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Guest Blog: Say No to Staff Abuse – Don’t Abuse and Don’t Accept Abuse

Guest Blog: Say No to Staff Abuse – Don’t Abuse and Don’t Accept Abuse

When patients and relatives abuse doctors and hit them or indulge in looting and arson, it makes the news. Video clips go viral, doctors go on strike, arrests are made and the newspapers tend to give adequate coverage to these incidents. What doesn’t get reported is the increasing incidence of...
In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 3: Culture of Giving back

In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 3: Culture of Giving back

Meet Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: A dreamer with a difference She is a wearer of many hats- is a mother of two, a Yale trained Pediatric Cardiologist, Chief Dreamer, Teleradiology Solutions (a company she co-founded with her husband- Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur), an educator and an innovator. Having received medical training in Osmania University...
Guest blog: An example of Swadeshi Healthcare

Guest blog: An example of Swadeshi Healthcare

Gadchiroli, Bangs and the wonder of low Infant Mortality Rates Gadchiroli Gadchiroli is a district in western Maharashtra. It is one of the most backward districts in India with a high level of tribal and deprived population. The terrain is tough with forests and floods; whatever little infrastructure suffers poor...
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. : Lessons for Medical Students

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. : Lessons for Medical Students

I recently caught a re-run of Munnabhai MBBS on one of the TV channels. I am a big fan of Mr.Rajkumar Hirani and I think he has been blessed with story-telling gene that is very hard to find. He can make very complex matters easily understandable with his movies that...
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Periodontology in Medicine- Part 2 of 3

PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND DIABETES MELLITUS   Diabetes mellitus comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders manifested by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood (1). This abnormally high level of glucose in the blood is brought about by insulin deficiency caused by pancreatic b-cell dysfunction, insulin resistance in the liver or...

Periodontology in Medicine- Part 1 of 3

INTRODUCTION Throughout the history of mankind, there has been the belief that diseases which affect the mouth, such as periodontal disease, can have an effect on the rest of the body. Over the centuries, writings from the ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans, to name a few, have all noted the importance of the...

Basics of Lean Six Sigma

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared” – Whitney Young Jr During my college days, I often heard my teachers mentioning “Doctors need not be intelligent but they sure need to be well informed”.  In today’s era we do see that...

Back to the basics: Bank FDs re-visited

Over the years we’ve all had our share of freshly minted MBAs and “Executives” from various banks and financial intermediaries speaking in a language that sounds like English but laden with jargons like MF, ULIP, PMS, SIP and the like. Accompanied with graphs and booklets that would put a Yash Raj film poster designer to...