The Emotional Health of Children

The Emotional Health of Children

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. Suicide remains a National Public Health crisis as Trinidad and Tobago has the third highest rate of suicide in the region. Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. […]

Regular Check Ups – Why should I go to my doctor regularly?

Regular Check Ups – Why should I go to my doctor regularly?

Top Five (5) Reasons for Having Regular Check-Ups :  1. Prevention is better than cure Do not wait until you feel sick to go to the doctor! It is good to go to your doctor for a check-up when you are well, to ensure that everything is alright. At these visits or “Wellness Checks” your […]

The truth about Alcohol

The truth about Alcohol

●     Worldwide, 3 million deaths result annually from harmful use of alcohol; this represents 5.3 % of all deaths. ●     The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 diseases and injury conditions. ●     Alcohol consumption causes death and disability relatively early in life. In the age group 20–39 years, approximately […]

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 […]