Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018
The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation.
Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the second face transplant operation in the Nordics performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The Nordics’ first face transplant operation was performed in 2016 in Finland, and it consisted of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.
In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a harmonious relationship among employees.
Inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, ......read more
First Hospital in Makkah to Receive this Global Recognition for the Use of Advanced Informatics to Improve Patient Care
Makkah, Saudi Arabia (April 3rd, 2018) Security Forces Hospital Makkah has achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6 using InterSystems TrakCare® unified Healthcare Information System.
The HIMSS EMRAM Model, developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Chicago, USA, is an international benchmark for the use of advanced IT to improve patient care.
Security Forces Hospital Makkah is the First Hospital in the Holy Capital to achieve EMRAM Stage 6 in line with the standards of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM model employs an eight-stage (0-7) ......read more
Invisalign® Brand Supports the Kingdom’s Vison 2030 with the transformation of healthcare
Invisalign® Brand - Platinum Sponsor of the
12th Annual Conference of the Saudi Orthodontic Society
25th February 2018: Invisalign MEA DMCC, a subsidiary of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) and provider of the leading Invisalign clear aligner brand, announced its platinum sponsorship of the 12th Annual Conference of the Saudi Orthodontic Society (SOS). As one of the leading dentistry events in the Middle East, the conference is taking place between 23rd and 25th February 2018 at the Cultural Palace, Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The 12th edition of SOS focusses on the advancements that are being made in orthodontics and shine a spotlight on the ......read more
…and 22% would give up their partner!
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner!
Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more
With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East.
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory conditions (sleep apnea, ventilation, chronic respiratory failure). TAC is the main player in the country in this field, serving over 1,400 patients at home throughout the country. The Home Healthcare division of TAC generated a revenue of over €5.5 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017
Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living.
With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so….
There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do.
Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!
Carolina Moquist, Spa Director
LivNordic Treatment Offers
Mindful Monday’s ......read more
Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist
People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice.
30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed.
A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017: In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with long commutes only serve to exacerbate the gradual damage that can be caused by having a bad posture.
The ill-effects of sitting with poor posture for a few hours is not immediate, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. This, in turn, can provoke back pain through the constriction of your blood vessels and nerves. Back pain due to poor posture is characterised by the ......read more
by Doctor Farhana Bin Lootah, Specialist, Internal Medicine at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2016: Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Hajj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in good health to make this journey at least once in their lives. However, there are still thousands of people who will be making this journey with many different health problems, including diabetes and its related conditions such as eye- or coronary heart disease and diabetic foot.
Diabetes management, which depends on an established stable routine, may be affected during Hajj due to changes in your levels of physical activity (walking ......read more
UAE, August 1, 2016 – With the aim to ensure the safety and health of Hajj pilgrims, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), in cooperation with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has launched a large-scale campaign.
The awareness campaign focuses on the well-being of pilgrims, especially the elderly healthy individuals and patients regardless their age who could suffer from chronic illnesses and cardiovascular diseases, as they are more prone to develop health-related problems especially those related to overcrowding. The campaign also includes medical advices: on heat exhaustion, awareness about healthy foods, personal care, provision of emergency medicine, and availability of essential vaccinations against: meningitis, pneumococcal, and seasonal influenza, ......read more
KKESH is first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this prestigious global recognition for use of health informatics
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 16 May 2016 – King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) has announced that it has achieved Stage 7 on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). HIMSS’ independent validation recognizes that the hospital meets all of the criteria for a Stage 7 hospital in the deployment and use of clinical information technology and advanced safety features to further enhance the quality of patient care. King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital becomes the first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this global recognition.
Achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 places KKESH among a very select group of hospitals that have ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016: Reputed Healthcare provider of the MENA Region, the Saudi German Hospitals Group, recently hosted an event in Dubai to unveil its new dedicated Plastic Surgery Center. Held on the evening on the 1st of May at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, Cosmetrix as the new Center has been titled, was launched amidst a glamorous event that was attended by VIPs, celebrity guests, select members of the media, social influencers and prominent women’s associations among others. Also in attendance was the Group CEO, Dr. Reem Osman along with the team of Doctors who will be heading Cosmetrix.
