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.
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.
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.