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2014: The year in review

2014: The year in review

Co-payments, cervical screening and asylum seekers — Australian Doctor looks back at some of the biggest and most important stories of 2014.

TB or not TB, that is the question

TB or not TB, that is the question

A 56-year-old male nursing home resident is sent to the ED by his GP for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis. He is a nonsmoker presents with lung infiltrates, wheezing and night sweats.

Food and fertility

Food and fertility

A woman has been trying to conceive for three years without success. Could her diet be hampering her attempts to fall pregnant?

9 golden rules of financial success

9 golden rules of financial success

Understanding the ingredients for financial success is integral, simple and achievable. What should you be doing now? What should you be doing next year?

Polio on the march

Polio on the march

The recent rise in wild poliovirus reminds us of the need for worldwide vigilance.

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2014: The year in review

2014: The year in review

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Co-payments, cervical screening and asylum seekers — Australian Doctor looks back at some of the biggest and most important stories of 2014.

Govt keeps GP training on short leash

Govt keeps GP training on short leash

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GP training will be run by a 'committee' of stakeholders, including the Federal Department of Health, the RACGP and ACCRM, rather than move immediately to a college-led governance model.

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Opinion

Deprescribing data right before our eyes

Dr Kate Kelso

Deprescribing data right before our eyes

Deprescribing is a bit of a buzz topic in medicine at the moment, particularly in aged care circles. A recent study found up to 30% of hospitalisations in people aged 75 and over were…

Why not all Sydney siege hostages will need mental health help

Professor Zachary Steel and Associate Professor Grant Devilly

Why not all Sydney siege hostages will need mental health help

As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the hostages stuck for hours with the gunman in the Lindt café. The answer may be…

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Education

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Multimedia

Abbott dumps $7 GP co-pay: speech

Abbott dumps $7 GP co-pay: speech

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VIDEO: Prime Minster Tony Abbott announced the dumping of the $7 GP co-payment and $5 cut to rebates for GPs in Canberra on Tuesday. Watch his full speech here.

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Smart Practice

Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news

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It is never easy to give patients bad news but some simple guidelines can aid the process.

9 golden rules of financial success

9 golden rules of financial success

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Understanding the ingredients for financial success is integral, simple and achievable. What should you be doing now? What should you be doing next year?

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