The overwhelming obesity epidemic being faced by Health Care providers in Australasia is being met with the effective treatment that is Bariatric Surgery. In Australia nearly 60% of adults are overweight or obese – an increase of 250% since 1980. Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, refers to the various surgical procedures performed […]
Academic Earth aims to give everyone on earth open access to a world-class education. They have built a ‘user-friendly educational ecosystem’ that allows internet users all around the globe to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars. The interface is slick, the content high quality […]
The incomparable Douglas Adams, of “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ” fame, met the equally incomparable Australian toxinologist, Struan Sutherland.
Australian Medical Blog Award 2009
February 12th 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of my favourite medical dropout, Charles Darwin. Darwin Day is a way of celebrating the great man’s contribution to science (The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online) and, more generally, the importance of science to humanity. Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge; it […]
Last week I decided to tackle the challenge of completing ’21 Complaint Free Days
It’s four in the morning. It’s been a long night… I know, believe me. But before you discharge the 60 year-old man who came in gasping for air a few hours earlier, take the time to consider a few things. Listen to the history, the patient may tell you the diagnosis. Having to get out […]
WA health has taken another bold step in its continued quest to drive ‘long term system wide reform’ and implement strategies which will enhance the patient experience and ‘flow’ through the turbulent waters of ‘unscheduled care’.