WA News Feature Articles
Tackling substance abuse in Western Australia
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Quigley_Allan_Dr.jpgDrug addiction and recreational drug use do not respect socioeconomic boundaries. Doctors are often in the firing line, one way or the other. Medical Forum discusses these issues and more with Dr Allan Quigley, director of clinical services at Next Step Specialist Drug & Alcohol Services
GPs can make a difference
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Edwards_John_Dr_Mar05.jpgGP John Edwards started working with drug addicts because the drug scene was near his practice. Medical Forum probed for some interesting snippets to do with his work....
Turning around prison addicts
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504prison_bars.jpgWith almost 50% of male prison inmates highly drug-dependent and about 80% illicit users, Medical Director of Prison Health Services Dr Ralph Chapman says putting your head in the sand is no answer when these people enter the prison system.
Pregnant and addicted
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_LaFrentz_Judy_Ms.jpgJudy LaFrentz RN wears two hats - clinical advisory service coordinator for the Drug and Alcohol Office and liaison nurse at the chemical dependency clinic at King Edward Maternity Hospital.
Medical community endorses Medical Forum magazine
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Fergie_Reading_Mag.jpgResults from the November 2004 Readership Survey for Medical Forum magazine, a medical industry publication now entering its eleventh year, have overwhelming endorsed the efforts of the publication's production team. With 94% of GPs and Specialists rating Medical Forum as an enjoyable read, the publication seems to have the balance of news, lifestyle and clinical information where readers want it.
Perth counters terrorist attack
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_0503PerthBurning_2.jpgA dull thump in the distance followed minutes later by the sounds of sirens, suggests that something is seriously wrong in the city of Perth. It's an explosion in a high rise building in St George's Terrace - a large truck bomb is suspected. The police and FESA are on site, ambulances are on their way, and...
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