Category Archives: Diversos

Diversos

  • Unlocking the lockdown

    Unlocking the lockdown The Covid19 pandemic has hit the world hard. In four months we have seen millions infected, thousands dying and the healthcare systems, even in the most developed countries, stretched to breaking point. It is now time to start considering how you will get people back into the workplace as many economies worldwide Read More

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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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  • 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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  • Life is the name of the game…

    Exactly 50 years ago there was this young, small, blondish, little girl, who came out of medical school and turned into… a little doctor. She felt like… Alice in Wonderland. After  some years of hard work, she had just been given an extraordinary power, she was given the ability to “interfere” with life, was given 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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  • The cellular cost of smoking! Part Two

    Cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemical compounds, 69 of which can cause cancer. While approved as food additives they were not tested through burning, which changes their properties! I am just going to write about TWO!!  Tar coats the lining of the airways causing cilia paralysis. These microscopic hair like projections) usually wave or Read More

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  • Acupuncture Revisited

    At Luzdoc, as we have evolved and grown, it has always been our philosophy to be open to all the complementary treatment approaches of proven quality, scientifically recognised and validated. The therapy of acupuncture has a long history. In its 2500 years of development, a wealth of experience has been accumulated, attesting to the wide Read More

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