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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 10, 2019| Epworth News /

Epworth Nurses Lead Positive Change

Richmond Emergency Department Nurse Unit Manager Sheila Salonga is recognised for her leadership, after being nominated as a finalist in the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

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 20, 2019| Healthcare News /

New Trial Offers PBS Relief for Patients

An Australian global clinical trial led by Epworth Assoc. Professor Miles Prince has seen a breakthrough drug being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

February 10, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Tummy Troubles

Tummy aches can be extremely common in young children. Some are mild and non threatening, others need to be taken more seriously. Here we will run through a few different concerns and how best to handle the pain for your little one.

February 9, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Does it Need Stitches?

When your child injures themselves and bleeding is involved it can be scary for everyone. Knowing exactly what to do and when you should be seeking medical attention, can help to take some of the stress out of the situation.

February 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What is Glue Ear?

Glue ear can be a really common concern for young children. It’s important to know the signs, and when you should seek medical attention.

February 8, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Preparing Your Child for Hospital

Finding out that your child needs to be admitted to hospital for surgery or something else, can feel extremely daunting. As a mum of four, I have experienced being the parent of a child needing surgery, multiple times now. What I have learned is that it is best to be as prepared as possible in the lead up.

February 4, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Pain that Keeps Coming Back

With around one in six Australians experiencing back pain each year, it’s not uncommon for us to be complaining about a sore back. For some of us, back pain can be treated and will leave us be, but for others it continues long after the body has healed.

January 23, 2019| Healthcare News /

Motor Neuron Disease

Two Australians are diagnosed with motor neurone disease each day. While it is a devastating and terminal illness, when supported by a multidisciplinary team of health carers, people are living for longer.

January 22, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Seizures - What is Happening in the Brain

The brain is a complex organ, hidden within its bony helmet. It controls everything we think and do. When there is a disturbance to the functioning of the brain, such as in epilepsy, the brain’s performance can be affected.

January 20, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Life After Stroke

Recovery after a stroke can be daunting but, if we think about the potential we have to get back into life, we can overcome the inevitable tiredness and give it our best shot.

January 18, 2019| Healthcare News /

New Drug on PBS for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Epworth Nephrologist, Professor Ian Fraser welcomed the Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, to Epworth Richmond on Thursday 20 December 2018 for the Federal government announcement of the drug Tolvaptan (Brand name Jinarc) being put on the PBS.

January 10, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Living with Arthritis

Arthritis can pose some challenges to everyday activities however, it’s important to learn how to manage the symptoms to continue to live a fulfilling life.

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 18, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Infertility

Trying for a baby can be the most exciting time in a couple’s lives, but for those facing infertility it can be frustrating, exhausting and downright heartbreaking. There are so many reasons for infertility; some are temporary and some are permanent, and so many can go undiagnosed for years without specialist attention.

December 14, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Accidental Poisoning and Children

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.

December 14, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Overdose – What to Do in an Emergency

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.