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Self-medication: When it’s safe and when it’s not!

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What is self-medication? Self-medication refers to the practice of using over-the-counter drugs without discussing your symptoms with a Medical Doctor. This starts with self-diagnosis when you experience symptoms that you ascribe to previous illness and use the same medication as before without consulting a healthcare professional. Am I self-medicating? If you are taking medications without discussing your symptoms with the right medical professional, then you are self-medicating. People often decide … Read More

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When it comes to cancer, are you in denial?

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Many of us know someone affected by cancer either directly or indirectly… Yet, when reading articles on cancer prevention, we skim through. Could this be because we feel ‘fit and healthy’ or we think ourselves too young? Don’t be fooled, cancer doesn’t give advance warning. Just ask all of the ‘fit and healthy’ people whose diagnosis came out of the blue. At Avon HMO, we have seen an increase of … Read More

We all need consistent good quality sleep to perform at our best

For a more productive you…Get the right amount of sleep

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How Much of a Priority Do You Make Sleep? It’s been a long day at work, but guess what could be worse? Tomorrow being an even longer day – because you weren’t able to get a good night’s sleep. Consistent good quality sleep is needed every night to keep our minds alert and our bodies healthy. Here are some of our tips for getting best possible sleep.   Eat Light, Sleep Smooth … Read More

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When is The Right Time to Have a Baby?

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Children have always been considered a blessing. In Nigeria, where the average family size is 6 people, the question of ‘When you go born pikin?’ is never too far from discussion. If you are planning on having a baby, it is important you consider as many factors as possible before making the big step.   Are you financially prepared? Having a child is more expensive than you think. Initially, there … Read More