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Research summary: Technologies to detect & manage melanoma

manage melanoma

This month’s research article takes us into the broad domain of technology and AI. We are all aware of how these developments are becoming prevalence in our lives – working and social. In our practice of skin cancer medicine, imaging technology with / without focused AI is perhaps the most obvious tech.

[5 min read] Nutritional genomics and personalised nutrition

Nutritional genomics is an nascent and fast-moving scientific field that examines how nutrition impacts genes and their variants, with a specific interest in how the diet may contribute to or prevent disease [1].

[WEBINAR] Sunscreen myths & controversies

Sunscreen myths & controversies: effectiveness, best practice and Australian Standards What advice do you give your patients about using sunscreen? In this webinar presentation, noted dermatologist Dr Melissa Manahan deep dives into all things sunscreen.

Research summary: Guidelines for plant-based diets

plant-based diets

Nutrition research review: The safe and effective use of plant-based diets with guidelines for health professionals Plant-based diets have soared in popularity in recent years. It is important that health professionals have a good understanding of how we can support patients consuming a plant-based diet to achieve optimal nutrition.

[4 min watch] Top tips for post-surgery wound care

wound care

In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker gives his top tips for providing a high standard of wound care for your patients following minor surgical procedures on the skin, such as in skin cancer surgery.

[4 min watch] How to reduce pain during and after surgery

pain

In this short video, Associate Professor Tony Dicker provides his top tips for reducing patients’ pain during surgery and how to manage pain and discomfort after procedures.

[6 min read] How to manage hair loss in primary care

hair loss

Alopecia (hair loss) is a health and aesthetic issue. Statistics show that hair loss will likely affect one in two women and men during their lifetime. Although it can appear anywhere on the body, alopecia causes the most concern when it occurs on the scalp.

[5 min read] Supporting post-menopausal women in primary care

post-menopausal women

Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 60, with the average age being 51. Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstrual bleeding caused by loss of ovarian follicular activity, and can be diagnosed clinically in women over the age of 45 who have not had a menstrual period for 12 months. Menopausal […]

[Sneak peek] How to diagnose dementia

dementia

Did you know there are 487,500 people living with dementia in Australia? It is important to provide early intervention and support to your patients with geriatric conditions in primary care. Watch this short video on how to diagnose dementia, a sneak peek from the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Geriatric Medicine course.

[5 min watch] How to use Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis

hyperhidrosis

Do you see patients with excessive sweating? In this short video, Dr Jenny Kimmins discusses how to use Botulinum toxin injections to treat hyperhidrosis (sweating) in the underarms, feet, hands, top lip, forehead and more.

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