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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

💔⁠⠀ Sudden cardiac arrest, also called sudden cardiac death, describes the sudden occurrence of fatal cardiac arrhythmias. Typically in people without any known heart condition. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 💔⁠⠀ Sudden cardiac arrest is known to occur more frequently in athletes, especially …



Burns & Scalds

A burn is a skin damage due to direct heat. When caused by hot liquids, it is called a scald. Other causes of burns include fire, hot steam, chemical substances, electricity, radiation (including sunburns). Even prolonged contact with ice or …



Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually an umbrella term for a group of vitamins. When we talk about vitamin D, we refer to the for us important Vitamin D3, cholecalciferol.  Vitamin D is incredibly diverse and has many important roles in our …



Tox Centre

The Swiss Tox Info Suisse (poisoning control centre) is available 24/7 for professional medical advice regarding poisoning and is part of the Swiss emergency numbers. You should call the tox centre when there is a risk of poisoning or you …



Exercise & Happiness

Fitness is the first requisite for happiness Exercise makes you happy! Have you noticed that, too? I’m not someone who goes out running or exercising because I always love it. But once I’ve overcome my weaker self, it takes as …



E-SCOOTERS

Last week I passed an accident: a young woman had fallen with her e-scooter. She had tried to answer her mobile phone while she was riding her scooter. She was lucky, her injuries were minor. But it reminded me that …



Farting

Farting can be embarrassing but it’s a natural part of the digestion cycle. Everybody does it and it is a sign that the digestive system is working as it should. It reflects the activity of the gut bacteria. It’s essential …



Organ Donation

In Switzerland, the following organs can be donated and transplanted: heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, small intestine and pancreas. Tissues and cells which can be transplanted include the cornea, skin, heart valves and large blood vessels, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments …



Lyme Disease

Since January, approximately 9800 doctors visit have been registered because of tick bites plus 3600 acute cases of Lyme Disease (LD).  Diagnosing Lyme Disease is a bit of yea or nay game, with some maybe in the middle. Many GPs …



Drowning .. is Silent

Drowning in children is one of the most common causes of death. Why and what can you do to prevent it?