Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?

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?

Food Poisoning? 14 HOME PREVENTIVE MEASURES

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

Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS

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

Home Accidents and Emergencies: Nosebleeds in Children, Adults, and Pregnant Women

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

home accidents and emergencies: allergic diseases

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

Optimizing Health-Seeking Habits: The Different Perspectives

Courtesy if clipart-library.com I am usually fascinated whenever I listen to my friend complaining about her last experience at our local hospital. You would think she will never set her feet in that hospital again. But, every time she visits the hospital for various reasons, her list of complaints only keeps on growing.    In … Continue reading Optimizing Health-Seeking Habits: The Different Perspectives

Heath Seeking Habits: The Youth Health

courtesy of prntr.com At our home, other than my husband and I, the rest of the family are youth. To nurture them has given me substantial experience that I can draw from as we explore youth health-seeking habits. Though the definition of youth differs, in this article, we shall adopt the United Nations definition. The … Continue reading Heath Seeking Habits: The Youth Health

Health Seeking Habits: Women’s Health

Disclaimer I will start with a disclaimer. During my career in health care, I have come across men, women, and children who do not understand the nature of their illnesses even after medical consultation and diagnosis. Lack of understanding means that patients are likely to default from care, have poor medication adherence, often with unwarranted … Continue reading Health Seeking Habits: Women’s Health

TOP 10 REASONS THAT LIMIT Men’s Health SEEKING HABITS

courtesy of pngitem.com A few days ago, a relative dropped at our home for a cup of tea. As we were talking, the issue of coronavirus vaccination came up. I inquired if he had received the vaccine hoping to enlighten him on the importance of the jab. The answer is as good as your guess. … Continue reading TOP 10 REASONS THAT LIMIT Men’s Health SEEKING HABITS

Respiratory Tract Infections in Children

courtesy of depositphotos.com Be Wary of Pneumonia July in this part of the world is always synonyms with cold weather. This year, the cold weather did not wait for July to start. By mid-June, the temperatures were dipping very low, a phenomenon that is unusual in the tropics. With this kind of weather, colds, flu … Continue reading Respiratory Tract Infections in Children