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Providing reassurance, encouraging activity and reducing reliance on imaging
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly prescribed and often used long term, even when stepping down in dose or stopping may be more appropriate.
Accurate diagnosis is key to optimal management of this challenging condition
Australia has one of the highest rates of antibiotic use in the world, ranking 8th among 29 countries evaluated by the OECD.
Improving quality of life for people with rheumatoid arthritis through early investigation, diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Medicines have a limited role for osteoarthritis. Treatment now focuses on education, exercise and weight.
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One in every four Australians is experiencing low back pain right now. Many people believe that if they are in pain they need a scan (an X-ray, CT or CAT scan or MRI scan), but actually this isn’t true. Read on to learn why scans are often unnecessary, and how staying active can help you recover faster.
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There are lots of different kinds of pain, and lots of different medicines for the relief of pain. This is an overview to help you understand which might be the most effective and suitable pain relief medicine for you.
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If you have chronic pain, you are not alone. One in five Australians, including children and adolescents, lives with chronic pain, but this number rises to one in three for those over the age of 65. Chronic pain is usually defined as constant daily pain that is present for at least 3 of the preceding 6 months. Chronic pain can have many causes but it can also have no diagnosable cause. The following information concerns chronic pain that is not the result of cancer.
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