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Becoming an Organ Donor

You might have noticed quite a few ads and posters talking about Organ Donation. One of the reasons that in Switzerland far fewer organs than in most other European countries. The current campaign wants to change that. Organ donation is …



“Failing” at Breastfeeding

This is an incredibly honest report of an obstetrician’s path to succeed at breastfeeding by all means and her decision, twice, to “give up”. There are many women who can relate to her experience and I have no doubt she …



Lying about Flossing?

I cam across this interesting article on NPR and the number of adults who either lie to their dentist about it or tasks they’d rather do than floss. Another survey actually showed that only 40% of Americans floss every day. …



Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping

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 …



More Baby Boys Than Baby Girls

I’ve always thought it was a more recent development. But this report shares some new, and surprising findings. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/30/396384911/why-are-more-baby-boys-born-than-girls



Health & Safety Day 2015

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 …



Childhood Obesity Cracked?

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 …



Iron – Good or Bad for You?

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 …



Restart A Heart Day 2014

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 …



How To – Mindfulness

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 …