As guests arrived at the event, they were greeted with a drink and some melodious music courtesy of an elegant violinist following which they were seated within the ballroom that flaunted a luxuriously Venetian ambiance. The ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies held its 2nd Stroke Academy in Dubai this year attended by more than 200 cardiologists, neurologists and strokologists from across the Middle East and Africa region. The program of the academy aimed at discussing stroke related diseases and therapies from prevention to treatment.
The event served as a platform for leading cardiologists to shed light on Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) as one of the main cardiovascular diseases causing stroke. It also discussed the overall disease prevalence, the rising number of patients, the new era oral anti-coagulants as required treatments for Atrial Fibrillation patients as well as recent Real World Data and studies related to Oral ......read more
Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old.
Angels Initiative in the Middle East and Africa is a continuation and extension of the company’s global program that focuses on a timely stroke treatment process
Around 1 million stroke patients across the MENA and around 1,200 patients saved from stroke
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016: At Boehringer Ingelheim’s Second Stroke Academy, leading neurologists from the region stressed on the importance of implementing immediate stroke treatment procedures so that lives can be saved and permanent disabilities are reduced.
Boehringer Ingelheim’s Angels initiative aims to improve the treatment of stroke providing doctors with the necessary ......read more
Center To Help Autistic Saudis Aged Between 3 And 8 Years
His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif, the Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art Shamah Autism Centre in Dammam’s An Nur District on April 6 2016 – the first multi-discipline autism center for Saudi children in the Eastern Province.
The Center is a partnership between Shumua Alamal for Special Education and Rehabilitation and one of London’s leading autism providers, Eagle House Group, with the support of Ebdaah, the regional special needs training consultancy.
The new centre is educating young Saudis with autism aged between 3 and 8 years and focuses on high quality services and interventions delivered to international standards. The center can accommodate around 100 ......read more
Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances.
Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a few pounds to look her most fabulous. She turned to celebrity personal trainer Daniel Sten. Highly recommended in elite social circles, Daniel is known for a very effective, customized personal training program that maximizes fat burning and toning in the shortest amount of time. From their first meeting, Daniel emphasized the importance of calories in a diet and that your total caloric intake will determine whether you will lose or gain weight. ......read more
Jeddah: The market of restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia has been witnessing a prosperous growth, due to the economical stability and overall national security of the country, for the past years. These two main factors have encouraged national and foreign businessmen to invest billions in the hospitality sector, knowing that the market has the capacity to attract more profitable investment for the coming years. The appeal of restaurants and cafes market have become a main attraction to huge business household names, after studying its appeal to Saudi consumers.
The market boom has not only attracted famous restaurant chains, but it has also caught the interest of international fashion brands to join the competition over Saudi consumers taste of delight. Given the fact that globally admired fashion brand has expanded ......read more
Hotel organises blood donation camp with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center…
Centro Sharjah in lines with its corporate social responsibility program (CSR) is organising a blood donation drive at the hotel in collaboration with Sharjah Blood Transfusion & Research Center. Colleagues, Guests & Friends are collectively invited to share these drops of HOPE and get involved as #CentroGoesRed
General Manager, Mr Michael Kasch remarked, “We’re committed to the betterment of the community we operate in and whole heartedly, with the support of our guests and colleagues engage in various CSR initiatives” He further explained, “This campaign is designed to raise awareness on the need for healthy blood in emergencies. Since the shelf life of blood is only 42 days, we highly encourage people ......read more
The 9th Annual CFO Strategies Forum recognized Mr. Fahad Al-Shammari, CFO of Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corporations (Spimaco Addwaeih) for achieving the 2nd ranking in (Revolutionary CFO of the Year Award) during the MENA CFO Awards Ceremony held in Sofitel The Palm Hotel in Dubai on 26th of October 2015. This award is presented to the CFO of a public or private company who has broken through the traditional boundaries of finance and demonstrated innovation by expanding beyond accounting and control to a more active role developing strategies, and articulating them internally and externally to win the support of all key stakeholders.
