[6 min read] Rosacea triggers and treatments


Around the ages of 30 to 50, many patients notice a persisting red flush across their nose and cheeks. It can look like acne, with redness, bumps, and slight swelling. This is most likely a skin condition called rosacea. Continue reading “[6 min read] Rosacea triggers and treatments”

[WEBINAR] 2020 CommBank GP Insights Report

GP Insights Report

In this webinar, CommBank presents its 2020 GP Insights Report, helping doctors and practice owners to gain important insights into patient satisfaction, practice loyalty, and areas that drive patient measurement of quality of care. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] 2020 CommBank GP Insights Report”

[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson

DW scalp

A question I am always asked when I teach GPs to do a skin check is “how should we examine the scalp, and how important is this for skin cancer?”. This issue is, of course, how many skin cancers “hide” under hair, how do we examine the scalp under the hair, and how important is all this? Continue reading “[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson”

[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson


For a really useful, powerful and insightful overview of the situation with skin cancer in Australia, I recommend a new article published in the MJA to “celebrate” National Skin Cancer Action Week. Continue reading “[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson”

[5 min read] How to prevent bruising after injectable procedures


One of the downsides of cosmetic injectables is the temporary discolouration and swelling that forms around the treatment site. These side effects are common and expected, but unfortunately can increase downtime and delay patients from enjoying their results. Continue reading “[5 min read] How to prevent bruising after injectable procedures”

[WEBINAR] LED phototherapy in skin cancer, general dermatology and aesthetic medicine


Do you use LED phototherapy in your practice, or do you wish to utilise its full potential in treating a range of skin concerns? In this webinar, Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine Doctor Di King shares how light emitting diode (LED) can be used to treat a range of common dermatological presentations, including acne, superficial skin lesions, and wound healing. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] LED phototherapy in skin cancer, general dermatology and aesthetic medicine”

[4 min watch] Most memorable skin cancer doctor story

After upskilling in different fields as a general practitioner, such as skin cancer, there can be many noticeable changes in work when applying new acquired knowledge. Our presenters are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to hear about, and often see, how their course alumni have since used their learnings to improve patient outcomes and save lives.

In this short video, HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres Founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Elmslie shares his two most memorable stories of course attendees – one of which had never diagnosed a melanoma previously, and another who went on to diagnose more than 80 skin cancers in a year.

Watch the full video here:

Learn more about skin cancer medicine in primary care at the next Skin Cancer Certificate Courses.

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Online Lecture: Utilising nutrition to manage chronic diseases | Dr Adam Riker

General practitioners encounter a wide range of conditions and chronic diseases in primary care, many of which might not have a cure, but can be managed and improved through nutrition. Joining us from Washington DC, noted oncologist Dr Adam Riker delivered an insightful lecture on how nutrition can be used to support patients in preventing and managing chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, as well as the prevention of cancer.

A few of Dr Riker’s key takeaways included:

  • Nutrition is the number one method to prevent chronic disease, yet it is a topic rarely covered in medical school.
  • Sugar and inflammation impact many parts of the body, including mental health, the skin, heart, genitals, joints and kidneys.
  • Conditions including chronic leaky gut syndrome are heavily impacted by foods such as wheat, dairy, sugar and trans fats.

Watch part I of the online lecture now:

Part II is available to watch on the HealthCert Community – join for free at community.healthcert.com. You will also find downloadable resources, including reading recommendations, a helpful health and nutrition guide dubbed the ‘Riker Regimen’ and the opportunity to submit questions that will be answered by Dr Riker as well as participate in a poll to choose further topics to be covered in future online lectures.

Learn more on medical nutrition management in primary care in the university quality assured Certificate Courses and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition.

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[5 min read] 5 foods that cause inflammation


Sustained inflammation is associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and can also be a symptom of some illnesses such as respiratory conditions. A prevalent component in controlling inflammation in the body – either to prevent inflammation from occurring or to reduce elevated levels of inflammation as a symptom of an existing condition – is through diet. Continue reading “[5 min read] 5 foods that cause inflammation”

[2 min read] Does functional status predict survival in elderly keratinocyte carcinoma patients?

elderly patient functional status

How do you manage patients aged 85 and older with keratinocyte carcinoma? An assessment of a patient’s functional status may help to estimate which elderly patients will benefit from surgical treatment for keratinocyte carcinoma. However, predictive short-term survival in this population has not been determined. Continue reading “[2 min read] Does functional status predict survival in elderly keratinocyte carcinoma patients?”