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EASY STEPS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM COVID-19

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread and infect many people around the world, making many people feel worried about the health of themselves and their families. Although COVID-19 mostly attacks adults, parents still need to be vigilant and implement a number of preventive measures, especially for children. This needs to be done as a way to protect children and families from COVID-19 in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Get used to hand washing The corona virus is spread through human contact. Therefore, hand washing is the best way to protect yourself from virus exposure. Encourage children to wash their hands often with running water for at least 20 seconds, including after using toys, before and after eating, after going to the bathroom, after touching animals, and after coughing or sneezing. Make sure the child cleans up to the interstices of the fingers, the back of the hands, the tips of the nails, and rub the hands carefully before rinsing. If they do

WHEN SHOULD WE CHECK HEART HEALTH?

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  Our body consists of several organs, such as liver, lungs, kidneys, spleen, brain and so on. All these organs have their respective functions. Of course, to run a metabolic function needed n u Trisi. Where does the supply of nutrients to these organs come from? Yes, that's the main role of our heart, pumping nutrients to all organs of the body. Disruption of one organ will affect the performance of other organs, either from interference with other organs that will damage the heart or vice versa from heart problems that can damage other organs. This is where it is important to have a health check, but checking all organs will certainly cost money. Therefore we must know some diseases that are at risk of causing heart problems before symptoms or serious complications appear. The risk of heart disease is divided into 4 categories, ranging from low, moderate, high, and very high. Included in the VERY HIGH risk include those who have a history of heart attack, heart surgery, stroke, c

MENTALLY READY TO FACE COVID-19

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  COVID-19 has the potential to affect many people in various countries. This virus is not attached to any particular ethnicity, nationality or religion. To reduce the spread that is so fast, Social distancing (keeping a distance from others for the common good), namely the recommendation to stay at home can stop the spread of the corona virus. Psychological discomfort can be the impact of this government policy. New situations and uncertainty will increase a person's alertness to a reasonable level so that the person is ready to adapt. However, if excessive anxiety or worry arises, it can cause decreased function and new problems. Anxiety in the community against COVID can be seen from behaviors such as: buying masks, sanitizers, basic necessities, many people using masks in public places, etc. Anxiety is a natural emotional reaction caused by an unexpected situation that is assumed to be dangerous. Anxiety will respond to the body to quickly take protection in ensuring security.

The Importance of Caring for Hearing Health from an Early Age

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  Maintaining the health of the sense of hearing is important because the sense of hearing is part of an investment in the future. According to the Acting Director General of Disease Prevention and Control, dr. Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, DHSM, MARS, the impact caused by hearing loss and deafness is very broad and severe. "So it interferes with cognitive, psychological and social development. As a result, the quality of human resources (Human Resources) is low and the community's competitiveness in the market share decreases," he said when giving an online press statement in commemoration of World Hearing Day 2021 on Tuesday (2/3). dr. Maxi said WHO estimates that the economic impact of hearing loss and deafness will reach approximately US$750 billion per year. In addition, hearing loss is claimed to be the fourth leading cause of disability globally. WHO data in 2018 noted that around 466 million or 6.1% of people worldwide had hearing loss, consisting of 432 million or 93% of

Ideal Body Weight Helps Prevent Diabetes

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  Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the chronic diseases that causes the highest death in Indonesia. In fact, the number of cases of pain continues to increase. Riskesdas 2018 data shows the prevalence of diabetes is 8.5%, an increase compared to Riskesdas 2013 which is 6.9%. Head of Indonesian Endocrinology (PERKENI), Prof. DR. dr. Ketut Suastika, SpPD-KEMD said that one of the causes of diabetes is obesity which is not treated immediately. In prediabetic patients, it is characterized by elevated blood sugar, fasting blood sugar ranges from 100-125 while blood sugar after meals is 140<200. "If this condition is ignored, then sooner or later he will fall into diabetes," he said at the 2021 National Diabetes Day media meeting. His party emphasized that primary prevention efforts must be carried out as soon as possible since prediabetes and even diabetes so as not to cause other health problems such as heart complications. According to him, this method is much more efficient

Optimizing Regional Cigarette Taxes for Health Services

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Commemorating World No Tobacco Day on May 31, the Ministry of Health will hold a Public Dialogue: Utilization of the Regional Cigarette Tax (PRD) and the Tobacco Excise Revenue Sharing Fund (DBHCHT) which will be held online and offline on Thursday (29/4). Opening the dialogue, Deputy Minister of Health Dante Saksono Harbuwono said that until now the prevalence of smoking in Indonesia is very high. Basic Health Research Data (Riskesdas) states that there is an increase in the prevalence of smoking in the population aged 10 years from 28.8% in 2013 to 29.3% in 2018. Nowadays, smoking is not only a problem in adults, but also increasingly prevalent among children and adolescents. This is evidenced by the increasing prevalence of smoking in the population aged 10 to 18 years, which is 1.9% from 2013 (7.2%) to 2018 (9.1%). Of course this raises concerns about the emergence of new health problems, especially Non-Communicable Diseases (PTM) as a result of smoking. “This increase in cigarette

