Masks: Always have one with you on public transport, mandatory at demonstrations
Switzerland introduced new rules for wearing masks
Masks: Always have one with you on public transport, mandatory at demonstrations
As of Monday, 22 June, the measures put in place to tackle the coronavirus ware for the most part be lifted. Only the ban on large-scale events will remain in place until the end of August. Hand hygiene and keeping an appropriate distance remain the most important protective measures; the Federal Council continues to rely on the public to behave responsibly.
Masks can significantly reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting yourself and others from the spread COVID-19 during the lockdown.
Today, on June 15, Switzerland officially reopen the borders with all EU / EFTA states and the UK. Despite the next step towards normalizing, the Federal Council still categorises the situation in Switzerland as extraordinary under the terms of the Epidemics Act. Swiss Federal Council of Health updated recommendations to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
Switzerland is easing further measures
Numbers of people testing positive for the Coronavirus are continuing to fall. Many businesses and institutions are allowed to open and events are permitted, as long as they have appropriate precautionary measures in place.
“Desire to Have a Child”
The first Swiss information weekend “Desire to Have a Child” (Kinderwunsch Info Weekend) will take place in Zurich in early October. Any person whose dream to have a child remains unrealized is welcome to visit the event. The visitors of the Weekend will have an opportunity to meet the representatives of top clinics and medical specialists from all over the world.
Coronavirus in Switzerland: A Short Chronicle of Events
We continue to publish the short chronicle of events relating to the coronavirus pandemic in Switzerland and to inform you about the measures taken in the Swiss healthcare industry and the special arrangements made in clinics to prevent the spread of the pandemic
Text: Dmitry Bratyshev
Telemedicine, especially in the form of a standard telephone consultation or a consultation by Skype or email, becomes extremely important during a pandemic.
The second stage of the lockdown exit in Switzerland
On May 11, Switzerland will proceed with the second stage of the lockdown exit: reopening of schools of general education and all retail shops.
Furthermore, since the situation in Switzerland is stabilizing faster than expected, the government resolved to allow restaurants to reopen on May 11 with rules including keeping a distance of 2 meters between tables and a maximum of 4 people per table. Today, museums and libraries will also reopen, public transport will resume its normal operation.
Coronavirus in Switzerland: A Short Chronicle of Events
The measures to be taken by the Swiss healthcare industry to prevent the spread of the virus / Special arrangements in clinics
Switzerland began to ease lockdown restrictions.
However, the list of the recommended coronavirus precautions remains unchanged. The infographics of the Swiss Ministry of Healthcare provide tips to protect against COVID-19:
Pink – the new colour of the public awareness campaign – indicates that further restrictions are being eased. Various types of activity are now permitted on condition that precautionary measures are adhered to. Continue to follow hygiene and social distancing rules.
Despite the lockdown restrictions and the recommendation to stay at home,
it`s still allowed
to jog, bike, and walk alone or accompanied by one person
Going outside has never been banned in Switzerland
Almost all future mothers think about where to give birth. In the end, they want the birth to take place in a calm, good and friendly atmosphere. Therefore, childbirth in Switzerland is becoming more and more popular. There is a really big choice of where and how to give birth.
7 most popular surgery types
New technologies in medicine have made countless ssurgeries much more affordable and effective for residents of the whole world. WHO studies show that every year about 50 million people travel outside their country to receive medical care.
CEO Airdoc Markus Will acted as an expert in the magazine “Beauty and Health”
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Airdoc cooperates with Medobal
We are pleased to announce the promising cooperation between Airdoc and Medobal.
Trends in dentistry from Europe
European medicine is divided into more and more narrowly specialized specializations, which is very clearly traced in the example of dentistry. A tiny part of the human body, the tooth, gathered around itself a number of narrowly specialized specialists – a general dentist treats dental caries, pins are implanted by a pins specialist, crowns, veneers and bridges are put by a prosthetic dentist, implant implanted by an implant specialist, and roots – and this is ubiquitous a trend in the center of European medicine, in Switzerland – the specialist treats only the roots – the endodontist.
Dangerous season: How to protect yourself from ticks?
According to specialists of SuvaPro, about 5-50% of all ticks are carriers of dangerous diseases borreliosis and encephalitis. As warm days and the picnic season are coming, we are reminding you how to protect yourself from the ticks and why their bites can be dangerous.
Dementia: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention
According to WHO, in 2015, there were more than 46 million people with dementia worldwide. In 2017, this figure has increased to 50 million. Each year, 7.7 million new cases of dementia are registered, each of which is becoming a heavy burden for families and health systems. It is expected that this number will increase to 131.5 million by 2050. What does dementia look like and what factors influence it in our article today.
