Thursday, 15 June 2017

World #Blood Donation Day 2017- My Blood & The Fellow In A Pool Of Blood!


June 14 (yesterday) was WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2017 and this year the theme is centred around what we can do to save a life in short of blood. Yes,say the prayers but spare other fanatical gibberish and "GIVE BLOOD;GIVE NOW;GIVE OFTEN"!!! I have never told this story online before but this occasion seems a perfect moment to tell the throwback story of "my blood and the fellow in a pool of blood.

👀: armor-tt.com

I had heard a lot of people who were in a position to help others but would rather pray and my reaction would usually be to laugh out loud when the stories were being told. Little did I know that,this blessed morning would be my judgement day. It was the beginning of 500 level in medical school and I was happy to resume at the Surgical ward for Intermediate Surgery posting. My horns were very green and I was eager to see what this introduction to clinical surgery had to offer. I breezed into the ward without looking left or right to where the teaching was about to commence. After a brief bedside lecture,we were done and on my way out,one of the most horrific scenery in my life till date hit me. There he laid in a red pool with a basin underneath his bed to avoid the floor from being soiled. First I did not believe it was blood until I saw the accompanying clots. My Christian Brother X from town had been involved in a motor bike accident and sustained a terrible urethral(urinary tract tear) that left him urinating frank blood. As he narrated his ordeal to me, I couldn't feel my feet supporting my lower limbs as I stared at the blood trickling slowly into the basin below his bed. He had just reacted to the only pint of blood that was available for him and without a donor, the Urology Unit would not take him into theatre to do the repair, yet there was no one to donate for him. The only words that could come out of my mouth was "God will help you, I will be back to see you tomorrow" but as I was leaving,a quiet voice in my heart whispered to be saying,"if everyone says God will help you and walk away,who will God use? why not be the first vessel?" That was how I turned back immediately and volunteered to donate for Bro X. Till today, he still feels I saved his life,saying,as soon as that blood entered his body, he felt life again. Of course he went in for the surgery and the rest is lifesaving history. There are many other cases like that out there that didn't make it and many more that wouldn't if you don't take visible action to help when you are in the position. GIVE BLOOD;GIVE TODAY;GIVE OFTEN- if you can.

There are different conditions that can warrant patients to require blood transfusion;ranging from: traumatic blood loss like the case above; to inherited blood illnesses like sickle cell disease; cancer of the white blood cells (leukaemia) etc and a pint of blood volunteered by a fit donor can go a long way to save a recipient life. DON'T WAIT TILL A DISASTER HAPPENS;GIVE BLOOD,GIVE NOW,GIVE OFTEN. For more information about the campaign,see reference below.

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

R.I.P SIR ROGER 007 MOORE.14 October 1927 - 23 May 2017!!!


It's no longer news that Sir Roger Moore, one of my favourite "James Bond'" character passed on last month after what the family has reported to be a brief battle with cancer at the age of 89. Your movies: A View To A Kill; Octopussy; For Your Eyes Only;  Moonraker; The Spy Who Loved Me & The Man With The Golden Gun, struck an instant cord with myself and all the other kids around,whilst I was growing up. Not to mention "Simon Templer". You were an "Actor Extraordinaire'"

Though I have not been able to identify the exact cancer on news media,one thing is sure- as long as human cells still have the capacity to multiply abnormally and spread without a cure,early detection will always be the key to survival.

For a detailed summary about the Legend's life, consult the references below.
REFERENCES:
WIKIPEDIA|ROGER MOORE

CNN|ROGER MOORE '007' ACTOR DIES AT 89

MANCHESTER OUR HEART IS WITH YOU- TAKE HEART!!!

👀: thesun.co.uk

You already heard/read the story of 22 persons dead and many more injured in the Manchester bombing of last month at the end of Ariana Grande's concert. Terror has become a Public Health EMERGENCY that the world is yet to find a solution to. In case you had no clue,find the basic mechanism/ pathophysiology to blast injuries below.
👀: nap.edu


Our heartfelt condolences go out to families of victims in Manchester,as well as everywhere else there has ever been innocent victims of bomb blasts and other forms of terror attack or war. Always too hard to say goodbye to yesterday. We wish your lights never go out.
👀:maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

 For more information,see references below.

REFERENCES:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3624815/manchester-bombing-suspect-salman-abedi-pictured-terror-threat-level/

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS|PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BLAST INJURIES

#VLOG- #Throwback "World Health Day 2017" #letstalk ! "DKLW"-Episode 7.

DEPRESSION:LET'S TALK!HOW TO GET UP WHEN DO by DR KEVWE

Do you feel "DEPRESSED? Let's Talk"! See how I marked World Health Day 2017.
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#VLOG- "DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY" EPISODE 6.

DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY by DR KEVWE

Why do people volunteer? Here's what I found out speaking to volunteers,as I volunteered at "PROJECT C.U.R.E." Houston. Enjoy.
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#VLOG- "DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY" EPISODE 5!

TACKLING DEPRESSION IN PROFESSIONAL SETTING - 3 ACTION STEPS YOU CAN TAKE. by DR KEVWE
Depression is a very controversial topic and people all around the world have different opinions as to whether severely depressed individuals who eventually commit suicide have a valid reason to do so. On this episode, I am more interested in non-clinical measures to try before seeking medical help,if still in doubt.
NOTE: The information disseminated here is simply my opinion and nothing professional,so don't get it twisted.
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by Dr. Oghenekevwe Ogidigben.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

#VLOG - "DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY"- EPISODE 4.

3 SIMPLE EXERCISE ROUTINES THAT CAN PRESERVE YOUR KIDNEYS! by DR KEVWE
Have you heard of the saying,"the fear of kidney disease is the beginning of wisdom"? Well,the fear of any disease condition actually and the additional effort to follow up on preventive measures is the true beginning of wisdom. Here's a short video clip on "3 SIMPLE EXERCISE ROUTINES THAT CAN PRESERVE YOUR KIDNEYS". Enjoy.
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#VLOG - "DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY"- EPISODE 3.

living in the heart of nyc by DR KEVWE
Are you a genuine tourist or professional looking to explore the United States via conference opportunities? Are you a new couple looking to have a memorable honeymoon in an exotic US City like New York or San Fransisco? Are you at a loss on how to approach the Embassy in your country? Then this will surely help. 3 Tips from yours truly. Enjoy.
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Monday, 22 May 2017

#VLOG - "DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY" EPISODE 2.


Every endeavour has successful mentor figures who have paid their dues and made their mark. For health related lifestyle television, New York's popular Heart Surgeon and TV Personality, Dr Mehmet Oz is the S.I. Unit and it was an honour to be a live studio audience for a special recording of the "Dr Oz Show" right here in New York. Find an interesting preview on the 2nd episode of "DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY".
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#VLOG - "DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY" -EPIDOSE 1


One of the challenges that food and lifestyle enthusiasts have to deal with when away in foreign climes is finding recipe choices indigenous to them back at home. Not just indigenous choices but healthy as well. As a Nigerian, I take my soup and swallow delicacies very seriously. My name is DR KEVWE . I am visiting New York for the first time and I am starting the first Episode of this Video Blog (DR KEVWE'S LIFESTYLE WEEKLY) with "HOW I LOCATED EGUSI SOUP IN MANHATTAN". 

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