How to recognize thyroid problems?

January marks the international thyroid awareness month. While people usually do not think about their thyroids too much, it’s a good thing to know how to recognize when this organ is not functioning correctly, and how it can affect you. A sick thyroid gland can show various symptoms that are rarely primarily associated with hormonal …

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Why might I need IVF treatments in Dubai?

The infertility rate in the Emirates is growing, and thus the topic of IVF treatment in Dubai is widely discussed, but also a mystery to many couples who have tried to conceive without success. Pacific Prime Dubai saw the need of our clients to have a reliable resource about in vitro fertility treatments, so we …

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Everything you need to know about public and private healthcare in Dubai

Since March 2017, all citizens, expatriate residents, and tourists alike must possess compliant private health insurance to be able to enter and remain in Dubai. With private insurance having no restrictions in regards to the use of public or private medical care, the questions many of Pacific Prime Dubai‘s clients ask include: “Should I choose …

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All you need to know about Dubai maternity insurance in one guide

Starting a family can be exciting, yet stressful and expensive – especially if you’re an expat in Dubai. There are so many things to plan in advance – from choosing the right time for pregnancy and the baby’s name, to nursery room decorations and finding the best hospital to give birth in – the list …

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Introducing our latest Dubai Insurance Top Up Guide 2018 – 2019

By law, everyone residing in Dubai must have medical insurance in place that meets DHA approved minimal coverage levels. If you are an employee, your sponsoring company is obliged to obtain a health insurance plan for you. However, many companies might only offer you the bare minimum level of coverage required by law, which in …

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Dubai

15 November marks World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day. Its primary purpose is to raise awareness of COPD symptoms, as for many years the disease doesn’t show definite signs. Symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although quite obvious, are often confused with other ailments. Do you have troubles catching your breath after reaching …

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Why UAE residents should be aware of hypertension risks

According to a recent survey performed on both Emiratis and expats in the UAE, 44% of those polled did not perceive hypertension as potentially fatal disease, and were unaware of its symptoms. Despite this, around 30% of the population in the UAE has hypertension, but only 3-6% controls it via doctor’s visits or home measures. …

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Health insurance fraud in the UAE is on the rise

Health insurance fraud in the UAE is causing financial losses for the insurers, and higher premiums for customers. There are multiple complications associated with growing health insurance fraud in the UAE: rising insurance premiums, sure, but other new trends are evolving that insurers are taking notice of. In response, insurers are delaying approvals of costly …

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Types of international school insurance in Dubai

You are reading this article because you want to know more about private and international school insurance solutions in Dubai. Educational institutions can face a potentially large pool of risks that can threaten their operations, which is why seeking the appropriate insurance solutions to protect themselves is advisable. For a comprehensive overview of all essential …

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Should private companies in Dubai offer comprehensive maternity insurance?

Discovering that you’re pregnant can give you insurmountable joy, but can also be terrifying if you’re not financially prepared for it, especially if you’re planning on giving birth in an expensive place like Dubai. Luckily for many expat women working in Dubai, the DHA’s new insurance law requires all employers to provide at least a …

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