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Formed in 1998, Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance.

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Certain words or phrases doctors use to describe pain can make it better or worse. Tracy/Flickr

The right words matter when talking about pain

Listen carefully to the language that surrounds people with pain. Listen to how you talk about them. Are you increasing their disability by using well-intentioned pain cliches?
Tension-type headaches feel like a dull or heavy, non-pulsating band of pain, usually on both sides of the head. RXAphotos/Flickr

Health Check: what causes headaches?

Nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.

Why doctors won’t cop legislated silence

Two Australian doctors have taken to the pages of the prestigious journal, the BMJ to make their international colleagues aware of the extraordinary assault on medical ethics contained in the recently…

Médecins sans employment

The extraordinary clash of views between Treasurer Joe Hockey and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) president Brian Owler about the funding for a new medical school in Perth is just the latest example…

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