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.
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.
New year, newborn? Planning for pregnancy
After what was no doubt a challenging year in 2020, we’re welcoming the new year with a sense of hesitant optimism, and starting to plan for a future without panic buying, curfews and toilet paper shortages.
Rehabilitation for the after-effects of COVID-19
While Victoria continues to celebrate no new cases of COVID-19 in well over a month, some of the thousands of Victorians who contracted a coronavirus infection are still experiencing the debilitating effects of what is known as ‘long COVID’.
Fevers in Children
Although at times scary, fevers in children are extremely common. A fever is your body’s way of fighting an infection, and in most cases, not dangerous or harmful in any way.
Congratulations on your pregnancy, I bet there are a lot of different questions going through your mind at the moment, and that is completely normal! What will I need to take to hospital? What will my baby need when we arrive home? How will I be feeling?
Staying sane during the silly season
Tis’ the season to be jolly…or is it? If you are pregnant during the festive bonanza that is Christmas and New Year, it can bring about a mixture of feelings.
Developing your birth plan
No one can predict how the birth of your baby will unfold. Whether this is your first, or your fifth, no two births are the same. However, giving some thought to how you would like to make decisions on the day, will help.
Preparing for a hospital birth
After that initial excitement of realising you are going to have a baby, it can be overwhelming to consider everything you need to do, to prepare for your new arrival.Epworth Maternity Midwife and Childbirth Educator, Frances Laing recently shared some of the top tips for preparing for a hospital birth, with Purebaby’s Pure Parenthood Podcast.
Most of us are probably aware of the pain associated with an ankle sprain due to the fact that these injuries can readily occur in our day-to-day lives, not just on a sporting field.
Dressing your baby
In the first year, babies grow fast. It’s a good idea to buy clothes that are comfortable and easy to pull on and off.
Breast cancer awareness
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women, apart from non-melanoma skin cancer. As we mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, it’s a reminder to know what is normal for you and when to get something checked.
Becoming a grandparent
We’re not here to tell you how to be a parent. You’ve been there, done that and no doubt bought the fundraising chocolates.But now that you’re being promoted to ‘grandparent’ we are here to help. The fundamentals of love, nourishment and cuddles have not changed since your time as a new parent, we do now know more about areas including SIDS and safe sleeping. So those are the areas really worth getting some refresher tips on.
Achilles tendon injuries
Achilles injuries can often seem innocuous & sudden, but can often lead to large stints of inactivity and rehabilitation so it’s important to know the best ways to prevent and manage any injury.