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Pain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Jul 26, 2021, 2:20 PM
To be called a scoliosis there must be at least 10° of angulation of curve evident in the coronal plane on a plain radiograph along with evidence of rotation of vertebral bodies. This is often only noticed clinically, usually by the family, when the curve is already well past this threshold. A curve of 10° is barely perceptible clinically and is often a radiological finding only on a chest x-ray taken for other reasons.
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Private Dining at St Helen’s Private Hospital sets a new standard for hospital food
Jul 22, 2021, 2:00 PM
National private hospital operator Healthscope is rolling out its new Private Dining menu across its 42 hospitals across the country, with St Helen’s Private Hospital the first of its 12 mental health facilities to unveil the new taste sensations for patients.
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Understanding OCD and Anxiety
Jul 21, 2021, 2:29 PM
Obsessions are intrusive ideas or impulses which the patient considers to be inappropriate and therefore cause anxiety or distress. These are frequently about contamination or doubts about having left doors unlocked or stoves switch on.
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Frequently Asked Questions - Wound Care
Jul 15, 2021, 12:10 PM
Vanessa Morris, Clinical Nurse Consultant Wound Care at Mount Hospital answers your frequently asked questions about wound care.
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Humans of Healthscope: Jess Fletcher, Disability Support Worker at HIS
Jul 14, 2021, 11:45 AM
"Everyday I am able to make a difference in the lives of my residents. I get to watch them achieve personal goals big and small and it’s makes me so proud to be apart of that journey."
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Pain management and surgical outcomes
Jun 28, 2021, 3:23 PM
Whilst surgeons and anaesthetists over the years have understood the importance of optimising perioperative pain management, it is only relatively recently that real exploration of the topic of perioperative pain and outcome has gained prominence.
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Understanding Scoliosis
Jun 25, 2021, 9:25 AM
Looking from someone’s front or back, their spine should be straight. The term scoliosis simply refers to a sideways bend of the spine. There are two main types of scoliosis – postural and structural.
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Humans of Healthscope - Tim Sinclair, GM of Nepean Private Hospital
Jun 24, 2021, 12:46 PM
We’re thrilled to welcome Dr Tim Sinclair to the Healthscope team as the General Manager of our Nepean Private Hospital. Tim is a passionate and experienced health professional and was most recently the Executive Director, Operations at the Sydney Local Health District. Tim will lead the multi-million dollar redevelopment of Nepean Private that will reaffirm its position as one of Australia’s leading private hospitals. Away from work Tim is kept busy with a five and three year old, and also enjoys time on the open road on his motorbike.
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Urinary incontinence fact sheet
Jun 23, 2021, 10:56 AM
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It means having ‘poor bladder control’ or leaking urine when you don’t want to.
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Colon Cancer Myths
Jun 16, 2021, 9:30 AM
"No matter your gender, everyone should be screened for colon cancer starting at age 50. Those at high risk for colon cancer should be screened earlier and more often." Hear from General and Colorectal Surgeon Dr Kolitha Goonetilleke who busts some myths around Colon Cancer.
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