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The cold and flu season is getting underway: can vitamin C provide protection?

Posted On November 01, 2018

A dripping nose along with a sore throat, head and joints – a cold can become a serious burden. And an expensive one: around 30 per cent of all work absences are due to the common cold. So as the cold months begin, we try to prevent it, often on our own at first. For […]

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Prescriptions, hospitalisation, etc.: how much do I have to pay, and what will the health insurance fund pay?

Posted On October 09, 2018

Getting your medication with a doctor’s prescription from a pharmacy right away, without having to pay for it? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. In many cases, patients in Germany are required by law to pay a mandatory supplement – not only for their medication, but also for treatments at hospitals, personal care at home, […]

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Report: “From university to apprenticeship – vocational education as an alternative to studying”

Posted On September 19, 2018

On Thursday, 13th of September, the KED invited both international and German students to meet representatives of different institutions who work in the field of student counselling, immigration law, vocational and university education and talk with them about a subject that is mostly sensitive to students: What if a drop-out of the university becomes necessary? […]

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Health courses: How to manage stress

Posted On August 23, 2018

Diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and back pain are all so-called widespread diseases. According to the Robert Koch Institute, cardiovascular diseases are responsible for as many as 40% of all deaths. These diseases largely result from stress, lack of exercise and overeating. Those who keep these issues in check and opt for a health-conscious lifestyle can […]

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The organ donor card - always carry it in your wallet!

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Donate organs – Save lives

Posted On August 03, 2018

More than 10,000 people in Germany are currently waiting for a donor organ, 8,000 of them for a kidney – according to the latest Eurotransplant statistics. This is three times the number of people who can be provided with a kidney transplant. And the situation is not expected to improve. Quite the opposite: last year, […]

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A small jab – with a huge effect

Posted On April 30, 2018

In all parts of the world, the immune system of tourists and immigrants faces various challenges. Vaccinations against certain bacterial and viral pathogens help to protect against infections and prevent epidemics. In Germany, the cost of certain vaccinations is refunded by statutory health funds, like the AOK Niedersachsen. The statutory health funds also provide assistance […]

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Hannover, Living, Working

Sick pay: Protected in any event

Posted On April 09, 2018

People who suffer from a protracted illness do not have to worry about financial security. With the sick pay that patients receive from the statutory health insurance providers, they can focus on the most important thing: recuperation. In the event of illness, employees insured under the statutory health insurance scheme receive continued pay from their […]

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