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Pharmacists are well placed to spot swallowing trouble early and to help manage the problem as part of a health care team, write Carlene McMaugh and Jarrod McMaugh Pharmacists will …

Is your pharmacy passive about safer sex? It’s everybody’s role to raise awareness of STIs and their prevention, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The following appeared in my Facebook feed for Early …

Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen take a look at optimal use of the oral contraceptive pill… including the reason for the seven-day break There was an interesting read in The …

You can help if your patients’ willpower on weight is flagging, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen Many of us are probably carrying around a few extra kilos after the …

This New Year, think about the health of your pharmacy as well as your own, writes Karalyn Huxhagen We all make resolutions, and the New Year is a good time …

Louis Roller has some tips for pharmacists helping people quit smoking: now or in the New Year Tobacco smoking and addiction is the major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality …

When it’s unintended, weight loss in older people may indicate a significant underlying problem, writes Ben Basger Unintentional weight loss may occur in up to 15-20% of older adults (those …

Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen take a look at our longer, hotter summers and how they impact dehydration and heat-related illness Every year, we seem to be facing …

Many Australians need help preparing for good health while they travel, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Customers present to pharmacy with requests and questions about travel on a regular basis. Many of …

As the silly season begins, Louis Roller takes a look at navigating the pitfalls of overindulgence Overindulgence: to allow yourself to have too much of something enjoyable, especially food or drink: wish I hadn’t overindulged so much …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, stigma and why new AIDS cases are rarer than in the past In Australia, an estimated 25,000 people are living with HIV, …

Louis Roller takes an in-depth look at skin cancer Approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 750,000 …