Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 2016 Health Calendar

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month

This is something very important to learn about.

Do you know what Group B Strep is?  If not, we invite you to read the above photo credit.
This website has all the information you need to know, including the following brochure:

This information is too critical to not know about!

Read the below photo credit for an informational article that's easy to read:

On a side note, that page has a very interesting link:

What is it?  It's a Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar!
It's very interesting!!!
Check it out!

July 28 was World Hepatitis Day

The photo credit is from the World Health Organization's website and not only 
has lots of information, it also has numerous important links, such as:
which answers the question, "What is hepatitis?"

The Hepatitis B Foundation's website also has more information
than you can imagine:
including pages for adults, children, and pregnant women.

is full of patient stories.  Very interesting.

Want to learn about hepatitis in Nepal?  Check out this article, which is three years old,
but still relevant:

The article is the above photo credit is two years old, but also still relevant.
You will also find information about avoiding hepatitis and protecting yourself
and your beloved family.

Don't forget to come in for a consultation if you have questions.
You don't have to be sick to have a question and answer appointment.

As you move into August, please stay healthy!

Here are some summer health tips:

Picture from this page:
You will learn about summer food poisoning.  Important!

Have a nice day!

As usual, we want to thank all of our friends and supporters
for your generous donations which keep us running!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Patient Stories--Knee Injury & Physio

Knee Injury!!!

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Wow, if you've ever injured your knee,  you know that it can be disabling!

If you haven't, man, you don't know what you're missing! Seriously, it's nothing to laugh about.
When everything is going well, you take your knees for granted.  When you injure one or both knees,
you realize:

Your whole life is affected. 

Here is an overview:

That website also has many links with such topics as Exercises, Dos and Don'ts,
a Sports Injury Quiz, Healthy Aging, and Joint Health Tips.  Check it out!

Here is Subritra and her husband.  Look at that smile!
Why is she smiling?  Read on!

One day Subritra was out collecting food for her animals, like women do every day in Nepal.

As we have all done at one time or another, she slipped and fell.
There was a sharp pain in her knee!  Ouch!  It somehow seemed different from other times she had fallen.  However, life goes on and Subitra limped painfully home.
Her family helped do some of her chores so she could rest her knee, but it soon became apparent
that a visit to the doctor was in order.

For ten years she went from hospital to hospital looking for relief.  TEN YEARS!  However, her days were filled with hopelessness and frustration.  When you're a busy wife and mother, having constant pain
while you take care of your family can be physically and emotionally draining.

Eventually, after the above mentioned ten years had gone by, Scheer Memorial Hospital
became the next hospital in line! 

Dr. Prameed Pilli, orthopedic surgeon, diagnosed PCL.

What is PCL?  Read here to find out:

Yes, as you may have imagined, her injury, old though it was, needed to be operated on.
After surgery, Dr. Pilli sent her home with instructions to rest until it was time for physical therapy.

Yes, Physical Therapy is important!
Read here for information:

and here:

Here is our Physical Therapy, or Physiotherapy, team,

and our Physiotherapy Department.

Mr. Dinesh Chataut, head of the Department of Physiotherapy, seen here with the now happy couple,

put Sumitra on an intense physiotherapy program.  Even though it was understandably
painful, Sumitra knew it would be the best course of action, and she faithfully stuck
to the program.

You know the saying:
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It's true!

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Yes, if you noticed Subrita's smile, you'll know why!  Her persistence paid off!
Determination is worth it!  She finally feels like her old self again!  Her family is glad to have Sumitra walking around the house and doing her chores with a smile on her face instead of a grimace!

Do you fix your own brakes?
If not, don't fix your own medical problems!  See your doctor, and when advised,
see your physiotherapist!
You many accidentally make things worse if you don't know what you're doing!
Exercising incorrectly could also cause knee pain.

Come in for a consultation!  What can it hurt?
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Physical Therapy is not only for adults!
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for information.

Again, come in if you have questions.
Thank you for reading this!
 We also really thank our supporters who keep our hospital running!

Monday, July 4, 2016

June 2016 Health Calendar

Now that it's July, let's take a look back at health issues that were emphasized in June
and you can see how well informed you are!

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Sometimes men neglect their health!  Come on, you know you do!
It's not unmanly to see a doctor!  It's important!

Don't be this person...

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for information, including many links with such topics as
Chronic Diseases in Men, Screening Information, Tips for Healthy Living,
Top Ten Causes of Death in Men, and even For Women Only!  Ladies, don't miss this!
There are also links with information about prostate and testicular cancer.
Just because it's not talked about much, doesn't mean it isn't around.  It is and it's important to know.

Did you catch this article last year?  If not, please read it.

The following article, from The Nepali Man is an amazing article with so much important information.
Please do yourself and favor and read it.

The last week of June was
Worldwide Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

If you don't know the story of Helen Keller, please do yourself a favor--grab a drink and a snack, and settle down to read the amazing story of a little blind and deaf, yes, blind AND deaf girl who became a world renowned advocate for disabled people.

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Here's the website for the Nepal Association of the Blind, an important association
for those who really need help.  With help, they can thrive as well as anyone can!

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Yes, there are organizations helping the deaf in Nepal, such as the
National Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nepal.

This website post, Being Deaf in Nepal, has lots of great links.

The following organization is helping disabled students in Nepal.

If you're ever having a bad day, just be thankful that you're not disabled!

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Be thankful for all you have--especially your health!

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This July, keep this in mind:
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Have a nice day full of blessings!

Thank you to all of our supporters!