News and Education for health professionals

This education explores the current state of overweight and obesity in Australia, and outlines methods of fostering communication with patients to achieve behaviour change and weight loss.

Professor Manny Noakes examines Australians' intake of discretionary food, and just how much is too much.

Optometrist Paula Katalinic provides an overview of diabetic eye disease, and how you can play a part in the management of this condition.

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease and approximately 1/3 of all people with diabetes will have Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD).

Outlines a summary of the pathways that enable health professionals to provide safe, woman-centred care.

Breaking the Silence – Talking to Patients About Weight Loss

Australia is one of the most overweight countries in the world, and this is leading to an increase in weight-related medical conditions. This education explores the current state of overweight and obesity in Australia, and outlines methods of fostering communication with patients to achieve behaviour change and weight loss.

Breastfeeding and Medication

Breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits to infants, but there are often concerns about drug transfer from the mother to the infant through breast milk. This education discusses the safety of various classes of drugs for breastfeeding mothers, and outlines which medications require closer monitoring or are contraindicated.

Common Eye Conditions

This education discusses the common causes of vision loss, the presenting features, diagnostic assessments and management. Indications for referral and the contents of referral letters to the optometrist/ophthalmologist are detailed.

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