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Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives

Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives

When breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage, it can be treatable and survivable. The three steps for early detection include: Monthly breast self-exams Regular clinical breast exams Mammograms What to look for in a breast self-exam? A lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit Rash or crusting

Tips to Stop Snoring

Snoring happens when airflow in your mouth, throat or nose is disrupted.  It can interrupt your sleep and sometimes it can be a sign of a serious disorder called OSA (obstructive Sleep Apnea) Who is more likely to snore? Snoring risk factors include: Age: as we age, muscle tone decreases, causing airways to constrict Sedatives

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About the New Delta Variant

As long as the coronavirus is spreading through the population, new variants will occur and mutations will continue to happen. However, we can slow the emergence of new variants by: Taking protective measures (wearing masks, social distancing, hand hygiene) Getting COVID-19 vaccine   About the Delta variant: It is more contagious than the other strains

Breastfeeding: Why is it important?

Breast milk provides the perfect mix of vitamins, protein and fat that the baby needs to grow. It is strongly recommended for the first 6 months. After the introduction of other foods, it is important to continue breastfeeding through the baby’s first year. Breastfeeding is beneficial for the mother and her baby Breastfed babies have

How do you know you have Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus most of the time. The most common forms of hepatitis are hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis Symptoms Many people may exhibit only mild or no symptoms at all. However, each form of the virus can cause more severe symptoms. Symptoms may include: Fatigue

Practical Tips to Lose Weight

Plenty of trendy diets can make you lose considerable weight in a short period. However, they will leave you feeling hungry and deprived and most probably, you will regain your weight once you stopped dieting. Adopt these simple tweaks to your lifestyle to lose weight slowly and irreversibly: Close the kitchen at night: Establish a

Why you should avoid Trans Fats?

Trans fat is considered the worst type of fat you can eat. It increases your risk of heart disease by raising your “bad” cholesterol level and lowering your “good” cholesterol level in your body. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited food manufacturers from adding     trans fats to foods and beverages. However, some products

Tips to Prevent Sunburns

Sunburn is a red and painful skin that feels hot to the touch. It usually appears after overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. Sunburn can occur in less than 15 minutes, but the peak redness will take 12-24 hours after the exposure. In some extreme sunburns, blistering can occur. In much more severe

The five Components of Physical Fitness

Your overall fitness level can be determined by knowing your level of performance in the five components of physical fitness The five components of physical fitness: Muscular Strength It is the amount of force your muscles produce to lift and carry objects The way to increase strength is to train with weights Cardiovascular Endurance It

GlobeMed Qatar and Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine Sign A Cooperation Agreement

GlobeMed Qatar, the leading Third-Party Administrator in Qatar, and Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine (AMNM), Qatar’s state-of-the-art medical and day surgery center, signed a cooperation agreement. Through this cooperation, insured members at the insurance companies serviced by GlobeMed Qatar can now benefit from AMNM’s advanced, patient-centric healthcare services, that are powered by the latest medical