The Nanny Chronicles

nanny-chronicles Recently, there has been a lot of negative news in the media about nannies in the region; both in the mistreatment of the children they are entrusted to care for and the mistreatment of the nannies themselves. HEALTH speaks to Dr. Tara Wyne, Clinical Psychologist who delves deeper into this issue… Growing Dependence Dr. WyneRead more about The Nanny Chronicles[...] Read More

Managing Depression

managing With many expatriates here living far from family and loved ones, it’s no wonder that figures on UAE suggest that four to five percent of the population suffer from clinical depression. To help manage depression, Mandeep Jassal, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapist provides her expertise. SYMPTOMS Some of the main symptoms* of depression include: a markedlyRead more about Managing Depression[...] Read More

WHY ARE OUR KIDS COMPLAINING OF JOINT PAIN?

kids-complaining-of-joint-pain From the heavy book bags to the increase in sedentary lifestyles, our kids today are complaining of back and joint pain. To help, Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Hashim Zaka provides some practical tips. 1. While sitting in school, the hip, knees, and ankle joint need to be in the 90 degrees position, bottom comfortably tucked atRead more about WHY ARE OUR KIDS COMPLAINING OF JOINT PAIN?[...] Read More

A MultiDisciplinary Approach… Knee and Joint Replacement Surgeries

untitled-1 HEALTH MET WITH THE ENTIRE TEAM AT THE RECENT LAUNCH OF THUMBAY HOSPITAL’S NEW ORTHOSPINE CENTER IN DUBAI TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT HOW KNEE AND JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERIES HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST 20 YEARS. A HOLISTIC APPROACH Orthopedics has changed in the past 20 years, tells Specialist Orthopedist Dr. Amit Arvindbhai Shah, explaining,Read more about A MultiDisciplinary Approach… Knee and Joint Replacement Surgeries[...] Read More

DIABETICS TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET

health-optimised-523 For a non-diabetic, we often don’t give much thought to how we care for our feet. Yet for a diabetic, even trimming the toenails can be challenging. HEALTH speaks to Chief Podiatrist Michelle Champlin about some common foot problems in diabetics and the correct ways to deal with them. WHAT TO CHECK FOR It isRead more about DIABETICS TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET[...] Read More

Nurturing a Positive Body – Image in your Teen

health-optimised-529 With Instagram filters and photo shopping images seemingly the way forward, the self-esteem of even the most self-confident teenager can take a beating. HEALTH discusses body image in teens with Counselling Psychologist Reem Shaheen. Today’s Teens According to Reem, teenagers today are exposed to articles and images that suggest what their bodies are supposed toRead more about Nurturing a Positive Body – Image in your Teen[...] Read More

DIABETICS TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET

health-optimised-523 For a non-diabetic, we often don’t give much thought to how we care for our feet. Yet for a diabetic, even trimming the toenails can be challenging. HEALTH speaks to Chief Podiatrist Michelle Champlin about some common foot problems in diabetics and the correct ways to deal with them WHAT TO CHECK FOR It isRead more about DIABETICS TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET[...] Read More

MERGING HEALTH AND BEAUTY… SOLE LOUNGE BY MARGARET DABBS

medical-pedicures Margaret Dabbs, a celebrity favorite and internationally renowned podiatrist, CEO, and Founder of Margaret Dabbs London brand, gives Dubai’s well-heeled women gold standard professional pedicures that used to be only available in London. HEALTH learns more about her expertise. The Right Touch “When we provide one of our signature medical pedicures, a full assessment ofRead more about MERGING HEALTH AND BEAUTY… SOLE LOUNGE BY MARGARET DABBS[...] Read More

MEDICAL TOURISM INSIGHTS

health-optimised-509 HEALTH meets with Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Director, The Medical Tourism Council, Dubai, UAE, to learn more about the Dubai government’s latest initiatives in promoting Dubai as a key medical tourism hub. MEDICAL TOURISM PLANS “We have a long-term target we want to reach by 2020 where we obtain half a million medical touristsRead more about MEDICAL TOURISM INSIGHTS[...] Read More

LIVING WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

sclerosis With 2.5 million known Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients world-wide, approximately 55 in every 100,000 people in UAE live with the condition. The ratio, however, is increasing. HEALTH speaks to Mahmood El Belushi, Certified Trainer and Life Coach living with MS, about how a positive outlook can boost wellbeing. DEFINED Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a diseaseRead more about LIVING WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS[...] Read More