Littmann Stethoscopes: The Gold Standard in Medical Diagnostics

  Littmann Stethoscopes: The Gold Standard in Medical Diagnostics      A Complete Guide to Littmann Stethoscopes. In the early 1960s, a Harvard cardiologist named Dr David Littmann developed a stethoscope far superior to anything else on the market. It was so monumental that 3M, a multinational conglomerate, saw massive potential in this idea and […]

Differences Between AEDs for Public Use and Professional Medical Defibrillators

Differences Between AEDs for Public Use and Professional Medical Defibrillators Cardiac arrest is a rising health concern in Australia, affecting around 2% of people at any point in their life. According to the National Health Survey 2022, this makes up around 430,000 of the total Australian population. Many of these cases can lead to death, […]

The Evolution of Littmann Stethoscopes in Medical Diagnostics

The Evolution of Littmann Stethoscopes in Medical Diagnostics Stethoscopes are an essential part of every doctor’s medical diagnostic kit. These instruments detect irregularities in the patient’s heart or lung rhythm, helping healthcare professionals diagnose underlying health conditions.  The design of stethoscopes has remained the same for decades—a disk-shaped chestpiece and two earpieces connected through two […]

When Would You Need to Use a Hyfrecator Pen?

A hyfrecator pen is a tool commonly used in electrosurgery with conscious patients. Rather than needing a surgical theatre for this application, an office or appointment room is suitable for such a mild procedure, and various medical specialists can perform it. Dermatologists, for example, commonly use hyfrecator pens as they are handheld instruments that work […]

5 Reasons You Should Have a Portable AED in Your Workplace

Cardiac arrests are life-threatening events that can happen anywhere and anytime. They’re one of the leading causes of death in Australia, given their severity and the short window of time to treat them – many times, sufferers do not know they are at risk until an event occurs. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a crucial […]

A to Z by Product Section – 2022


Index by Product Section – 2022


What are the Benefits of Using an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Modern medical devices have become critical in supporting patients and creating a suitable environment to provide ongoing care. As surgical theatres, examination rooms, and even waiting areas are regularly exposed to contaminants and bodily fluids, efficient cleaning devices are one of the most essential pieces of equipment in medical facilities for effective disinfection and sterilisation. […]

When Must You Perform Ear Irrigation?

Ear irrigation is a procedure performed to remove a build-up of wax in the ear canal. The ear creates wax as a natural way to lubricate the ear canal while also pushing debris out of the channel to protect it from infection. This wax can build up over time, and when it isn’t naturally removed […]

How Do Littmann Stethoscopes Work?

Every hospital, doctor’s office and health care professional needs a quality stethoscope to help them examine, diagnose and eventually treat their patients. Littmann is a world-renowned brand of stethoscopes, lauded for their high-quality and top performance. These stethoscopes are available in many different sizes, types, designs and price points to suit the different needs of […]

Travel Vaccinations 101: Which One(s) Do You Need?

Travel vaccinations should definitely be on your to-do list when planning your next holiday or work trip overseas. It’s important to prioritise your travel vaccinations well in advance, as you’ll have to receive them well before you take off to ensure they have time to take effect. The type of vaccination you need depends on […]

A Breakdown of Essential Supplies for Every Hospital

Hospitals deal with a wide range of healthcare needs and offer various forms of support to their patients. While the specific and technical equipment will vary from one site to another, there are essential supplies that every hospital will need to maintain an adequate quality of care. To be prepared for demanding situations and have […]

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease & How to Detect It With an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)

Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, affects many people throughout their lifetime and is often referred to as simply ‘poor circulation’. If you’ve heard the term being used, the person is likely experiencing a type of peripheral vascular disease affecting the network of blood vessels. In this article, Team Medical Supplies will explain what the disease […]

How Accurate are Littmann Stethoscopes?

A stethoscope is one of the most important pieces of equipment found in a medical practitioner’s toolkit. For many years, Littmann Stethoscopes have been the preferred choice of countless doctors and nurses across the world, but how accurate are they really? Team Medical Supplies explores this in more detail.

Why Littmann Stethoscopes Are Still the Preferred Way to Listen to Internal Sounds

It’s no secret that the Littmann Stethoscope is the gold standard when it comes to auscultation. For generations, medical professionals across the world have relied on Littmann Stethoscopes to help them diagnose and treat their patients, thankful for a tool that was both designed for superior sound quality, but also with the comfort of the […]

What are Heel Raisers and How Do they Assist Podiatry?

