Losing Control… A Closer Look at Panic Disorder

Out of the blue, you start shaking and sweating, almost unable to breathe, maybe for no real reason. You could be suffering from panic disorder; HEALTH investigates more. Symptoms All of us have undergone some kind of severe stress at some point in our lives; but when the stress becomes too much to bear, it can actually become a panic disorder. PanicRead more about Losing Control… A Closer Look at Panic Disorder[...] Read More

Spurring Medical Innovation…. The Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research

Health met with Dr. P. K. Menon, director of the Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research (TIPMTR) who reveals cutting edge Diagnostic and research innovations within precision medicine that will Enable future wellness and optimal health. Overview With a focus on two main research areas – diabetes and cancer, researchers at this Institute focus on the importance of tailoring treatmentRead more about Spurring Medical Innovation…. The Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research[...] Read More

Why Online Shopping Is the Way Forward

With our busy schedules, the idea of being able to purchase a designer bag online at just the click of a mouse seems very appealing. But as HEALTH learns, there are some tips for making the most of your online shopping. Precautions When purchasing designer goods online, it is paramount to undertake the following precautions: Only shop and purchase from reputable sites or the actualRead more about Why Online Shopping Is the Way Forward[...] Read More

Bariatric Surgery and the DiabetesType 2 Connection

While bariatric surgeries have been typically associated with treating obesity, it is now recognized that the same procedures are resolving diabetes, hypertension, and other co-morbid conditions associated with obesity. Dr. Faruq M. Badiuddin, General, Laparoscopic, and Bariatric Surgeon explains more… Defined Bariatric surgeries, explains Dr. Badiuddin, refers to surgical procedures on the gastrointestinal tract designed to promote weight loss in the obese. More recently, they are starting to refer to this groupRead more about Bariatric Surgery and the DiabetesType 2 Connection[...] Read More

Merging Wellness With Technology

Looking at how an online service can help us ‘switch off’ from the frenzy of the digital world may initially seem like an oxymoron – but in reality, it can work. HEALTH speaks with the husband and wife team Stefan and Megan Ritsch, the Founders of www.enritsch.com, the UAE’s leading online health and wellness platform about how online servicesRead more about Merging Wellness With Technology[...] Read More

Managing Depression

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

DIABETICS TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET

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

DIABETICS TAKING CARE OF THEIR FEET

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

MEDICAL TOURISM INSIGHTS

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

10 TIPS ON HOW TO HELP OVERCOME FEAR

This summer, why not conquer your fears and become a stronger, more resilient person. Read on to learn more… IDENTIFY YOUR FEARS You can’t fight an enemy you can’t identify. To develop your courage, find out what is hindering it; only then can you master fear. UNDERSTAND YOUR FEARS Sometimes, the dangers and threats thatRead more about 10 TIPS ON HOW TO HELP OVERCOME FEAR[...] Read More