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September 23, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

The Highs and Lows of Blood Pressure

Getting your blood pressure checked is one of the best things you can do for your health because high blood pressure can cause serious problems without any obvious warning signs.

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 2, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

What is a heart bypass operation?

If you have blocked coronary arteries, your doctor may recommend a heart bypass operation to create new pathways for those arteries to deliver blood to your heart.

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.

September 1, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Looking after yourself after a heart attack

Leaving hospital is just the beginning of your recovery from a heart attack. Most people survive a first heart attack and go on to live healthy, productive lives. But after one heart attack, unfortunately you’re at increased risk of another. Here are some tips to help you feel better - and stay well - into the future.

August 19, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Heart smart watches

If you look closely, you will see them on people’s wrists everywhere. Smart watches or fitness trackers claim to count your steps, measure your sleep, calculate calories, document your heart rate, and now, some even test your heart function with an ECG.

August 12, 2019| Epworth News /

Excellence in food service

Serving up more than 3,000 meals a day with a culinary experience you’d expect at a luxury hotel, it’s no surprises that Epworth Richmond has been recognised for excellence in its room service program. 

July 30, 2019| Healthcare News /

Blood cancer research

Molecular pathology techniques are used to diagnose all blood cancers including myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma.

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.