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High cholesterol levels affect just over 6% of Australians however, we know that many are not addressing some of the modifiable risk factors associated with hyperlipidaemia that they can work on at home. General practitioner Dr Sam Hay discusses ways to help support your patients.
With 1 in 3 people with epilepsy estimated to have psychiatric comorbidities, it is important to be aware of epilepsy patients' mental health and how they can be supported. Neurologist Dr Joseph Frasca discusses a number of common psychiatric comorbidities in people with epilepsy and outlines how they can be effectively managed.
Epilepsy is an episodic, sometimes unpredictable condition that can often impair consciousness. Any medical condition that impairs a person’s capacity to drive has to be notified to the state or territory’s vehicle licensing body.
Despite making significant progress over the last two decades, implementation of pharmacogenomic testing into routine clinical practice is currently limited. Read on to find out more about these tests, their uses, and how they can help to inform drug selection and dosage decisions.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can affect any of our patients - young and old. However raising the topic of sex and sexual behaviour can be difficult. As most STIs are asymptomatic, diagnoses and treatment is largely dependent upon screening. So, how do you get to the sensitive issues without causing offence or embarrassment? Read on to find out!
Off the back of HIV Testing Week, NSW Health encourages health professionals to avoid assumptions about a patient’s risk, ask relevant questions about sexual practices and offer testing to a diverse range of patients.
GPs are trusted sources of information about genome sequencing and are the profession most likely to be approached by people with results from online and consumer DNA tests. Read on to learn more about the important role GPs can play when it comes to navigating genomic tests in primary care.