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September 16, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Staying home from work when you're sick

When feeling unwell, it can be difficult to determine the appropriate measures for your recovery. You will likely have many questions - do I need to stay home from work? Should I visit a GP? Do I need to go to the emergency department?

September 11, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

How to swaddle your baby

Swaddling has been done for centuries to help settle a newborn baby. It feels more familiar to them – they’ve been tucked up in your womb until now and lots of space can feel foreign

September 10, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects 100,000 Australians, second only to dementia when it comes to neurological disease cases. Chances are you or someone you know will be affected by the disease, so it’s important to stay informed and be aware of the relevant forms of help available.

September 5, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Preparing Your Hospital Bag

For first time parents, the task of packing a hospital bag can feel overwhelming. The struggle of deciding what to pack and what to leave home is very real!

September 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What Is a Heart Bypass Operation?

If you have blocked coronary arteries, your doctor may recommend a heart bypass operation to create new pathways for those arteries to deliver blood to your heart.

September 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian males, with 3,500 Aussie men dying from it each year.

September 1, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Looking After Yourself After a Heart Attack

Leaving hospital is just the beginning of your recovery from a heart attack. Most people survive a first heart attack and go on to live healthy, productive lives. But after one heart attack, unfortunately you’re at increased risk of another. Here are some tips to help you feel better - and stay well - into the future.

August 19, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Heart Smart Watches

If you look closely, you will see them on people’s wrists everywhere. Smart watches or fitness trackers claim to count your steps, measure your sleep, calculate calories, document your heart rate, and now, some even test your heart function with an ECG.

August 16, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

10 tips to improve your health at work

Trying to keep on top of your health at work can be a trying task. Here’s some tips we suggest so you can perform at your best.

August 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Never too young for bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is traditionally associated with older people but with an increasing incidence in those under 50, doctors are encouraging younger people to monitor their bowel health.

August 7, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Benefits of breastfeeding

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, every year the world takes the time to recognize just how invaluable breast milk is for new babies around the globe.

July 17, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

A day in the life at Epworth Clinic

We sat down with Maya, Director of Strategy and Operations, Karla, a Mental Health Social Worker and Rosie, a Clinical Nurse Educator from Epworth Clinic to talk about what it’s like in a day of an in-patient.

July 12, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Cervical screening tests

More accurate than the Pap smear the cervical screening test is paving the way forward for prevention and reduction in cervical cancer diagnosis.

July 5, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast Health Awareness

It’s the most common type of cancer in women, with 1 in 8 being diagnosed across Victoria alone. It’s time to talk seriously about breast awareness and cancer care.

June 17, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

When Period Pain Strikes Again

We caught up with Dr Kent Kuswanto, Epworth obstetrician and gynaecologist to talk all things periods.