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.
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.
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.
Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a specific, singular disease, rather a collection of symptoms that are caused by neurological disorders affecting the brain.
They’re embarrassed by the label, but they’re definitely the Bellarine’s newest power couple. Meet Nick Hall, Geelong’s first-ever resident neurosurgeon and his wife Catherine Jaworski, Epworth’s Interventional Cardiologist. The heart and the brain.
Life with a balance disorder can be debilitating. About 20 per cent of working age people will experience problems with balance in their lifetime which could have an affecteffect on their employment, recreational activities, even simple daily life.
Regular headaches or migraines can be very debilitating. When looking for the causes of ongoing headaches, doctors may look to see if the pain is radiating from the neck up. We take you through some of the more common neck issues that could be causing regular headaches or migraines.