News and Education for health professionals

Are you confident in assessing patients who present with cognitive impairment? Review your knowledge of dementia in this ALM.

This clinical audit aims to optimise pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of lipid abnormalities in patients with atherogenic dyslipidaemia, to achieve a reduction in cardiovascular disease...

Explore the screening, diagnosis, treatment and management methods for osteoporosis in men.

Associate Professor Graham Newstead discussed the current state of bowel cancer screening in Australia, and how outcomes have room for improvement.

Troubleshooting difficult asthma adults

Review the latest information about asthma control in adults with a particular focus on those patients who are finding it difficult to control their symptoms.

Troubleshooting difficult asthma adults

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.

Appropriate BRCA1 and BRCA2 referrals to Family Cancer Clinics

Hereditary mutations of the tumour suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 can lead to an elevated risk of breast cancer. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.

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