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Eating Disorders in Adults: Assessment & Treatment Options
Eating Disorders in Adults: Assessment & Treatment Options
Dr Jake Linardon

Eating disorders, broadly defined by disturbances in eating behaviour and distress centred on food, eating, and body image, affect nearly one million Australians. This blog covers the assessment and treatment options for various conditions.

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KISS - COVID-19 Primary Care Assessment & Management
KISS - COVID-19 Primary Care Assessment & Management
Medcast Medical Education Team

This Keep It Simple Summary (KISS) covers the treatment and management of COVID-19 in the Primary Care environment. Stages of the disease will be explained, followed by a succinct summary risk factors, symptoms, complications, treatment, respiratory factors and safety netting.

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Team GP – why we need to learn together
Team GP – why we need to learn together
Dr Ahmed Rashid

Learning is all about making some sort of change. As GPs, it can be easy for us to think of our learning simply as a process we go through to tick a box. But maybe we should be thinking more deeply about the types of learning that truly cause us to change for the better?

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PODCAST: Hypocalcaemia
PODCAST: Hypocalcaemia
Dr Neal Tucker

Sundeep, a 63 year old office worker, presents with intermittent nagging loin pain and achy muscles.

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Vaping - Friend or Foe?
Vaping - Friend or Foe?
Dr Robert Walker

Where are we with vaping? Are e-cigarettes the shining knight who will rid the world of cigarettes or dangerous products wrapped up in clever marketing with the 'unintended consequence' of luring young people into the world of smoking?

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Can I have medical cannabis on PBS doctor?
Can I have medical cannabis on PBS doctor?
Dr Simon Curtis

I’ve been asked this question twice in the last month. Once by a 70 year old patient who has taken up smoking weed to control her neuropathic pain, let’s call her ‘Rachel’. And the other a young man aged 26 (Sean) who is smoking cannabis to help control his chronic anxiety.

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