Hypertension is the Main Cause of Heart Disease, Kidney Failure, and Stroke

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 Hypertension or high blood pressure, is often referred to as "the silent killer because it is often without complaints. Hypertension is the main single contributor to heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke in Indonesia. A person is diagnosed with hypertension if the blood pressure measurement results show a systolic pressure (first number) 140 mmHg and/or diastolic pressure (second number) 90 mmHg in more than 1 (one) visit. Based on the Basic Health Research (Riskesdas 2018) the prevalence of hypertension in Indonesia is 34.1%. This has increased compared to the prevalence of hypertension in Riskesdas 2013 which was 25.8%. It is estimated that only 1/3 of cases of hypertension in Indonesia are diagnosed, the rest are undiagnosed. Chairman of the Indonesian Hypertension Doctors Association, dr. Erwinanto, Sp. JP(K), FIHA said that if someone suffers from hypertension and it is not controlled, it will be the main single contributor to heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.

Non-Communicable Diseases Increase the Risk of Death Due to COVID-19

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The results of a new study released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations, show that people suffering from non-communicable diseases are more susceptible to becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19. Non-communicable diseases have killed more than 40 million people worldwide in one year. WHO says 7 out of 10 global deaths are caused by heart disease, cancer, diabetes, respiratory and other non-communicable diseases. Of these, data shows 17 million people died prematurely, most of them between the ages of 30 and 70. Most of the deaths occur in low-income countries. The head of the UN task force on non-communicable diseases, Nick Banatvala, said non-communicable diseases and their risk factors increase susceptibility to COVID-19 infection, and can have dire consequences, including for young people. He added that academic research in several countries shows the magnitude of the problem. “A study in France showed that COVID-19 was seven times more likely to dev

More Men Experienced, What Are the Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

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One of the rare types of joint inflammation is ankylosing spondylitis or AS. Generally, symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis first appear in the lower back and spread to the neck or joints in other parts of the body.In the long term, AS can cause the small bones in the spine to become sticky. As a consequence, the spine becomes inflexible and the posture is bent. Compared to women, men are more prone to ankylosing spondylitis. Generally, the initial symptoms begin to appear when they reach adulthood. Some of the signs someone has arthritis is quite rare are: 1. Stomach cramps and diarrhea There are also other symptoms in the form of intestinal inflammation with the appearance of signs such as abdominal pain, cramps, and diarrhea. Sometimes, these symptoms appear as a side effect of taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs taken by US patients. 2. Dizziness and shortness of breath When the inflammation gets worse, AS patients can experience heart problems. One of them is chronic infla

Factors That Can Cause Heart Disease

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Heart disease is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. This disease refers to problems and deformities of the heart itself, such as arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, endocarditis, coronary heart disease , heart failure, leaking heart valves, and so on. To anticipate this problem, you should start to be aware of the various factors that cause this heart disease.  Factors that cause heart disease hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , genetic. Meanwhile, congenital heart disease can occur before a person is born.There are many factors that can increase your risk of developing heart disease. By understanding it, you can at least lower your risk of developing heart disease. The factors that cause heart disease that may be owned by many people, including:     High blood pressure Having high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. This condition occurs when the blood pressure in the arteries and veins is too high. If not controlled, high blood pressure can affect the heart, kidneys

Get to know the various causes of frequent hand cramps and how to overcome them

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 The causes of frequent hand cramps or numbness can range from a lack of minerals such as magnesium, dehydration, to more serious conditions such as kidney disease. So, how to deal with it can vary, depending on the initial cause. Feeling your hands often cramp is certainly uncomfortable, it can even interfere with activities. Hand cramps make it difficult for a person to clench or even pick things up with their hands If your hands are cramping regularly, it could be a symptom of another medical problem.If frequent hand cramps feel so annoying, don't delay to see a doctor. Thus, the triggers can be known and how to avoid them so that they do not recur. Causes of frequent hand cramps Some of the common causes of frequent hand cramps include: 1. Magnesium deficiency Magnesium is a mineral that maintains bone strength while relaxing muscles. Including, preventing frequent hand cramps. Magnesium can also prevent restless leg syndrome or eye twitching. People who are deficient in magnes

