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The Check-Up Podcast

The latest healthcare news from Medcast

Strategies for surviving the news
Strategies for surviving the news

“Mass shootings are part of the American landscape….”

OA of the hip: The HIT Trial
OA of the hip: The HIT Trial

Osteoarthritis is by far and away the most common form of arthritis in Australia.

Clinical Opal #14 - CVD risk and statins in patients with CKD
Clinical Opal #14 - CVD risk and statins in patients with CKD

Graeme, a 64-year-old retired builder, presented to you for repeat prescriptions two weeks previously as a new patient to the practice...

Clinical Opal #13 - 41 year old with hip pain
Clinical Opal #13 - 41 year old with hip pain

Zoe is a 41-year-old graphic designer who presents to you with right hip pain...

Clinical Opal #12 - Deterioration post abdominoplasty
Clinical Opal #12 - Deterioration post abdominoplasty

Gail is a 63 year old post abdominoplasty who is complaining of tingling lips, abdominal cramping and watery eyes...

What makes a mental health app work?
What makes a mental health app work?

Clinicians I talk to often say that they recommend mental health apps all the time, but they find that even the most enthusiastic users seem to disengage pretty quickly.

GP Educational Intervention Improves Patient Care and My Health Record Usage with Potential to Save Government Millions
GP Educational Intervention Improves Patient Care and My Health Record Usage with Potential to Save Government Millions

A two-year study titled CHIME-GP was carried out by Medcast and the University of Wollongong. It has shown that educating GPs about potentially inappropriate or unnecessary medicines, imaging and pathology test ordering in the context of using the My...

More than a race: Medcast takes on the Shitbox Rally – Autumn 2022
More than a race: Medcast takes on the Shitbox Rally – Autumn 2022

From Wollongong, NSW to Mackay, QLD in 7 days. Medcast’s own team, Tyre Kickers, are taking on Shitbox Rally – Autumn 2022.

Clinical Opal #11 - SGLT2i-related DKA
Clinical Opal #11 - SGLT2i-related DKA

Terese is a 64-year-old retired teacher who has a 12 year history of type 2 diabetes. She also has hypertension...

Have you lost your mojo?
Have you lost your mojo?

I’m pretty sure I’ve lost mine. I lost it in the early part of 2021 and haven’t laid eyes on it since.

Promoting reproductive choice in primary care
Promoting reproductive choice in primary care

The Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support Network (AusCAPPS) - a network for professionals working with women to optimise reproductive health

How Doctors Think
How Doctors Think

In this short video from the 2022 'Not to be missed' webinar series, Dr Simon Morgan provides some insights into how Doctors think.

Are we all ok?
Are we all ok?

Often OK is the very best I can do (especially lately), and I try to be grateful for that, but wouldn’t it be nice to be more than OK, to be flourishing, for a little more of the time! I hope I don’t have to wait for the world to be a better place be...

Clinical Opal #10 - Pre-conception care
Clinical Opal #10 - Pre-conception care

Kelly, aged 28, presents for an appointment as she is planning a pregnancy with her husband. She has no significant medical history, is nulliparous, is a non-smoker, has normal body weight, maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine, and has a con...

How connecting to my Aboriginality helps me stay strong
How connecting to my Aboriginality helps me stay strong

Being connected to your Aboriginal heritage can bring fulfilment and a sense of identity and culture but what about wellbeing?

Navigating the consultation
Navigating the consultation

At the core of general practice is the consultation.  In its simplest form, the consultation can be regarded as the sharing of information between patient and doctor in order to facilitate both a common understanding and a plan of management.

Clinical Opal #9 - 64 year old with fever and rigors
Clinical Opal #9 - 64 year old with fever and rigors

Joan is a 64-year-old hospital cleaner who presents to you one morning feeling 'dreadful'. Joan has a past history of well controlled diabetes and takes metformin 500mg bd.

Blended care – the future of therapy?
Blended care – the future of therapy?

Psychologists and their clients are perceiving online therapy in a new light since the pandemic. Although face-to-face therapy is once again possible, psychologists are opting for a mix of in-person and online therapy as the demand for care grows. Mo...

Clinical Opal #8 - Myeloma
Clinical Opal #8 - Myeloma

Bob Georgiou, a 66-year-old retired university lecturer, presents to you with vague aches and pains, weight loss of a few kilograms and fatigue for the past couple of months.

The dilemma of treating the ones we love
The dilemma of treating the ones we love

As a health professional, we’re always going to be faced with the professional and personal dilemma of where and when to draw the line when it comes to advice or treatment of loved ones.