You have the right to access all aspects of healthcare that include preventive, curative and even palliative care. That means ready access to facilities in your locale or elsewhere, whenever the need arises. If facilities are unavailable, inaccessible or inadequately stocked and staffed, you need to be asking several questions to those responsible. If seeking care in the private sector, you have the right to select your preferred healthcare providers. Your insurer should not bully you into pre-selected facilities.
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But why? Processed foods have high caloric content, but overall poor nutritional value. They contain high levels of salts and sugars, preservatives and additional additives to assure sustainable shelf-lives. There is often very little fibre content. Some additives and preservatives may be harmful in the long run. Little wonder then about linkage with chronic illnesses, and eventual contribution to additional mortality.
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Every age group is vulnerable to substance abuse, but more so young adults at the peak of their productivity. The most commonly abused substances in Kenya include alcohol, tobacco, bhang (marijuana) and miraa (khat). But it’s common knowledge that other types of drugs are also readily available; including cocaine, LSD, narcotics, steroids and tranquilizers among many more.
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Once you make yourself a model for health, you readily qualify to be on the lookout for others. Your starting point can be whatever you want. You may choose an initial personalized approach to family and friends who are closest to you.
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Some folk appear to get sick more often than others. Some will end up getting a definite diagnosis. Others will go through a thorough medical evaluation and nothing the matter will be found.
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