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Empowering the next generation – A talk on career at the University of Bosaso

Talk on healthcare career options to students at University of Bosaso

The founder of my-healthconnect, Sriram Sekhar was invited to give a talk on career to the students at the University of Bosaso during the recent medical outreach session that was conducted. The university is frequented by international visiting professionals who deliver talks on various educative topics. The students look forward to such learning opportunities that expose them to the world outside. The senior management looks at it as an opportunity to empower the next generation. The session was attended by 150 students who were pursuing Bachelors Degree in Public Health.  They were the perfect audience to talk to on healthcare …

Dr.Tejeswi Gutti at the city of Bosaso

Gastroenterology Medical OPD in Bosaso

After our earlier outing at Hargeisa, my-healthconnect recently connected to a tertiary care center in Bosaso, in the state of Puntland, Somalia to bring quality medical care to patients in this remote city.. Bosaso is a port city at the North-Eastern part of the country of Somalia. It is a hub that helps goods enter Somalia from places like Dubai, Yemen etc. Here, healthcare is still in very nascent stages and patients travel to places like Malaysia, Turkey and India for even simple health checks. Primary care is ably provided by the many General Physicians, but tertiary care is still …

Pain – Respect it and don’t ignore it

Follow RICE technique when injured

You have a persistent pain in the back that you have been ignoring for a while now. You’re not alone, but it might be advisable not to ignore it for too long. An alarming statistic is that 75%-85% people above the age of 30 experience back pain. It is, in fact, one of the most common reasons for a visit to the general physician. The key is Pain Management – how you effectively manage it!! 75-85% of people above the age of 30 experience back pain Recognizing this as a widespread health issue, my-healthconnect recently organized a workshop for Dr.Pradeep …

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? …

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