With a continuing number of cases of Wuhan virus – some 7,711 in China there is obviously continued concern about the spread of virus, although to date very few cases have been diagnosed in Europe and none in the countries where AMC Clinics operate – Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan.
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.
While travelling, don't forget about health issues and create your own travel bag for common medical emergencies.
Heatstroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its own temperature and body temperature continues to rise, often to 40°C or higher. Heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperatures -- usually in combination with dehydration -- which leads to failure of the body's temperature control system.
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.