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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!!!

Recommended Surgery for treatment? Make sure you are asking the right questions!!!

Surgery for treatment, Medical Opinion, Knee Replacement Surgery, Knee Pain, Arthritis of the Knee Joint, Orthopedic Surgeons

Being recommended for a surgery for treatment these days for a health ailment is very common. The usual questions that patients ask are: Is the surgical treatment cost effective? Is the doctor warm/welcoming in his approach? Is the hospital and/or the doctor a reputed one? Is the hospital located at a convenient distance from my home? Does the hospital accept the medical insurance that I am covered under? While these are the typical items that we pay attention to, there are other aspects that you need to be informed about before deciding where, when and how to go in for …

e-Second Opinion – How can it be leveraged?

Medical Opinion or Second Opinion from a specialist surgeon in India

A patient sitting in Bidar (A small town in North Karnataka) has been suggested a Knee Replacement Surgery by his local doctor. He is unsure of the diagnosis plan and intends to consult a specialist doctor from a city (typical of patients from rural India). He travels by train to Bangalore and consults a specialist who recommends physiotherapy/medicines for one year before a surgery. Another trip to Hyderabad lands him in a treatment plan which entails immediate surgery. He is now confused on what next!!! On top of it, he has spent a few days on his travel and close …

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