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Hope in Hargeisa

Somaliland Hargeisa

my-healthconnect was recently in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, in the Horn of Africa.  One has probably not heard much about this city and yet its citizens can be found all over the world – in the Americas, in Europe and even in Asia. my-healthconnect, in its mission to take healthcare to remote areas, went to Hargeisa to explore possibilities of a long term association with the medical teams there. In doing so, we could help the patients in Hargeisa connect with the right surgeons/specialists in India for a quality medical opinion and appropriate treatment for their health needs. Our …

Senior Health and Fitness Day | No Tobacco Day

Senior Health and Fitness Day, No Tobacco Day

Today is No Tobacco Day and this day was established with the goal of raising awareness of the dangers of this habit, and the thousands of lives it costs every year. Did you know that today is also Senior Health and Fitness Day? For Grandma, Grandpa, Granny, Gramps, Nana, Papa and all our well-loved elders, Senior Health & Fitness Day is a time to explore the many senior-friendly physical activity options, and to understand the importance of exercise and nutrition for ongoing health and illness-prevention. A healthy diet can boost energy and immunity, and regular exercise is necessary to retain bone …

Guide for medical opinion

4 Easy Steps to connect with a specialist surgeon in India

my-healthconnect was conceptualized with the objective of helping patients with a provisional diagnosis/medical opinion so that you can travel with information rather than take a chance on your health. Using our patient platform, you can upload your reports and a summary of your symptoms and medical history and after reviewing it, the doctors on our panel can offer you an initial analysis.  We explained the benefits of a medical opinion prior to your medical travel in one of our earlier blogs. We seek to now educate our patient community on how best to communicate the requisite information for a more …

Walk to Work Day | World Health Day

Walk to Work Day, World Health Day

Today is World Health Day and this day is celebrated every year on the founding day of the World Health Organization. Did you know that today is also Walk to Work Day? Obviously, walking to work provides amazing health benefits to the otherwise sedentary person. The extra time necessary to walk to work helps wake you up and spend time clearing your head and greeting the day in something less than a rush. Walk to Work Day helps you reduce carbon emissions, add some healthy movement to your day, and generally appreciate the world around you more. So get out …

A more informed medical journey

Get medical opinion from specialist surgeon in India

Mr.Sanjay Verma* lives in Assam in India and has been recently diagnosed with varicose veins (a condition in which veins in the legs become enlarged). He prefers to have his surgery performed at Hyderabad (about 1500 kms from where he lives) but is unsure on the right doctor for his issue. He connects at my-healthconnect and uploads his recent prescriptions and laboratory reports. A vascular specialist surgeon from Hyderabad analyses the reports and gives Mr. Verma a provisional diagnostic plan. The plan includes a possible treatment plan, cost estimate and days of stay at Hyderabad (if surgery is confirmed). The …

International Day of Happiness | World Oral Health Day

International Day of Happiness, World Oral Health Day

Today is World Oral Health Day and it is celebrated globally to highlight the importance of oral health for a healthy body. Apparently today is also, International Day of Happiness, where we try to educate and increase public awareness of the benefits of happiness. This day originated at the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayan region of Asia, where it is thought by many to be among the happiest in the world due to the holistic approach to life and the amount of importance which is placed on the well being of people and communities, as much as material wealth. …

Arthritis of the Knee

Arthritis of the Knee Joint leading to Knee Pain

There’s a persistent ache in your knee and you know that arthritis runs in the family. The words “knee pain” on Google search throws up thousands of posts on Arthritis and Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery. And yet, after hours of research, there are niggling questions and non-medical queries that arise.  Here we seek to address those that a patient has once his/her surgeon has recommended a Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR Surgery). #1: I am apprehensive about this surgery and have heard stories of my friend’s aunt having a bad experience and increased pain post TKR. What do I do? …

Donor Day | Valentines Day

Donor Day, Valentines Day

Today is Valentines Day and the world knows it too. Did you also know that today is also Donor Day? Donor Day is a day that celebrates all those people who have helped save people’s lives by donating blood, marrow, tissue, and even organs. It’s a day that drives home exactly how amazing and giving the human spirit is because it pays tribute to so many people who have donated of themselves, often to help save the life of someone they’ve never met. So, how can you celebrate Donor Day? It’s quite easy, and don’t worry because you don’t have …

Kidney Transplant

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that someone you care about has end-stage renal disease and needs a Kidney Transplant. The good news is that something can be done about it and the person with the opportunity could be you. What is kidney transplant? Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation involves the organ transplant of a healthy kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease. The donor is usually a direct blood relation of the recipient – child, parent or sibling. Kidney failure The kidneys perform the critical function of purifying the blood in the human …

It’s a pain in the back

Chronic Back Pain, Spine Surgeons in India

How often have you woken up with a dull, throbbing pain in the back?  Or got off your seat at work massaging your back or your shoulders?  Back pain is more common than one thinks.  You would be surprised to know that: 75% to 85% of people over 30 years of age experience back pain Back pain is the second most common reason for physician visits Back pain accounts for more hospitalization than any other musculoskeletal condition Back pain results in more lost days from work than any other ailment How does back pain occur? Back pain could occur due …

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