Gynaecological specialist Dr Simon Clarke from Cove Medical answers our questions about endometriosis. What is endometriosis and why does it cause pain?Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic, oestrogen-dependent condition, in which cells similar to those that line the inner cavity [endometrium] of the uterus grow in locations outside the uterus. Most commonly this occurs in the … Continue reading Your endometriosis questions answered
Colonoscopy. It’s the dreaded procedure that most over 50’s should be having on a regular basis but it can be uncomfortable to talk about and even worse to schedule into your diary. It’s important to remember that the team at Murdoch’s endoscopy suite undertake many colonoscopies every day and are here to make you feel … Continue reading Colonoscopies: are they really that bad?
Room Service is now a normal part of being an inpatient at St John of God Murdoch. Each patient can now order from a wide menu over the phone anytime between 6.30am and 8pm. Best of all, all meals, snacks and drinks are included in your hospital fee! Food and beverage is an integral part … Continue reading Room Service meals arrive at Murdoch
In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Around 3,500 men die of prostate cancer each year, which is higher than the number of women dying of breast cancer.
What would happen if you had an accident or you suddenly became ill? Would your family know what kind of treatment you would want or how you would like to be cared for? Palliative Care Specialist Dr Alison White explains why advance care planning is important.
Along with obstructive sleep disorders in children, there are other common sleep disorders which can cause children to lose sleep.
Diana and Stephen Snelling do everything together. Including knee surgery, on their left knees, on the same day.
Hypnobirthing is a modern practice that helps mothers and their birthing partners remain calm and in control during delivery of their baby.
Hospitals can be overwhelming environments at first, filled with foreign sounds, smells and uncertainty. At St John of God Hospitals, one of the most obvious ways we can create a warm and inviting environment is through the use of visual arts.
Venous disease in the legs is a common condition, affecting up to 25% of all women and 10% of all men. For many, the first sign of varicose veins is the appearance of raised veins under the skin.