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COVIDSafe help – Technical support

How will the COVIDSafe app work? A user voluntarily downloads the app from the app store. The user registers to use the app by entering a name, phone number and postcode, and selecting their age range. They will receive a confirmation SMS text message to complete the installation of the app. On the basis of […]

Telehealth services

Telehealth – Connecting your people to medical specialists – anywhere, anytime. Now more than ever solutions to connect people to services they need is critical and mlcoa Telehealth aims to do just that.  While our offices are open for in person assessments, our Telehealth service offers you an alternative, allowing a virtual assessment with an […]

Occupational Physicians in the Climate of COVID-19

The unprecedented situation that has been brought upon the world by the rampant spread of COVID-19 has forced hundreds of thousands of frontline medical staff to adapt to new and unfamiliar work routines, procedures and expectations surrounding the provision of health care. While we take off our hats to medical staff working in hospitals, primary […]

Harsh Reality of the Australian Bushfires

The unprecedented devastation caused by the Australian 2019/20 summer bushfires are expected to have ongoing effects on the physical and mental health of people from affected communities not just in the immediate future, but for years and possibly decades to come. The tragic widespread loss will also continue to impact our now changed environment, landscape and wildlife, […]

New Horizons for Telehealth in Occupational Medicine

While the ‘human element’ will always be a critical factor in the provision of quality healthcare and treatment, the healthcare industry continues to evolve within today’s technologically advancing context with a focus on clinical safety, quality improvement and privacy and confidentiality to ultimately deliver improved healthcare and health outcomes for all. The Evolving Realm of […]

Getting to the CORE of LOWER BACK PAIN (Part 1)

More than 4 million Australians struggle with back pain on a daily basis, the majority of whom report that the pain interferes with their basic activities of daily living (AIHW 2019). This could be pain that interferes with focusing at work or attending work at all, pain that takes away from enjoyment of time spent […]

What You Need to Know About Medicinal Cannabis?

If you haven’t already, you may begin to hear the term, ‘medicinal cannabis’ used more and more often in Australia over the coming months and years. Countries such as the United States, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands (as well as many others) have already passed legislation surrounding the medicinal use of cannabis, and Australia is following closely behind. Today, medicinal cannabis is […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Work Safety

What are your Symptoms? Are you experiencing episodes of unexplained fatigue, cognitive and short-term memory issues, headaches, muscle and joint pain, unrefreshed sleep or general muscle weakness? If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you could be exhibiting symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (Johnson et al 2016). Or, you could also be suffering from Fibromyalgia, […]

AI and Medicine: Robotics and Emotional Intelligence

You may have heard about the legendary Watson (and not the one from Sherlock Holmes); IBM’s robot that diagnosed a rare case of Leukaemia in Japan, a case that had stumped Japanese doctors for months. Watson graduated from Stanford Medical School in 2013. He had been programmed with millions of research papers and cases. In […]

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