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How Christmas day hurts our brains

Did you know our brains work overtime during stressful times. It’s likely that the holiday period will spark some serious brain activity!

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The Physical Activity in General Practice podcast series
The Physical Activity in General Practice podcast series
Medcast Medical Education Team

The Check-Up podcast by Medcast presents this engaging & exciting 5-part series, discussing the importance of physical activity.

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Virtual reality – Training wheels for mindfulness?
Virtual reality – Training wheels for mindfulness?
Fiona Foley

The practice of mindfulness has positive psychological effects but it's not as easy as it sounds. Swinburne University has been investigating the role of virtual reality (VR) and Fiona Foley from their National eTherapy Centre, tells us how it can actually benefit mindfulness practice.

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Proud winners of two (2) LearnX Live! Awards 2021
Proud winners of two (2) LearnX Live! Awards 2021
Kate Clutton

Medcast is proud to announce that we've won two awards at this year's LearnX Live! Awards.

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Educational Intervention Impacting Rational use of Health Resources: Part 1
Educational Intervention Impacting Rational use of Health Resources: Part 1
Kate Clutton

Commencing August 2019, Medcast has been leading a landmark project on behalf of the Australian Digital Health Agency. This project is a multifaceted educational intervention for GPs with a focus on the rational use of medicines, pathology and imaging in the context of the use of My Health Record (MHR).

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The truth about nicotine
The truth about nicotine
Dr Jan Orman

The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars each year to market smoking as exciting, glamorous, and safe and it’s also shown in video games, online and in film. We have all heard the nicotine warnings over the last few decades and how it’s bad for our lungs, but should this message be updated? What do we now know about nicotine?

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A Helping Hand for Healthcare ‘Heroes’
A Helping Hand for Healthcare ‘Heroes’
Dr Tahnee Bridson

It’s time to start changing the narrative and showing society and the health system, that healthcare workers are not superhuman and it’s OK that they need support too.

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Clinical Opal #7 - Ovarian cancer screening
Clinical Opal #7 - Ovarian cancer screening
Dr Simon Morgan

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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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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