Heel raisers are used to treat many different concerns for your ankle, feet and legs. These podiatry supplies are a piece of material that inserts into the heel of shoes to relieve pressure and stress on the heel and aid in injury recovery. Podiatrists often prescribe them to treat limb length discrepancy, plantar fasciitis and […]

How to Properly Treat Ingrown Nails with Podiatry Supplies

For those that have experienced the pain of an ingrown toenail, just the thought of this can be quite a sensitive topic. Ingrown nails occur at the corners of the toenail, often on the big toe, as it slowly grows into the skin. One body part growing into the other is as problematic as it […]

Understanding the Various Types of Surgical Forceps

Surgical forceps are medical instruments that allow staff to grasp objects during medical procedures and surgeries. They can apply pressure, clamp parts together or handle items. Tweezers, pincers and extractors are all types of surgical forceps used to help make medical procedures more efficient. Surgical forceps are commonly used in emergency rooms and departments, operating […]

How is a Cardiology Stethoscope Used?

Stethoscopes are specifically designed for different uses within medical fields. A cardiology stethoscope is used by cardiologists and nurses of cardiology as it has a greater capacity to hear high and low-frequency sounds. This is highly important to the field as professionals in cardiology need to accurately hear the pumping of blood. Ideally, they should […]

Who May Need a Nebuliser Machine?

A nebuliser machine helps patients breathe medicine in through a fine mist. By inhaling through a mouthpiece or mask, there is little activity required for the patient in order to take medicine that aids particular conditions. If you work in a medical centre, nebulisation can be a powerful treatment technique, but there are some points […]

How Does Nebulisation Work?

Nebulisation is the conversion of liquid medicine into a mist inside a medical device. Nebuliser machines consist of this liquid medicine in a canister with a compressor and mouthpiece. The mist is breathable, which means patients can easily inhale their medicine simply by breathing. They’re powerful devices because of the ease of administering medicine to […]

5 Ways Stainless Steel Medical Trolleys are Utilised in Hospitals

Hospitals have the sensitive task of ensuring they have all the equipment and tools in convenient locations for responsive applications, while also keeping the setting clean and sterile. This requires equipment specifically designed to balance efficiency with hygiene, and stainless steel medical trolleys are utilised within hospitals across Australia because they excel at this. Stainless […]

How are Sterilising Bags Used in Healthcare Settings?

In healthcare, keeping equipment sterilized is critical to protection in nearly all processes, and is the general rule-of-thumb whenever in doubt. To assist this process, there are even products to aid in streamlining the sterilisation of equipment, which can prove essential in a busy, fast-paced setting. Sterilising pouches, or autoclave bags, are disposable pouches designed […]

What are Ultrasonic Cleaners & How Are They Applied by Medical Practitioners?

Maintaining a clean, sterile operating environment within your medical practice is essential to minimising the risk of cross-contamination between staff and patients. As such, stringent health and safety rules exist around the cleaning of equipment and locations between use, which, although necessary, can create great strain on a busy workforce. After all, a thorough clean […]

What Role Do Topical Skin Adhesives Play in Wound Repair?

Wound care continues to extend leaps and bounds in recent history, with a range of products now available that can offer fast, effective treatment at minimal expense and effort to prevent serious ramifications from occurring. One of these advances is topical skin adhesives. These are a type of dressing that can be used for advanced […]

The Science Behind How Bandages Promote Faster Wound Healing

When you hurt yourself, an instinct compels us to place some pressure to the area; perhaps even placing our palms and fingers over the wound to develop some sort of protection from the outside world. There may be someone telling you to leave it alone and let the wound create a scab, but is this […]

Wound Healing – Modern Methods & Future Advancements

Wounds can be a source of pain and discomfort for many people, and the associated wound healing is an incredibly complicated process that needs the appropriate environment in order to achieve success. Of course, different types of wounds require different treatments, but with the recent advancements in medical technology and research being made across the […]

What Testing Methods Are Available for COVID-19?

