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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.

July 4, 2019| Epworth News /

How One Change Saved Four Million Litres of Water

Epworth Geelong has recorded a saving of one million litres of water in just over four months due to a simple but innovative project to divert reject water produced in dialysis.

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 21, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Catering for Someone with a Food Allergy

With 1 in 10 infants now developing a food allergy, being conscious of what you are buying and how you prepare food is more important than ever.

May 20, 2019| Our Community /

Making a World of Difference

National Volunteer Week 20 – 26 May in 2019 was marked with the theme ‘Making a world of difference’ – and what a world of difference our volunteers make here at Epworth Geelong!

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 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.

March 20, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Combatting Concussion

Concussion is a growing concern for athletes and parents alike, so as the footy season kicks off and other sports get underway, how do you know when you should worry about a blow to the head?

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.

February 6, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Breastfeeding - Tips and Tricks

Breastfeeding - it’s not always a walk in the park, so we caught up with Clinical Midwife Specialist, Heather Anderson and Naturopath and Director of Franjo’s Kitchen, Jo Clark, to chat about their tips for getting the most out of your milk supply.

January 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Summer Drink Recipes

We’ve got some tips and tasty alternatives to plain water that are perfect for any celebrations during the warmer months!

December 19, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Tips for Keeping You and Bub Cool This Summer

With the weather warming up, it can be a challenging time keeping cool if you’re pregnant or have a new baby at home.

There are lots of ways, however, you can help to make both you and your baby more comfortable on hot days.