OUTSMARTING JETLAG

It’s the end of the school year, as well as the summer (or winter) holidays…depending on where you call home, so long flights and holidays are on the cards. There is nothing worse than flying half way across the globe only to find you are flat on your back for the fist few days of […]

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JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

I have been contacted by many parents on the Island regarding the current Japanese Encephalitis vaccine program being offered at all schools here.   It is unclear why this program has been offered, as despite contacting several doctors at Sanglah and in general practice, no one has heard of any current cases of the disease. […]

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DIPTHERIA

I have had several parents contact me with concerns about the current Diptheria outbreak here in Indonesia. Schools are also sending home letters with warnings about this disease. But should you be worried?   What is Diptheria? Diphtheria is a life-threatening communicable disease that spreads through air containing Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The bacteria attack the upper […]

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WHY DO I FEEL SO TIRED?

With the holiday season upon us we all need to be on top of our game. There is nothing worse than having a plethora of things to do, and not being able to muster up enough energy to get past breakfast.   Here are some of the more common medical causes of ongoing fatigue that […]

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