The health world continues to get the better of the deadly Ebola virus disease with latest reports showing a significant drop in the number of cases of the disease since June, 2014 when the disease began ravaging parts of the African continent (where many of the countries initially affected have now been declared Ebola-free) and later spread to other parts of the world including the United States and parts of Europe. This Cable News Network (CNN) report puts in perspective the road to achieving this decline in the number of cases of the deadly virus particularly in the largely affected nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Read Here http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/29/africa/ebola-virus/index.html
Medic-ALL(09:29:2015) WORLD HEART DAY, NATIONAL COFFEE DAYIn the midst of all the coffee freebies around today, it is
certainly not my intention to crash the “coffee party”, why would I anyway? , especially having being been a proud
caffeine-addict myself over the years. But it’s certainly a perfect occasion,
the National Coffee day which happens to coincide with the World Heart Day.
Great for me, a lover of the heart and a coffee die-hard! World Heart Day takes place on this day every year offers an
opportunity for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest
intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Watch World Heart Day Video Coffee; Not a bad heart-choice!
The focus for this World Heart Day is on creating
heart-healthy environments. By ensuring that people are able to makeheart-healthy choices wherever they live, work and play, the World Heart Day
encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, towards promoting a
heart-healthy planet for those around u…
Medic-ALL(29:08:2014) by Kayode Kuku MB;BS:
I had just finished discussing with a patient and was documenting away in my usual serious but friendly fashion (stealing glances occasionally), then the patient on her way out after receiving her prescription volunteered "Doctor , you've got a fine handwriting for a Doctor", Thanks, I simply replied in my "humbly" proud tone. It really wasn't the first time I had received such a compliment from a patient, yes it wasn't, but mind you I have also heard nurses complain about my handwriting and some patients wonder aloud, "Doctor, what have you written"?
The horrible handwriting of doctors ,as some describe it, has being widely discussed and condemned by many people outside the profession. While some have come to the conclusion that doctors learn to write in a particular unreadable way while in school , others believe that doctors deliberately write in a certain way in order to conceal the exact content …
Medic-ALL(09;16;2015) SURGERY AND ETHICS By Kayode Kuku MB;BSExperiencing medical practice as a student and physician in a “developing”
country, I came in contact with a lot of patients who hated to hear of the option of having surgery to manage whatever condition they were being
managed for. From the simple surgical procedures (appendicectomies, lumopectomies)
to the cesarean-sections for child delivery and even more major surgeries to
improve the patients’ quality of life, having surgery was bad news to most.
It was common to associate the phobia for surgery with the
level of education of some of the patient, but I later found that even the most learned shared in
the phobia apparently. I came to realize that the dislike for surgery was a
general phenomenon and this submission was substantiated following my exposure
to patients in the developed society, it didnt matter if it was a minor excission procedure or a total knee replacement. The fact is most people would prefer not
to have …