Do you remember the last time your doctor shook your hand as you settled into the consultation room? Or parted your shoulders as you went out the door? It may all not be too obvious, and some people wouldn’t want to shake hands anyway.
But there has been an ongoing observation of almost cold and impersonal interactions with doctors. Why is this the case?
We are living in times where technology has enabled health matters to be increasingly just a fingertip away. You can access basic health information via email, SMS, social media groups, automated interactive web tools, and via all manner of apps. All you need is your fingers and access to the internet
I constantly get confidential electronic consults from adolescents when they find themselves faced with unexpected health issues. The range of enquiries is varied, with trivial concerns at times, but very serious health matters at certain points. Each encounter usually ends up with specific advice, and a longer-term recommendation on maintaining optimal health.
We are well into a much rainy & cold season. This can feel pretty cold when we are used to tropical temperatures usually in the mid-20s. Cold spells have their unique health challenges, you want to keep yourself and your loved ones warm.Respiratory infections are pretty common in cold spells, and are easily passed on. The common cold and flu (influenza) are very contagious.