World Sickle Cell Day 2021

World Sickle Cell Day 2021

This health observance aims to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients, their families and caregivers. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common red blood cell disorder, which is inherited and present at birth.  

Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Epilepsy can affect anyone, anytime, anyplace and can change lives in a moment. What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is sometimes called a seizure disorder, which is a disorder of the brain. A seizure is a short change in normal brain activity & is the main sign of epilepsy. How do you deal with someone having a […]

Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Self Esteem- The view or understanding of yourself as a person The perceived worth or value someone holds Self worth- Your belief about your own value Stress- The inability to cope with life demands with stress persons may feel helpless and lower their standards or values because they feel worthless  

WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2021

WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2021

Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions GINA 2021 REPORT SUMMARY & WORLD ASTHMA DAY MEETING OF THE GINA ADVOCATES: World Asthma Day 2021: A meeting of the GINA Advocates discussing the burden of asthma around the world. The meeting includes a summary of the 2021 Global Initiative for Asthma report featuring Dr. Helen Reddel, Chair, GINA Science Committee. […]

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) – Should I know my status?

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) – Should I know my status?

What are Sexually Transmitted Infections? The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over one million (1,000,000) Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are acquired daily worldwide, with half of these amongst those aged fifteen (15) to twenty-four (24) years. STIs, as the name suggests, are spread predominantly through sexual contact including vaginal, anal, and oral sex; as […]

2021 Hansen’s Disease

2021 Hansen’s Disease

Hansen’s disease (also known as leprosy) is an infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. The disease can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). Delayed diagnosis and treatment can lead to serious complications . Video 1-Overview of Hansen’s Disease in Trinidad and Tobago   Video 2-Signs, Symptoms and Treatment […]

Sticking to Your Resolutions 2021

Sticking to Your Resolutions 2021

In ancient times, resolutions took the form of oaths to kingdoms or religions. In modern times, most resolutions are generally personal and geared toward commitments to make some effort towards self-improvement. Maybe you plan to ring in 2021 with a new resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, or not sweat the small stuff. […]