Cancer: Are You in Denial?

cancer denial

Many of us know someone affected by cancer either directly or indirectly… Yet, when reading articles on cancer prevention, we skim through. Could this be because we feel ‘fit and healthy’ or we think ourselves too young? Don’t be fooled, cancer doesn’t give advance warning. Just ask all of the ‘fit and healthy’ people whose diagnosis came out of the blue. At Avon HMO, we have seen an increase of … Read More

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For a More Productive You…Get the Right Amount of Sleep


How Much of a Priority Do You Make Sleep? It’s been a long day at work, but guess what could be worse? Tomorrow is an even longer day – because you weren’t able to get a good night’s sleep. Consistent good quality sleep is needed every night to keep our minds alert and our bodies healthy. Here are some of our tips for getting best possible sleep.   Eat Light, Sleep Smooth … Read More

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When is The Right Time to Have a Baby

Career, life goals, holiday plans etc. is there ever a right time to have a baby? Children have always been considered a blessing. In Nigeria, where the average family size is 6 people, the question of ‘When you go born pikin?’ is never too far from the discussion. If you are planning to have a baby, it is important you consider as many factors as possible before making the big … Read More

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5 Big Mistakes to Avoid when Making and Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

new year's resolutions

How are your New Year preparations going?  Have you started working on your new year’s resolutions yet? Most people understand the “why” behind this perennial ritual but sadly, not many get the “how”. For many of us, our New Year resolutions sadly end in disappointments and failed dreams. But not this year! Let’s help you get your 2017 resolutions right by outlining what NOT to do. Remember to pass on … Read More

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5 Treats That Team Fitfam Won’t Eat This Christmas


Christmas season is here! It’s that special time of the year to celebrate life, family and everything in between. It’s also the season to exercise self-control like never before with all the delicious but unhealthy food that comes our way. If you are committed to this noble cause, congratulate yourself because it’s a decision to be proud of. To help, we have listed out the top eight top unhealthy foods … Read More

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Dating With HIV/AIDS

Can a person with HIV/AIDS enjoy a happy love life? Absolutely! At Avon HMO, we believe that everyone deserves to experience the best that life has to offer, even when it comes to matters of the heart. Your HIV status shouldn’t be a deterrent to this, and with the right information at your disposal, you can enjoy life’s precious love moments too – dating, marriage and beautiful babies included. To … Read More

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11 Reactions You Get When You’re Sick in a Recession


Due to the recession in Nigeria, it’s a really bad time to fall sick. Below are 11 reactions you get when you’re sick in a recession; 1. When you go to bed feeling “one kain”. As if malaria is about to strike.   2. The next morning comes, and to get out of the bed… wahala   3. Your sickness shows you some love.   4. You walk into the office … Read More

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That’s Not True! 7 Diabetes Myths Debunked

Diabetes Myths

Diabetes is a disease that is still shrouded in “myths and fables”. Diabetes is undoubtedly one of the most challenging health problems of our time so the need to separate fact from fiction has never been more important. As part of our public duty and as patriotic Nigerians, we are going undercover to debunk some of the most popular diabetes myths.  Myth 1: I know my body, I know when … Read More

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Understanding Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

post traumatic stress disorder

Have you ever lost your patience with someone who see You or your friend/loved one or colleague could be dealing with mild anxiety or it could be post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a common mental illness in Nigeria that is sadly unrecognised and therefore goes undiagnosed in far too many instances. PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events (source NHS 2015). As a … Read More

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Advice for Parents

Infant Death Syndrome

There are some life events that tug at the heartstrings of even the most stoic. The birth of a new baby and the possibility of new beginnings is celebrated all over the world. Sadly, not all babies live to realize their promise. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs when a baby, 12 months or younger, suddenly dies during sleep with no warning signs or explanation. For many years, little or … Read More

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