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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 /

Prostate cancer

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

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 /

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| Epworth News /

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.

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.