The challenges of social isolation

Read the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card 1/ 2021- 2/2021

The challenges of social isolation and precautions one can take
Today, there is huge evidence that social isolation as we all experience it in lock- down times is a risk factor for mental and physical disorders.

Social isolation can lead to e.g. anxiety, depression, anger, sleep disturbance and create the feeling of loneliness. All of these can boost each other and generate physical problems or aggravate chronic diseases like dementia or Parkinson`s disease for example. For prevention, a fixed structure of the day, regular exercise and a balanced diet can be helpful.

Digital media can only absorb some of these effects as nothing can replace a real touch or a face- to -face talk.
Hence, the elderly as the ones with chronic illnesses and without being digital native are supposed to be most vulnerable. If people are integrated in a lively, manifold social network they better take care of themselves and by
experiencing the care of others the impact of isolation on their health is cushioned.

How to maintain this most efficiently during lock- down? Firstly, persons at risk, their relatives and friends have to sensitize each other to these facts and interrelations.

On the basis of a regular and open communication, the knowledge of each other`s sorrows and pain as well as medical complaints low-threshold service can be offered within the network before worsening takes place or maybe even professional healthcare has to be involved.

This is true for numerous problems of daily life that normally are trivial to solve like getting fresh supply of regular medication.

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you.
It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.
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Thinking about Christmas…

Read the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card, 12/ 2020- 1/2021:

Thinking about Christmas…
Christmas time and the ending of the year does not mean a calm and relaxing time for emergency departments and prehospital emergency services.
In contrast, a multitude of patients has to be treated on top as their family doctors are closed. People do not know where else to address to and are uncertain although their sense of self maybe tells 
them that it is only a minor health problem.

It is not uncommon that especially at this specific time of the year these health issues are the physical mirror of stress or overwhelming expectations but also the result of less movement and a vast quantity of food.

Taking into account the pandemic situation this may become even more obvious this year. Preexisting illnesses like e.g. stomach problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or headaches could worsen. Family doctors do know their patients´ medical history and social situation very well.

They could value and treat their complaints that sometimes can even mimic severe health problems much more effective than doctors in the emergency setting who meet these patients for the first time.

In order to avoid the onset of physical complaints at all and therefore reduce workload of emergency medicine around Christmas it could be helpful if family members share their thoughts, fears and level of stress and take regular walks outside as well!”

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you.
It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.

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ICD-10 codes and COVID-19

When you have your World Medical Card, the diagnoses you choose to put in to your card automatically codes to the WHO standard. The codes for COVID -19 have already been created in your World Medical Card so that you can keep track and document your COVID-19 tests if mandatory.

Read more in the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card, 11/12 2020:

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – ICD.

Most likely, a great amount of us already has recognized some strange alphanumeric codes on a hospital report. In most cases they appear just before the name of the illness one was diagnosed to have.  However, most people never question what they are for and where they come from.

Historically, these numbers were set up to make international statistics of the illnesses on the basis of which people died! This goes back to the 19th century.

Today, the ICD- code is the most accepted international classification system of illnesses and symptoms in general. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is in charge to frequently update the system.

Currently, we are dealing with the 10th version, but ICD-11 is on its way and will become effective with the beginning of 2022. Although there are some local modifications in several countries, the essence of the alphanumerical code is equally used.

To give you an example: someone who was treated for lower back pain will find the “M54.5” on his report and if you are suffering from high blood pressure “I10.9” should be written on yours.

If you already suffered from COVID 19 disease the ICD code for this is U07.1”.
There might be some extending digits e.g. defining the side.

Next to using it for statistic evaluation of the prevalence of illnesses, ICD codes can also be used to regulate the financial side of the health system as for a certain ICD code there is a certain payment that every hospital gets.
Find out more “


With World Medical Card you do not need to worry about finding the right ICD-10 code. When you register your diagnosis the system is set up to identify and find the matching ICD-10 code. This secures you will be understood by medical personel all over the world.

The World Health Organizations ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 is already in, so you can easily register, keep track and document your COVID-19 test.
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Are you allergic to wasp?

Per is hypersensitive to wasp but loves to be outdoors.
As always, he cruises on his Harley, of course with an open helmet, and does not think that he can really be in a high danger situation. Not because of the motorcycle ride, but because of the angry wasp that has just landed on his cheek.
The wasp does not like speed, and stings Per on the cheek.
Per notices the sting and pulls over to the side. He quickly becomes ill. The situation is worsening and Per loses consciousness. His biker buddies do not understand what has happened.
This can end badly.

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Per has WORLD MEDICAL CARD as an app on his phone, and he has been so foresighted that he has shared this with a couple of his biker friends.
One friend looks at the app, sees the sting and quickly realizes what has happened.
In addition to having access to the information about Per’s allergies, Per has also noted in the app that the adrenaline pen is in the bag in front of the motorcycle – just in case.
It is also stated in the app which doctor the comrades should call if such a situation should arise. And they also find the contact details for Per’s partner.

Be Smart like Per and be prepared for the unexpected.

