Victoria’s State of Emergency (SOE) measures resulted in almost 40 per cent less people presenting to Alfred Health’s emergency departments earlier this year, prompting doctors to issue an urgent call for people to continue seeking medical care if they need it.
Making up 80 per-cent of all brain tumours in adults, gliomas such as glioblastoma (GBM) are the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. Killing more people under forty than any other cancer, a quarter of a million people die every year from these tumours – despite current treatment options the average survival for a GBM is only 14-15 months after diagnosis
For many of us, wearing a mask is a necessary inconvenience. But for the one in six people in our community who are deaf or hearing impaired, wearing masks can be incredibly isolating. Anthony Cignarella is a nurse educator in our heart and lung team – he’s also hearing impaired. He’s put together some tips on communicating while wearing a mask.