EFFECTIVE STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM VIRUSES AND BACTERIA

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 Healthy living behavior to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria can be started by keeping the house clean. It's not enough just to be diligent in sweeping and mopping, You also need to pay attention to the cleanliness of objects at home so that they do not become a place for viruses and bacteria to stick. The following are effective steps to clean objects at home to keep them sterile: 1.  Clean frequently touched objects Choose objects in the house that are frequently touched regularly for surface cleaning, including doorknobs,  stair handrails  , and the like. This is because objects that are frequently touched are more susceptible to being an intermediary for the spread of viruses and bacteria. 2.  Use a clean towel and soapy water. Wipe frequently touched surfaces with a clean towel and soapy water. This method is useful for cleaning the surface of objects to be free from dirt and dust. During cleaning, it is recommended that you use disposable gloves and immediately disp

WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

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 As a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government urges people to limit their activities by staying at home. This appeal has encouraged many companies to implement a work from home system or  work from home. Even if you work from home, make sure your productivity is maintained. The following tips can be followed to keep the work completed on time and meet the target: Build a commitment to work seriously Understand that working from home does not mean a day off. Cultivate the mindset that if you just moved from work to home and you still have work responsibilities to complete like when you are in the office. Set up a dedicated workspace at home Friends and family members can be a distraction when working at home. Therefore, it is very important to prepare a special workspace at home as a reminder between work and personal matters at home. This will help you focus more. Set working hours at home according to working hours at the office Working from home does not mean being

Tricks to Calm Hyperactive Children to Be More Focused

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Hyperactive children are closely related to "children who can't stay still" and "the tireless". For parents, raising and caring for hyperactive children will indeed drain energy and mind. If you are a little careless, your little one may already be busy playing here and there without seeing any danger around him. Even so, there are several things you can do to help calm your little one's behavior before it gets really out of hand. Actually, what is hyperactivity? Hyperactivity in children is a condition that shows the inability of children to control their behavior, so that their activities exceed the average child in general. Hyperactive children are usually difficult to focus, excessive physical activity, and react quickly without thinking. If not controlled properly, this behavior can certainly harm yourself and others. Because sometimes children cannot predict the impact of their behavior. Hyperactivity is one of the behaviors that children with Attentio

Recognize the Signs and How to Overcome Hyperactive Children

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Don't get me wrong, not all children who are too active are hyperactive, you know, Mom! Many parents think that their child is categorized as hyperactive, even though they may only be active. In order not to be mistaken, let's find out the signs and ways to deal with hyperactive children. Quoting from Understood , hyperactivity is a condition when a child continues to be active regardless of the time, situation, and atmosphere around him. Here are some signs of hyperactive children, namely:     Running and screaming while playing even in the room.     Stand in the middle of the class and walk around while the teacher is talking.     Move quickly until you hit other people or things     Playing too rough to the point of hurting other children even yourself diri     Talk continuously     Often annoys others     Move even when sitting     Restless and want to pick up toys     Difficulty focusing and sitting still while eating or playing This condition causes many problems because

5 Years Old Still Wetting the Wet, Is It Normal Or A Sign Of Health Problems?

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Children like to wet the bed, it has become a common problem. You too as a parent must have had a way to teach children to stop wetting the bed . However, what if the child still wets the bed even though he is five or six years old? Is it still normal? Check out the full review below. Until what age is bedwetting still normal? Bedwetting (enuresis) is a disorder that is often found in children. This disorder is not something that is intentionally done by children or a form of laziness in children. The habit of wetting the bed will actually continue to decrease with age. Before the age of five, the habit of bedwetting in children can still be considered normal. This begins gradually, starting at the age of over three years, children generally no longer wet the bed during the day. According to the Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI), a child is said to be abnormal for bedwetting if this habit occurs continuously or persists over the age of five years . This is why children who still

These Are 10 Tactics To Maintain A Healthy Body To Be Immune From Disease Attacks

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Who wants to be attacked by a disease? Of course not. Yes, there are many things you can do to protect them. Here are some ways to maintain a healthy body that you must do.   How to maintain health so you don't get sick easily   1. Eat green vegetables Green and leafy vegetables are rich in vitamins that help you maintain a balanced diet and support a healthy immune system. According to an experiment conducted on mice, eating criciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, can help send chemical signals to the body that increase cell surface proteins needed to make the immune system work more optimally. In this study, healthy mice that did not eat green vegetables experienced a 70-80 percent decrease in cell surface protein.   2. Consumption of vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency can cause symptoms such as poor bone growth, heart problems, and a weak immune system. Foods that contain the best sources of vitamin D include egg yolks, mushrooms, salmon, tuna, and beef l