Muslim Doctors Association (MDA)

Health & Wellness

Make eye drops part of your Ramadan routine: wake, drops, eat, pray, done!

This year we are pleased to be supporting The International Glaucoma Association’s eye drops campaign as our chosen campaign during Ramadan. Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure in the eye. This can cause damage to the nerve that helps you see, resulting in blindness. Eye drops reduce this pressure and preserve your …

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Parkinson’s Disease- More than just Medications?

April the 5th represents the start of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week. Pharmacists are heavily involved in the management of patients with Parkinson’s disease as their medicines are of critical importance for their symptom control and subsequent quality of life. However, this is not the complete picture and this week is a perfect opportunity to refresh …

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Help Us, Help You!

With the new move towards “self-care” across the board for our patients, this is a good opportunity to remind ourselves that patients have a huge range of options available to them when it comes to making decisions regarding their healthcare and we, as professionals, have a responsibility to highlight these and correctly direct them to …

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Stoptober: What is the role of motivational interviewing?

What is motivational interviewing? Motivational interviewing is a patient-focused method of discussion around a health-based topic, designed to elicit ideas, feelings and motivations around a behaviour and to inspire change. It is most often used when consulting patients on “risky behaviours”, for example, smoking. The theory is to guide the patient’s attention to a positive …

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