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January 29, 2019| Our Community /

Surprise Delivery for Childbirth Education Class

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.

January 29, 2019| Epworth News /

Paying it Forward for Newborns

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.

January 25, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Summer Tips for Managing the Heat

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.

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!

January 7, 2019| Our Community /

Tips for 'Acing It' at the Australian Open

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.

December 19, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Tips for Keeping You and Bub Cool This Summer

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.

December 19, 2018| Epworth News /

The Spirit of Christmas

Mr Claus required an emergency ‘Candy-Canectomy’ this week, he has now fully recovered and ready for Christmas Day.

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 17, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

The Fourth Trimester

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.

December 17, 2018| Epworth News /

Giving the Gift of Safe Birth, Dignity and Joy

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.

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.