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

  • news in the medical and health industry
  • frequently asked questions
  • first aid topics
  • safety

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping
Posted on May 31, 2015 by Luitgard Holzleg

The umbilical cord is miracle during pregnancy supplying the baby with nutrients and oxygen. But even after birth, it continues its job and gives the newborn an extra push visible in its pulsation. Did you know that directly after birth …

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Get Tick Smart!
Posted on May 04, 2015 by Luitgard Holzleg

Every spring, or sometimes even earlier, ticks pose an urgent problem for us, and not only in Switzerland. Instead of offering my annual “Tick Season Ahead” presentation, I thought a more detailed post on ticks can easily be shared. And …

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More Baby Boys Than Baby Girls
Posted on March 28, 2015 by Luitgard Holzleg

I’ve always thought it was a more recent development. But this report shares some new, and surprising findings.

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Health & Safety Day 2015
Posted on February 13, 2015 by Luitgard Holzleg

Once again, we invite you to join us at Health & Safety Day. Like last year, we invite you to a day of exciting and hands-on workshops and lectures given by specialists. Our continued aim is to raise awareness and …

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Childhood Obesity Cracked?
Posted on December 05, 2014 by Luitgard Holzleg

Childhood obesity has been on the rise for several decades. It is estimated that worldwide 43 million preschool children are overweight or obese! Yes, obesity rates in adults are higher than in children but the increase in childhood obesity is …

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Iron – Good or Bad for You?
Posted on November 04, 2014 by Luitgard Holzleg

Iron plays an important role in the metabolic processes in our body, for oxygen transportation and for the formation of blood. According to a study of the university of Zurich, it is also needed for the information exchange between nerve …

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Restart A Heart Day 2014
Posted on October 09, 2014 by Luitgard Holzleg

We are proud to announce our second Restart A Heart Day, this time in cooperation with the community of Langnau am Albis and Samariter Verein Region Thalwil who has agreed to join us in this effort to raise awareness about …

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How To – Mindfulness
Posted on September 16, 2014 by Luitgard Holzleg

Everyone is talking about mindfulness, how it helps us to de-stress, become aware of us, what we do, our environment, and paying attention to our thoughts and feelings. But the how to be mindful, how to get started, can be …

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Guest post
Posted on August 20, 2014 by Luitgard Holzleg

Stammering: a long and b-b-b-bumpy road! As a speech and language therapist I often receive phone calls from parents who are distraught that their child has started stammering. These calls usually come from the parents of children aged from about …

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High Blood Pressure
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Luitgard Holzleg

Study finds link between high blood pressure in middle age and blood pressure and memory in old age: Science Daily

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