Many things about health, safety and well-being have already been said and written about. Sometimes by unqualified but famous people, sometimes by qualified doctors and dieticians and sometimes by just about anyone. 

As a medical doctor, I provide well-researched and science-backed articles on a wide spectrum of topics. Sometimes it’s a personal experience that makes me bring this, research and facts together. I include

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  • first aid topics
  • safety

Diving into … a wheelchair⁠⁠
Posted on June 19, 2021 by admin

Every child knows the swimming rule: Don’t jump into unknown waters – especially not head first. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ And yet, every year it happens.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Jumping into unknown waters is the most common reason for sports-related accidents leading to paraplegia, …

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Swimming aids for children⁠
Posted on June 16, 2021 by Luitgard Holzleg

⁠Most children don’t learn to swim until they are around five years old. According to the Swiss Lifesaving Society (SLRG), every second child under the age of ten is an unsafe swimmer. These children are dependent on aids. But some …

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My child fallen into the water … WHAT NOW?
Posted on June 16, 2021 by admin

It is important to distinguish whether your child only got water in their face and mouth or whether they actually fell into the water. ➔  If your child has got water in their mouth but has not fallen into the …

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Drowning Prevention
Posted on June 12, 2021 by Luitgard Holzleg

Every year around 52 people drown in Switzerland alone, around five of them children between the ages of 0 and 9. In addition, around 25 children suffer severe, permanent brain damage after a drowning accident. Drowning is the second most …

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Ergonomics (Home) Office
Posted on March 08, 2021 by admin

We could be staying in the home office for while longer. It’s a shame we cannot predict the future, because so many I talked to did not invest into their ergonomic home office, simply because they didn’t expect to stay …

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How To “Fever”
Posted on November 15, 2020 by Luitgard Holzleg

A body temperature between 36.3 and 37.5°C is considered normal. Values between 37.5 and 38°C are considered to be elevated temperatures. Temperatures above 38°C are considered a fever, above 39.1°C high fever. Did you know that if you measure the …

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Depression – Not A Women’s Disease
Posted on November 02, 2020 by Luitgard Holzleg

t’s Movember and time to speak about mental health. Depression: the earlier it’s recognised, the better the chances of recovery. Lack of energy, dejection and the feeling of not being worth anything, of not getting up to anything or not …

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Posted on July 01, 2020 by Luitgard Holzleg

n Switzerland, approx. 16,000 patients suffer a stroke every year. It is the most common life-threatening neurological disorder. A quarter of these patients die within a short period of time. Of those who survive, 50-80% remain disabled and are often …

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Osteoporosis, Calcium & Vitamin D
Posted on June 29, 2020 by Luitgard Holzleg

Calcium and vitamin D play a central role in bone metabolism: in children and during adolescence it is part of building the skeleton, in adults and especially in the elderly it is required to avoid excessive bone loss. Calcium is …

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Posted on June 18, 2020 by Luitgard Holzleg

Sunburns are caused by UV rays emitted from the sun. Any excessive amount of time in the sun without using prevention (protective sunscreen) will cause the skin to burn. There are two types of UV rays that play a role …

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