Great health day in O news

Do you know your current blood sugar and cholesterol levels? Do you still remember the last time your heart rate and blood pressure were measured? On Thursday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you have the opportunity to be examined from head to toe in the air-conditioned Promenade Galerien in Linz. In addition, health talks are held every half hour on various topics – from sleep disorders to pain, great fear of dementia to varicose veins.

Blood sugar, cholesterol, pulse and blood pressure are measured. Uniqe experts use “MediMouse” to analyze the condition of the spine. From 13:00, there is also the possibility for dermatologist Michael Wipplinger (Ordensklinikum) to examine his baits, who was hired for Cancer Aid for Health Day, in time for the summer.

Healthy advice: Doctors from Kepler University Hospital, a healthcare holding company, the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions O and Uniqa VitalCoaches are available as experts. In addition, pharmacists are advised about sleep disorders, which can often be treated well with herbal remedies.

medical workers from all over the country come from 10 a.m. to ONews health talks on “What to do if you have insomnia?” – they increased tremendously during the pandemic -, “Varicose veins: It really helps!”, “Great fear: Just forgotten or already demented?”, “Shoulder pain, let it go!” and “Professor Lamprecht, how will this summer and fall follow?”

After the conversation there is always the possibility of asking individual questions on various health topics. You can also talk to the experts in person at the O Gesundheitsholding stand after the presentations.

Understand medicine: The O News health tour began exactly seven years ago, which has since become a permanent spot for many Upper Austrians until the beginning of the corona pandemic. Events at health talks at hospitals in Freistadt, Rohrbach, Schrding, Wcklabruck, Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Steyr and Kirchdorf were as well attended as at hospitals in Linz, where the health tour stopped at Kepler University Hospital in Linz and the Ordensklinikum.

The topics of the event are diverse and range from “permanent” back pain to allergies and foot disorders such as hallux valgus – the secret to the success of a series of healthy events organized by the Oberesterreichische Nachrichten and O Gesundheitsholding.

Medical topics are explained in an understandable way in the conversation about health. Visitors also have the opportunity to ask questions themselves and to get in touch with the competent doctors in person. After a two and a half year hiatus due to the crown, there will be a new edition in 2022 and hopefully a restart of the health tour.

ON Health Day, Thursday, July 7, entrance to the Promenade Gallery at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Program in detail:

  • 10 hours: Grand opening of the Health Day and
    Health Paths at the Linz Gallery Promenade.
  • from 10.30 to 11.15: What to do if you have trouble sleeping
    Senior physician Andreas Kaindlstorfer, head of the sleep lab at Kepler University Hospital in Linz, Monica Aichberger, vice president of the O Pharmaceutical Chamber, and VitalCoach Martin Denk will explain in a conversation what causes insomnia and how to successfully combat it.
  • 11:30 to 12:15: Forgetful or demented?
    Forgetful or already demented? Primary school Peter Dovjak, head of acute geriatrics at the Salzkammergut Klinikum Gmunden, knows about the risks, but also the things that help you stay mentally ready for as long as possible.
  • 12:30 to 13:15: Varicose veins: what really helps?
    Every third woman and every fourth man has problems with veins. If you treat and eliminate varicose veins in time, you can be asymptomatic for years. Senior Physician Johann Aigelsdorfer, Department of Surgery at the Rohrbach Clinic, and Uniqa VitalCoach Margit Wachter provide information on this topic.
  • 13:30 to 14:15: Shoulder pain, calm down!
    In addition to widespread back pain, shoulder problems are considered the most common cause of chronic pain. Primary Christof Pirkl, Head of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Freistadt Clinic, Physiotherapist Anita Lehner, FH Gesundheitsberufe O and Uniqa vitality coach Barbara Schagerl-Mllner show what can be done about this.
  • 14:30 to 15:15: How will this crown this summer, like autumn? The virus obviously does not know summer breaks. How to protect ourselves? Does it make sense to get vaccinated for the fourth time? All questions that will be answered by prof. Bernd Lamprecht, head of the Clinic for Pulmonary Medicine at Kepler University Hospital.

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