Avoid being over-diagnosed, and over-treated
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The concept of over-diagnosis may be foreign to most patients, and even doctors too. Over-diagnosis refers to making a diagnosis that is ultimately not necessary, because the patient would never have suffered any symptoms or death from the said diagnosis. Over-diagnosis usually occurs when you get screened for a disease, such as cancer, in an effort to detect it at an early stage when it may be more amenable to treatment and cure.
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Medical safety, lessons from the airline industry
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Anyone who has ever traveled by air will be familiar with all the safety measures mandated by the airline industry. What gets demonstrated by the crew as safety procedures while aboard is only the tip of the iceberg. There is much more that the ordinary passenger never gets to be aware of. The modern aircraft has mind-boggling inbuilt safety processes, with monitoring of all conceivable eventualities and automation of remedial measures. Some have argued that the weakest link for airline safety is not the machine itself, but the human.
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Select healthier foods this Christmas
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We are on the final countdown to Christmas next week. The holidays mean different things to different people. But there
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Kids’ health in this city
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Nairobi, like most cities in developing countries, is full of kids. Latest demographic figures estimate that about 42 percent of the Kenyan population is under 14 years. Extrapolating that to the Nairobi population brings the total number of children to well over a million. The city owes this vast number of children many things that include proper housing, clean water, food, safety and good health. Children’s health starts in the womb, Nairobi women must have access to good maternity care. And this is more so for the lower socio-economic group, majority living in Nairobi slums and only able to access wanting public services.
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Does it matter how your doctor dresses?
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In years gone by, doctors were instantly recognizable. Almost each one of them wore white coats and smart attire. Male doctors were inevitably clad with ties, long sleeves and well-polished leather shoes. And so too was the case with lady doctors, crisp business suits and well-healed formal footwear. Many would don a stethoscope round their necks, with some tagging a medical bag along.
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