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V Is For Vaccinations

Shot, pique, injection, vaccination, jab, impfung, innoculation, immunisation, vaccinazione… whatever you call them  – they are an important, if unpopular, part of your child’s life (and yours!). We, in the developed world with most of the world’s medical advances liberally available to us, for free…

Merry Christmas

The HealthFirst team would like to wish all of our clients and previous course attendees a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013. For some seasonal health tips including a discussion about the painful after-effects of over-indulgence (!), take a listen to Dr…

U Is For Urine Infections….

Wee-wee, pipi, tis, oshikko – whatever your child’s cute word for it, sometimes it can get full of germs and that isn’t so cute for your little one. Urine infections are quite common in children – about 1 in 10 girls and 1 in 50…

Take Your CPR Training To The Next Level….

This Saturday, 10th November 2012, HealthFirst is running our 1 day Swiss Resuscitation Council course in Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation. The course will be held at Webster University, Bellevue, Geneva and it certifies you to be a First Responder in CPR and…

Coughs And Sneezes Spread Diseases…

New shoes, schoolbags, uniforms and stationery are now purchased and your family is starting to settle back in to their usual routine after the summer break. But this routine can easily be rudely interrupted by one of your kids picking up an infection and then…

HealthFirst Launch Courses In Canton Bern

Dr Michelle and Dr Penny were at Expat Expo in Bern yesterday launching HealthFirst’s first courses and seminars to be delivered in the canton of Bern, starting in October 2012. They met many interested people from Bern’s International Community and look forward to meeting and…

HealthFirst Back After Summer Break

We’re back and delivering training again after our Summer break. This week we have been busy training teachers in First Aid to equip them with the knowledge and skills to deal with emergencies that may arise during the school day. Here are some teachers at…

Tummy Aches

They can appear suddenly at 3am, or maybe gradually in the middle of the supermarket, or perhaps just as you are rushing out the door to get to school on time. So what can cause a tummy ache in a child? Think about what organs…