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Weather reports earlier this month indicating temperatures that felt like 50 degrees, the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to unprotected skin are at an all-time high for the year.

An Emirati mother, Shaikhah Al Zahmi Obaid’s obesity issue coupled with knee problem could have disabled her, had a diligent Dr. Hans Werner Fuchs, Consultant - Orthopedic Surgery at Burjeel Hospital, not treated it on time.

According to US population studies, approximately 6,000 people are diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a degenerative motor function disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, ultimately weakening the muscles and resulting in death each year. The incidence of ALS is two per 100,000 people, and it is estimated that more than 20,000 Americans may be living with ALS at any given time.  Most patients will develop the condition between the ages of 40 and 70, with an average age of 55 at the time of diagnosis. However, cases of the disease occur in persons in their twenties and thirties. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 people have the disease at any given time. According to the ALS CARE Database, 60% of the people with ALS are men.

Bringing in innovative concepts and techniques to healthcare, RAK Hospital through its Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation department has now introduced unique aqua therapies as a major rehabilitation technique for people of all ages ranging from pediatric to the elderly. People suffering with conditions such as osteoarthritis, muscular & joint injury or fracture, lower back and neck pain, cerebral palsy, as well as victims of strokes or accidents and pre & post-surgery patients can benefit from Hydrotherapy. Hospital’s highly professional Swissphysio team works on holistic health with a passion for excellence to ensure patient’s total wellbeing.

In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) launched the Al Kheir Clinic at the Muhaisnah Health Center in Mirdif City Centre. The new clinic was launched in cooperation with Dar Al-Bar Association and MOHAP Strategic partners.