Sunday, 27 May 2018

Doctor drought biting hard as rural clinics look to 'corporate' solutions to survive

Medical clinics in Tasmania are on a knife's edge as they struggle to recruit general practitioners outside the major centres, a group of rural doctors warn.

Dozens of gas heaters found in homes across Australia to be banned

Victorian regulators will move to ban the sale of open-flue gas heaters, currently believed to be in hundreds of thousands of homes in Australia, following serious concerns about several models, the ABC understands.

How out-of-pocket medical costs can get out of control

Medical 'gap' costs are a huge issue in the private health sector. Why do some of us end up hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars out of pocket?

Madonna Buiter is almost $16,000 out of pocket after surgery for cancer

Madonna Buiter said she and her husband were forced to spend what they'd saved for a house deposit to cover her gap medical costs.

Your medical bills: The hidden costs and who's to blame

Hundreds of you sent your medical bills to Four Corners. Here's what they tell us and what you can do to make navigating the health system easier.

Most men with small-growing prostate cancers aren't being properly monitored

It is well known that many prostate cancers are slow-growing, but specialists have warned that does not mean men with low-risk cancers can avoid the doctor's office all together.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

What's best way to support someone after pregnancy loss?

It's common, and yet barely spoken about. So we asked you: what do you wish people had said or done to help you feel supported after pregnancy loss?