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Professor Fary Khan is director of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. After the devastation of the Nepal earthquake she was asked to put together an elite team of rehabilitation physicians, nurses and physiotherapists to travel to the Kathmandu Valley and provide what support they could to those suffering severe spinal injuries in the quake’s aftermath. Their experiences were life-changing. Professor Khan speaks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell.
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Editorials

A different approach may provide more effective early detection of diabetes
Research

Patients and providers reflect on a clinical trial in an Indigenous health context
Assessing HbA1c levels may detect diabetes in remote communities more efficiently than glucose tests
A nurse-led coordinated care intervention was equivalent to standard care for patients with chronic illness
Perspectives

We need to share data to enable efficient and timely research
An overview of recent advances and ongoing challenges in exercise participation-related risk
Road safety should remain a public health priority, not a political issue
Letters

Should antenatal care of women in northern Australian communities include S. stercoralis ELISA testing in routine screening?
Improving health care access in northern Australia
Case reports

The first imported case of Lyme neuroborreliosis in Australia highlights the importance of a thorough travel history in a patient presenting with chronic meningoencephalitis
While vemurafenib induces ultraviolet A photosensitivity, it is important to consider alternative diagnoses when minimal response to therapy is attained
Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are toxic and should not be given to children to play with
Being competent to perform careful endotracheal intubation in an isolated rural setting can save lives
Ethics and law
Use of a medical intervention to deal with a perceived social problem should concern clinicians
Clinical focus

Implementing the roadmap to close the gap for vision — progress and more work to do
Writing with light

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