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Restless Leg Syndrome - Podcast

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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Communication in the time of COVID-19
Communication in the time of COVID-19
Dr Simon Morgan

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive, and almost overnight, transformation in Australian general practice, most notably with the rapid rise in telehealth. What does effective communication via telehealth look like?

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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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Telehealth: How does it work In Practice
Telehealth: How does it work In Practice
Dr Jo Bruce

We are all starting to do telehealth in the current climate to protect us, our staff and our patients. Many of us feel slightly out of our depth. Here are some quick tips to help you in your practice.

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Coronavirus
Coronavirus
Medcast Medical Education Team

Since the start of 2020, coronavirus has hit the world and caused unprecedented levels of concern among public and health professionals alike.

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PODCAST: Iliotibial Band Syndrome
PODCAST: Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Dr Neal Tucker

Milo, aged 26, comes to see you with lateral knee pain. As GPs how do we diagnose, treat and manage this?

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Out of Office - Dr Simon Curtis
Out of Office - Dr Simon Curtis
Dr Simon Curtis

Find out more about Simon, co-founder of the Hot Topics course internationally in his 'Out of Office' before seeing him in person at Hot Topics Australia.

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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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