ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: BE AWARE

A black elderly man suffering from Alzheimer's disease sitting in a garden relaxing and reading a book

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, a degenerative syndrome with declines in a person’s memory, thinking, behavior, and ability to carry out day to day activities. The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are unknown, but there is usually an accumulation of the tau and amyloid-beta proteins in the brains of those affected. Cardiovascular […]

Health Stories With Hygeia HMO: Smoke & Mirrors

Health Stories With Hygeia HMO explores the health struggles of everyday Nigerians. We’ll share these stories regularly – they will be tragic sometimes but will always be educative. By Dr. Okonkwor Oyor C. The commonest way tobacco is consumed is by smoking cigarettes. Indeed, it is a multi-billion dollar industry. Smoking is linked to a […]

Why You Need To Donate Blood

Mrs. Akachi lay on the hospital bed barely conscious. The room felt silent and still, despite the frantic movements from the medical team battling to stop her bleeding. Her newborn was crying in the next room, and her heart leapt. She wanted to speak, to ask for her baby, but as hard as she tried, […]