Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com Bridging Health Gap.com, a web page launched on 18th July 2021 at WordPress provides Public Health Literacy to equip the public with health knowledge. Drawing from my experience, I have witnessed undue suffering that is preventable. Take, for example, diarrhea, it has remained a leading cause of death in children worldwide, but … Continue reading Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?
Picture courtesy of istockphoto.com In this part of the world, public transport is notorious for causing massive road traffic accidents that result in multiple casualties. So before I joined medical college, whenever I traveled, I used to get comfortable when I saw a first aid box placed somewhere at the back of the vehicle. I … Continue reading 22 CONTENTS OF Basic First Aid Kit
photo courtesy of clipart-library.com Food poisoning! Almost every one of us can relate to an incidence of food poisoning. I have had my fair share. However, one incidence remains the most poignant. We had visited my mother upcountry, on our way back, we decided to have lunch in one of the local hotels. That was … Continue reading Food Poisoning? 14 HOME PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Courtesy of iStockphoto.com Last Saturday, our son joined his teammate for a local tournament. The match was a competition against teams in neighboring estates. When he came back, or rather, driven home, he could barely walk. Both his ankles were swollen, and he walked with a limp. However, his spirit was high for being voted … Continue reading Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS
courtesy of 123rf.com A bleeding site is scary. Sometimes you may witness someone fall and get hurt. The question is, are you prepared to help the person, or is it easier to duck away and pretend nothing has happened? Whichever way you take, there are consequences. To bridge the health gap, we shall learn about open wounds … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Open Wounds and Cuts￼
courtesy of kindpng.com Burns and scalds injuries are a cause of public health concern, and the fourth leading cause of preventable trauma, worldwide. According to World Health Organization, burns and scald cause over 265,000 deaths, ever year. Over 90% of burn injuries occur in the least developed countries with undeveloped health care systems to meet … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Burns and Scalds￼
courtesy of istockphoto.com Nosebleed, medically known as epistaxis, is common and frightening as it starts spontaneously in an otherwise healthy individual. Though nose bleeding can be mild and clears without much effort, it can be a herald of underlying medical conditions. In Bridging the Health Gap, we shall look at nosebleeds in children, adults, and pregnant … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Nosebleeds in Children, Adults, and Pregnant Women
courtesy of 123rf.com Home accidents and emergencies are peculiar because you cannot predict when they occur. Being equipped with basic home accidents and emergencies management skills can be the difference to saving a life. In the subsequent articles, we shall Bridge the health gap by building our knowledge and skills to confidently manage common home accidents and … Continue reading home accidents and emergencies: allergic diseases