COVID-19 is no longer a new illness, but it continues to wreak havoc across Australia and the world. A countless number of people have already contracted the highly contagious virus, and many more will do so before the pandemic is at an end. Fortunately, new vaccines are creating hope, but since the virus is so […]

A-Z by Product Section – 2021

Indexed by Product Section – 2021

How Do Rapid Antigen Test Kits Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate communities throughout Australia. Mass hospitalisations, long-term illnesses, and extended lockdowns to curb outbreaks are breaking families and businesses of every description. To keep the spread under control, we need fast identification and diagnosis of the COVID-19 virus in those who are infected. Unfortunately, it can take several days for […]

5 Types of Medical Tape – Which Should You Use?

Medical tape isn’t something most people have to deal with on a regular basis, but if you work in the medical field or with patients and injuries, it’s important to know about the different types of medical tape and which applications they are best suited for. There are five main types of medical tape we […]

5 Important Facts about Self Adherent Cohesive Bandages

Adherent and cohesive bandages are medical dressings that are designed to be held in place by the natural elasticity of the non-woven material without the use of tape or adhesives. They are used in many different areas of medicine, including general wound care, orthopaedics, and burn management. Given their prevalence in hospitals and clinics, it’s […]

Surgical Sutures: Types, Stitches, Techniques

Surgeons, doctors, and practitioners across the world use sutures routinely in day-to-day procedures to aid in the repair of wounds. Most people have a brief understanding of the process – a needle and thread applied repeatedly to the area to close the open wound. In this article, Team Medicaldive into sutures with a little more […]

How to Avoid Rust Developing on Your Surgical Instruments

Iron and steel exposed to moisture for extended periods of time are liable to develop oxide; a flaking, reddish coating – a.k.a. rust! While not directly harmful to humans, it can cause the structural integrity of the steel to be compromised, and attract and carry harmful bacteria, such as tetanus, which is why most surgical […]

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Why should I make the move from powdered to powder-free medical gloves?

  Why should I make the move from powdered to powder-free medical gloves? Why switch to powder-free gloves? Powder is used as a lubricant in the manufacture of medical gloves in order to facilitate donning and to avoid blocking of the glove. The most commonly used dusting powders are cornstarch that coats the glove inside, […]

How a healthy diet can protect you from disease

  These days, the word “diet” can conjure any number of concepts in your head, from juice cleanses and milkshake supplements to any other number of trendy get trim quick schemes that have been peddled for decades now.

How Do Vaccines Work?

  Understanding how vaccines work first means understanding how your body naturally defends itself against illness. You see, there are germs with bacteria and viruses all around us. Some are relatively harmless, others not so much. A broad term for the kinds of organisms that can infect your body and cause disease is a pathogen. […]

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Remedies for Pesky Mosquito Bites

Summer is closing in on us fast and with summer comes a variety of fun things; days by the water, road trips, holidays, Christmas … but that buzzing on the horizon isn’t just the sounds of air conditioners whirring.

Mental Health Tips when Dealing with Change

Many of us struggle to deal with change — and ironically enough, change is the only constant in life. The human brain finds comfort in order and patterns. From an evolutionary perspective, constants help us feel safer, because we know when and where we get food and water from, we know which locations are safe […]

How to Boost Your Immune System?

The human immune system is an important bodily function that consists of a complex network of cells and proteins that work together to defend the body from any infection. The immune system keeps a record of every germ (microbe) that it has defeated so if that same microbe re-enters the body again, it can destroy […]

A-Z Catalogue – 2020


Index Catalogue 2020


4 Ways to Relieve Period Cramps

With roughly half of the global population laying claim to a uterus, it seems strange that women are still struggling to find the best solution to deal with cramps and discomfort associated with menstruation. However, considering how menstruation is still considered a taboo conversation topic in places around the world, it does make sense that […]

The Benefits of Home Visiting Doctors

We rely on general practitioners to provide basic treatment and care for a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. From advice on tackling the common cold, to referring patients for specialist care, our GPs are often the first people we turn to when we are feeling under the weather.

What You Should Know About Medical Cannabis

The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed a private member’s bill to allow Australian residents over the age of 18 to possess and grow cannabis– the first state or territory to do so.

5 Things Every Vegetarian Should Be Eating

As more and more people become conscious of how a meat-based diet effects our delicate ecosystem, thousands are making the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle. Whether you make the transition by slowly weaning off meat products, or you’ve decided to go cold-turkey (pun intended), there are a few essential foods you should incorporate into your […]

History and Future of Wound Care

As a race, human beings have been tending to their wounds since documented history began. Moving on from spiritual rituals and incantations, some of the most basic principles of practical wound care can be observed as far back as 2200 BC.

Signs Your Child is Sick

Becoming a parent can be one of the most fulfilling roles we take on, but it can also be the most serious. We are essentially in charge of the health, wellbeing and development of another person – or multiple little people – and it can sometimes feel incredibly overwhelming. Despite the pressure, no one goes […]

Robotic Surgery

For most of us, when we think of robots conducting traditionally human tasks, our familiarity is with science fiction or articles regarding potential uprisings. But the future is now. Robots are already commonplace in a variety of industries, either making our jobs easier or performing acts we ourselves simply cannot do.

