Managing your health
Managing your health
Tips and insights into managing your own health from experts at Epworth HealthCare.
People often think of concussion as blacking out or becoming unresponsive, but it can be much more, or less, than that. So, what actually is concussion?
We’ve all experienced feeling like we’ve got two left feet and tripped on nothing at all, but who is really at risk of having a fall?
You've fallen over, you landed hard, you heard something pop and you think 'I’ve broken my ankle!' but, have you really?
There’s no one answer to tummy pain. You can get a stomach ache from eating too much, laughing too much or doing too many sit ups, but when should you worry about abdominal pain?
Patients at low risk of heart disease are having their heart examined between beats, utilising new cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanning as an alternative to conventional angiogram scans. The CT is used to assess the risk of coronary heart disease in patients presenting with niggling chest pain, where an echocardiogram (ECG) and blood results are normal.
Pacemakers have been around for decades but advancements in technology mean this lifesaving device keeps getting smaller, smarter and more efficient. So who needs them and how do they work?
Dealing with a loved one’s cognitive decline can be challenging. From forgetfulness to depression and everything in between, the changes in the person’s outlook can almost feel like you are dealing with a different person. Goodness Me looks at old age psychiatry (a.k.a. psychogeriatrics or geriatric psychiatry), what to expect in ageing relatives and where to seek help.
Many men will discover a groin hernia – known as an inguinal hernia – when a lump or bulge appears. Symptoms include groin tenderness, discomfit or pain, particularly when straining, bending over, or lifting anything heavy.
Mohsen Dashti’s life changed in an instant when the truck he was driving lost its brakes in 2012 and hit a tree. After a series of operations, doctors had to make the difficult decision to amputate Mohsen’s leg. But things started looking up when he commenced his rehabilitation program, and he now has a goal to aim for: the Commonwealth Games in 2018.