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  1. Tapering Off Pain Medication Safely: A Patient’s Perspective On What Opioid Withdrawal Actually Feels Like

    We talked to Travis Rieder PhD, a bioethicist who became dependent on opioids following a motorcycle accident. Travis shares what his experience with withdrawal felt like and how every doctor…

  2. Gamifying Rehabilitation: How Virtual Games Are Transforming the Lives of the Unwell and the Elderly

    It wasn’t long ago that gaming was viewed as nothing more than an exercise to kill time. To non-gamers, gamers were ‘no-hopers’ and ‘time wasters’ who lived in their parents’…

  3. A 30 Second Phone Call That Can Predict Parkinson’s: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Science, Max Little

    We talked to Max Little, MIT mathematician, TED Speaker, and the man behind the science that can predict Parkinson’s from voice recordings with 99% accuracy. Andy Grove was born to…

  4. A Revolutionary New Weapon for Combating Stress: The Soldierly Smartwatch App

    We talked to the founder and CEO of Soldier.ly, which has built a revolutionary new smartwatch app focused on improving the lives of veterans and others prone to high stress.…

  5. Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression: A Conversation with Johann Hari, New York Times Best Selling Author

    We sat down with Johann Hari, Cambridge social scientist, and New York Times best-selling author of Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression & the Unexpected Solutions.

  6. What 81 Million ‘Crisis’ Text Messages Can Teach Us About Mental Health

    They call me gay and fat and I don’t know what to say… I feel completely invisible… I want to die or run away… I’m recovering from anorexia but I…

  7. The Search for Truth on Concussions and CTE, And How Australian Doctors Can Help

    We talked to Dr. Chris Nowinski who is a neuroscientist, author of the book, Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis, and CEO of Concussion Legacy Foundation. Chris’ TED Talk, which has…

  8. A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit — 5 Times More Successful than Cognitive Therapy

    We talked to TED speaker, Dr Judson Brewer, who specialises in addiction psychiatry and neuroscience and is Director of Research in Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Centre. Judson’s TED Talk, which…

  9. The Science of Sleep, And the Noise that Induces Deep Sleep

    We talked to TED speaker, Dr Dan Gartenberg, an adjunct assistant professor at Penn State University, who may hold the key to a better nights sleep for all. Dan’s TED…

  10. The Role of Empathy in Drug Addiction: A Lesson From Vancouver’s Opioid Crisis

    We talked to TED speaker, Dr Mark Tyndall, Director of UBC Centre for Disease Control about what he has learned as co-lead investigator to North America’s first supervised injection site. Mark’s TED…

  11. The Importance of Patient Trust: A Conversation with Dr Ranjana Srivastava

    We talked to Dr Ranjana Srivastava, a Melbourne oncologist and regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper, about what patient trust means to her. We talked about why trust is important,…

  12. VVCS: Providing Free Support and Counselling for Veterans and Their Families

    Brenton Russell was going through a hard time. After working for 15 years as an Infantry Officer in the Army, he had become accustomed to the demands of military life….

  13. The Smoke Free App: Helping Patients Quit, And Quit for Good

    Kerry smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 11 years. Although she had tried to quit smoking many times, she’d never managed to do so successfully — until she…

  14. How to Help Patients Explain Their Symptoms to Doctors Using Visuals

    John was experiencing chronic pain. Although his discomfort began in childhood, as an adult, he began to experience a steady decline. He had gut problems that caused him pain and…

  15. Business for Doctors: The Making of a Thriving Community, Dr. April Armstrong

    Sara Renwick was burnt out. As a doctor in the small town of Mallacoota, VIC, she was looking after an entire rural community of aged patients on her own. Perhaps…

  16. MoodTracker App: Helping Patients Manage Mental Health Between Doctor Visits

    At 28 years old, Jill was working as a rural nurse and midwife until one day, she felt like she just couldn’t do it any longer. She experienced what she…

  17. The Doctor Who Took a 10-Year-Old Seriously, And the 20 Year Friendship that Ensued

    Chrissie was in pain far too frequently for a 10-year-old. It wasn’t unusual for her to run off the netball court or a dancing stage to vomit. Sometimes, she’d wake…

  18. The Patient Health Engagement Model: The 4 Stages of Engagement and the Patient’s Role in Self-Management

    At 63 years old, Lucas had been living with a diagnosis of heart failure for over a decade. To control his condition, he was taking beta blockers and antihyperintensive drugs…

  19. How Patient Stories Impact Patient Engagement: A Conversation with Jan Oldenburg

    When Katie was just 13, her mother noticed that her smile looked more like a grimace. This simple observation was a life-changing one, leading Katie to a diagnosis of myasthenia…

  20. A Nurse’s Role in Humanising Healthcare: A Conversation with Adjunct Prof. Kylie Ward

    Hugh was 19 when he was awoken by a call from his mum around 6am. Over the phone she explained his grandpa had been admitted to Frankston hospital after having…

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