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Patients still have a number of misconceptions about doctors. These include the following. 1. All doctors are equally competent 2. All doctors have the same interests and expertise 3. You can judge a doctor's competence by his bedside manner 4. A doctor's reputation is a good benchmark of his medical skills. Not only do patients have misconceptions about doctors, even doctors harbour misconceptions about themselves ! This list is from Dr. David Newman in his...
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You may need to express breast milk if your breast are too hard for your baby to latch on or you want to give your baby breast milk while you are away. Suggestions for expressing breast milk   You can either express the milk manually or use a sterilized breast pump Store the milk in a glass or hard plastic container Milk can be stored in 2-4 ounce portions Expressed milk can be stored for...
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Optimizing Healthcare Delivery in INDIA: A Patient Centric Approach': " The Indian Healthcare sector is undergoing a radical transformation, with the initial steps taken forward more than a decade back. Healthcare, which is a US$ 40 billion industry, is growing at 15% every year. We stand at the threshold of an exciting opportunity to design and engineer sustainable delivery systems, develop numerous commercially viable & customizable delivery formats for the growing, demanding and health conscious...
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IVF labs have been routinely freezing sperm and embryos for many years. However, freezing eggs has always been a challenge. This is because the egg is the largest cell in the body and contains a large quantity of water. Using conventional slow freezing techniques meant that this intracellular water would often form ice crystals while the egg was frozen, resulting in the egg being damaged. However, using a new technique called vitrification ( vitros =...
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Are Generics as good as branded drugs? This article published in The Times of India on Dec 04, 2008 does suggest so. Washington: There is no evidence that brand-name drugs given to treat heart and other cardiovascular conditions work any better than their cheaper generic counterparts, US researchers said.    The findings run counter to the perception by some doctors and patients that pricier brand-name drugs are clinically superior, said Aaron Kesselheim of Brigham and...
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A new model for medical insurance is emerging in US. In this model, companies like a Wisconsin company called Serigraph will waive employees’ copays and coinsurance for certain procedures — provided the employees fly to India for the procedures. As per Eslam, managing director of Patients with Passports, a Mendota Heights startup that arranges foreign care for individuals, this is still a radical idea.   The Minneapolis Star Tribune has the story.
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CORPORATIZATION OF MEDICINE Medicine is changing..like all other professions..the change is sudden and staring at the face..change with the change ..or ..perish ..at your.. In big cities ..practitioners were taken aback when..10 yeras ago a corporate..hospital told doctors in no uncertain terms and without mincing word..'..increase the numbers'.. Many senior docotrs came back and sat down to think..some still hanging on to their baggage ..of oath..threw in towel and put in their papers.. The smarter...
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From birth to 4months to 6months: During this period the baby should be exclusively breastfed. Water, top milk, tonics, almonds or any other food or drink should not be given. Weaning a baby: Weaning should start approximately at the end of four months -6 months General principles of weaning: Always start with 1 food at one time and give it regularly for 7-10 days before introducing something else. Always give water along with weaning food....
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Diabetes is a disease that affects many people, it can strike at any time of their lives. If you have diabetes you want to be active in managing your self-care. The more you control your self-care, the more you take control of your health. May you find information on diabetes from a variety of sources, including your doctor. When managing your care, your doctor will encourage you to take responsibility for the care of your...
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People can not break the habit of using MOBILES and are unduly anxious about safety of ultrasound.There are no known side effects of either.But Mobiles are something they are keeping because they can not do away with it.And unnecessarily quiz, snigger aboutusg.
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