What do you do when looking for the best hotel in a city you have never been to? Nowadays many of us head straight to the Internet, ask a friend – or post a status update on Facebook. Getting referrals from other people when making travel plans is now one of the most reliable ways to get exactly what you’re looking for. But what happens when you move to a new country and you need to find a doctor? What happens when you’ve been here for years and all of a sudden you fall pregnant and need to know which hospital provides the best maternity care?
When you move to Dubai there are a thousand things to think about – but few of us put much thought in to how to find a good doctor. When the time comes and you need one, it instantly becomes a dilemma. Read more
We’re planning a series of cool events to keep you active and entertained whilst supporting this fantastic cause and it all kicks off with the IGNITE SWIM:RUN at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.
For all IGNITE Pink is Punk event details 2014 Read more
My residency is under-way. This morning a Move One immigration coordinator came and picked me up at our serviced apartment at 8:30am for my Medical Fitness tests. The medical examination is one of the first steps of the immigration application and it is a screening service for infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, TB, and syphilis). I was a bit unsure about what to expect so for all of you future UAE residents, this is what it entailed. Read more
Our daughter was diagnosed as a strong possible Celiac (Coeliac) in the beginning of April. Going gluten free is not an easy thing, no matter where you are in the world. For us here in Dubai it was a bit harder due to the way the health system works. If you are not with a good doctor you may find yourself – like us – without being given vital information. We were simply just given our diagnosis and sent on our merry way. I say we, because even though it’s our daughter who is the Celiac, as she is just two it’s really not up to her to deal with any of it. We had to take it on as a family! As a stay-at-home-mum, it has been mainly me doing the research, the shopping and the searching etc. Our lives have changed 100% since the diagnosis, and yet I can’t even remember what it was like before. Being gluten free has become a way of life. Read more
A series of support groups is being launched in Dubai to offer advice and psychological support to patients suffering from chronic illness. The initiative, offered by the German Neuroscience Center, is designed to address the lack of support group services in the UAE and help patients overcome the isolation often associated with chronic conditions.
The German Neuroscience Center will host free monthly sessions at the clinic led by counsellor Dr. Jared Alden (an American board certified psychologist and counsellor) starting on Monday August 11th 2014.
Chronic diseases are defined as long-term health conditions, which often do not have a cure and impair the quality of life e.g. diabetes, asthma, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s, arthritis and chronic auto-immune diseases. The groups will be open to patients, family members and friends and cover a range of topics related to living with chronic illness.
Attendees will profit from practical tips how to live with certain diseases to increase the quality of life. Read more