Text: Dmitry Bratyshev
“Did you have an accident?” – doctor N’s face showed sincere sympathy. A thin neat scar stretched from his nose to his temple and testified that the doctor had been involved in the accident himself before. When the dental mirror left my mouth, I just repeated in surprise: “Accident?”. My perplexity was not in any way connected to any difficulties of translation, because this time I – one of Airdoc’s interpreters – was in the chair of this Swiss dentist myself. “Oh, you mean my tooth fillings,” – I finally realized. How can I explain to him?
What is melanoma? Recognize and prevent
Melanoma is the most common type of cancer of the skin and mucous membranes and also the type with the highest mortality. Unfortunately, according to Cancer.org, the number of cases of this diagnosis increases every year for the last 30 years. How to notice and recognize danger signs and how to protect yourself as much as possible, read in this article.
Text: Dmitry Bratyshev
How to sleep well: Tips and tricks against insomnia
How to sleep well? Many of us do not get enough sleep, and even suffer from insomnia. However, problems with sleep are reversible! We have gathered advice from doctors and scientists about how to sleep properly and get enough sleep every night.
Interview: „But you don’t need any operation!“ – A second opinion from Switzerland.
An online consultation with a doctor from abroad – called “second medical opinion” – is becoming increasingly popular. Described above was one of several cases that Mr. Markus Will and his team have to deal with daily. “Beyond Borders” is interviewing this Swiss expert, who has been working on “Second opinion from Switzerland” for years.
How to lower your cholesterol levels
It’s no secret that high cholesterol level in the blood poses a great health risk. Cholesterol plaques can clog blood vessels and in the worst cases even lead to death. However, all this can be avoided by having a healthy cholesterol level and not increasing the level of harmful cholesterol. A few useful habits will help you keep cholesterol in the norm and live more healthily.
Cardiology and cardiac surgery
Cardiology (gr. Καρδίᾱ kardiā, heart and λογια lógia, doctrine) is a medical discipline and a science that deals with the heart, its structures and functions in the body, as well as heart diseases and their treatment. Cardiology also includes the treatment of cardiovascular disease, and pediatric cardiology is an independent branch of pediatrics in Germany and Switzerland. Exclusively those doctors who have acquired and demonstrated special knowledge in the field of cardiology within the framework of special supplementary education can be called cardiologists in German-speaking countries.
Ophthalmology (from the Greek ὀφθαλμός – “eye”) is a branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of diseases and dysfunctions of the eye, its appendages, and also with vision correction. This is one of the oldest medical disciplines. An ophthalmologist is a professional title of a specialist in this field.
Orthopedics studies pathologies and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, either congenital or acquired as a result of abnormal development and traumas. This includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. The main aim of orthopedics is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of such pathologies.
As the term “neurosurgery” implies, this discipline includes surgical treatment of diseases of the nervous system and its surrounding structures. In everyday practice, the emphasis lies on dysfunctions of the spinal cord and spine, as well as the brain and peripheral nerves passing through arms and legs.
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with hormones. Endocrinologists, therefore, treat diseases of the hormonal glands (for example, the thyroid gland, ovaries, testes, adrenals or pituitary gland) or illnesses caused by excess, deficiencies or other complex imbalances of hormones.
How to live longer: useful habits
It’s no secret that many long-livers explain their longevity with certain habits or their absence. The fact that your habits affect the length of life, scientists confirm. In this article, we tell you how to live longer and healthier.
Medical rehabilitation is the restoration of health after treatment. Medical rehabilitation services include procedures and supervision by physicians, dentists and other medical professionals when, in addition to treatment, a multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach is required to return a patient to a stable health status.
Pneumology, also called pulmonology, is a branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the respiratory system. Pneumology includes prevention, detection and conservative treatment of diseases of the lungs, bronchi, mediastinum and pleura.
Gynecology is a branch of medicine that deals with the problems of the reproductive system of a woman. Translated from Greek, gynecology means “studying a woman”. Gynecology is closely related to obstetrics – obstetricians are engaged in the management of pregnancy and take birth, support the postpartum period. Before any pregnancy is planned, a gynecologist is a doctor who will help in case of any problems with external or internal genital organs.
Dermatology is the field of medicine which deals with the problems of skin, hair and nails. The importance of dermatology is often underestimated, but in fact the skin is the largest (by area) human organ, our bodies’ first line of defense, their insulation and waterproofing. An average adult is protected by approximately 1,5-2 square meters of skin. For the skin to perform its protective functions, its health should not be neglected or taken lightly.
