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.
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.
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.
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?
The Epworth Geelong maternity team celebrated a unique milestone with the arrival of Rowdy Pastyn in February.
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.
“A full MRI licence at Epworth Geelong means that patients will no longer compromise on health outcomes based on affordability.”
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.
We’ve got some tips and tasty alternatives to plain water that are perfect for any celebrations during the warmer months!
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.
There can be a lot of pressure placed on new mums to adapt to life with a new baby, like a duck takes to water. From getting your little one to sleep through the night to mastering breastfeeding, the list of “shoulds” is long and unrealistic.
Children are curious. They love to explore and as anyone with a small child will tell you, they love to put things in their mouths. They also like to copy adults and this might include “taking medicine”. Of course, they don’t understand the dangers that some products pose so it’s up to us to protect them.
There are two main reasons people overdose and both are frightening for those involved in seeking help for the injured person.
The person affected might make a mistake with their prescription medication, or perhaps, take too much of a drug when getting ‘high’ on an illegal substance. Others may want to cause deliberate harm to themselves. Both require a response from those who are in a position to seek help for the person.
Epworth Geelong clinical midwife specialist Jo Alston owes her vision to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a remarkable team of medical professionals.
On 22 November, Charlotte and Lola turned six months, with mums Alex and Jane finding that time is absolutely flying.
Coming to live in Victoria? Smart move. You’re joining millions of others who have decided this is the place to be! Our population is growing by 1.7 per cent per annum which only goes to show that Melbourne and Geelong, in particular, are dynamic and prosperous places to call home.
A visit to an emergency department (ED) can be frightening and is usually the result of an unexpected and sometimes traumatic event. Let’s face it. No one wants to call 000 or to drive through traffic when someone is very unwell.
Naturally, we all want to protect our kids and, thanks to medical research, safe and effective vaccines have been available for many years to protect children from serious contagious diseases, including measles and chickenpox.