288-294 CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION

DAY 288 CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION II_* Adjust portion sizes appropriately for ageLimit TV and other “screen time” to less than 2 hours a day for children older than 2, and don’t allow television for children younger than 2Be sure your child gets enough sleepAlso, be sure your child sees the doctor for well-child checkups at…

274-280 INTRODUCTION TO OBESITY

Day 274 of 365 WHAT IS OBESITY? The month of September has been all about sickle cell. During the month, we explored sickle cell in details, demistifyed the myths , expounded the causes among many others. But in this new month, let us switch gears to another important condition in the worl of NCDs. And…

NCDS 365 DAY 266-273 SICKLE CELL SUPPORT

Day 266 of 365 Sickle cell health: what to look out for II • Watch for signs of stroke. Some children living with SCD may have learning difficulties due to health problems associated with stroke (blockage of blood vessels in the brain that then causes brain damage). • Teachers should be aware that declines in…

NCDS 365 DAY 259- 264 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF SICKLE CELL

Day 259 of 365 How to support care givers Being a family caregiver is a challenging role and likely one that no one has training for. Many family members never anticipated for it hence the need to receive the right support and help in the journey including; 1. Adequate education and training – access to…

NCDS 365 DAY 252-DAY 258 UNDERSTANDING SICKLE CELL

Day 252 of 365 Sickle Cell myths and Facts Myth: People with the Sickle Cell Disease are immune to malaria.While scientists believe that Sickle Cell Disease is an evolutionary response to malaria, people with Sickle Cell Disease do not have the benefit of this evolutionary mutation. Many doctors have been known to tell patients with…

NCDS 365 DAY 245 – DAY 251 INTRODUCTION TO SICKLE CELL

Day 245 of 365: What is Sickle Cell Disease? A genetically inherited condition that causes the change in shape of the red blood cells to sickle shape which therefore leads to diseases such as sickle cell anaemia. Under Normal circumstances the red blood cell is biconcave in structure which gives it a large surface area…