The Health Category addresses all issues related to Health care in Haiti, starting with the availability of medical services for the Haitian population, where people can find health care in Haiti and also how to improve the system

Battling The Summer Heat

Summer is a great time for vacation and outdoor activities, as well as a good relief from cold winter and damp spring days.

Summer is a great time for vacation and outdoor activities, as well as a good relief from cold winter and damp spring days. A lot of people go out during this season to work, join excursions and embark on trips.

However, not everything is great about summer because heat-related illnesses are common in this season. And in order to enjoy summer to the fullest, you should know how to avoid such heat ailments that can ruin your day.

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Reasons for Holiday Depression

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy. But for untold millions in countries all over the world, holidays can be a source of sadness, loneliness and depression.

One reason for low spirits and depression is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Happening to some when nighttime hours are longer and vitamin D is in short supply, moods darken and energy decreases.

Loneliness creates depression during the holidays. The recent death of a loved one or family pet can keep people from enjoying the holidays. Families with children serving in the military overseas must celebrate Christmas day without them, inducing depression.

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President Martelly diagnosed with pulmonary embolism following earlier surgery

President Michel Martelly was flown out of the country on Tuesday evening in a commercial airplane headed for Florida. This was due to chest pains he had been experiencing since his surgery on the right shoulder. On his arrival he was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism which in layman's language is a blood clot in the lungs.

He went on such short notice after his personal doctor advised him to do so upon examining him. He was treated in Miami in an un-disclosed hospital for security reasons. This complication came amidst claims that retired Dominican military officer and a Haitian accomplice were trying to force Martelly from office. The claims had been brought forward by Dominican and Haitian ministers, who supported these allegations with evidence of recorded phone calls between the two suspects. All the same investigations are underway and the retired colonel and his accomplice are yet to be proven guilty. Neighboring countries however have dismissed the allegations terming them as absurd and baseless.

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Heineken to build hospitals and schools in Haiti

As the third largest beer brewing company in the world, Heineken was established in 1864 in Amsterdam by Gerard Adrian Heineken, and has grown into a multi-billion company over the years.

The company is now planning to help Haiti by build hospitals and schools to the people there. This will speed up reconstruction together with other companies helping in other fields. It will help establish schools and hospitals in Haiti but will not brand them the name Heineken. This will help the nation a great deal as it is trying to reconstruct from the earthquake effects.

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Understanding Panic Attacks

A panic attack begins suddenly without warning. They can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.

The fear experienced during a panic attack is so intense the sufferer feels like they are going to die or lose their minds.

When a panic attack occurs with a first-time victim, they often believe they are suffering a heart attack, or having a mental break-down. They will frequently call for paramedics and end up in the emergency ward for tests and observation.

A panic attack originates in the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), and symptoms vary from chest pain to lightheadedness to numbness and tingling sensations, among others. During the attack, the SNS releases large amounts of epinephrine, the fight-or-flight response hormone.

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President Martelly's Surgery in Miami was Successful

On April 5th, 2012 the Haitian president, Michael J. Martelly, underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. The surgery was successful and all went well, though he will spend the better of the coming days in South Florida recovering from the effects of the surgery. He had left the country on April 4th 2012 for the surgery. The details of the trip were concealed by the presidential office until Friday. It is said that the surgery has been planned from October 2012, when he had a similar surgery on his left shoulder. The operation was a remedy for bodily problems caused by the strains he encountered when he was a musician.

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Managing Panic Attacks

Learning to manage a panic attack is the difference between living a full life or a severely constricted one.

One of the primary ways to manage a panick attack is to understand what you are experiencing is a panic attack, not a heart attack, as is so often the perception.

When you feel a panic attack coming on, calm down. This is an effective and powerful response to feeling out of control that so often accompanies an attack.

Repeat a mantra, something as simple as 'I'm going to be okay'.

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Panic Disorder Phobias Limit Daily Activities

Panic disorder is the label used to describe someone, who has suffered repeated panic attacks.

Panic attacks, occurring at regular intervals without knowledge of the trigger mechanism, can debilitate a person in their everyday lives.

Panic attacks appear without warning and can last from several minutes to several hours. The sufferer is subjected to paralyzing pain, thoughts of imminent death, depersonalization (withdrawal from reality), rapid heart beats, and other alarming symptoms. Oftentimes, a first-time sufferer will end up in the emergency room, believing they have suffered a heart attack.

Understanding all this, it's not surprising that sufferers often develop a phobia. They believe that the panic attack is associated with the place at which it occurred. They begin to experience a side effect known as situational avoidance, restricting their ability to lead a normal life. In extreme cases, the sufferer develops agoraphobia, a fear of going outside. They become recluses, afraid of venturing outside their homes, for fear of an attack.

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Panic Attack Studies Show Causes are Speculative and Incomplete

Panic attacks are a biological and hormonal event.

But what brings on these terrifying occurrences called Panic attack?

Researchers suggest that heredity may play a role, according to interviews of study subjects. Some responders indicate a member of his or her family suffers from panic attacks also, or other anxiety-related disorders.

Researchers speculate an abnormal biological function may contribute to panic attacks, but have not yet discovered a determining genetic marker. Pertaining to ethnic backgrounds, panic attacks can occur in all races, without exception. But gender statistics conclude women are 50% more prone to panic attacks than men. Panic attacks can occur at any age, but usually target young adults.

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Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to provide grant to support Hospital Bernard Mevs

Haiti's health care has been in a poor state for the past decades, with only a limited reach on the county's rural and poverty-stricken areas, as well as the lack of equipment, hospitals and centers, and trained medical personnel. But with the campaign of several concerned Haitians NGOs and foreign efforts, Haitians have gradually been able to receive proper health care and services.

Former United States President Bill Clinton announced that a new grant has been made under the Clinton Bush Haiti fund in order to support the Bernard Mevs Hospital in the country. This was done after Clinton and former U.S. Senator Bill Frist, who happens to be a surgeon, visited Haiti to evaluate on the hospital's program.

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