Dangers of Liquid Nitrogen in Foods

It’s becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd and create something fresh, new and exciting within the culinary industries. Which is likely why people today are finding themselves so swept up in styles and trends, perhaps even when it poses a risk to their health. An example of this is the recent […]

The History & Future of Defibrillation

It’s easy to forget how lucky we are living in our modern era, where technological marvels are readily on hand to assist us, should illness strike. Everywhere we visit will likely be equipped with at least one Automated External Defibrillation (AED) device, as well as trained staff ready to use it. But it didn’t always […]

Electrosurgery Explained

Electricity has been applied in therapeutic and medicinal procedures for over a century, yet a lot of confusion and uncertainty continues to surround the practice. It’s understandable – electricity has proven to possess devastatingly destructive capabilities when used incorrectly. How can anyone really be comfortable putting themselves at the mercy of such a force?

Does Cold Weather Cause You to Get the Flu?

With winter comes the soft jumpers, early nights and, for some, the ever annoying sniffles. We all know someone who seems to fall sick every winter.

What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science?

Death is something that a lot of us fear, so much so that even talking about it can prove deeply distressing. Alas, it is in all of our futures, and the only things we can do is express our love to those around us, make peace with our spirituality, and leave instructions on how to […]

Simple Equipment for Exercise and Rehabilitation

While kettlebells, dumbbells and medicine balls are go-to pieces of workout equipment for many gym goers and PT’s, the humble exercise ball and band cannot be underestimated. They are both fantastic tools that offer many benefits to the body.

What is a Phobia?

Like ‘awesome’ and ‘epic’, there are some words in the English language that have been made redundant through overuse. Unfortunately, this also applies to the word ‘phobia’, when what people are really referring to are rational fears and concerns.

Why aren’t people interested in studying healthcare?

On 1 May 2018, the Victorian Government announced a long list of TAFE qualifications and apprenticeship pathways that people could study for free. This initiative was launched in response to a state shortage of professionals in particular industries, including several healthcare courses like Diploma of Nursing, Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate II/IV in Dental […]

How Climate Change Can Affect Global Health

Over the last century, we have consistently undergone many environmentally unfriendly practises, such as burning fossil fuels, which has resulted in detrimental levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases present in our atmosphere.

5 Essentials in Every First Aid Kit

One of the most important factors in effective medical treatment is providing a fast response. In an emergency or unexpected situation, whether it’s a medical clinic, hospital or aged care home, there isn’t much time to search for the right equipment. Having a fully stocked first aid kit on hand could be what saves your […]

Who are WHO?

Serious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, tuberculosis and many others have been prevalent across our planet for decades. It is not in the capabilities of one nation to effectively manage and eradicate these afflictions. What’s needed is an international organisation, dedicated not to only caring for those within their geographical boundaries, but to strive […]

Feeling SAD? Exploring Seasonal Affective Disorder

In recent years, society has become far more accepting of depression as a serious medical condition, and how it deserves professional attention in order to provide relief for those suffering with it. Much exists that we still do not completely understand, which is why we need to gain awareness around every form of depression as […]

How to Go About Getting a Diagnosis for a Mental Illness

When we feel physically sick, it is far easier to visit a medical professional and seek assistance than when our mental state is in question. Our body will often display quite noticeable signs if it is unwell, but when we are feeling low, or easily irritated, or finding it difficult to get out of bed, […]

Are Personality Disorders a Form of Mental Illness?

For those not overly familiar with the intricacies of personality disorders, it is very easy to confuse them with the various forms of mental illness, given their close association. In reality, the two are very different, requiring vastly different approaches for diagnosis and treatment.

How the Moon (May) Affect Our Health

Throughout history, the moon has been attributed to a slew of strange occurrences. For example, it was once believed that chickens would lay more eggs in the moon’s last quarter, women were more likely to become pregnant on a full moon, and we’ve all heard about the business with vampires and werewolves.

How to Treat Minor Injuries without a First Aid Kit

Nothing can compare to the proven medical equipment that you find in a first aid kit when you need to treat an injury. There are plenty of drastic situations, however, when you might find yourself without a first aid kit, and medical attention is something not readily available.

Physicians with Disabilities and Why They’re Important

Roughly 20% of the population are living with a disability. For many, medical attention is frequently required, and as the world is structured to cater towards able-bodied people, those with a disability encounter various struggles throughout their lives, particularly when selecting careers. But what about when those with a disability choose to pursue becoming a […]

Have You Inherited Your Insomnia?

