At 35 weeks, Laura had just finished work the day before and still had a list of things to organise before her baby arrived. Both she and her husband, Ben were shocked that she had gone into labour, seemingly right on cue.
A very generous donation to Epworth Medical Foundation recently has allowed us to not only provide the very best to our mothers and babies, but also an opportunity to pay it forward.
Well, it's definitely summer in Australia and while our mates in Queensland are literally cooking eggs on their cars (not recommended), it's a good time to check in with loved ones and those who might be struggling today.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve got some tips and tasty alternatives to plain water that are perfect for any celebrations during the warmer months!
Heading to the Australian Open is an annual summer treat for people from all over the world. It’s a chance to see some legends in action while taking it easy for hours on end, glued to our seats as a small ball is belted across a net.
With the weather warming up, it can be a challenging time keeping cool if you’re pregnant or have a new baby at home.
There are lots of ways, however, you can help to make both you and your baby more comfortable on hot days.
Mr Claus required an emergency ‘Candy-Canectomy’ this week, he has now fully recovered and ready for Christmas Day.
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.
There can be a lot of pressure placed on new mums to adapt to life with a new baby, like a duck takes to water. From getting your little one to sleep through the night to mastering breastfeeding, the list of “shoulds” is long and unrealistic.
For many women in poor or remote regions of the world, childbirth can literally be a matter of life or death. Dr Lisa and Sam have seen the differences first-hand in Africa and are working hard to make a difference.
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.
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.
Epworth Geelong clinical midwife specialist Jo Alston owes her vision to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a remarkable team of medical professionals.