Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 2015 Health Calendar (Part 2)

March Health Issues Awareness
Part 2

Yes, March is now a memory, but if you or a loved one is suffering from a health malady, a pain free life may be what your memory consists of.  In many cases, early detection is key, so read on to find out more about the rest of the health issues highlighted worldwide this March.  If you missed Part 1 of this post, click here:  http://scheermemorialhospital.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-2015-health-calendar-part-1.html

As always, we stress the importance of visiting your doctor for a consultation if you have any health related questions.

Epilepsy Awareness Month

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Do you know much about epilepsy?  Do you want to learn?  This webmd article has not only an explanation and overview, but also symptoms, treatment options, sleep positions, diet tips, a slide show, and much more!  http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/ 

Have you heard of the Nepal Epilepsy Association?  Check out their website to stay up-to-date on their important work.  You'll also find the link to an interesting docudrama YouTube video:  http://www.nepilepsy.org.np/index.html

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
(United States)

Multiple Sclerosis is a devastating and debilitating disease with no cure.  Equipping yourself with knowledge as you try to understand this disease is important.  Learn about it here in the Mayo Clinic website:  

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know this?
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The above website is full of information.  Since early detection is crucial, it's very important to learn all you can about this deadly disease.

Click here to learn more:  http://www.medicinenet.com/ovarian_cancer/article.htm

If you want to read about cancer in Nepal, here is a comprehensive article from the Journal of Chitwan Medical College entitled, "Cancer Prevalence Trend of Central Nepal."  http://cmc.edu.np/images/gallery/Original%20Articles/1k2zUarticle4.pdf

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Men, don't put off having your annual prostate exam.  Women, don't let your husband put off having his prostate exam.  Take a look around you--1 out of 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.  As with all cancers, early detection is crucial. 

To read more about it, click here:  http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/


By the way, are you eating enough "Brain Food?"

Monday, March 30, 2015

News 2015--Centura Global Health Initiatives

This is the website of one of our great friends:  Centura Global Health Initiatives.

They came back to Nepal to help the ladies of Nepal 

with much needed uterine prolapse surgeries. We're very thankful that they come two to three times per year.


If you checked out their website, you'll notice that they take medical mission trips not only to Nepal, but also go to two sister Seventh-day Adventist hospitals in

Peru:  http://www.clinicaanastahl.org.pe/

Rwanda:  http://mugonero.org/

and a partner hospital in
Haiti:  http://www.hopitalalmamater.org/

All of their work is self-funded, and they do accept donations.  If you feel compelled to offer financial assistance, please visit their website for information.  If you are a medical professional interested in participating in a campaign, please also visit their website for information.

Would you like to know more about why these surgeries are so important and necessary?  This article from Irin Humanitarian News & Analysis is very thorough and informative:

Their time here flew by, and before we knew it, 29 women had their lives back!

The surgical team is seen here in action:  Amanda Ruth Meyer, M.D., is in the middle and Sherman Foss Powers, Jr., R.N. is on the right.  Thank you again!

(photo credit:  Sherman Foss Powers, Jr., R.N.)

The Anesthesia Team is often overlooked, but oh so integral!  Do you want to have surgery without anesthesia?!  L - R:  Laxman Thapa, operating room chief, Lee Graham, C.R.N.A., and Ramon Ruiz Diaz, M.D.  Thank you Team!

Dr. Dale Mole', CEO, thanked the team for coming... 

and passed out remembrance and thank you gifts.
Thank you Amanda Ruth Meyer, M.D., OB/GYN.

Thank you Lee Graham, C.R.N.A.

(Project Team Coordinator Prahlad Bhurtal is on the right.)

Thank you Kathy McCracken, R.N.

Thank you Sherman Foss Powers, Jr., R.N.

Thank you Lynda Kithil, R.N., and surgical services coordinator.

We also give a giant THANK YOU to Greg Hodgson, the director of Global Health Initiatives, and all the work he does coordinating the logistics of such undertakings as these medical trips.
Left to Right:  Susen & Dr. Dale Mole', CEO, Greg Hodgson, Prahlad Bhurtal, and Cheryl Curry.

Please enjoy these hospital scenes.

When they said, "Goodbye," to Nepal,

(photo credit:  Kathy McCracken, R.N.)

we said, "Thank you forever and please come back soon!"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2015 Health Calendar (Part 1)


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Following, you will find the health issues highlighted around the world this March.
Educating yourself about these conditions is the best way to fight them!
As always, you know that we recommend you always go for a consultation
with your doctor if you have any questions--no question is too small!

Brain Injury Awareness Month

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This article explains TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury):

There are many links on this page.

Here is a brain injury case study profile from Eastern Nepal:

For the full article, you must click PDF under Keywords.

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Help Fight Liver Disease Month

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Nepal is not immune to liver disease--not by a long shot!

To read about this difficult and deadly condition, click here:

This article explains the difficulties of patients with liver disease in Nepal:

It's very sad to read about, which is why it must be talked about
and your loved ones who may be susceptible taken to the doctor.

Hemophilia Awareness Month

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Do you know what hemophilia is?
To update yourself, you can read the Wikipedia article about it:

This article explains hemophilia too and contains information
about hemophilia in Nepal:

Perhaps you remember studying about hemophilia in your history classes at school.
This slide show is a quick, yet comprehensive, overview,
for those who are interested.

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

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This Mayo Clinic article is very comprehensive:

The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Nepal also has a very comprehensive website:

Families living with this devastating disease enjoy knowing that
others care and are learning awareness.

Here is an interesting story about a family living with muscular dystrophy.

National Kidney Month

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To see statistics about kidney disease in Nepal, click here:

When was the last time you had your kidneys checked?

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If you check out the above link, you'll find such articles as
Lifestyle Changes Can Improve Your Health
Seven Golden Rules of Prevention
The Top Five Jobs of the Kidneys
Food Coach (Recipes!)

Remember this:

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Have a nice and healthy day and stay tuned for Part 2!