[5 min read] Providing radiofrequency in primary care

radiofrequency

Due to the minimal risk of complications, short recovery time, relatively low cost, and effectiveness, minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic interventions are gaining popularity in recent years.

The scalpel-free aesthetic medicine is establishing its place at the primary care level. Doctors now have a chance to make an additional profit while improving their patient’s self-esteem and quality of life with cosmetic procedures such as: Continue reading “[5 min read] Providing radiofrequency in primary care”

[4 min read] Medicinal cannabis and the entourage effect

entourage effect

The entourage effect is the mechanism in which cannabinoids act synergistically with each other and numerous other compounds within the plant, such as terpenes, flavonoids and resins.
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[5 min read] Biostimulator fillers in primary care

biostimulator fillers

Minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic interventions are the best option for primary care practitioners looking to expand their portfolio of services. Injectables, such as Botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and biostimulators, top the list of popular treatments.

The latter is becoming increasingly fashionable. Therefore, it has the potential to make one primary care practice stand out among others.
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[4 min read] Nutrition therapy for anaemia

anaemia

Increasing societal demands involving work and family can often lead to overexertion, excessive fatigue, and inadequate energy levels. But when exhaustion is also associated with ice cravings (e.g. pica), headaches, or dizziness, it might indicate a more serious medical condition. These all represent common signs of anaemia, a condition in which depleted iron stores lead to reduced production and circulation of red blood cells.
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Research summary: Consumer preferences on tele-dermoscopy services

tele-dermoscopy

In this month’s research article, I share a paper from colleagues at The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology, and their collaborating institutions.

I think this is a quite fascinating paper, and one that is well worth a careful read. The paper explores important aspects of consumer preference and willingness to pay for teledermoscopy services. Continue reading “Research summary: Consumer preferences on tele-dermoscopy services”

[5 min read] Women’s obesity & weight management in primary care

women's obesity

Weight management is relevant to everyone, and problems with weight management, although not a common presenting complaint, are often first unearthed by the general practitioner. With 60 per cent of Australian women being overweight or obese, and this proportion expected to increase, weight management is relevant to a large proportion of people attending their GP. Continue reading “[5 min read] Women’s obesity & weight management in primary care”

[6 min read] How to manage acne patients in primary care

acne

Acne is one of the most common chronic dermatological disorders. It affects around 15 per cent of adolescents and adults older than 12. So, it is not a surprise that primary care practitioners are often in the position to diagnose and treat acne.
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Research summary: Nutrition in the onset and progression of COPD

COPD

Nutrition research review: Nutrition as a modifiable factor in the onset and progression of pulmonary function impairment in COPD: a systematic review.
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[5 min read] Nausea and medicinal cannabis

medicinal cannabis

When considering the potential therapeutic benefits and potential side effects of CBD oil, a common question is can CBD oil cause nausea – or will it help manage it?
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Research summary: Guidelines for managing Spitz naevi

Spitz naevi

This month we revisit the important topic of Spitz naevi. I had reason to review the guidelines recently, because of a case I saw in my clinic. Since we don’t see these cases so often, I think it is useful to remind ourselves of the management protocol.
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