Health Stories With Hygeia HMO: Your Curves And All Your Edges

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. Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine of a person curves sideways when viewed from the front/back (the normal spine is […]

Diabetes – The Facts & Fictions (What WhatsApp Broadcasts Won’t Tell You)

What WhatsApp Broadcasts Won’t Tell You  When left untreated or poorly managed, diabetes can be devastating. Most people think that diabetes is very difficult to manage and so there are many inaccuracies commonly peddled about the disease. We have taken time to address some of these fictions and give you the real facts about diabetes. […]

Why You Are In Danger Of Drug Abuse

When drug abuse is mentioned, you may immediately picture an unkempt person roaming the streets. Nigerian pop culture also perpetuates this image in movies and other forms of entertainment. A survey by the National Bureau of Statistics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime revealed that 15 out of every 100 people in Nigeria […]

COVID-19: All You Need To Know In 3 Minutes

In December 2019, the novel coronavirus SARS COV-2 first spotted in Wuhan, China started to spread rapidly around the world. Here are the answers to some common questions you may have on COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus: How is the virus spread? The virus that causes COVID-19 is spread via respiratory droplets. If […]

Face to Face With COVID 19

We got talking with a doctor that works in an isolation centre in Lagos. Share this with all your friends that think COVID-19 is a scam. Tell me a little about you I am a medical doctor, and I am passionate about getting the best outcome for my patients as much as I can. What […]

Health Stories With Hygeia HMO – Crescent Warriors

Tell me about your childhood My childhood was pretty normal in retrospect. I did things other kids did and I played a lot. I used to say I was a ‘boy’ because I was the only girl in the midst of two boys. So, I didn’t want to be different. I was pretty rough and […]

Telemedicine 101 For You – Dos & Don’ts When Talking To A Doctor Virtually

Telemedicine is the provision of health services through the use of telecommunication platforms; this means that the patient and the healthcare worker are not physically present with each other. With the advent of the global pandemic, telemedicine has become a popular means of accessing health services. In keeping with our culture of ensuring that you […]

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, […]