WA News Feature Articles
Tackling impaired doctors
Saturday, 01 October 2005
thumb_0510Impaired_doctor.jpgFew doctors complain about colleagues, even though 34% of GPs and 53% of specialists responding to our August 2004 E-poll intimated they had been aware of a doctor's misdemeanour before it became known in the media or came before the Medical Board. A culture of 'protect your own' is boosted by less subtle pressures within groups...
Chlamydia diagnosis and treatment
Saturday, 01 October 2005
thumb_0510Chlamydia_graph.jpgWA GPs excel in chlamydia diagnosis and treatment, but need to improve on contact tracing to prevent patients from re-infection. That's according to the latest figures from the Health Department in WA...
Rural adjustment hurts
Thursday, 01 September 2005
thumb_Van_Duran_Peter_Dr_Aug05.jpgKalgoorlie general surgeon Peter van Duran has cut back his work, leaving another gap in rural health services. His story highlights the plight of many rural centres, especially the larger rural centres like Kalgoorlie...
WA Genome Project - why do we need it?
Thursday, 01 September 2005
thumb_0507DNA_wo_bracket_2.jpgThe mapping of the human genome, completed four years ago, has resulted in a burgeoning industry in genetics biotechnology and research. Researchers see the potential to map genes responsible for diseases, discover how the disease expresses itself, and target new treatments accordingly.
Organ Donation in Western Australia
Monday, 01 August 2005
thumb_thumb_Henderson_brothers.jpgMedical Forum magazine takes a close look at the state of organ and tissue donation in Western Australia. What can be done to improve things? Common myths. Facts to dispel them... and more
MDA National's Andrew Miller
Wednesday, 01 June 2005
thumb_Miller_Andrew_Dr.jpgAfter seven years on MDA National Council, Perth anaesthetist Andrew Miller has now been elected president.
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