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Here we share articles, videos and other media that help educate our patients and potential patients, on our services, healthy living and overall christian programmes and outreach, which we employ to meet our vision and mission at Shammah Christian Hospital

TOPICAL STEROID USE AND ABUSE

Topical steroids are a common medication used to treat many types of skin diseases. When steroids were first used by dermatologists over 80 years ago, it was considered as a game changer for many patients with all sorts of skin diseases, such as eczema and psoriasis. However, over the years there has been a consistent

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Good Antenatal Care And Delivery

Antenatal care (ANC) is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. It is also called pre-natal care. It is a type of preventive healthcare for pregnant women where regular checkups are conducted to prevent problems that are associated with childbirth. The goal of antenatal care is to make sure you and your

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Adequate Child Spacing

How often should a woman give birth? This is one question that is paramount in the hearts of many people- married or single. What is child spacing? Child spacing is called inter-pregnancy interval. This refers to how soon after a prior pregnancy a woman becomes pregnant or gives birth again. There are many health risks

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GOOD DIET AND HEALTHY EATING

If you want to live healthy, you must eat well. Healthy eating is finding balance in eating. If you want to maintain good health, you must eat a healthy, balanced diet. Your body needs nutrients to stay healthy. According to Wikipedia, a healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body

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Several Ways To Promote Our Health

Information and education gives us the necessary resources we need to improve our health. There are several activities that are usually taken for granted but when taken into consideration greatly improves our health and wellbeing. Below are some of these activities and behaviours to take note of to be better informed healthy individuals. Adequate Child

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losing weight healthly

Unhealthy Weight: Risks and How to Overcome This Disease

This is weight that can expose one to severe disease conditions. We need to watch and maintain our weight on a healthy level to prevent weight related diseases such as, diabetes, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol etc. An important tool that is used to monitor weight between ages 18-65 years is known as

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