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Plantar heel pain and the rise of “Ugg boot foot”

What is “Ugg boot foot”? Ugg Boot Foot is an umbrella term which describes foot pain believed to be caused by the combination of hard floors at home and/or unsupportive indoor footwear. It doesn’t refer to one specific pathology, but rather any musculoskeletal foot condition where footwear may be a contributing factor. A typical presentation …

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Brain injury awareness week in queensland and victoria

Brain injury awareness week 2021

There is no such thing as one type of brain injury. Whether we refer to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or brain infection, all these events can leave a lifelong impact. In this video you can listen to the testament of various individuals, each one suffering from a different form of brain injury and learn how …

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Broken heart syndrome is on the rise in the COVID pandemic

Broken heart syndrome remains a mysterious, rare condition that only now is slowly being elucidated. It was first identified by a Japanese researcher who named it Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in 1990. This cardiomyopathy is very different from a heart attack and can be misdiagnosed until specific tests reveal its intrinsic characteristics. While a heart attack is …

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Pain Specialist, Dr Peter Blombery on chronic pain and pain measurement

Defining pain Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”. There are two broad categories of pain – (i) acute pain, which occurs with trauma and usually gradually resolves, and (ii) chronic …

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Lung x-ray - silicosis

Silicosis – a new epidemic of an old occupational lung disease?

Silicosis is an occupational lung disease with original descriptions by Agricola in 1556 and, later, by Ramazzini in 1713. Initially recognised as causing lung disease in stonecutters and miners, it has been recognised, in more recent times, as afflicting sandblasters, tunnellers, quarry workers, stonemasons, foundry workers and by potters and workers in the ceramics industry. …

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