07:17 1st February 2018 | Importance of Medical Records
Medical records typically consist of self-reported patient information along with doctor’s notes on diagnoses, care and treatments. But there’s so much more to it. We want to help people understand why medical records are important. In doing so, we hope to encourage everyone to share accurate information each time they consult medical professionals.
Information Included in Medical Records
Up-to-date medical records generally contain self-report...
00:21 7th January 2018 | Cancer in Women
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to a 2017 fact sheet, released by ICO HPV Information Centre on HPV and Cancer, approximately 14 089 Nigerian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year of which 8 240 do not survive.
Now, more than ever, we would like to encourage women to come for screenings at our Medicentre that could save their lives. We offer the following two tests:Liquid-based cytologyHPV Testing
We also offe...
06:24 7th January 2018 | Bacteria Infection
E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a type of bacteria. Certain strains are harmless, however, others can have dangerous effects. Strains of E. coli include:STEC: This strain creates a toxin called Shiga that damages the lining of the intestine which in turn leads to illness.O157:H7: This dangerous strain often causes severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea. In some cases, particularly children under five years of age the infection can cause hemolytic ur...
11:46 7th January 2018 | Cancer in Women
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common infection contracted from skin contact and from vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has the virus. The infected person may not even show signs or experience any symptoms, in fact, symptoms could take years to show after HPV has been contracted.
The most important thing you need to know about Human Papillomavirus is that some types of HPV do not go away and can cause genital warts or lead to cer...
12:18 7th January 2018 | Medical Check-Up
First off, we want to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Secondly, we want you to know we are always ready to offer exceptional preventative- and primary care as well as assisted reproductive care that adheres to international standards.
Medicentre wants to continue to help you make the right lifestyle choices for a healthier, happier and longer life. Quality of life can improve significantly once you achieve (and put in the eff...
16:58 9th December 2017 | General Check-Up
Your car might have had its pre-trip inspection, but what about your body? Before you embark on your trip this festive season, you should book a general check-up and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. If you do not, you could be putting your life at risk. You may even need extra screenings and examinations.
Although mass travel has made so many things possible for so many people, it has also contributed to the spread of threatening epi...
21:21 9th December 2017 | Pre-Pregancy Service
Planning to get pregnant and falling pregnant are two different things. Sometimes miracles happen and babies are born without complications or medical assistance to conceive. However, when you start planning for pregnancy there are a few essential steps you can take to make the journey easier and safer for you and your future baby.
Bridge Clinic Medicentre now offers Fit-for-Pregnancy – a pre-pregnancy service ideal for the following individual...
15:18 9th December 2017 | OverIndulge
Almost everybody looks forward to December and January holidays. These are usually times that call for spending quality time with loved ones, celebrating and lots of feasting – often all at once. Depending on traditions, religion and culture, an abundance of incredible dishes and sometimes alcoholic drinks may both be available for consumption. Long periods of resting and relaxation are also common.
Festive Season Struggles
Living a balanced lif...
02:10 9th December 2017 | Tumours
Glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of brain cancer, is extremely difficult to treat and the survival rate of patients beyond two years is only 30%. These tumours do not have clear borders; instead they have thread-like tendrils that extend into nearby areas of the brain. "So there's no possibility of surgically making sure you get every cell out there," Nader Sanai, director of neurosurgical oncology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in P...
15:55 18th October 2017 | Male Reproductive System
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Primary healthcare services could assist with male fertility challenges before specialist services are required. However, before taking a look at how these services and recommended lifestyle adjustments can help address male factor infertility, let’s briefly look at:
(a) What is Male Factor Infertility?
If the reason that a couple is not able to conceive stems from challenges related to the man’s reproductive system, then the term ma...
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