The one-day conference included 12 different presentations on the latest technologies in primary care and treatment using telemedicine in this sector. Mr. Neil Clark, Acting Director, Investment and Capacity Management Division at Department of Health Abu Dhabi talked about Abu Dhabi’s journey to establish a strategy for primary care, in which he showcased primary care services in Abu Dhabi. He also clarified that there’s a specialized committee for primary care in Abu Dhabi which consists of members of a number of hospitals and family medicine physicians, who work continuously to improve strategies for primary care. Dr. Samina Ahmed, Chairperson of the Conference, Family Medicine Consultant and Medical Director at HealthPlus Family Centers presented a lecture about the primary care model inAbu Dhabi. She said that international studies show that 75 to 85% of the cases can be treated in primary care centers, and commitment towards this will limit the pressure on emergency departments and specialized clinics in hospitals.

This could be achieved by awareness programs and educating the community about the importance and benefits of going to primary care and family medicine physicians as a first step. Dr. Yousif Alzaabi, Unit Head, Foresight – Strategy at Department of Health Abu Dhabi talked about digital health transformation and telehealth, what are the current trends and what are we on the lookout for. He said, “by having a human-centric approach and a future-oriented thinking, the Department of Health is making huge strides in the digital health domain and taking bold actions to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies in the digital health realm. “A study in Finland found a 16.4% decrease in the number of radiology examinations and an increase in primary care referrals to special care by 43.6% over a five-year period.” Mr. Erik added. Dr. Abdul Razzak Alkaddour, Cardiology and Internal Medicine Consultant at Danat Al Emarat Hospital in Abu Dhabi presented a talk about healthy heart in primary care. During the lecture, he talked about what should a general practitioner know about risk factors connected to heart diseases, like heart attacks and myocardial infarction.

These factors include diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and stress. Early detection of these diseases and treating them at the right time prevents complications and heart diseases, especially heart attacks, pointing out that studies shows that35% of the population suffer from high blood pressure (the silent killer). “Latest scientific researches show that patients with diabetes and high blood pressure who are also smokers are 50% prone to suffer from heart attacks in comparison to healthy people. Also, more than 40% of diabetics are not diagnosed and they don’t even know that they have the disease. Diagnosing these cases at primary care centers can limit complications of diabetes drastically, as patients would receive treatment in early stages,”” Dr. Abdul Razzak added. The conference was accredited by Department of Health for 7 CME hours and was organized by Medetarian Conferences Organizing (MCO). Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release. The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. Neither this website nor our affiliates shall be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance thereon. You expressly agree that your use of the information within this article is at your sole risk.

  • Lean cuts of meats
  • Don’t forbid treats
  • Not allowing grazing
  • Keep a regular bedtime during that week. Turn off the alarm and see what time your body wakes up
  • If my child’s cholesterol level is high now, will it always be high
  • Always, always, always, as a parent, feed yourself the food you are feeding your child

Fad diets can help you lose weight quickly, but won’t help you keep it off because often you’ll fall back into your same unhealthy eating habits. One of the best ways to lose weight and keep the weight off is to change your eating habits to healthier habits. Evaluate your diet before making any changes to it. For three of four days, keep a food journal and write down everything that you eat during the day and when during the day you ate. It may also be a good idea to keep try of why you were eating. Finding out exactly what you eat, when you eat and why you eat will help you make healthier changes to your eating habits. After realizing what you eat decide what you need to change. Do you eat a lot of food containing high amounts of fat or calories? Consider cutting down on refined carbohydrates like cakes, cookies, biscuits, sweets and candy. This can be especially helpful if you are trying to lose belly fat.

Replace this type of food with whole grains, fruits and vegetables. If you are eating these kinds of foods as snacks try replacing them with fruits or vegetables. Fresh or dried fruit has natural sugars that will help your sugar craving, but are a healthier alternative to candy. Next evaluate when you are eating. Do you snack constantly during the day or do you eat three specific meals? Are you eating breakfast and are you eating late at night. If you are snacking on candy or some other sweet treat all day, consider changing your habits to have just three specific meals and don’t eat any time besides those three meals. If you need to eat more often than that, consider having more meals through the day, but smaller meals. The time of day that you eat is important to consider as well. Eating meals late at night or right before you go to bed doesn’t allow your body time to use the energy from those meals and will store the energy as fat.

Last, consider why you eat. Do you eat a lot of comfort foods to help make you feel better after a stressful day? Do you eat out a lot with your friends and your family socially? If you are eating a lot of fatty foods to help relieve stress, consider finding different ways to relieve stress. Meditate or do deep breathing exercises. Find ways to unwind after a stressful day through different hobbies and try to cut stress eating out of your diet entirely. Also, if you are eating out a lot with friends and family, find healthy options on menus. Before going to a restaurant look online and find information about how many calories the dishes contain and choose healthier food. Also, consider sharing your meal with a friend or family member to cut down on the amount of food you are eating. Restaurant portion sizes are often much larger than necessary. You can also eat all of the salad before the meal to take the edge off your appetite and help you to eat less of the main course. While changing your eating habits to create a healthier diet remember that your body needs energy from food to accomplish your daily activities. Starving yourself is not a healthy way to lose weight. Instead change your eating habits to help you accomplish your weight loss goals.

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