World Blood Donor Day

Jun 14, 2018 Knowledge
This is the day that the world celebrates and says thank you, both globally and nationally, to voluntary unpaid blood donors for giving the gift of life with their donations. Celebrated around the globe annually, on the 14th of June, World Blood Donor Day which is the birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, a Nobel prize ...
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Easy ways to keep fit without going to the gym

Jun 14, 2018 Knowledge
The good news is you don’t have to invest in a gym membership to keep fit. There are simple yet effective ways to keep fit, that are easy to include into your daily routine. If you feel as though a gym membership is too much of a commitment for you then try the below suggestions ...
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Five ways to boost your energy levels when living with diabetes

May 15, 2018 Knowledge
Low energy levels are unfortunately, part and parcel of living with diabetes. Feeling tired and run down can make functioning and dealing with everyday demands, very difficult. Needing to monitor our blood sugar levels with regular testing, being mindful of our diet and dealing with stress can all take its toll on us. However, by ...
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Recognizing symptoms for diabetes

May 14, 2018 Knowledge
We know that diabetes is a common disease that afflicts many in the modern world. Our lifestyles and dietary habits have contributed to this. Our bodies need insulin to use sugar as an energy source, as insulin is the hormone that controls the glucose level in our blood. Diabetes is the chronic disease where the ...
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The benefits of exercise for Chronic kidney disease patients

Feb 16, 2018 Knowledge
Exercise is good. It is something we do to improve or maintain our physical fitness. Incorporating some form of exercise into your daily routine, is very good habit to cultivate. Even if you are suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) you can have some physical activity in your life and reap the benefits. You need ...
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Healthy habits to adopt in 2018 when living with diabetes

Feb 13, 2018 Knowledge
It’s a new year and a time to make the necessary adjustments to your lifestyle to ensure that you are living your best life. Especially if you are a diabetic, it is essential that you maintain healthy habits to reduce the risks caused by the disease. According to the Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka (DASL) ...
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Dengue fever facts

Feb 1, 2018 Knowledge
The dangers of dengue cannot be ignored as the disease has gone viral with the number of dengue suffers increasing daily. It is a contracted by the bite of a mosquito, specifically the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The mosquito acts as the carrier transmitting the disease from an infected person to another. However, the disease is ...
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Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka | Infographic

Oct 3, 2017 Knowledge
  Kidney disease is a serious condition. More than 1 in 10 Sri Lankans have Chronic Kidney Dise...
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Specialist Immunization Centre At Western Hospital

Immunization is the process where by a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease. Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life threatening infectious diseases and is estimated ...
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Eyes on Diabetes

Nov 14, 2016 Knowledge
November 14th each year marks World Diabetes Day across the globe. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2016 is Eyes on Diabetes which is aimed at promoting ‘the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce to the risk of serious complications’, according to the International Diabetes Federation ...
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