What Is Cholesterol?
Many people ask the question, what is cholesterol? It is an oil-based substance found in blood (though it does not mix with the blood, which is water-based) and in all cells of the body. It travels around the body in lipoproteins categorized as LDL and HDL. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is unhealthy or “bad” cholesterol. High-density […]
FIVE CHALLENGES OF DIABETES IN KENYA
Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting an estimated 382 million people worldwide.
10 TIPS TO STAYING HEALTHY DURING THE KENYAN WINTER
Keeping well hydrated during cold months ensures that the barriers used to protect your body from colds and flu are fully functional and completely intact.
EXPLORING 10 OF THE BUTTERFLY IQ PRESETS
According to WHO, two-thirds of the world lacks life-saving access to medical imaging services. The Butterfly iQ has been beneficial to test for pneumonia, which causes 15 percent of the deaths of children under 5 years old, to examine goiters, tumors and other difficult to assess conditions. With recent events (the Covid-19 pandemic), the butterfly […]
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIV AND SYPHILIS
If one is HIV-negative, having syphilis can make it easier to contract HIV. Sores or inflammation from syphilis can make it easier for HIV to enter the body. As we continue to champion testing of Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs), here are facts you should know about HIV and Syphilis.
HOW THE BUTTERFLY iQ HAS PROVED USEFUL DURING COVID-19
During the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, in which patients’ conditions rapidly deteriorated leading to aggressive pneumonia, lung ultrasound outperformed chest radiography for the detection of viral pneumonia in symptomatic patients. The butterfly iQ has played a huge role by being used to diagnose Covid Pneumonia.
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS AT ILARA HEALTH LABS
Patient care facilities that are equipped with an Ilara Health LAB are able to run tests, diagnose, and begin treatment under one roof. This saves time for both doctor and patient.
SEPTEMBER IS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread to the pelvis and abdomen. At an advanced stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat. Because it is difficult to detect in its early stages, there are more deaths from ovarian cancer than any other gynecological cancer.
MEN’S HEALTH MONTH
Photo credit: senivpetro – www.freepik.com Why Men’s Health Month is important The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. As we celebrate Men’s Health Month, it is important to reflect on the determinant of men’s health and how the […]
We Are Set to Distribute ResAppDX, an App that Diagnoses Lower Tract Respiratory Infections by Listening to Cough Sounds
ResAppDX is a point-of-care diagnostic phone application. It is compatible with both IOS and Android. It diagnoses lower respiratory tract infections by listening to cough sounds. After an intensive pilot evaluation of the ResAppDx that we undertook at five partner clinics, we are elated to announce the signing of an agreement with ResApp Health, to […]