At one stage or another in our lives, all of us will experience difficulties falling asleep. It is a frustrating time, although while these nights might be sporadic occurrences for many of us, there are those suffer from extended periods of insomnia, leaving them with constant challenges to fall asleep or refrain from waking up […]

Alternative Ear Cleaning Methods to Dangerous Cotton Buds

When most of us think of cleaning our ears, our minds automatically jump to cotton buds. As it happens, this could be causing more damage to your ear health than it does promoting cleanliness.

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Tips for Helping Patients with a Needle Phobia

Most health professionals regularly deal with patients who are afraid of needles, whether it’s while drawing blood, or injecting vaccinations. Team Med is passionate about all Australians – and people worldwide – being able to seek medical services when needed. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to help healthcare providers better support their patients […]

Helpful Hints When Buying Medical Supplies

Purchasing medical supplies is a bit different to ordering other goods from wholesalers. Whether it is in bulk, or simply specialised equipment not found elsewhere, you need to know that what you are bringing into your clinic, practise, or hospital is of the most reliable quality, to ensure those in your care receive nothing but […]

Understanding the 21st Century Rise of Measles

Measles, a disease that was eradicated in the United States, South Korea and a vast number of other countries, is recently making a comeback. In this blog, Team Med writes about the rise of measles, the cause, and what can be done. Read on to learn more.

How the Layout of Your Practise Affects Your Patients

Running a clinic or medical practise, you have to realise that a vast majority of your patients would rather be somewhere else. It’s only natural. If you have to seek medical assistance, that means something is wrong with your health, and that can be one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking things in life.

How it Works: Cryosurgery

If you don’t work or study in the medical or surgical fields, then you’d be forgiven for thinking that cryosurgery sounds like something straight out of a science fiction novel.

Meningococcal: Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and How it Can Affect Your Family

The Australian government recently set aside $52 million to provide free meningococcal vaccines to teenagers across the country, after a rise in the deadly disease.

Air Pollution and Your Health

In Australia, we’re lucky enough that we very rarely see the air pollution in our immediate atmosphere. We know it’s there, but it’s almost impossible to see. We have no choice but to breathe the air around us, and while we can’t see the polluted air in front of us, it’s still playing a significant […]

Australia’s Cervical Cancer Screening Program: What You Need to Know

Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world, but the journey to lowering these rates hasn’t been an easy one. In 2018, cervical cancer is estimated to be the 14th most commonly diagnosed cancer among females, with an estimated 930 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed this year alone.

What Spirometry Can Determine

Have you ever wanted to know how medical professionals are able to measure the capacity of your lungs, or diagnose a range of lung conditions?

Thunderstorm Asthma: What Is It and How Can It Be Treated?

Large scale thunderstorm asthma attacks have occurred in Australia for the last 35 years, however it was only brought to the forefront of the general public’s collective knowledge in 2016 after an unprecedented event that saw 10 fatalities.

The Place of Electrosurgery in Modern Medicine

Electrosurgery is a common form of surgery in which tissue is heated in a variety of different ways for different results. Specifically, electrosurgery utilises alternating high-frequency radio currents in order to alter soft surrounding tissue.

How Real-World Hospitals Differ from Televised Drama

Medical dramas, particularly those watched on television, are hugely successful due to the consistent drama and often bizarre scenarios that befall the professionals that work in the hospital. While the events that unfold are obviously fictional, there are still many who derive their medical knowledge from what occurs on these programs.

Discover How It Works: Stethoscopes

At some point in their lives, most Australians have had an encounter with a stethoscope during a doctor’s appointment, whether as a child or as an adult. Stethoscopes can be used to listen out for a range of health issues, because you can learn a lot from listening to a person’s chest.

Why It’s Important to Donate Blood During Flu Season

As another flu season begins, many Australians remain unaware of the various repercussions that a catastrophic flu season can have on the wider community. The flu can of course lead to deaths of vulnerable Australians, but it can also result in a loss of resources.

Better Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

The winter blues may seem like an excuse many use when they’re feeling down, but experiencing this kind of sadness during the cooler months is actually an accepted phenomenon. This winter depression is actually called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and is tied to the changes in seasons.

Cryosurgery in Modern Medicine

Cryosurgery may sound like a farfetched concept straight out of the future, but it is in fact a highly specialised method of surgery that is perfect for destroying diseased and abnormal body tissue.

What Kinds of Vaccines Are Being Produced?

