PROSTATE CANCER RED FLAG. Screening, the way forward.

Today is world cancer day and i thought it good to discuss screening for prostate cancer. Screening is an inevitable tool to preventing prostate cancer disease. Screening is a periodic assessment of the prostate to ascertain its viability. It can be called prostate check up. Prostate cancer screening is necessary since there is no obvious […]

2 REASONS YOU SHOULD AVOID OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASES.

You are welcome to today’s discussion. This is a continuation of the last article on don’t let your work kill you. Occupational lung diseases are a broad group of diseases caused by inhaling organic dusts, chemicals, proteins, and other toxic elements in the environment especially at work place. it is commonly called ‘Pneumoconiosis’, which is […]

4 NEW WAYS TO MEASURE COMMUNITY HEALTH

Over the years several factors have been used to measure the health of a community, such indices as maternal mortality, infant mortality, perinatal mortality etc.These statistical indices only measure the outcome of a dysfunctional health in a community rather than assess what lead to such bridge of community health status. In this discussion, i will […]

4 PILLARS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH

Today’s discussion identified four major contributory factors to poor community health among others. These four factors are in the fore-front in community health breakdown. They directly lead to physical sickness among the community dwellers. Environment: The breakdown of health in an individual resulted from human activities that violate nature’s dictate. The environment comprise the air we […]

FACTORS THAT DETERMINE A HEALTHY COMMUNITY

In the last discussion, I highlighted different forms of community where people live together to share in common activities. In course of their interactions, so many health risks take place. In today’s series, i will lead you to several factors that play significant role in community social cohesion and willingness to set and strive for […]

WHAT COMMUNITY HEALTH ENTAILS

According to Wikipedia,”Community health is a major field of study within the medical and clinical sciences which focuses on the maintenance, protection and improvement of the health status of the population groups and communities”. The World Health Organisation, WHO defines community health as,”Environmental, social and economic resources to sustain emotional and physical well being among […]