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July 5, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast Health Awareness

It’s the most common type of cancer in women, with 1 in 8 being diagnosed across Victoria alone. It’s time to talk seriously about breast awareness and cancer care.

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.

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.

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.