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Applying the teach-back tool - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 485 KB 14 May 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.

Cancer risk and realities - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 310 KB 01 July 2015

The word “cancer” understandably conjures up negative and emotive thoughts. But understanding your rate of risk might put your mind at rest.

Cervical screening & LGBTIQ people: a guide for health professionals
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External Links 14 August 2017

This guide for health professionals from PapScreen Victoria provides information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ) people and cervical screening.

Cervical screening online training modules - NPS MedicineWise
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External Links 07 November 2017

These online learning modules, released by NPS MedicineWise, aim to prepare health professionals for the implementation of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program, occurring from 1 December 2017.

Changes to Pap tests in Australia

Fact sheets pdf 302 KB 31 January 2017

On May 1, 2017, Pap tests are changing in Australia. Here you’ll find what you need to know.

Dense breasts - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 701 KB 07 May 2018

In the latest ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Jean Hailes endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison and specialist surgeon Mr Su-Wen Loh discuss the high-risk and challenging elements of dense breasts.

Diabetes Australia

External Links 10 March 2014

Foods That Do Good
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External Links 12 April 2016

Foods That Do Good is a website that provides health professionals with easy-to-access, holistic and evidence-based nutrition information that will help Australians understand how to work towards better health through a balanced diet. The site is curated by Dairy Australia with input from qualified health professionals.

Health checks - fact sheet

Fact sheets pdf 133 KB 01 August 2014

Improving health literacy - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 512 KB 29 August 2014

Read about the tools available to help GPs participate in improving patient health literacy.

Looking at the bigger picture - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 537 KB 01 February 2016

Read about the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health: the largest and longest running study on women’s health in Australia.

Pointers on iron deficiency - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 505 KB 01 September 2016

Dr Pradeep Jayasura provides the latest information on iron deficiency treatment and management.

Prevention is the key - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 495 KB 01 January 2016

Dr Amanda Newman, Jean Hailes GP, explains that health checks are an opportunity to assess risk, prioritise preventive strategies and reduce morbidity and mortality.

Women and diabetes - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 507 KB 04 April 2014

Diabetes prevention may need different emphasis in women compared to men, depending on age.

Your Personal Record – in sickness and in health

Books $14.95Available in the shop

Your Personal Record – In sickness and in health by Beverley Gilbert is a user-friendly record book designed to make it easy for people to keep a lifelong record of their health. This book provides an easy way to make this task easier and more organised. You can record health details, visits to the doctor or dentist, recurring problems, immunisations, test results and medical costs. Hopefully, it will help you feel more in control of your health – as long as you remember to use it!

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