Posts Tagged "nursing care"

Disabled Holidays

Posted by admin on Sep 8, 2011 in Senior Health Advice, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Disabled Holidays

Everyone needs a holiday from time to time, but if you are not abled bodied or you care for someone who needs round the clock care the logistic nightmare of organising a trip can just leave you feeling like it is all too much trouble. We at Mediterranean Quality Care Services work very closely with many hotels and apartments here in Mallorca as well as independant travelers or people with holiday homes. We can ensure that you have the equipment you need to make your stay comfortable without bringing everything with you and that you have support and medical help should you need it. As well as...

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Repatriation From Mallorca

Posted by admin on Sep 8, 2011 in Senior Health Advice, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Repatriation From Mallorca

One service that we have been asked for many times in the past is assistance with repatriation. Often if a person falls in while holidaying in Mallorca or even has an accident and breaks a leg – the logistics of returning to your home country can be a little bit daunting. That is where we can help. We can assist not only with the paperwork, translations and organisation, but for the very sick we can also provide a qualified nurse to travel with the patient ensuring they are well looked after and made to feel as comfortable as possible. If someone passes away in Mallorca, either a...

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The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Taking a few minutes to do a breast self-exam a minimum of once a month can make a lifetime of difference. Nearly 70% of all breast cancers are found through self-exams and with early detection the 5-year survival rate is 98%. If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t panic—8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. For additional peace of mind, call your doctor whenever you have concerns. Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Here’s what you should look for: Breasts that are...

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3 Common Causes of Heavy Periods

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

3 Common Causes of Heavy Periods

All of us, from time to time, experience what we feel is unusually heavy bleeding during our menstrual periods. Fortunately, most often what we think is abnormal uterine bleeding is not excessive enough to be diagnosed as menorrhagia. How do you know when bleeding during your period is abnormally heavy? The easiest way to know if you are experiencing menorrhagia is to take note of how often you need to change your pad or tampon. If your period is heavy enough to require changing more often than every one or two hours, or if you have a period that lasts more than a full week, you may be...

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Basic First Aid

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Basic First Aid

In the time it takes to read this page, you could learn enough first aid to save a life. A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes, but it can take more than eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive. So a simple procedure such as opening someone’s airway can save their life while they’re waiting for emergency medical help. The latest government figures, from 2002, estimate 2.7 million people in the UK went to A&E because of an accident in their home. Of these, 910,000 were aged under 16. Sadly, almost 4,000 people in England and Wales died because of accidents...

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15 Ways to Help You Get Pregnant

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Healthy Kids | 0 comments

15 Ways to Help You Get Pregnant

A planned pregnancy can be a fine balancing act between your hormones, time and in some cases – luck. We help tip the balance in your favour by providing some helpful tips on not just only improving the fertility of both you and your partner, but some important information on timing and making sure the efforts you make have maximum affect in helping you reach your goal 1. Have a Check-Up Before you take on any project, it’s always important to make sure you have all the information you need. It is best to make an appointment with your GP if you feel that becoming pregnant may be made...

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Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Coping with Parkinson’s Disease

With Parkinson’s, it’s important to keep yourself as physically and mentally active as possible. In this way, mind and body functions can be maintained to the greatest possible degree. Regular physiotherapy can help body functioning. For the mind, frequent, stimulating interaction with relatives and friends will be beneficial. Clubs and societies are a good place to meet people and enjoy a chat or debate – local councils will usually be able to provide a list of such groups. Tackling Negative Thoughts Some people with Parkinson’s disease have a tendency to become...

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Call to Measure Duration of Obesity

Posted by admin on Aug 23, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Eating, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Call to Measure Duration of Obesity

Doctors need to start counting “obese years”, say experts. Experts say the health hazards of obesity may have been grossly underestimated because we are not measuring the condition adequately. Risk calculations have focused on severity of weight gain alone and not how long it persists. Latest research suggests every additional decade of being obese more than doubles death risk. The researchers told the International Journal of Epidemiology a new measure is needed – the “obese-year”. Similar to the “pack-year” used for smoking, it gives a further...

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Pleurisy

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Pleurisy

Pleurisy іѕ inflammation οf thе thin lining around thе lungs. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? A thin lining, known аѕ thе pleura, exists around thе lungs. It allows fοr smooth, comfortable movement between thе chest wall аnԁ thе lungs аѕ a person breathes. Thе pleura gets rough аnԁ stiff whеn іt becomes inflamed. Bесаυѕе thе lung expands аnԁ contracts whіƖе breathing, thіѕ inflammation mаkеѕ breathing painful. Whаt аrе thе signs аnԁ symptoms οf thе condition? Pain wіth breathing іѕ thе mοѕt common symptom οf pleurisy. Thе pain іn thе...

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Malaria

Posted by admin on Aug 18, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Malaria

Malaria іѕ аn infection mаrkеԁ bу fever аnԁ shaking chills. Four different species οf thе Plasmodium parasite cause malaria. Whаt іѕ going οn іn thе body? Malaria occurs mainly іn thе tropical areas οf thе world, including Africa, Asia, аnԁ Central аnԁ South America. Humans bυу malaria through thе bite οf a mosquito. Thеrе аrе 4 species οf Plasmodium thаt cause infection. Whеn аn infected mosquito bites a person, thе parasite travels through thе bloodstream tο thе liver. Thе parasite multiplies іn thе liver. Thеn іt goes back іntο thе...

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