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Getting medical practice accreditation in Australia

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Getting accredited bestows recognition of quality and safety of care on any medical practice in Australia. It gives assurance of high standards of service users, managers, funding bodies and all other stakeholders. Accredited medical practices have a competitive edge over those that are not and accreditation provides access to the Practice Incentives Program (PIP), a quality improvement service program that enhances a practice’s ability to benefit from a range of financial incentives. Read More»

Three ways to look after your sexual health

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Looking after your sexual health is important for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Here are three steps you can take to ensure that you maintain good sexual health. Visit your area’s sexual health clinic on a regular basis If you are sexually active, it is crucial to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on a regular basis. These types of tests can be conducted at a sexual health clinic. Read More»

Homemade Toothpaste and Baking Soda

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Using baking soda as a cleaning product may seem a little odd, but it’s actually a common ingredient in many brands of toothpaste. It’s made of sodium bicarbonate that is an alkaline, which is also mildly abrasive; however, don’t confuse it with baking powder which has had other ingrediants added to assist with baking. It works in the mouth along with the saliva to create a paste that scrubs away stains and reacts with the acids of food to create small bubbles of carbon dioxide that lift stains and wash them away. Read More»