Researchers have known for years that the blue-ish light smartphone screens emit can make it harder to fall back asleep. A small subset of this late-night phone-checking group makes it even harder on themselves, though, reading and even responding to work emails during the wee hours, a behavior that’s more common among users under the age of 35.
You can choose to have either paper or an electronic format of your records. Paper records are slowly becoming archaic, and the transition to digital health records is now the norm. You have plenty of choices with digitized records. You can move around with a portable storage device, have access to a centralized medical records database, or use cloud storage. Whichever way, what you want is ready access to your records, at anytime and anywhere.
Your healthcare providers have a duty to get you to understand everything they say. If you find one bloated with medical jargon, it may be a telltale sign of their confidence levels. Ask them politely to tone down and speak in common language. If they don’t budge, you could always play a trick card and ask if they mind you bringing in a medical translator. If that doesn’t go down very well, you are better off seeing somebody else who cares to explain everything in plain language.
Six years ago marked the first time in human history that the majority of the world's people lived in cities. Nairobi has not been left behind, with the growing population introducing challenges in day to day health.