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Do you take the time to communicate effectively with your older patients? Age-related hearing difficulties may contribute to medical errors, a study has found A qualitative analysis into hearing difficulties …

Tasmanian residential aged care provider to open Australia’s first village designed for people with dementia Korongee is Glenview Community Services’ proposed new retirement village to be located in Glenorchy, north …

Pharmacists are ideally placed to raise the issue of fracture prevention with patients, says Osteoporosis Australia Failure to prevent fractures in people aged 50 and over is costing the nation …

A specific type of beta-blocker has been found to increase fall risk in older people While beta-blocker use has been associated with fall risk in some studies, the literature is …

SHPA will be launching a new framework for its members on 1 June, covering 26 specialty practice streams from cardiology and compounding to rural practice and women’s health The new model will …

Ruilin Ng felt that there was a “roadblock” between herself as a pharmacist and patients with life-limiting illnesses… so she decided to do something about it “In our community there’s …

That’s despite being informed of the disease’s serious and potentially fatal complications Tuesday 16 May is Know Pneumonia Day, hosted by Lung Foundation Australia. Pneumonia is a potentially life-threatening lung infection …

Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen explore the daily difficulties faced by people living with arthritis Imagine waking up every day feeling like you have been hit by a …

Trial of daily aspirin use for disease prevention in older Australians will receive part of $483 million in grants for health and medical research announced by the Minister for Health …

Medical group maintains position that doctors should not be involved in interventions that serve to end a person’s life The Australian Medical Association today released its updated position statement on …

Osteoporosis is a menacing yet silent disease affecting more than a million Australians, writes Leanne Philpott This year alone the total annual cost of bone fractures from osteoporosis and osteopenia …

But it is an important advancement that requires our immediate attention, says this hospital pharmacist Sophie Paviour from Redland-Wynnum Hospitals in Brisbane has asked fellow pharmacists to be more conscious of …