The judge’s panel has praised Mr. Fahad leadership skills that combined with his knowledge and expertise in Accounting and Finance field that assist him progressing in ......read more
Binzagr Unilever and Lifebuoy visit 30 schools all around the Kingdom to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing as a preventive measure from life-threatening diseases
Jeddah – October 17th, 2014 – ‘Binzagr Unilever’, the Saudi Arabian arm of one of the world’s leading FMCG companies, celebrated Global Handwashing Day on October 15th 2015 by visiting 30 schools across the kingdom to educate over 15,000 children on the importance of handwashing in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. The Global Handwashing Day programme and school visits were led by the company’s handwashing soap brand, ‘Lifebuoy’.
Global Handwashing Day, held in over 100 countries on the same day, is an occasion that global company Unilever helped co-found in 2008 through its Lifebuoy brand. In Saudi ......read more
Fitness First to offer all club members across the UAE 10% off event registrations
United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2015: To kick start your winter on a healthy note Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run and Fitness First has joined forces to encourage UAE residents to set a new goal this season over the cooler months and sign up to the World’s Brightest 5K night run.
The global phenomenon and one of the world’s most social fun runs, Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run, will be lighting up Dubai on 6 November where thousands of Electric Runners are expected to take to the start line at Meydan. With less than a month to go global health brand and official fitness partner, Fitness First, has launched an exclusive offer for all UAE club members offering 10% off event registration for a limited ......read more
Children are inclined to fall sick more often than adults. This is mainly because they spend most of their time in close contact with other children at daycare or school where germs are easily transmitted. Unfortunately, most children are not as conscious of personal hygiene as they should be, increasing their risk of illness and the likelihood of passing this on to others.
Hygiene is important for anyone taking care of children, and is one of the most effective ways to prevent any form of illness. However, there’s more to hygiene than just hand washing, though that’s a good start.
Schools can also provide an arena where good hygiene can be shown at its best, and certain behaviors such as hand washing can become an engrained habit at a young age. Setting up a routine of healthy hygiene when your kids ......read more
Genetic factors and diabetes statistics in the region make regular screening crucial
Dubai, UAE, June 22nd, 2015: Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, urged vulnerable groups to take the simple steps that can prevent the damaging consequences of glaucoma, the number one cause of irreversible blindness. Citing genetic factors and the high prevalence of diabetes among GCC citizens, experts at Apollo Hospitals reminded that glaucoma could pose a major healthcare challenge for the Gulf States in spite of the economic prosperity and exceptional quality of life in the region.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerves are damaged as a result of pressure build-up inside the eye. The pressure build-up, known as intra-ocular pressure, blocks the optic nerve from transmitting images to the brain, ......read more
UAE, June 22, 2015 – All 11 facilities managed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) have attained Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model EMRAM)SM by HIMSS Analytics Middle East, which is one of the highest recognition for its use of clinical information technology (IT) systems and advanced safety features to enhance the patient care experience.
SEHA facilities awarded the Stage 6 titles are: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Al Rahba Hospital, Mafraq Hospital, Corniche Hospital, Al Ain Hospital, Tawam Hospital, Madinat Zayed Hospital, Ghayathi Hospital, Marfa Hospital, Silaa Hospital and Delma Hospital.
“I am pleased that all of SEHA’s 11 facilities have been recognized by a globally renowned organization, such as HIMSS, for their tremendous efforts in improving patient experience. ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 17 December, 2014 – IHCC, a leading turnkey solutions provider that specializes in healthcare, education and mixed-use projects, this week announced the launch of a 300-bed Saudi German Hospital in Ajman that caters to the healthcare requirements of the growing population in the emirate by hosting a stone laying ceremony to mark the occasion.
Hosted under the patronage ......read more
Saudi Arabia, November 19th, 2014: In another first from Apollo Hospitals Group-India, an Apollo Information Center was announced in partnership with Dr. Varghese Moolan of Moolans Inc. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This was announced during the 31st anniversary celebration of Apollo Hospitals Group. Moolans Inc. is one if the leading Spice exporters from India to GCC and has presence in over ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 28, 2014: His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, visited today the Dubai International Airport for the Hajj awareness campaign.
Al Maidoor, said: “The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has developed a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety and comfort of Hajj pilgrims who will use the Dubai International ......read more
Saudi International Sport & Fitness – powered by FIBO - Set for November 2014 Launch
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 21 September 2014: As the health and wellbeing of its population gains increasing importance for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an opportunity for international businesses involved with sport and fitness to gain a foothold in the Middle East is set to launch in November this ......read more