Vaccines might serve the same general function, but this does not mean that they are created in the same way. There are in fact several types of vaccines, each of which instructs an immune system to fight a disease in a certain way. This makes different kinds of vaccines ideal for a variety of different […]

Understanding What Goes in Vaccines

Vaccines are well known to be highly useful for preventing serious diseases. Whether it be to prepare for travel, the onset of a new flu season or a scheduled vaccination for children, vaccines are necessities throughout our lives.

When to Get A Flu Vaccination

With the weather cooling down in preparation for the winter months, the upcoming flu season is drawing closer. Some might have mistakenly believed that they’ve missed the window for their shot, but this is far from the truth.

Why You’re More Susceptible to Sickness While Travelling

It’s getting to that time of year again. When the mercury drops and a vast number of Australians begin dreaming of warmer days, eventually deciding to jet away for a short getaway or a longer vacation. Whether you’re an experienced traveller or preparing for your first international journey, it’s important to understand that you may […]

How to Help Give Your Immune System a Boost

From fighting off the common cold to protecting your body from infections and bacteria, the immune system is a remarkable aspect of the human body. However, as with all systems, your immune system can sometimes let you down. This is an unavoidable part of life. For your immune system to work to its full potential, […]

New vaccines changing the way we manage flu

The 2017/2018 flu season was a catastrophic time for Australians. in 2017, over 1,000 Australians suffered flu related deaths, with 90 percent of these deaths being people aged over 65. There’s no sign that it’ll slow down in the next season, either.

Preserving Eye Health

Poor eye health is a relatively common issue in Australia, and it is expected to be on the rise, with 800,000 Australians expected to suffer blindness or have some vision loss by 2020. Even with this rather intimidating statistic, there are always means to prevent and manage eye conditions.

Fortified Foods in Australia and What They Mean for You

Adding unnecessary ingredients to food products might seem like a wrong thing to do – if food products are already full of vitamins and minerals, wouldn’t the addition of anything else impact the end product?

Managing the Common Cold

As its name would suggest, the common cold is quite prevalent year-round. To combat it is not easy, as there is no real cure available, but there are nonetheless means to avoid getting sick. The cooler months of autumn and winter are the peak season for sickness, so we at Team Med have compiled a […]

Ways to Manage Eczema

Eczema is a common issue for many, and combatting this skin issue can be a nuisance a lot of the time. although there are over the counter and prescription creams and solutions to manage eczema outbreaks, such as topical medications like corticosteroids and skin barrier creams, preventative measures can help significantly in ensuring outbreaks are […]

Why You’re Having Difficulty Losing Weight

Being one month into the year affords us the time to reflect on our new year’s resolutions – for better or worse. For those committing to lose weight, a few kilograms will hopefully been shed by now, however for those who have struggled to lose weight, a few factors might be at play which make […]

Ways to Manage Sleep Naturally

Managing consistently restful sleep is unfortunately challenging for many. Despite constant lethargy and exhaustion, maintaining a healthy, long sleep very often feels unobtainable for some people.

Regular Medical Tests That Adults Should Be Getting Every Year

When we feel healthy, we understand that there is little motivation to go out of our way to make an appointment with our local GP. Why should we, if we feel great?

Body Evolution: Growing Parts We No Longer Need

The human body really is amazing, capable of extraordinary things.

Mental Illness: Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Counsellors

When we think of health, many people will conjure images of bodies in peak condition, of athletes that can push their physical limits.

Blood Type and Health – Yes, there is a Connection

You don’t have to be a medical professional to know how important blood is to our health.

Euthanasia: What it Will Mean for Victorians

Euthanasia continues to be a hotly debated and divisive topic in countries all over the world.

A Call for GPs to Limit Antibiotic Prescriptions

We’ve heard it in the media for a while now, that the overuse of antibiotics is now creating super bugs that are resistant to treatment.

Health After 40

Turning 40 is a milestone that should be celebrated. However, this big birthday is also a time for reflection on your health as changes happen in your body.

Easy Ways to Cope with Stress

For some, the end of the year is a time of relaxation and excitement for the holiday season.

The Movember Facts

As the year continues to pass by at incredible speed, we find ourselves once again growing our facial hair for a great cause.

The Importance of Skin Health in Summer

As we approach the warmer months, which will likely be filled with time spent outdoors, it’s important we remember just how important it is to care for our skin.

DermEngine: Helping Doctors Provide Advanced Skin Analytics

Most, if not all, professionals in the medical industry will agree that keeping up to date with the latest medical advancements will result in better care.

