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September 11, 2019| Epworth News /

Helping patients find their way

Margaret McKelvie started volunteering at Epworth HealthCare after the death of her husband in April last year.

For Margaret, it was an opportunity to give back to the hospital and staff that had cared for her husband until his final days.

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 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 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 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 30, 2019| Healthcare News /

Blood cancer research

Molecular pathology techniques are used to diagnose all blood cancers including myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma.

July 4, 2019| Epworth News /

Epworth wig salon

For many women, losing their hair during cancer treatment can be like losing a part of their identity.

Epworth Healthcare’s wig salon aims to restore these women’s confidence and sense of self as they face the battle of their lives.

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.

June 11, 2019| Our Community /

First birthday for Epworth cousins

It’s been a year since we’ve been following sisters Alex and Jane’s bubs - Charlotte and Lola. It’s been a year since they both gave birth to their daughters, one at Epworth Freemasons and the other at Epworth Geelong. Let’s find out how life has changed since then.

June 4, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Ovarian cysts

An ovarian cyst is a fluid filled sac or pouch which forms on the ovary. Ovarian cysts, in most cases are harmless and resolve on their own. If the cyst is cancerous, it requires medical intervention. Ovarian cysts are common in women of childbearing age.

May 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Male infertility

One third of all infertility cases have been linked solely to issues with the male partner. Male infertility is a condition where the male in a relationship affects the child bearing ability of the woman.

April 16, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Massage during pregnancy - Qi Rhythm

We had a chat with Melanie from Qi Rhythm, who provides pre and post natal massage therapy, to discuss the benefits of massage for mothers and infants.

April 16, 2019| Our Community /

Team recipes - Tonjiru miso soup

Tonjiru is filling and so delicious. It is considered to be a winter dish served at home, festivals and parties in Japan, but I have it all year round. I never met a person who doesn’t like this fabulous soup!

April 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Endometrios(US) not Endometrios(YOU)

The ever-dreaded menstrual cycle, long known as the beacon of a transition period, literally, between girlhood to womanhood. It’s a customary part of the maturing process of our bodies where us females are taught from a young age that we should expect two things during so: bleeding and discomfort.

April 1, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Melanoma - More than just a spot

It’s often referred to as Australia’s national cancer, and we have recently again earned the title of melanoma capital of the world. Keeping this in mind chances are you or someone you might know may be diagnosed with melanoma.

We caught up with Mr Dean White, Dr Phillip Parente and Mr Frank Lin from Epworth Eastern Melanoma Clinic to discuss this disease.

March 28, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common serious genetic condition in Australian children today, affecting one in every 2500 babies.

There is currently no cure.

February 28, 2019| Our Community /

Nine months in, nine months out

It’s hard to believe we’ve been following the journey of sisters and new mums - Alex and Jane for nine months now and we’re so grateful that they’re sharing the highs and lows of motherhood with us.