Episode 140. Breathing for Performance - the power of Nasal Breath with Mr Allan Abbott (Part 2)
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
1w ago
Over the past decade there has been an emergence of literature pointing to potential clinical benefits for a range of disease states through the adoption of slow breathing techniques. The popularity worldwide of the Wim Hof method adopted from eastern techniques has done much to pique interest.  Notably the belief and practice of controlling one’s breath to both restore and enhance health is not new however and has been practised for thousands of years amongst Eastern cultures. Pranayama or Yogic breathing as well as Kundalini are well-known ancient practices of controlled breathing and e ..read more
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Episode 139. Breathing for Performance - the power of Nasal Breath with Mr Allan Abbott (Part 1)
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
2w ago
Over the past decade there has been an emergence of literature pointing to potential clinical benefits for a range of disease states through the adoption of slow breathing techniques. The popularity worldwide of the Wim Hof method adopted from eastern techniques has done much to pique interest.  Notably the belief and practice of controlling one’s breath to both restore and enhance health is not new however and has been practised for thousands of years amongst Eastern cultures. Pranayama or Yogic breathing as well as Kundalini are well-known ancient practices of controlled breathing and ..read more
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Special Episode 17. Medicine in Colonial Australia with Professor Chris Reynolds (Part 2)
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
3w ago
The first fleet comprised of 11 ships and 1420 people arrived in Australia’s Botany Bay under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip in January 1788 after an 8-month journey from Portsmouth. On the voyage there were 48 deaths and 28 births but no recorded serious illnesses such as smallpox or tuberculosis. The colonists subsequently resettled in port Phillip Bay and quickly had to learn to adapt to an environment that was as foreign to them as it must have been for the local indigenous population of aboriginals who made first contact with these white skinned strangely dressed travellers. Many o ..read more
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Special Episode 17. Medicine in Colonial Australia with Professor Chris Reynolds (Part 1)
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
1M ago
The first fleet comprised of 11 ships and 1420 people arrived in Australia’s Botany Bay under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip in January 1788 after an 8-month journey from Portsmouth. On the voyage there were 48 deaths and 28 births but no recorded serious illnesses such as smallpox or tuberculosis. The colonists subsequently resettled in port Phillip Bay and quickly had to learn to adapt to an environment that was as foreign to them as it must have been for the local indigenous population of aboriginals who made first contact with these white skinned strangely dressed travellers. Many o ..read more
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Episode 138. Emotional Intelligence with Shawn Price
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
1M ago
Emotional intelligence (EI) also known as EQ, is the ability to perceive, understand and manage emotions in positive ways to communicate effectively, empathise with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict as well as to relieve stress. Emotional intelligence helps build stronger relationships, achieve personal career goals, and interact more positively at work. It gives us an ability to join intelligence, empathy, and emotions to enhance thought and understanding of interpersonal dynamics, guiding our thinking and behaviour. For as in Shakespeare’s Hamlet - 'there is nothing either good ..read more
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Episode 137. Haemochromatosis with Professor Darrell Crawford
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
2M ago
We are dedicating this podcast to the memory of Professor Lawrie Powell, both a gentleman, mentor and giant in the field of hepatology and whose very significant contributions to our understanding of hemochromatosis laid down a firm foundation of knowledge and insight for everyone practicing internal medicine. It is upon his shoulders that much further research in the field of hemochromatosis and hepatology generally has prospered. Haemochromatosis is the most common autosomal recessive disorder in Caucasians with an incidence of about 1 :260 and carriage of about 1: 10. Untreated the excess i ..read more
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Episode 136. Coronary Calcium Score with Dr Alistair Fyfe
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by Dr Luke Crantock
2M ago
The corner stone of cardiovascular disease prevention is the identification of high-risk asymptomatic individuals. In this regard coronary artery calcium is a highly specific marker of atherosclerosis and can be quantified using non contrast CT scanning which provides an accurate measure of atherosclerotic burden. Coronary artery disease is the single leading cause of disease morbidity and mortality in Australia and is responsible for approximately one in 10 deaths furthermore half the individuals with coronary artery disease will present with a myocardial infarction or death. The compelling ..read more
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Special Episode 16. Interventional Radiology with Dr Yen Chieng
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
3M ago
Interventional radiology is an innovative and rapidly growing medical profession that enables radiologists to blend clinical interaction, procedural work, and imaging. It stands as an exciting domain within modern medicine, offering precise, targeted treatments for complex diseases and conditions throughout the body. Interventional radiologists seamlessly integrate various specialty interests, including gastroenterology, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, oncology, pain management, gynecology, and more. Moreover, they've pioneered treatment techniques using state-of-the-art technology like MRI, C ..read more
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Episode 135. Headaches with Dr Michael Eller
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
3M ago
Headache is an extremely common symptom, and collectively, headache disorders rank among the most prevalent nervous system disorders. Approximately 95% of the general population have experienced a headache at some point in their lives, with a one-year prevalence rate of about one in every two adults. Headache accounts for up to 1 in 10 general practitioner consultations, remains a frequent reason for neurology referrals, and in Europe, constitutes up to 4% of emergency department visits, with migraine being the most common type. The World Health Organization includes headache among the top te ..read more
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Episode 134. Health Impacts on Climate Change with Professor Richard Eckard
Everyday Medicine with Dr Luke
by Dr Luke Crantock
4M ago
The World Health Organisation estimates that between 2030 and 2050, climate change is anticipated to result in approximately 250,000 additional deaths annually. These fatalities may arise from issues such as malnutrition, and heat stress, as well as diseases like malaria and infectious diarrhoea. The impact of a planet warming at a recorded rate of 0.08 degrees centigrade per decade since 1880, accelerating to 0.18 degrees centigrade since 1981, poses threats to human lives and health across multiple dimensions. It's important to note that this statement does not delve into the detrimental pot ..read more
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