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Keys to prevention in mental health - Alexithymia

I first encountered the concept of alexithymia when I worked with people suffering from eating disorders. Many people experiencing eating disorders have great difficulty identifying and naming their own emotions.

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Adult Basic Life Support during COVID-19
Adult Basic Life Support during COVID-19
Crystal Smith

Many healthcare processes have been re-evaluated in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Who benefits from eMental Health?
Who benefits from eMental Health?
Dr Jan Orman

The answer to that question definitely depends on who you ask. Let’s start with the cynics and get them out of the way.

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Fight back. Never yield: Atrial Fibrillation
Fight back. Never yield: Atrial Fibrillation
Eyob Gebreyohannes

This is no time to yield to atrial fibrillation (AF). As a former clinical pharmacist and academic working in the internal medicine ward and ambulatory clinic of a busy teaching hospital in Ethiopia, I encountered numerous cases where patients suffer from potentially preventable ischemic stroke due to AF.

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KISS Guide to Evidence Based Medicine 2020
KISS Guide to Evidence Based Medicine 2020
Dr Simon Curtis

This Hot Topics Keep it Simple Summary is a guide to evidence based medicine in 2020, straight from our UK partners, NB Medical.

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A tree change is in the wind
A tree change is in the wind
A/Prof Stephen Barnett

Change seems to be the theme of 2020. In our region, as with many in Australia, it started with bushfires, before a jump to the left into ‘COVID Capers’.

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Writing your COVID worries away - (with Andrew Gan and Dr Jet)
Writing your COVID worries away - (with Andrew Gan and Dr Jet)
Dr Jan Orman

COVID and all its attendant inconveniences (I guess some would say “tortures”) has forced many of us to revise our personal wellbeing plans and dig out some old strategies that we haven’t used for a while. It’s also made some of us realise that many of the things that we thought were just parts of our normal life were, in fact, wellness strategies.

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Malignant Hyperthermia
Malignant Hyperthermia
Danielle Grace

Malignant Hyperthermia is a rare and potentially life threatening genetically inherited condition that can be triggered by drugs commonly used in anaesthesia. If it is not recognised and treated in its early stages, MH can be fatal.

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Restless Leg Syndrome - Podcast
Restless Leg Syndrome - Podcast
Dr Jo Bruce

Restless leg syndrome is a common presentation in General Practice characterised by uncomfortable sensations in the legs. These sensations are associated with an irresistible urge to move the legs to relieve the symptoms.

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Telehealth Fatigue
Telehealth Fatigue
Dr Jan Orman

My patients are loving telehealth. They love it so much that most of them are saying they don’t want to come back to face to face consultations. You probably need to bear in mind that my patients are long-term therapy patients that I know very well.

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