INSTAGRAM COMPETITION

To Enter :

1. Do a short video (not more than 1 minute ) with the theme “Health for Wealth”.
2. Use the following hashtags: #Prohealthhmo #phl #healthforwealth#health
3. Tag @ProHealthhmo and @pulsenigeria247 and get your friends to like and comment on your video.
4. All features in the video should be branded with PROHEALTH HMO LIMITED.
5. Competition runs from 12 noon 14 November to 6pm 12th December, 2018.
6. The 3 most engaging/liked videos will be selected and announced.

Terms and Conditions Apply.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR THE ONLINE COMPETITION.

THIS WILL BE DISPLAYED ON OUR WEBSITE AND THE LINK PROVIDED FOR REFERENCE BY ALL PARTICIPANTS.

  1. The owner of this competition is PROHEALTH HMO LIMITED, whose registered office address is at BASSAN PLAZA, BLOCK D, FIRST FLOOR, Plot 759 Independence Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja.
  2. This competition is open to all Nigerians or foreigners’ resident In Nigeria except employees of PROHEALTH HMO LIMITED and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organization or collating results of the competition.
  3. Participants must be 18 years of age and above.
  4. By entering into this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
  6. Closing date for entries is 12th December, 2018. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted or be counted.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  8. PHL reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms & conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God, or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of PHL’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by PHL by posting on this website.
  9. PHL is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  10. The winners will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 21 days of the closing date. If a winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserved the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  11. PHL will notify the winners when and where the prize can be collected/is delivered.
  12. This competition and these terms and conditions are governed by Nigeria Law and any disputes will be subject to the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
  13. The winners agree to the use of their names and images in any publicity material by PHL, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winners or any other entrant will be treated as confidential, not to be disclosed to an third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  14. Winners agree to promote for 1 full year, PROHEALTH HMO LIMITED on their personal social medial handles as non- remunerated brand ambassadors.
  15. PHL’s decision as to those able to take part and selection of the winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

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INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY-Telemedicine

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the use of internet enabled devices be it smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop to access healthcare remotely.

What are the benefits of Telemedicine?

As listed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the benefits of Telemedicine include the following:

  • Improved Access – Telemedicine has been used to bring healthcare services to patients in distant locations. Not only does telemedicine improve access to patients but it also allows physicians and health facilities to expand their reach, beyond their own offices. Given the provider shortages throughout the world–in both rural and urban areas–telemedicine has a unique capacity to increase service to millions of new patients.

  • Cost Efficiencies – Reducing or containing the cost of healthcare is one of the most important reasons for funding and adopting telehealth technologies. Telemedicine has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase efficiency through better management of chronic diseases, shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times, and fewer or shorter hospital stays.

  • Improved Quality – Studies have consistently shown that the quality of healthcare services delivered via telemedicine are as good those given in traditional in-person consulations. In some specialties, particularly in mental health and ICU care, telemedicine delivers a superior product, with greater outcomes and patient satisfaction.

  • Patient Demand – The greatest impact of telemedicine is on the patient, their family and their community. Using telemedicine technologies reduces travel time and related stresses for the patient. Over the past 15 years, study after study has documented patient satisfaction and support for telemedical services. Such services offer patients the access to providers that might not be available otherwise, as well as medical services without the need to travel long distances.

 

FAMILY PLANNING

Family planning which most people know as child spacing; could be seen as preventing unintended pregnancy, which allows individuals to achieve desired birth spacing, family size and helps to improve health of the mother and children.

We have ways of preventing unintended pregnancy:

Abstinence: this is the only method that is 100% sure to avoid unintended pregnancy but not advisable for married couples.

Oral contraceptive: this also can be effective if taken consistently and there is also the instant contraceptive like positron, this contraceptive is usually taken immediately after sexual intercourse.

IUDs and hormonal method: this device is being inserted into the body, this last long for about 4months-5 years, you can also go for the injection if suitable for you. In this case, a patient is advised to go for renewal if expired to avoid complicated issues.

Barrier method: This is the use of condoms and diaphragm to prevent the sperms from entering into the fallopian tube to prevent unintended pregnancy, but most married men would not want to use condoms on their wives, but the female condoms are also available and can function as the male condoms. Most women donot know how to use the female condom, kindly ask your health care providers for a proper clarification and procedure.

Family planning helps to reduce overpopulation, and high rate of infant and mother mortality, it reduces poverty and making needed structural changes to improve living condition.