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Per’s friends follow what is written on the WORLD MEDICAL CARD app, and Per regain consciousness again. Thanks to Per’s preparation and the with the help of his mates this luckily ended well!

Do your friends know what to do if you have a severe allergic reaction or something unexpected should happen?

If you and your friends are signed up to WORLD MEDICAL CARD, you can share the critical information you have uploaded- something that ultimately can save lives?
Do not expect others to guess your needs, take charge and always keep an updated medical profile with you.
#beprepard # helpushelpyou

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Here are 9 reasons our members list as the key rationale for why a World Medical Card subscription
makes them feel safer and better prepared for unpredicted challenges in their everyday life.
Read through and see which ones that match with you and your family’s needs to obtains a safer day.

With the World Medical Card, you always have your medical information with you at all hours of the
day. You can choose to have this either on the app on the phone or as a physical card.

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You choose what information you want to upload.
Here you can enter:
Diagnosis you have or precautions that should be taken as consequence of the diagnosis
Medications you use
Allergies you have
Specification for glasses and lenses
Health challenges that are not registered with your doctor – such as sore shoulder, neck problems or
Surgeries and comments on post-surgery challenges you have experienced
Other ailments, medications, or important information

You choose who you want to share the app and information with.
It provides security and removes anxiety as you can share your medical profile with your closest family
and relatives.
If you are traveling, you can choose to share with your travel companion temporarily, so that they can
help you if a medical challenge should arise.

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The World Medical Card allows you to help your parents or others in the family who lose track of their
medications. If they have shared their medical profile with you, you can easily go in and explain to the
pharmacy, doctor, or others both at home and abroad, the needs of those that have trusted you to
If dementia should occur in the immediate family, the World Medical Card is providing an easy and safe
way to be a helper.

Read more about the World Medical Card now

The medical information you upload is coded according to WHO standards, so that you are understood
by healthcare professionals – anywhere in the world, 24/7.
If you run out of medicine, and do not know what it is called in the country you are in, you can show the
app, and you will get the right medicine.
In addition, diagnosis, medicines, and allergies are translated into 19 languages.

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You can enter information about relatives, your General Practitioner, or others that health professionals
can contact if a situation arises.

Here you can enter a picture of your donor card, so that you have all the information gathered in one

Also, in the My File function it is easy to include a photo and information about your travel insurance,
your passport, and other relevant information. Everything you need is easily accessible.

9. WORLD MEDICAL CARD – It is simply clever and makes you prepared for the unexpected
Smart – Easy – Safe – Secure

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Webbasierte Symptomprüfung und Selbstmedikation mit rezeptfrei erhältlichen Medikamenten

  In unserer digitalen Welt und modernen Gesellschaft erwarten wir, dass jedes Produkt rund um die Uhr verfügbar ist. Das gilt auch für Arzneimittel und Medikamente. Heute verschaffen sich die Menschen selbst ein Bild von ihrem aktuellen Gesundheitszustand, indem Sie nach ihren Beschwerden googeln oder eine webbasierte Symptomprüfungsplattform nutzen. Bislang existieren nur wenige Daten zur Genauigkeit und Nützlichkeit von Online-Diensten, die künstliche Intelligenz (KI) verwenden. Read More
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Drei einfache Schritte zum Aufbau eines körperlich aktiveren Lebensstils  

Körperlich aktiver zu werden ist eines der am häufigsten angestrebte Ziele auf dem Weg zu einem gesünderen Lebensstil. Für die meisten Menschen bestätigt sich dann jedoch nur das Sprichwort, dass der Weg zur Hölle mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert ist, da es uns in der Regel sehr schwerfällt, alte, eingefahrene Gewohnheiten wie das Anschauen von Fernsehserien oder das Spielen von Videospielen abzulegen.    Read More
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Schmerzen im Kreuz

Fast alle werden dies mindestens einmal in ihrem Leben merken. Menschen, die chronisch daran leiden, entwickeln eigenen Strategien, um ihre Rückenschmerzen zu lindern. Präsident John F. Kennedy zum Beispiel benutzte einen Schaukelstuhl. In vielen Industrieländern sind Rückenschmerzen der Hauptgrund, warum die Leute nicht zur Arbeit kommen. Schmerzen haben also auch wirtschaftliche Folgen. Read More
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Lyme-Borreliose – eine von Zecken übertragene Infektionskrankheit

Der Gemeine Holzbock (Ixodes ricinus) ist die bekannteste Art der Schildzecken. Er ist übrigens nicht als Insekt, sondern als Spinnentier klassifiziert. Ursprünglich war diese Zecke nicht in Nord-Europa verbreitet, aber auf Grund immer milder werdenden Winter, hat sich ihr Lebensraum in Richtung Norden ausgedehnt. Die Zecke lebt davon, Blut von Haus- und Wildtieren sowie von Menschen zu saugen und sie ist als Überbringer und Verbreiter von unterschiedlichen Krankheiten berüchtigt, von denen die Lyme-Borreliose die bekannteste ist. Read More