Tag: Health Advocacy

What you really need to know about Ebola

Wash your hands

It is no longer news that Ebola is in town. Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian diplomat on the 25th of July 214 became the first known case and mortality in Nigeria of the current Ebola Viral Disease outbreak in West Africa. As of today 13th of August 2014, there are 10 known cases of the disease …

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What you need to know about breast lumps

It was her nightmare becoming a reality. She lost her mom to it. An aunt was also a victim. Now at 32 years old she had felt the lump. She feared it had came for her too. Thank God it was not so. The doctor said it was not! Today let’s look at a cluster …

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Hand Washing

Hand washing: An easy way to prevent infection Hand washing is a simple habit, something most people do without thinking. Yet hand washing, when done properly, is one of the best ways to avoid colds, flu, poisoning, and diarrhea. This simple habit requires only soap and clean water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a …

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What you should know about kidney failure

13 year old Jide is in pains. His legs are swollen. He feels hot and cold intermittently. Food no longer gives him pleasure. He longer enjoys the cool embrace of a lovely night sleep. His parents have exhausted all their savings in their quest to getting a cure for his aliment. They have tried many …

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  He is in the middle of the road. He struts majestically with many scurried glances thrown his way now and then. But he is oblivious to all. He wears his mangled hair with pride. He has no shirt and what to him is a pair of  trousers can at best be  described as a …

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The Myth of Abandonment

Health Myths For a while I couldn’t really understand why people get all frantic at the close of a year and the beginning of a new one. Resolutions (many soon forgotten and abandoned!) made; new hope kindled; joy, lightness and mirth abounding. It was all perplexing to me a particular time of the year would …

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From me to you: four tips to live long

As they say, “…life no get duplicate!”. Yet if you are like most people, you are probably living your life as if there is no tomorrow. Why do I say that? Ok let me ask you a question, when you were making New Year resolutions in January, what did you decide about one of your …

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