Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Health

NSW Health issues meningococcal warning

NSW Health is urging parents and young people to be alert to the symptoms of meningococcal disease and act immediately if they appear.

How Nepean Hospital is at the forefront of tackling ‘long COVID’

Though it seems the height of the COVID pandemic is behind us, ‘long COVID’ has become an ongoing battle for many.

Just 28.1 per cent of locals have had their free flu jab

Less than a third of Penrith residents have received the flu jab despite this winter’s spike in illness.

Flu season to peak within weeks, as doctors urge extra precautions

While the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is seemingly over, the common cold and influenza are hitting people hard.

Palliative care unit confirmed for Nepean Hospital

the NSW Government has confirmed it will build a dedicated palliative care unit at Nepean Hospital.

Men urged to heed prostate cancer message

Having being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, Cranebrook resident Clayton Briggs’ ongoing battle with the disease has prompted him to encourage others to get tested.

NSW Government announces new IVF rebate

In an Australian first, women in NSW undergoing IVF and accessing other assisted reproductive treatments (ART) will be given a cash rebate of up to $2,000 to reduce treatment costs as part of the NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget.

$50 million Nepean Health Hub officially opens its doors

The Nepean Health Hub has officially opened its doors at Kingswood with 90 per cent of its space committed.

Locals urged to get their blood pressure checked

Australians are being urged to get their blood pressure checked to reduce their risk of stroke.

Study aims to make Parkinson’s breakthrough

A new Australian study is aiming to crack the genetic code of Parkinson’s Disease and needs locals to help.

Flu set for winter comeback, with locals urged to get the shot

Vaccine roll-out begins as colder months loom and flu looks set to return

Health warning following recent wet weather in region

Penrith residents are being warned of potential health risks because of the recent wet weather and humid conditions.

Why so many of us aren’t taking important medication

Unaffordable medication emerges as election issue after frightening stats

Heart study could be a game-changer

Nepean Hospital’s Cardiology Research Team has received a prestigious grant from the Heart Foundation to fund a revolutionary and potentially life-saving study.

Health warning over gastro outbreak in childcare settings

Parents are being urged to keep children at home if they are unwell following a substantial increase in the number of gastroenteritis outbreaks in childcare being reported to NSW Health.

Popular author to hold free gut health talk

At a time when we are all looking to stay healthy and work on our immunity, gut health is an important topic to discuss.

The future is here: How robotic surgery is reshaping medicine at Nepean Hospital

Nepean Hospital has recently performed its 1000th prostatectomy procedure with the help of innovative robotic technology.

New artist’s impressions reveal first look at Stage 2 of Nepean Hospital upgrade

The State Government has unveiled the first look at Stage 2 of the $1 billion Nepean Hospital Redevelopment.

Locals urged to put a focus on heart health

Doctors are urging Penrith residents to use their heads when it comes to their hearts to help curb rising rates of undiagnosed heart valve disease.

New support program for cancer survivors to launch in Penrith

New support program for cancer survivors set to launch in Penrith in July.