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[5 min watch ] How to surgically remove a lipoma


Lipomas are small deposits of benign fatty tissue affecting about 1 in 1,000 people. In this video, Professor Maurice Brygel provides a short demonstration on how to safely remove a lipoma in primary care.

[8 min watch] Indications for digital monitoring of patients with multiple naevi | Dr Vincenzo Piccolo

digital monitoring

Do you see patients with multiple moles in your primary care or skin cancer clinic? In this latest general dermatology video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo examines the latest research from the International Dermoscopy Society on the indications for digital monitoring of patients with multiple naevi, with practical recommendations for clinicians to approach this often complex and […]

[4 min read] Irritable Bowel Syndrome & the low FODMAP diet

irritable bowel syndrome

Did you know that 1 in 7 people are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? IBS is a functional disorder with severity that often changes over time– it doesn’t cause lasting damage nor contribute to the development of serious bowel conditions, such as cancer or colitis. Various management strategies exist for IBS, including prescribed and […]

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [16 January]

case discussion

This week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr Robert Teunisse, features a 52-year-old male patient who works as a builder. This lesion was found on his right mid-back during a routine skin cancer check.

[Podcast] Screening for skin cancer in different ages and skin types


How does skin cancer detection vary in different age groups and among patients with different skin types? In this podcast, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO, HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Dr Kerry Summerscales (National Skin Cancer Centres) about screening for skin cancer in different ages and skin types.

[3 min watch] How to take a history for acne patients

history for acne

Did you know up to 85 per cent of Australians develop acne in their lifetime, with nearly half of all men and women continuing to experience acne into their thirties?* In this short video, Dr Helena Rosengren discusses how to take a patient history when conducting a consultation in primary care for patients presenting with […]

[5 min read] How to treat patients with unwanted fat pockets on the face and body

fat pockets

Pockets of stubborn fat on the face or body are a common aesthetic issue, especially for non-overweight individuals. Since the excess fat tissue does not respond well to diet and exercise, many people consider a more radical solution. Until recently, only surgical options were available. But now, several effective non-surgical techniques are available at the […]

[4 min watch] Injectable treatments for teeth grinding

teeth grinding

How can injectables help with teeth grinding? In this short video, Dr Jenny Kimmins explains how Botulinum toxin can be used to treat teeth grinding which may cause dental problems and headaches in patients.

[2 min watch] How to conduct a general dermatology consultation

dermatology consultation

Do you conduct skin cancer checks or general dermatology skin exams in your practice? In this short video, Dr Christopher Ross walks through a typical general dermatology consult, giving his practical advice for how to conduct a full skin exam thoroughly and effectively for the diagnosis of skin cancer and dermatological conditions.

Case discussion: How would you treat this patient? [9 January]

case discussion

Welcome to the first skin cancer case discussion of the new year! In this week’s case discussion, submitted by Dr David Stewart, we revisit the interesting case of a male patient with very sun-damaged skin who presented for a full skin check. This particular lesion caught the doctor’s attention.


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