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Flu season knocking at door - get vaccinated

Flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease causing mild to severe health problems ranging from fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose to headaches, muscle aches or fatigue or even vomiting and diarrhea. It occurs seasonally in the winter and an early spring. Due to its unpleasant symptoms and necessary recovery time it is highly recommended to protect yourself, e.g. by flu vaccination.

Flu season knocking at door - get vaccinated
How to Stay Safe in the Hot Summer Heat

How to Stay Safe in the Hot Summer Heat

The Czech Republic is currently going through a pretty big heat wave. With temperatures reaching up to 36 degrees Celsius, it’s brutal out there, so it’s important to take steps to make sure you stay healthy in the sweltering heat.

The Czech Republic is One of the Top 5 Unhealthiest Countries (But it Doesn't Have to Be)

The Czech Republic is One of the Top 5 Unhealthiest Countries (But it Doesn't Have to Be)

Last year, the Czech Republic was named the most unhealthy nation in the world on the basis of alcohol and tobacco consumption and obesity. According to the World Health Organization, the Czech Republic consumes 13.7 liters of pure alcohol per person every year. The Czech people also rank highly for number of cigarettes smoked per person, per year and have one of the highest levels of obesity in Europe.

Health: More Than Just Physical

Health: More Than Just Physical

The word “health” gets thrown around a lot in today’s society- you can’t turn a corner without seeing something about exercise, healthy eating, or medicine. While health is a popular topic, one aspect of health that gets overlooked is mental health. Many people forget that health isn’t just physical- it encompasses the mind as well as the body.

Opening hours on Mondays & Fridays - summer season

Dear patients, we would like to inform you that our opening hours on Mondays & Fridays during the summer season (between Monday 9th July and Friday 31st August 2018) will be from 08:00 untill 18:00. For the other days, there are no changes: from Tuesday to Thursday is open from 08:00 till 20:00, and on Saturdays from 09:00 till 14:00. We wish you a healthy and pleasant summer!    

Ticks: The Illness Carrying Pests

Ticks: The Illness Carrying Pests

One of the most common pests in the Czech Republic are ticks, tiny brown insects that feed on the blood of mammals. These bugs are especially common in the summer months, as the weather is warmer and people and animals are more likely to be outside. These ticks are known to carry diseases like Lyme Disease and Encephalitis and can infect the people they bite. The Czech Republic has an increased level of tick-borne illnesses and it is estimated that 2-5% of ticks in Central Europe are carriers for these diseases.

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Sun

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Sun

The weather is warming up, which means proper hydration is more important than ever.

Top Men's Health Risks and How to Prevent Them

Top Men's Health Risks and How to Prevent Them

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to focus on thanking the father figures in your life. Forget the “#1 Dad” mugs and matching ties, the ultimate gift to show your father that you care is by encouraging him to invest in his healthcare. Remind him to schedule regular doctor visits, be alert to changes in his health, and know common men’s health risks so that he can live a longer, happier life. The most common Men’s health problems are described below. If you or your father notice any of these warning signs, make an appointment with a doctor (which you can conveniently do on Unicare’s website!).

Six Tips for Raising a Happy, Healthy Child

Six Tips for Raising a Happy, Healthy Child

 "How do I raise a happy, healthy child?" Is one of the most commonly asked questions by parents. The answer to this question is extensive and complex with many different factors working together to create a healthy and happy child. Here are six tips for raising a child to be the healthiest and happiest they can be. 

Milk: More than just something you pour into cereal

Milk: More than just something you pour into cereal

Uncovering the health benefits of cow's milk to encourage dairy consumption in a balanced diet.