It’s More than Just Physical: Focusing on the Mental Health of Australians

As medical professionals, it’s important we realise that proper health doesn’t just stop with the physical condition of a person. Mental health is slowly becoming a topic that is talked about more often – and for good reason! Our emotional wellbeing is just as important as our physical health, and to achieve both one of […]

Staying Excited and Passionate in a Long Medical Career

As the retirement age seems to be pushed further and further, Australians are left facing incredibly long careers. This extended working life brings about a few questions. How will our bodies cope as we age? Will we be able to remain as sharp and productive as we were in the beginning? And, maybe most importantly, […]

Breast Cancer Awareness and Self-Exam Information

This October, people around the country partake in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Held every year, this campaign is aimed at increasing awareness of a disease that affects families throughout the world. With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, this is a disease that has likely hit close to home […]

Blood Donation: What You Need to Know

For those in the medical industry, the possibility of saving someone’s life is very real. For the rest of us, we assume heroes and life savers are left for televisions and the big screens. Not anymore. It’s time we celebrate those everyday heroes that selflessly go above and beyond to make a difference.

Be a Smart Traveller: Getting Vaccinations Before Your Next Big Trip

Whether it’s that dream holiday that has been years in the making, that visit with family and friends overseas or simply an excuse to escape the chill at home, we Australians love to travel. The last thing we want, then, is for something to ruin our trip. Forget about those unfortunate tan lines or questionable […]

What Doctors Need to Know About Women’s Health

In light of Women’s Health Week, which is celebrated throughout the country from the 4th to the 8th of September, we take a look at what medical professionals should be keeping in mind when it comes to female patients.

It’s About Time We Had a Talk About Organ and Tissue Donation

In the beginning of August, Australia partakes in DonateLife Week. From the 30th of July to the 6th of August, this time is spent raising awareness of organ and tissue donation and inviting more people to make the life changing decision to join the Australian Organ Donor Register. But what is the process of donation, […]

Australia Ranked Number 2 in Healthcare: What this Means for the Future of Australian Medicine

For those in the health care industry, or any industry in fact, it is great to hear that we are doing something right. Last month Australia received some high praise, being ranked second best when it came to healthcare amongst 11 high income countries, being beaten only by Britain who took the coveted number one […]

Annual Health Checks: Are They Really Important

There are some topics out there that will always spark a debate between individuals, whether the annual health check is necessary is such a topic.

National Health Events You May Not Know About

Good health is often about great promotion and awareness of conditions, symptoms, screening and treatments. Here are some events you may not have heard of.

Tips on Choosing the Right Medical Career for You

With most of us working until we are at least 65 years of age before retiring, choosing a career path is not something you will enter into lightly. The amount of work required to obtain a career is extensive, especially for people looking to enter the medical field. So how can you be sure you […]

What Medical Jobs Are In High Demand

While advancements in medicine over time has extended the lifespan of many Australians, it has brought about the issue of quality care for the ageing population. Now we are seeing higher demand in a range of healthcare sectors such as aged care, physiotherapy and nursing among others. For those seeking a long term, stable career […]

Medical Equipment All Schools Should Have on Hand

Whilst children are on school grounds, the onus is placed on staff to ensure the safety of students to the best of their ability. With young children being prone to many ailments, from little bumps and bruises to more serious cuts, asthma attacks and allergies, it is important for education providers to be well informed […]

Medical Careers for Those Who Love Travel

It can be easy to assume that with such a demanding education and fast-paced job that it can be hard to fit in those hobbies or passions you once enjoyed. However, getting that dream job doesn’t mean giving up other things you like such as travel, and there are actually great opportunities for those who […]

A Guide to Self-Care for Doctors

For doctors, their whole working lives are spent looking after other people. At its core, a career in healthcare requires a selfless attitude. However, sometimes this can become detrimental as care providers forget to provide that same high level of care to themselves. Everyday doctors encourage their patients to lead happier, healthier and more stress-free […]

Fruit and Veg Intake: Are You Really Getting Enough?

While we’ve had the recommended intake drummed into heads, many of us a not living by the two fruits and five vegetables a day regime. To put it in numbers, only 1 in 5 Australians are getting the right intake, with the rest of us falling dismally behind.

Keeping Fit in the Colder Months

For some of us, getting the motivation to get active and fit is hard at the best of times. It’s understandable, then, that many of struggle even more once those chilly days and even chillier nights greet us. As exercise is so essential to our overall health, it’s important to do what you can to […]

Achieving Work/Life Balance for Doctors

For those in the healthcare industry, it can be hard to switch off once the day is done. Medical careers, whether intentionally or not, have a way of forcing you to rearrange your life. Apart from the years of in-depth training that has left us missing social functions, special events and countless hours of sleep, […]

5 Crazy Medical Practices That Were Once the Norm

In order to really appreciate how far medicine has come, we’re taking a look at what was once believed to be great medical advancements in history. Here are 5 of the craziest medical practices that were once the norm for doctors and patients around the world.

