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Advanced heart problems are becoming more common in younger people throughout the region, a situation that directly relates to poor lifestyle habits. “In this region, we see patients presenting with severe heart conditions almost a decade earlier than in the West,” says Dr Faisal Hasan, a staff physician in the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “We see a significant number of patients in their 30s and 40s with cardiovascular problems and in...

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Deciding to head to the emergency room (or Accident and Emergency, if you speak British English) often poses a dilemma:  do you really need to go? When it comes to chest discomfort or any other chest symptoms, the answer is yes – and don’t delay, doctors at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi warn. As World Heart Day approaches, Dr Faisal Hasan, a staff physician in the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, says residents...

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Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself and define you as either optimistic or pessimistic. Indeed, some studies show that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health and well-being, too. The positive thinking that usually comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. And effective stress management...

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Energy healing has been used for centuries in various forms and has been used to cure medical conditions and most ailments related to mental health.  It is primarily related to the ancient chakra system, which originated in India. Chakra healing involves the seven chakras in the body, which should be in balance with each other. It is a holistic practice that activates the body’s subtle energy systems to remove blockages. Breaking through these energy blockages...

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TikTok is booming in the UAE and if you haven’t already taken a deep dive into it, there are a few things to know before you get started. • There has also been a major growth in fitness, sports and wellness content. In the first half of 2020, there was a 270 percent increase in related content under #fitness hashtag, surpassing 1 billion local views.  • The demographic is getting older, particularly after all those...

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On World Alzheimer’s Day we asked Kim Henderson, a clinical psychologist at the German Neuroscience Center in Dubai to write about the psychological impact of a diagnosis and the years that follow.  Alzheimer’s disease is one of more than 400 types of dementia and the most common. It is a physical disease that affects the brain. The brain has billions of nerve cells that connect and communicate with each other, but with Alzheimer’s, these connections are...

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Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are leading calls for women to take charge of their heart health and recognize abnormal symptoms. Asma Mahjoub, a 41-year-old Zumba instructor, was attending a fitness class in 2017 when she began experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath, both classic symptoms of heart problems. Although she didn’t realize at the time, it was the beginning of a three-year journey of uncertainty and worry. “I was attending a morning...