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It's time to talk about Mental Health
Jun 9, 2021, 9:42 AM
It is International Men’s Health week, and it is my pleasure to share my thoughts about mental health in this brief piece. I want to touch upon the issue of the prevailing stigma of discussing mental health issues, particularly in men. I also want to discuss spiritual learnings of self-management for better mental health as learnt from the Bhagwad Gita, which is an ancient Hindu scripture that provides a synthesis of key philosophical concepts of Hinduism and yoga.
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Humans of Healthscope: Steven Bernardi
Jun 3, 2021, 2:25 PM
Fourth dan black belt, bonsai enthusiast and renaissance art fan – our new Sydney Clinic General Manager, Adjunct & Associate Professor Steven Bernardi, has quite a few strings to his bow! He also brings deep experience in developing and managing mental health programs and services, and is excited about the opportunity to lead our mental health program across NSW and the ACT. Click the link below to read more about Steven’s passions, and his aspirations for growing our mental health services to meet community needs.
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Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Jun 2, 2021, 5:16 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common chronic psychological disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. A person may be exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury or sexual violence either by direct exposure or even indirect exposure, for example in the course of professional duties (such as first-responders, medics, police officers) or even learning that a relative or close friend was exposed to a trauma.
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Patient fact sheet – Stomas formed during Colorectal Surgery
May 31, 2021, 6:32 PM
A stoma is an artificial opening that is made in the small or large intestine which is then brought out to the skin in the abdomen during surgery.
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Patient Fact Sheet: Hemochromatosis FAQs
May 31, 2021, 6:03 PM
Hemochromatosis is an inherited genetic disorder resulting in continued iron absorption from the small intestine, despite normal total body iron. The gene involved in this disorder is called the HFE gene and changes that occur can results in the 2 common mutations (different from normal), which is the C282Y and H63D mutations.
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Private Dining at Northpark Private Hospital sets a new standard for hospital food
May 26, 2021, 5:33 PM
National private hospital operator Healthscope is rolling out its new Private Dining menu across its 42 hospitals nationally across the country, with Northpark Private Hospital the first Victorian hospital to unveil the new taste sensations for patients.
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Misconceptions about back pain
May 24, 2021, 3:48 PM
This week in Spine Health Week, Sophie Fraser, Physiotherapy Team Leader, and Pain Management Coordinator at The Victorian Rehabilitation Clinic discusses common misconceptions about the spine and how to manage low back pain.
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Palliative Care on Macalister Ward, Ringwood Private Hospital
May 21, 2021, 3:00 PM
Palliative care is person and family centered and is provided to an individual with an active, progressive, advanced disease, who has little or no prospect of cure and who is expected to die. The primary goal of palliative care is to optimize quality of life. Comprehensive cancer care is the focus of Ringwood Private Hospital (RPH) and we are fortunate to have dedicated palliative care beds with experienced and trained nurses to facilitate excellent patient care during the phases of palliation.
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Understanding Food Allergies
May 21, 2021, 1:23 PM
Allergies are becoming more and more common in Australia, with approximately one in three Australians developing an allergy at some point in their lives. Although allergies can be dangerous for some people, they can be easily managed if the right steps are taken. Being aware of your allergies and taking on the right management strategies is important for living with an allergy.
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Patient Fact Sheet
May 21, 2021, 10:29 AM
Age-related macular degeneration occurs when the central retina, which is responsible for fine-detail vision, is damaged due to age. It is the leading cause of blindness in Australians over 65 years of age.
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