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: Open Wounds and Cuts´┐╝

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´┐╝

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

DIARRHEA IN CHILDREN

BE CAUTIOUS OF DEHYDRATION  In our previous blog, we saw that diarrhea is an underlying cause of fever. Today, we shall look at diarrhea and its effects on children and how you can manage it at home to prevent dehydration. Dehydration is a complication of diarrhea leading to loss of essential minerals and water from … Continue reading DIARRHEA IN CHILDREN

Hospital Jitters

When I was young and growing up, hospital visits were the scariest experiences I had. Every time I had a cold, my mother would take me to the nearby health center to get treated. I feared those visits because, by the end of the day, an injection was almost definite. Today things have changed a … Continue reading Hospital Jitters