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Visit at the doctor’s office in Poland Posted by on Oct 26, 2018

Have you ever thought how to describe your illness to the doctor in Polish? Chances are, the staff will speak English. But what if they don’t? Better be prepared and learn some basics, right? Here is a list that may be helpful in a situation like this! injured – ranny bruises – siniaki diarrhea – biegunka to vomit…

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Are vaccinations mandatory in Poland? Posted by on Oct 10, 2018

We all know that this subject sparks a lot of discussions and divided opinions in each country. In Poland vaccinations (szczepionki) included in the immunization schedule are mandatory. This means that every child residing in Poland can receive vaccines refunded by the state, but it also means that parents are obliged to show up on…

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How to describe injuries in Polish Posted by on May 9, 2018

They happen to all of us! Injuries, boo – boos, ouches, you name it! Not fun, but unfortunately we have to deal with it. Some of the injuries are minor and can be healed with a simple magic kiss from a fairy (you must be a fairy to heal all of your kids little cuts…

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Visiting an eye doctor in Poland Posted by on Oct 28, 2017

Visit to an eye doctor is usually planned and not often an emergency…If it happens that you are in Poland and need to check your eyes, it may be helpful to know few basic phrases to explain what bothers you:) eye doctor – okulista do you offer free eye tests? – czy oferują państwo bezpłatne badania…

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Young Polish doctors on a hunger strike! Posted by on Oct 22, 2017

If you follow Polish news, you probably already heard about young Polish doctors starting a hunger protest at the beginning of the month. A few dozen young doctors have been on a hunger strike at a children’s hospital in Warsaw and were joined by groups in Szczecin, in the northwest, and in the central city of…

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World Aids Day – Światowy Dzień AIDS Posted by on Dec 1, 2014

World AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – Zespół Nabytego Niedoboru Odporności) Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global…

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What do you need to know about Ebola Posted by on Oct 29, 2014

What is the most popular topic in the international news these days? Most of you will probably agree with me that everyone talks about Ebola and how dangerously fast it is spreading around the world… The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) (wirusowa choroba Ebola) or the Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) – Gorączka krwotoczna…

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