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Prime Hospital and Prime Medical Center were recently awarded at the Annual Health Awards 2018 as one of the most ‘Distinguished Hospitals’ and ‘Distinguished Clinics’ in the UAE in recognition of their invaluable contributions to the region’s healthcare industry. The 2nd edition of the awards was jointly organized by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and HEALTH magazine in line with the ‘Year of Zayed’ initiative.

Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi’s leading tertiary care facility, has announced the opening of Burjeel Opticals to further meet the demands of residents in Abu Dhabi. The official opening was held in the presence of Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman & Managing Director of VPS Healthcare. The new optical shop is conveniently located on the ground floor of the hospital to provide patients with a one-stop-shop for all their requirements in this area.

Igenomix, a company that provides advanced services in the field of reproductive genetics, has stressed on the importance of Carrier Genetic Testing (CGT) in the Middle East region. The screening procedure can help soon-to-be and newly-married couples in reducing the risk of passing on genetic diseases, which are caused by abnormalities present in the human DNA. In line with this, Igenomix is encouraging the use of CGT as an important pre-component in planning a family as it can help determine the risk of having a child with a genetic disorder. Upon the completion of the screening procedure, individuals will be able to know if they carry one or more recessive genetic mutation.

Women who fear losing fertility as age progresses and those undergoing medical treatment, such as chemotherapy, can find renewed hope in egg freezing – a viable and safe option for fertility preservation. Egg freezing gives such women the confidence to take control of their fertility, without giving up the dream of starting a family. Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Dubai hosted an event on March 6 to raise awareness regarding the procedure. Titled, ‘Egg Freeze n Chill’, the meet up was attended by women from different social and cultural backgrounds who were able to learn about the process, share their experiences, and participate in an extensive Q&A.

Zulekha Healthcare Group launched today its ‘Screen and Survive’ campaign in its third edition in the honourable presence of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority. The campaign offers free screenings that are open to the public including residents and visitors from March 12th till April 30th 2018. The campaign aims to support the UAE’s national target of decreasing cancer fatalities by 18% by 2021.

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