Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 2015 Health Calendar

May 2015 Health Calendar

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First of all, we trust this is not anyone we know!  
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Let's get real now.
During these difficult days in the aftermath of the earthquakes that have devastated Nepal, we must think of our health, not only for ourselves so we can be strong for whatever the future holds, but also for our children, elderly parents, and all of our loved ones.

The following article from Stratos in New Zealand, 
gives lots of advice for coping after an earthquake:

(Obviously the phone numbers to call are New Zealand numbers,
but feel free to call us if you have questions:  (977) 01-166-1111 or 1112
to schedule an appointment for a coping consultation or simply stop by.)

This article, from the Southern California Earthquake Center, is also full of information
from recovery tips to the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.

Some health issues have to step aside during difficult times, while important issues have to be dealt with; however, for those battling illnesses, awareness of these illnesses shouldn't be overlooked.
There are many health concerns highlighted in May, but for now we will just give you some
information about the health problems with worldwide awareness in May.

Cystic Fibrosis Month

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 What is Cystic Fibrosis?
It's a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, liver, intestines, kidneys, and pancreas.
Can you imagine?
Wikipedia has a comprehensive overview for those who are interested:

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.
If you need to educated yourself on the many idiosyncrasies of hepatitis, 
we refer you to the Wikipedia page:

This Nepali Times article is also informative:

The more you know, the safer you will be.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

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Lyme Disease is an infectious disease caused by the bite of a tick.
Yes, it is rare in Nepal, but never say never!
If you plan to travel to areas where ticks are common, you must know about it!

Here is the Wikipedia article:

Stay informed!

World No Tobacco Day--May 31, 2015

To read about the World Health Organization's campaign this year, click here:

Here is this year's theme:

Click on this above link for more information.

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To read about the toll of tobacco around the world, click here:

If you or a loved one needs help with this issue, please come in for a consultation
with one of our internal medicine doctors.

Thanks for visiting!  Thanks for your continued prayers and support!
Now, please relax and enjoy your day!

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