Urology (from the Greek οὖρον: “urine”) deals with the treatment of urinary organs in both sexes. These organs are the kidneys, bladder, ureter and urethra. Urologists also treat diseases of male genital organs and, thus, take over some areas of andrology. The urologist is also closely intersected with nephrology, gynecology, neurology, oncology, venereology and surgery.
Iodine Deficiency: How to identify and prevent it
A study from the year 2017 showed that about a third of people lack iodine. An adult should consume about 150 micrograms of iodine a day in order to stay healthy and avoid diseases associated with inadequate thyroid hormone production. Thus, iodine is extremely important for growth, brain function, normal metabolism and wound healing. In this article, we discuss the symptoms of the lack of iodine and give some prevention guidelines.
IVF and reproductive medicine in Switzerland
Many people who wish to become parents, but for some reason can not conceive a child, take advantage of the achievements of modern reproductive medicine, such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), for instance. Reproductive medicine is in demand in clinics in Switzerland.
Treatment of addiction
There is a wide range of addiction types. They can be caused by a wide range of substances, among which are alcohol, nicotine, drugs, heroin or other heavy drugs. At the same time, habits can also cause one to become addicted: it could be gambling, sex, or even work. In this article, we will try to answer the most common questions related to addiction and its treatment.
Health check-up (health screening, medical examination): What to expect
Health screening for early disease detection, also often called “check-up”, is a preventive medical examination, which usually consists of several types of diagnosis. In this article, we will describe in detail what usually is included into check-ups in Switzerland, what it is for and what can be expected.
Spring avitaminosis: causes, effects and prevention
Spring is the time of flowering and awakening of life. Unfortunately, seasonal diseases bloom together with flowers. Among them, the most frequently met condition is spring avitaminosis. What is it and how can you prevent it?
New cancer vaccine: Tests have begun
Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine began the phase of clinical trials of the vaccine against cancer in humans, after its stunning success in laboratory mice. About 97% of the animals had completely disposed of the tumors after the drug was administered.
Colds, flu, ARVI – there is a difference!
Your throat hurts, the nose is stuffy and a headache is there too. What is it? Symptoms colds, flu and ARVI seem to be exactly the same, so these illnesses are often treated equally: either by simply eliminating symptoms, or waiting for the situation to worsen so that a visit to the doctor could be “justified”, or even hoping for a recovery in a week on its own. However, doing so is dangerous. We will explain how to distinguish between seasonal diseases and properly recover.
Beautiful smile: what to do to whiten your teeth without risk
How to whiten your teeth? On the Internet, there are many answers to this question, but most of them are not backed up by scientific facts and can harm your health. We have gathered recommendations for you to maintain and return the natural whiteness of teeth from Swiss doctors.
How to restore the elasticity of the skin after losing weight
In January, many begin to lose weight – the slogan “New Year – new I” becomes a good motivation to get oneself in shape by spring and summer. But those who could lose weight, especially if this happened quickly, are often faced with the problem of loss of skin elasticity. On how to maintain or restore the elasticity of the skin in today’s article.
Childbirth in Switzerland – where and how to give birth abroad
Almost all future mothers reflect on where to give birth. Eventually, there is a wish that childbirth took place in a quiet, good and benevolent situation. Therefore, childbirth in Switzerland is becoming more and more popular. In this country, there is also a wide choice of establishments, where you can give birth.
Healthy eating: basic principles
Is it possible to eat so that the body remains healthy and well-proportioned? Our answer is: “Sure”! All that you need to do is follow the basic principles of healthy eating. What principles these are, we are discussing today.
Oncology: effective cancer prevention
“Cancer”. No one wants to hear this diagnosis, but oncology is still one of the most demanded areas of medicine. Nevertheless, at least a third of all cancers can be avoided. To do this, you must try to adhere to certain rules defined by WHO. In this article, we will tell you what lifestyle changes will help prevent cancer.
Top 5 dental procedures
Dentistry is the most common reason for medical tourism. Prices for dental services in Western countries are very high, yet more and more tourists go to seek dental treatment in Germany and even more expensive Switzerland. Prices in the US are of the same level as in Switzerland, and the quality of dentistry is also very high. Yet America and its famous Hollywood smile become less appealing to medical tourists from Western Europe – and it’s not just about the high cost or remoteness from European countries. In this article, we list the most popular dental procedures for a medical tourist.