Ways to Improve Patient Care

Continually striving to improve patient care should be an aim of any health care provider, from local GPs to hospital staff and nurses. Just as the field of medicine changes over time, so too will the way we treat patients for a number of illnesses. Here are just a few things everyone in the health […]

What You Need to Know About Flu Vaccinations

As the cooler weather approaches, so too does a number of viral illnesses that can pose serious health issues for at risk people. Autumn and winter are especially known for cold and flu outbreaks, and many medical professionals will recommend vaccines to lessen your chances of contracting the flu.

5 top tips for new doctors

After countless years spent on placement, in lecture theatres and locked up in your study on Saturday nights, you are finally qualified as a doctor. This can be an exciting but unnerving time in your life, since you are now applying all your theoretical and practical knowledge in real-world contexts.

5 Medical Tech Innovations we will see in 2017

The way in which we approach healthcare is constantly evolving thanks to new applications of technology to the medical industry. Find out some of the most impressive developments that are expected to gain traction in 2017.

5 Amazing Healthcare Technology Innovations we saw in 2016

Innovation in technology is truly remarkable. By definition, it continues to amaze us year by year no matter how many great leaps forward we take.

Throat Scope®: Simple Product, Exciting Prospects

Oral examinations are such core practice in medicine that you’d be hard pressed to find a doctor who doesn’t perform one every day. They offer immediate information in a variety of contexts, and can be performed in a matter of seconds.

What should patients expect in a sleep study?

A sleep study, also known as a polysomnography, involves an overnight stay in a sleep centre, where various tests will be performed. The sleep centre will usually be similar to a hotel, with private rooms that have en-suite bathrooms attached.

How Wearable Devices Will Change Doctor-Patient Relationships

In the last few years, the sale and use of wearable devices has skyrocketed. Their ability to alert you to calls, messages and emails (and who it was sent from) is great for convenience, but perhaps the most beneficial factor they offer is related to health.

Key Medical Supplies You Should Always Have On Hand

Whether you’re a physician making a house call, a family stocking up your first-aid kit, or a local GP working at a clinic, there are certain medical supplies which we need to keep close by at all times.

The Future of Doctors and Technology in Australia

Medical technology is advancing at a spectacular rate across the country, from innovations such as new ways to screen for cancer to full face transplants. However, the relationship that doctors have with technology is moving forward at a similarly exponential rate.

How To Keep Your Stethoscopes As Good As New

Stethoscopes are one of the most versatile and valuable tools found in healthcare. There are a huge range of stethoscopes designed for a plethora of uses, and as a result they are one of the most common medical instruments used today.

How to Claim Medical Supplies On Tax

If you or a loved one have been through the medical system for any period of time, you will be very aware of how quickly paying for little things can add up. There are a host of things that you might have to pay out of your own pocket for.

How to Improve Your Patient Engagement

Doctors are faced with challenges in their profession multiple times a day, from a difficult diagnosis to delivering bad news to a patient. One of the more commonplace, but less intense, tasks that a doctor faces is trying to facilitate patient engagement.

How to Become a Better Physician

It is not so hard to understand why medical practitioners might not feel a clear impetus for self-improvement in the workplace. The rigours of a doctor’s education in the years before they begin practicing suggest that education marks the end of a long road.

How Drone Technology is Changing the Delivery of Medical Supplies

According to the World Health Organisation, more than two billion people lack adequate access to vital medical supplies. That’s almost one third of the world’s population.

How To Store And Handle Vaccinations Safely

Ensuring that your vaccinations are securely and properly stored is a fundamental aspect of providing safe, effective immunisation programs. Without appropriate storage and handling techniques, vaccines can become completely rendered unsafe for human consumption and unusable.

Is Your Endoscope Clean Enough?

Endoscopes have literally given us a clearer image into our bodies, and as a trusted medical device, it has helped countless patients. However, it has also been responsible for a swathe of malpractice cases over the past few years.

4 Ways To Make Your Practice More Productive

In the medical world, free time seems to be an ever-fleeting fantasy. With the incredibly long hours, small breaks and frenetic nature of a medical practice, being pressed for time is a constant.

How Some Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Proving To Be Inaccurate

At-home medical technology has completely changed the way people interact with their medical conditions. However, recent investigations into home blood pressure monitors are pointing towards issues and irregularities in many devices readings.


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