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Clinical Opal #7 - Ovarian cancer screening

Anna Li, a 46 year old high school teacher, presents to you for follow up after a recent metatarsal fracture. At the end of the visit, she asks you whether she can be screened for ovarian cancer.

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Recent articles

Anxiety and the end of lockdown
Anxiety and the end of lockdown
Dr Jan Orman

There are many in the community who aren't in any rush to get out and interact with others. Some feel anxious about Covid lockdown restrictions easing.

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Clinical Opal #6 - Sexual dysfunction
Clinical Opal #6 - Sexual dysfunction
Dr Simon Morgan

Terry is a 64-year-old retired sales manager and a long-term patient of the practice. He has been struggling with depression over the past couple of years. Six weeks ago, he commenced escitalopram 10mg as the first trial of antidepressant medication.

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Future Proofing
Future Proofing
Kate Maston

Recently, the Australian Financial Review announced their shortlist for Australia’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’… and the Black Dog Institute’s ‘Future Proofing Study’ made it onto this prestigious list.

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Clinical Opal #5 - Red eye
Clinical Opal #5 - Red eye
Dr Simon Morgan

Fatima is a 53-year-old human resources manager who presents to you with a 24-hour history of a painful red left eye.

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Grants for GPs & Nurses - are you eligible?
Grants for GPs & Nurses - are you eligible?
Kate Clutton

To help lessen the financial burden of keeping up with CPD, rural and remote health professionals (MMM 3-7) who would normally be required to travel considerable distances to attend courses, can access a range of state-based funding.

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Helping new mums during COVID
Helping new mums during COVID
Nadene Alhadeff

How one small not-for-profit in Sydney is helping new mums during Covid-19.

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Clinical Opal #4 - Cough and fever
Clinical Opal #4 - Cough and fever
Dr Simon Morgan

Jill is a 64-year-old retired accountant who presents to you with her concerned husband, Michael. Jill is usually fit and well apart from a history of well controlled hypertension on perindopril.

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Training with Cognitive Aids
Training with Cognitive Aids
Crystal Smith

By using a well structured and easy to follow aid, the risk of error is reduced and evidence based practice is more likely to be actioned.

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A GP's perspective: What I learned at the recent free Hot Topics webinar - Asthma
A GP's perspective: What I learned at the recent free Hot Topics webinar - Asthma
Dr Liza Lack

Hot Topics free webinar presenter in New Zealand discovers children with asthma admissions aren't necessarily recorded in practice.

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