Best Doctors: A focus on CVDs and World Heart Day

Digital heart in the middle of a cardiograph

This coming 29th of September communities around the world will come together to celebrate World Heart Day. This international health day began in 2012 when world leaders united in a global effort to reduce mortality caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) of which cardiovascular disease (CVD) account for almost half of deaths, making CVD the world’s number one killer.

The World Health Federation highlights that CVD is the world’s leading cause of death, affecting 17.5 million people a year[1]. This represents for one third of all annual deaths on the planet. “Heart health is at the heart of all health” – World Heart Federation 80% of deaths caused by CVD occur in areas of the world with low or medium incomes[2] that do not have the financial resources to raise awareness about heart health or the medical means to handle the CVD burden in their population. The Best Doctors team strives to also contribute to helping individuals learn about lifestyle choices and Read more

Tobacco: A threat to development

No smoking

This week the World Health Organisation celebrated World No Tobacco Day. Each year the non-profit tackles this extremely real and truly global addiction.

2017’s theme is “Tobacco – a threat to development” and all efforts have revolved around measuring and inciting government measures as well as the general public to join forces and promote health and development of a smoke-free society. WHO explains that the campaign “will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens.” The objective of the day is to propose new measures the communities can make to actively contribute to confronting the global tobacco crisis. Tobacco is a threat that doesn’t discriminate against race, age, gender Read more

Smartwatch: The Benefits

Woman on a run checking her smartwatch screen

While fads come and go, here at Best Doctors we believe that the smartwatch is here to stay! For the past several years it has become more and more common to see people walking around with little screens on their wrists – what is it all about?

From Fitbits to Apple watches, smartwatches are available in all shapes, sizes, colours and price ranges. This hands-free experience is meant to blend into your lifestyle in as simple a way as possible. The unassuming act of wearing this technology can greatly affect your life in a positive way. Keeping track of your day-to-day behaviour has never been easier. Most smartwatch users don’t even remember they are wearing their monitor throughout most of the day. Therefore, the watch can help users obtain critical information about their lifestyle in order to make better choices and changes – without becoming obsessed. Resting Heart Rate One Read more