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Ben Basger takes a look at issues around preventive health for all the family Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Red book (or ‘Guidelines …

Ben Basger takes a look at some of the issues around older people taking multiple medicines When polypharmacy is practiced on our vulnerable older patients, bad outcomes occur. Adverse drug …

Supporting breastfeeding is important, but many parents need advice on alternatives, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen As a profession, pharmacists encourage and support breastfeeding. However, for whatever …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at the impact different medicines can have on oral and dental health Pharmacists are a great resource for people when they have a question about …

Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at chronic viral hepatitis, the subtypes and stigma surrounding the conditions Chronic Viral Hepatitis affects close to half a million Australians, and is responsible for …

Pharmacists can do a lot to help wounds heal well, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The practice of wound care in pharmacy can be relatively simple, or the pharmacy may choose to …

Are pharmacists putting themselves at professional risk by selling non-evidence-based preparations like homeopathy? Jarrod McMaugh investigates Non-evidence-based medicine is a contentious area of healthcare, and pharmacists need to be aware …

Substance abuse disorder isn’t just about opioids or illicit drugs, writes Karalyn Huxhagen When we think of substances that are abused we mainly consider illicit drugs and medications such as …

Louis Roller takes a look at cholesterol, its types and the risks posed by LDL-C Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is carried around the body in the blood. The …

Consumers still need a fair bit of education around the common cold, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen Despite the coordinated efforts of antibiotic awareness campaigns, it feels like we …

People with diabetes need a sick day management plan before they fall ill, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen The 2018 flu season is on track to be one of …

It’s important to get to the underlying causes of faecal incontinence, writes Jarrod McMaugh Incontinence is a distressing issue for individuals who experience it, as well as their family or …