Find health, well-being and lifestyle resources that are updated regularly. These resources cover a wide range of health topics to keep you informed and on top of your health.
Reasons for abnormal cervical screening tests
On December 1st 2017 the Pap test was replaced by the cervical screening test. This new and improve test was designed to improve early detection of abnormal cells, and save more lives.
A colposcopy (kol-pos-kuh-pee) involves closely examining your cervix. It is a minor procedure that uses a specialised microscope called a colposcope to look for any abnormal cells in your cervix, vagina, and vulva. Sometimes a colposcopy also involves a biopsy.
On the road to recovery from stroke
Diabetes is a risk factor for stroke and Greg was quick to say that it was his neglect of his own health by not taking his prescribed medication, that contributed to the stroke.
Safely returning to driving after illness or injury
For people with an injury, illness or disability, which may impact their capabilities to drive safely, Epworth occupational therapists can assess their driving and help them to return to motoring.
Maternal Child Health Nurse
Learn about what a Maternal Child Health Nurse is, what they do and how they help you with Epworth and Purebaby. MCHNs aid in your baby’s development stages over the years.
What is Dysthymia?
Mental health is extremely important. It can affect the day-to-day of your life, and if something isn’t right in your mental health world, it can feel as if every day is a struggle. But it’s important to know that there are ways of managing symptoms through therapy and medication—or a combination of these, and others. So, please, don’t give up hope.
6 tips for a healthy heart
We all know that keeping our heart healthy is very important, so as part of the La Trobe Financial Wellness Series, we’ve got some tips to help you take care of your ticker.
How to spend less time sitting down
Feel like you’re sitting too much? You probably are, but you’re definitely not alone.
Sleep apnoea – an obstruction to a good night’s rest
A deep, uninterrupted and refreshing sleep is essential for optimal everyday functioning. But for those with sleep apnoea, maintaining a solid sleep state is impossible and the effects can be frustrating.
It's time to power down
Smartphone use has increasingly become a way of life. We rely on our phones for a myriad of functions – they keep us informed, entertained and enable us to stay connected. Whilst they serve many purposes, smartphones have the potential to harm our health – specifically, our sleep.
What can Victoria’s Premier expect from his rehab journey in coming months?
When Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews suffered a bad fall recently that led to fractures of his T7 vertebrae and ribs, news media went into overdrive. After all, a spinal injury is justifiably cause for alarm.
The importance of psychological resilience
Life is filled with various challenges – these can be highly personalised, or they can be experienced collectively at a societal level. The ability of an individual to deal with both everyday encounters and longer-term battles is encapsulated by the term psychological resilience.
Difference between psychologist and psychiatrist
You may be feeling unsure about where to go, who to see and what to expect. These questions are completely normal – and the answers are not as complicated as you would expect!
What to give someone diagnosed with cancer
But when a big life event happens, like a cancer diagnosis, it’s not the gift that’s the biggest or the most expensive that will necessarily be the most helpful. The best gift is the one with the most thought behind it.
Back to the office – managing the transition
With easing restrictions meaning many Victorian workers are returning to the office for the first time in close to a year, the adjustment can be a considerable mental and emotional challenge.
Midwives welcome bubs at Epworth
Four of our amazing Epworth Freemasons midwives welcomed their own bubs into the world in 2020, in their own maternity unit.
Cyber bullying, social media and your mental health
If you have experienced cyber bullying, you are certainly not alone. Data has shown it is becoming increasingly common, which can seem scary, but there are ways of protecting yourself and your loved ones online.