In this edition of our magazine we are focusing on the problems of obesity and diabetes. Obesity or being overweight is perhaps the biggest Public Health problem that the western world faces today and in terms of health economics is a huge challenge to any country but particularly to those that have a low health care budget. In particular Ukraine has a high prevalence of obesity and diabetes probably related to historically high carbohydrate and sugar intakes.
In honour of Diabetes Awareness Month, American Medical Centers Lviv is pleased to offer Diabetes Check-ups for a very special price. Comprehensive Plan includes personalized risk assessment and prevention recommendations for patients and families who may be at an increased risk of developing type 2 Diabetes.
With onset of warm sunny days, along with a season of walks in parks and picnics in forests, the activity of ticks raises. The peak activity of ticks is usually registered in two periods: May-June and August-September. While the bite of these little creatures is not harmful itself, the danger is in ticks’ ability to transmit pathogens of viral and bacterial diseases.
We live today very much in a digital world and this brings us great convenience but also some hidden problems, and the same is very true of digital medicine. The electronic world has brought great benefits to the practice of medicine – we can easily access upto date guidelines and protocols through the web and share information easily across the world. In particular imaging – MRI’s, CT’s and normal x-rays are very much better and being electronic can easily be mailed to patients and other physicians.
Statistics show that 95 out of 100 children will not fall sick even being in direct contact with an infection if they had been vaccinated on time. Still, often parents refuse recommended vaccinations and consider them dangerous or are concerned about side-effects or reactions such as: