Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
12 August, 2019

This week: Patient rights in health care - How does sleep affect health? - Advancing women in medical leadership - and more.

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NSW to consider opening ehealth records to patients

NSW Health has begun considering what the state's future electronic medical record might look like, including whether to give patients access to their clinical information. - 


Patient rights in health care

A growing desire among the medical profession to partner with consumers in delivering health care is reflected in the latest Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights. -


New study sheds light on novel exercise treatment for common form of cardiovascular disease

Weight training should be a recommended alternative treatment approach for peripheral artery disease, a form of cardiovascular disease that affects about 1 in 6 Australians. -


Helping Patients Lose Weight Is Hard, but Don't Give Up

How often do we feel inadequate in our ability as physicians to help patients lose weight? - 


How does sleep affect health?

It is a necessary part of life but sleep is not always prioritised, which experts say can have a larger impact on health than people realise. -


Advancing women in medical leadership

Equity underpins workforce diversity, embraces and values differences, harnesses talents and skills, and represents and responds to community needs. -


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