How to plan your treatment abroad: useful steps
Just some planning in advance will help you take care of your nerves. Following our recommendations, you will be able to avoid problems and undergo a treatment abroad successfully. Everyone who has ever traveled as a tourist knows that planning a trip is, in fact, the most difficult stage. It can become a real problem if you’ve decided in favor of a treatment abroad. However, if you plan in advance and know what to do perfectly well, planning can turn into an easy and even pleasant experience. Here’s a list of some things to consider from the very beginning, and things that can be handled later or left behind.
Six myths about medical tourism busted
The decision to go for a medical treatment abroad must be taken only after careful consideration. It should be based on thorough studying of hospitals, doctors and medical tours on offer. Sadly, many people never try medical tourism, because they think they might spend a lot on medical tourism but only get poor quality treatment for their money. Is that really the case? We checked facts for you, and now we are ready to bust some of the most popular myths about medical tourism. It’s about time we did it. Those myths could stop you from getting cured abroad.
Travelling home after a treatment abroad
After a lengthy treatment, it is very important to get back to work as soon as possible. Going for a treatment abroad, patients usually travel by plane as it is the most comfortable and fastest means of transport for long distances. In the meantime, travelling by air has some specifics. When a plane is twelve kilometers up in the air, a certain level of pressure is maintained on board which is higher than the pressure on earth; at height, the concentration of oxygen is also lower. Moreover, onboard seats limit the ability to change the body position. Altogether, this can affect the patient’s condition.
Plan a treatment abroad using information online
Over the recent decades, the Internet has entered our lives so much that it’s even difficult to imagine how we used to live without it. Technologies are constantly evolving, making the Internet faster, more accessible and reliable. This has largely contributed to the expansion of medical tourism industry in recent years. Access to proven and reliable information has become much easier, making the patient much more independent in planning their treatment. In this article, we explain what to search for online to plan your treatment abroad.
Wie Sie eine Behandlung im Ausland organisieren
Eine Behandlung im Ausland stellt eine ausgezeichnete Möglichkeit dar, seine Gesundheit wiederzuerlangen und zugleich ein Land zu besuchen, in dem Sie noch nicht waren. Diagnostik, Behandlung oder Prophylaxe von Krankheiten im Ausland können sich anbieten, wenn ein spezialisierter Facharzt oder seltene Ausrüstung benötigt werden, oder wenn Sie eine lange Genesungszeit vor sich haben, welche nur unter bestimmten Bedingungen möglich ist, oder aber Sie bereit sind, in Ihre Gesundheit zu investieren, indem Sie die Dienste professioneller Mediziner auf Weltniveau sowie erstklassigen Service in Anspruch nehmen, beispielsweise in der Schweiz.
Cosmetic and plastic surgery: your benefits
According to statistics, cosmetic and plastic surgery are among the most widespread surgeries among both men and women today. While some procedures are carried out due to medical reasons, most of them are intended exclusively for aesthetic purposes. For those who consider a plastic surgery (e.g. as a treatment abroad), we will list some of its advantages for you.
Advantages of treatment in Switzerland: a patient’s perspective
Some patients get tired of waiting for their doctor at home, others look for safer options of qualified treatment. Eventually, increasingly more individuals vote for medical tourism – one of the fastest developing industries in today’s world. People generally travel not only for high-quality medical service treatment – they also take advantage of sightseeing in a foreign country and enjoy a holiday atmosphere. If this is still not enough to start planning your treatment in Switzerland, we offer some more highlights to dispel your doubts and convince you in the end.
How to plan a treatment abroad: 5 steps to success
It may seem tiresome and frightening to plan a treatment abroad. Here is a concise guidebook for you, if you choose to plan your trip abroad independently. It will help you to figure out where to start and in what direction to head so that you could come for your medical treatment well-prepared.
Why you need a translator during your hospital stay
The medical tourism industry, with its steady growth, has established a reach to every nook and corner of the world. Its wide arena offers medical facilities, postoperative care, accommodation and various other such services for its patients. These tourists travel from around the globe, into another culture, with very less or no knowledge of the language, environment or food of the destination.
To make the patient’s stay in the country a smooth process, a range of support services like airport transfers, translators, and the desired cuisine are being offered by suppliers. Translation is one of the most important ancillary services.
Medical tourism in Switzerland: Why you should choose a package
A medical treatment package unites medical treatments for different disease profiles into a single entity. These packages are extremely popular among medical tourists as they provide wide-ranging healthcare at a very high-quality standard. They are extensive and span over a period of time which may vary from package to package. For medical tourism, treatment packages simplify the process of going abroad as they provide the patient with a thorough plan of the trip.