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[2 min read] Surgery vs curettage & imiquimod for nodular BCC

nodular BCC

Nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is most often treated with surgical excision. However, interest is increasing in minimally invasive treatments for these low-risk skin cancers. A new study reviewed the effectiveness of surgical excision compared with curettage and imiquimod cream in treating nodular BCC.

[2 min watch] Which sutures should I use?

How do you select the most appropriate suture type for each procedure? A suture’s size or type will vary depending on the situation, and there are several factors to consider including how long they will last for. In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Tony Azzi shares his advice and simple rules on the sutures […]

[6 min watch] General dermatology: Hair loss (Real patient case study)

general dermatology

How would you manage this patient in your practice? In this short extract from the HealthCert Professional Certificate of General Dermatology course, Dr Christopher Ross shows us a real case study featuring a 25-year-old male patient who presented with a four-month history of hair loss.

[4 min watch] General dermatology: Hair loss and lesions (Real patient case study)

general dermatology

How would you manage this general dermatology patient in your practice? In this short snippet from the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of General Dermatology course, Dr Christopher Ross takes us through a real case study featuring a 45-year-old male patient presenting with expanding facial lesions and patchy hair loss.

[3 min watch] Managing aesthetic and skin cancer work in a busy general practice

In a busy general practice offering a new range of services often comes with several new associated factors, including booking and managing consultations. In this short video, Aesthetic Doctor Jenny Kimmins shares her advice on managing aesthetic and skin cancer consultations in a busy general practice; starting with having separate consulting times.

[1 min watch] The importance of a comprehensive aesthetic approach

Cosmetic injectables are the most frequently requested skin rejuvenation treatment. Neurotoxin injections and dermal fillers help with dynamic and static lines, but they will not always improve a patient’s overall appearance. In this short video, Aesthetic Doctor Jenny Kimmins discusses why it is important to have a comprehensive approach in aesthetic medicine, and why explaining […]

[3 min watch] Adding and growing aesthetic services in general practice

Are you thinking of incorporating aesthetic medicine into your practice? Or maybe you already have and would like to grow your range of aesthetic services? Before diving in too quickly, have you considered your demographic, what your patients can afford or what equipment you need?

[2 min watch] How to choose the right skin biopsy technique

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If you perform skin biopsies in your practice, catch Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres’ top tips for choosing the right biopsy technique. In this short video, Dr Ayres provides advice on skin cancer management in primary care, including different biopsy procedures for suspicious lesions.

[2 min read] 17 best foods to optimise lung health

turmeric lung health

Lung health is a common issue among patients presenting to their primary care practitioner, with triggers ranging from environmental toxins to pulmonary conditions such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis.

[2 min read] 12 best foods to treat high blood pressure

high blood pressure

Did you know that hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most common preventable risk factor for heart disease? Globally, over 1 billion people have high blood pressure, which is commonly treated with various medications including ACE inhibitors.

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