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HealthFirst First Aid Kit Goes On Sale!

HealthFirst is very pleased to announce that our HealthFirst First Aid Kit goes on sale today! Finding the right First Aid Kit can be difficult and time consuming. At HealthFirst, we have worked hard to put together a First Aid Kit to meet your needs…

Frost Bite

Jack Frost has certainly been visiting Switzerland in the past few days.  Its a beautiful Arctic-white land out there but along with this, comes the challenge of keeping our faces, fingers and toes warm enough. These are the parts of our (and our children’s) bodies that…

Happy New Year!

From all the team at HealthFirst, we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year. Its going to be an exciting and busy one for us and we look forward to welcoming you on one of our new courses. We will be providing more…

Accidental Poisoning…

Tis the season for celebrations – family visiting, Christmas drinks, decorating the house and general merriment.  It’s a time when we relax and the children run a little freer perhaps. It is also the season when we see an increase in accidental poisonings in children.  A…

My Child Is Having A Seizure!

Six out of 100 children will have a seizure due to a high temperature before they are six. Would you know what to do if your child, or a child around you, has a seizure? Would you know what NOT to do? Listen to Erica’s…

Finding A Good GP In Geneva

With the traditional ‘direct specialist access’ system of healthcare in Geneva, it can be hard to find a good, caring, English speaking General Practitioner – who can treat the whole person and the whole family. We, at HealthFirst, believe having a generalist who takes care…

Painkillers And Fever Fighters

As most of us are struggling with coughs, colds and other winter afflictions, many of us turn to pills and potions to help us through the days and nights. The two main medications that can help are: (1) paracetamol – also known as acetaminophen in…

A Is For Allergies

Allergies – mild, moderate and severe reactions – are increasing in the developed world. It is a concern, not just for ourselves and our children but also when we are looking after other people’s children. Whilst training parents, teachers and carers during our First Aid…

Learning CPR

Yesterday, Dr Penny trained 8 teenagers from an international school in Geneva. It was a session full of serious concepts like how to recognise someone having a heart attack, how to make that important call to alert the emergency services (in English and in French)….

Sleep Is More Precious Than Gold

Any parent, any shift worker will agree with this! Although we associate sleep problems more with babies, it can be a challenge getting our older ones to sleep too. Take a listen to child psychotherapist, Rachel Melville-Thomas, as she helps you understand what is going…