctor Francis Tan shares his top suturing tips for skin cancer surgery.

[Online lecture] Medicinal cannabis and addiction

medicinal cannabis

Addiction is a chronic condition that qualifies for medicinal cannabis as a treatment option. In this online lecture, Mark Hardy (Medical Director, CA Clinics) talks about how CBD and THC can help with addiction, what addictions medicinal cannabis can treat, and the current evidence for reducing cravings.

[Online lecture] Chameleon melanomas

chameleon melanoma

In this online lecture, Associate Professor Andreas Blum discusses chameleon melanomas and how to differentiate between melanoma and other skin lesions, especially when the dermatoscopic clues are very similar.

[9 min read] Diagnosing blistering dermatoses in an older adult

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blistering dermatoses

Patients with blistering dermatoses can be difficult to treat. After ruling out more common causes such as allergic contact dermatitis or bullous impetigo, it’s time to dive into the realm of autoimmune or autoinflammatory blistering diseases. As a general practitioner without access to specialist care, taking care of a patient with blistering disease can be […]