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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 …

Do you believe your eyes? It could be Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Specialists in India

November 14th was World Diabetes Day – the perfect time to touch upon Diabetes and its ominous presence in our daily lives. Before you spoon that sugar into your coffee or tea or fresh fruit juice, take a moment to absorb these alarming facts. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a common disease and it happens when the insulin production in the body decreases. What is unfortunate about diabetes is that, Type 1 Diabetes cannot be prevented. In fact, the triggers that are thought to generate the process that results in the destruction of the body’s insulin-producing cells are still under …

Operating Room Nurse Day | World Diabetes Day

Operating Room Nurse Day, World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day. This day was founded by both the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization to raise awareness of Diabetes and related causes. The day chosen was the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, a medical scientist who co-discovered Insulin and was the first person to use it on humans. Did you know that today is also Operating Room Nurse Day. Nurses are the unsung heroes of medicine, with the doctors and surgeons usually taking all the credit for a successful procedure. So take the time this Operating Room Nurse Day to thank the surgical nurses who …

United Nations Day

United Nations Day

Today is World Polio Day. World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Did you know that today is also United Nations Day. Celebrating United Nations (UN) Day can be done by getting to know about the UN. Recently, access to the Internet was declared a basic human right. This declaration ensures that everyone has access to the world wide information and communication network.

Online medical opinion

Waiting in OPD area for meeting the doctor

Mr.Anil is 65 years old and has had some severe back pain for a few weeks now. He has a 10am appointment pre-booked with a specialist spine (orthopaedic) doctor. His plan was to finish his morning walk, meet the doctor and then return home for lunch. But, he’s been waiting in the OPD area well past his appointed slot and is only able to finish his preliminary consultation with the doctor by 12 noon, post which he is required to take an X-ray of Lumbar Spine which, unfortunately, can only happen by 2pm. He ends up having lunch at the …

Biscotti Day | World Heart Day

Biscotti Day | World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day… A perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy. Did you know that today is also Biscotti Day. Enjoy the day with a biscotti along with your favorite blend of coffee or a steaming cup of relaxing tea!!!

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