Category Archives: Health Related Info

  • COVID-19 – Quick Test

    COVID-19 Quick Test COVID-19 IgG/IgM Immunochromatographic Assay Tests Qualitative Antibody Detection Results within 10 minutes Available From the 15th of May For more information, please contact 282 780 700.  

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  • QUARANTINE

    QUARANTINE On the 30th January 2020, the WHO Director-General declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Since this, according to what was reported to WHO, over 1.3 million people have been infected and almost 80,000 have lost their lives. To alleviate suffering and save lives, severe isolation precautions were decided. Read More

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  • MASK USE REQUIRED

    MANDATORY MASK USE When you come to Luzdoc – International Medical Service, you must wear a surgical mask. If you don`t have yours, we have a mask available for you, which will be invoiced. Face mask is indispensable to access our services.

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  • WE WILL

    The pandemic will change the world for ever and Humanity will learn a new way of life. We are living through a world-disrupting event whose final consequences we are only beginning to imagine. There is no doubt that as this disease has disrupted lives, markets and exposed the competence (or lack of it) of governments, Read More

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  • Up-To-Date Health Services A continuous effort!

    Since 1981 Luzdoc has progressed into a tailor-made Family Medicine center, providing a comprehensive 24 Hours Health Care Service to the resident and the tourist populations of the Algarve, where patients are partners in their health care, well-being and health prevention. Luzdoc recognises the emergence of more discerning clients, better informed about their health issues Read More

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  • DISEASE OUTBREAKs

    Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic The World is scared of the new coronavirus outbreak. Around 80 thousand confirmed cases, more than 2.500 deaths and numbers keep growing every day. Outbreaks of disease can spread rapidly and kill thousands. A disease Outbreak is declared when more cases of a disease than expected are recorded in one area. The Read More

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  • MAKING A DIAGNOSIS

    DIAGNOSIS… can be difficult. It is especially difficult in primary care. Within primary care, conditions will often be seen at an evolutionary stage when the characteristics of symptoms are changing; with time the patient will have had additional time to reflect on his story and the symptoms may have become more clear. Diagnostic uncertainty is Read More

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  • SPORTING INJURIES: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    Football is the most practiced sport in the world, and Portugal is no exception. The practice of football brings numerous benefits, whether they are physical, psychological or social in nature. However, as it is a sport in which contact or collision may occur, there is a risk of injury. Given the high participation rates, the Read More

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  • NEW YEAR… FRESH START!

    Make a fresh start to your life! The right time could be anytime, any day, but New Year is traditionally considered “the right time”. According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals, while around 80 percent fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Kerry J. Stewart, a cardiology researcher at Read More

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  • Medicine and doctors… do not fly away…

    for Christmas! It is that time of year again and everyone is gathered around the Christmas tree, the holly, the presents… the food and the drinks. As idyllic as this sounds, sometimes the holiday season just does not live up to its expectations of joy, peace, and goodwill.   According to the UK’s NHS, over 80,000 Read More

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  • FLU

    You must be thinking… the flu again? We have had an article every year about the flu, the flu vaccines and all that there is about flu! Well… the fact is that we must repeat, repeat, repeat, and update, update, update in an attempt to reach as many people as we can. Even if you Read More

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  • The silly season… or… The Dog Days of Summer

    The silly season is generally considered to be the period in the late summer months, when the mass media often focus on trivial or frivolous matters, for lack of major news stories. But it is also a period of time, during a holiday season, in which the behaviour of an individual or a group tends Read More

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  • He who has fleas…can also have lice

    I have always adored old sayings. They are a poetic expression of generations and generations of “living” experiences and they are usually right …and very wise. The title for this “Prescription” is a very old Portuguese saying that my father, who was a good old fashioned, dedicated family doctor, used to say many times. The Read More

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  • As Time Goes By

    As Time Goes By You must remember this The fundamental things apply As time goes by No matter what the future brings As time goes by It’s still the same old story A fight for love and glory A case of do or die As time goes by This is a very personalised excerpt of Read More

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  • SEX, DRUGS and… ROCK N ROLL

    SEX, DRUGS and… ROCK N ROLL Do you remember? There was a song and a film. These three things are stereotypically connected, and one cannot be separated from the others as the general idea is that the lives of rock stars are made up of those three things: having sex, using drugs… often illegal ones… and Read More

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  • The Treatment of Arthritis and Arthrosis with Acupuncture

    Arthritis, what are the main symptoms? Constant pain in one or more joints? Your mobility, particularly in the morning seems increasingly limited, do you feel your joints are more rigid or even deformed? Increasingly Are you suffering from any of the following? • Difficulty with your daily tasks? • Painful knees as you go down Read More

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  • ONCE I HAD A PATIENT…

    ONCE I HAD A PATIENT… This is how doctors always start a conversation when they get together… People comment all the time that doctors are “terrible”… whenever  two, or more… get together, they seem not to know how to speak about anything else but work. Well, may be it is true, but… the truth, the Read More

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