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Key Message? Keep Moving!
Written by Peter McClelland   
Monday, 02 October 2017

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Exercise is becoming the go-to treatment adjunct for a range of conditions.



Seeing is Understanding
Written by Peter McClelland   
Monday, 02 October 2017

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Exposure to life in rural communities during medical school is vital for everyone.



Research in the hot north
Written by Dr Timothy Barnett   
Thursday, 03 August 2017

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Recurrent episodes of ARF lead to cumulative heart valve damage and the development of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).



National watch on adverse immunisation events
Written by Dr Alan Leeb   
Thursday, 03 August 2017

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Before the rise of pyrexia and seizures associated with one brand of flu vaccination in April 2010, Australia had a passive event surveillance system. This has changed.



Do children need supplements?
Written by Dr Roslyn Giglia   
Thursday, 03 August 2017

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Supplements remain contentious. Despite advice they are generally not needed, Australians consume billions of dollars’ worth each year



PTSD and Police
Written by Jan Hallam   
Tuesday, 01 August 2017


Last month we explored PTSD experienced by first responders with a focus on the ambulance service. Here WA Police explains its policies in this critical health area.



After-Hours Comment
Written by Jan Hallam   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017



Review looks to tighten up urgent after-hours criteria.



Exercise effects when measuring PSA?
Written by Dr Sandra Mejak   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Cycling can have an effect on PSA levels … so test wisely.



Raine Foundation, 60 Years On
Written by Jan Hallam   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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The Raine Foundation has been at the heart of some of WA’s most important medical research projects for the past 60 years. It needs help to continue.



Mental Health in Primary Care
Written by Jan Hallam   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017


CEO of WAPHA Learne Durrington discusses the Federal Government's revamp of mental health programs.



Waste under scrutiny
Written by Jan Hallam   
Wednesday, 07 June 2017


Declaring war on waste will be a huge money saver for Health.



Big Ideas Filling Big Shoes
Written by Peter McClelland   
Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Ensuring WA’s disadvantaged are never far from the gaze of government is a job WACOSS has done for decades. It now has a new CEO.

HT Resurgence?
Written by Peter McClelland   
Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Over recent years, three doctors have written in Medical Forum that HRT, on the available evidence and risk-benefit analysis, was underused. What do they think today?

Full Steam Ahead
Written by Peter McClelland   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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Dr Paul Collin has practised medicine in far-flung places, but it’s a safe bet a train was close by.

Antibiotic Resistance Myths?
Written by Dr Rob McEvoy   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Resistance might be futile according to a US academic research AM resistance.

Privacy While Networking
Written by Mr Chad Edwards-Smith   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016


While colleagues often discuss cases with each other, remember, WA's a very small place.

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