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CHOLESTEROL-HERO OR VILLAIN?

If you do not know your blood cholesterol level, STOP whatever you are doing and rush to the nearest health facility to have it checked. The “Invisible Killer” could be stalking you.

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is made in the body by the liver.

For purposes of this discussion, we will simplify the issue by refer...

CHOLERA-A CHOICE TO LIVE IN DIRTY SURROUNDINGS

Cholera is simply a disease of filth. To put it bluntly you only get this disease when you directly or indirectly ingest an infected person’s faeces. This contamination may be through our food or water.

The disease is characterized by passing copious amounts of diarrhea stools (sometimes referred to as rice-water stools beca...

HEALTH ARTICLES BY DR. ESSEL

SAFETY BEGINS AT HOME

“The day is near at hand when the doctor will no longer be engaged to patch up the sick man, but to prevent him from getting sick. He will VISIT FAMILIES, EXAMINE THE PREMISES, inspect factories and shops and give instruction to his patients how to keep from getting Safety in our homes is an extremely important issue sin...

HEALTH ARTICLES BY DR. ESSEL

IS THIS THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE?

The practice of Medicine has evolved over centuries; from downright barbaric principles to a sophisticated technology-enhanced practice backed by scientific evidence. Some countries have gone full-circle and decided to do more work on prevention while some of us still battle with yearly cholera outbreaks yet d...