It is advisable for you to go to your health care provider to know the best type of famainly planning that suits you. Plan your family in a suitable way.

DETOXIFICATION

Detoxification or detox simply defined is the process of removing toxic substances from the human body which may be physiological or medicinal. The human body has ways of detoxifying the body by removing impurities from blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination through urine, sweat and feaces. Additional detox diet and drinks may help the body’s vital organs rest, recover and increase liver function. Detoxifying your body is very important and comes with so many benefits, some include:

  • Increased energy; a major part of any detox should include increased intake of water. Research has shown that even a slight dehydration can lead to headaches, anxiety, mood disorders and decreased cognitive performance.
  • Rids the body of excess weight; one of the benefits of detoxification is that it allows the body to rid itself of any excess waste that it has been storing. Most detox programs stimulate the body to purge itself, and helps the liver to detox as well as the kidneys and colon.
  • Helps with weight loss; a detox diet would cause you to lose weight in the short term, but it is better for health reasons to establish long term eating habits and rid yourself of unhealthy habits.
  • Stronger immune system; when you detox your body, organs are free to function as they should. This helps to boost the immune system because nutrients are absorbed better.
  • Improved skin; since the skin is the largest organ, it shows positive results from a detox program.

 Listed below are a few easy ways to detox your body;

 Start your day with a glass of water and freshly squeezed lemon

  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Eliminate toxic oils from your diet. (E.g. vegetable oil, peanut oil). Instead use extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil.
  • Eat more raw fruits, herbs and vegetables.
  • Minimize or eliminate white bread.
  • Take a probiotic supplement daily.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Breathe deeply, laugh often and remove toxic people from your life.

 

Detoxification should be part of everyone’s regular routine for a healthy lifestyle. Switching from a detox meal to drinks is also a great way to relax your body’s system and promote good living.

HEALTH TIPS-Lemon Water

 

6 Reasons to start your day with

LEMON WATER

  1. Aids digestion
  2. Helps you stay hydrated
  3. Weight-loss friendly
  4. Prevents oxidation
  5. Supplies healthy dose of vitamin C
  6. Help prevent kidney stones

 

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EYE INJURY

EYE INJURIES

Chemicals in the eye and cuts or scrapes on the cornea are common eye injuries that occur at the work place. Other eye injuries come from splashes with grease and oil, burns from steam, ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure, and flying wood or metal chips.

Health care workers, laboratory and janitorial staff, and other workers may be at risk of acquiring infectious diseases from eye exposures.

Workers may experience eye injuries on the job for two major reasons: Either not wearing eye protection or they were wearing the wrong kind of protection for the job.

Eye protection is needed when the following potential eye hazards are present:

  • Projectiles (dust, concrete, metal, wood and other particles)
  • Chemicals (splashes and fumes)
  • Radiation (especially visible light, ultraviolet radiation, heat or infrared radiation and lasers)
  • Blood borne pathogens (hepatitis or HIV) from blood and body fluids.

In addition, computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of eye and vision related problems that results from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phones usage.

Hazards in your workplace determines the safety eye protection you should wear:

For example, if you are working in an area that has particles, flying objects or dust. At least you should wear safety glasses with side protections. If you are working near hazardous radiation (welding, lasers or fibre optics) you must use special purpose safety glasses, googles, face shields or helmets designed for that particular task.

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ALLERGIES

Allergy symptoms can be treated over-the-counter and prescription medications, but while self-medication is not advisable, your best bet is to visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Allergy is an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen (substance that causes allergic reaction) introduced by inhalation, ingestion, infection, or skin contacts often manifested by itchy eyes, runny nose or skin rash.

Symptoms that causes allergy includes: itchy eyes, skin and sneezing. Seasonal allergies results from the grass, weeds and molds, and food allergies includes peanuts and milk etc.

Allergies are very common; we have different types of allergies which includes:

  • Respiratory allergy (summer, winter etc.)
  • Food allergy (milk, egg etc.)
  • Skin allergy (contact dermatitis, allergy to insects strings)
  • Others, which include (eye, drug, aspirin, penicillin and so forth)

In order to identify what triggers your allergy, several different types of allergies tests are employed.

For example: allergy skin test, blood test for allergies, food allergy testing, and allergy symptom diary and elimination diet.

Allergy symptoms can be treated over-the-counter and prescription medications, but while self-medication is not advisable, your best bet is to visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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