My Dear K-Way Readers,

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September edition greets you all and we wish you all safe times.

More than at any other time, we need to remind ourselves that we live in extraordinarily unpredictable times.

Knowledge alone is power in these uncertain times.

Misinformation and misplaced optimism can make us complacent.

Knowledge about our times gives us confidence and composure.

K-Way hopes to bring you every month an armour of knowledge that protects you. [Read More…]

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Mealtime with Our Doctors!

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September celebrates National Nutrition Week and the theme is “Feeding Smart Right From Start”. What follows are a few testimonials from our dear doctors who have shared their plates with you. Every plate varies from person to person but the conclusion is the same.

In short, a simple home cooked balanced diet, eaten with gratitude, in small amounts for every meal is healthy!

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Blood Group Incompatible Renal Transplant in COVID Antibody Positive Patient

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Kidney transplantation involves transplanting a live organ in a patient with end stage kidney failure. Everyone has an immune system that identifies any foreign protein – be it a bacterial, viral or renal tissue from a donor – and tends to reject it. The immune system cannot differentiate between life-threatening bacteria and a lifesaving transplanted organ.

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Covid Vaccination in Blood Cancer Patients – Seronegative Rates and Need for Booster Dose!

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Patients living with hematological malignancies are at high risk of COVID-19 infection. Like any other cancer, patients with blood cancers are also advised to get vaccinated against COVID infection as per their country’s vaccination schedule. We as doctors encourage patients to protect themselves from COVID infection by getting vaccinated and continuing to take preventive precautions including social distancing, wearing a mask and avoiding crowded and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

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Life of Doctors - Patients, Medicine and Beyond...

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Dr Suresh Venkita, our Group Medical Director, a senior cardiologist and an avid writer, has yet again shared this lovely story from his desk.

In the Company of Gods

She stood by the palace window, tall and still, gazing absently at the blurred distance. She had two choices: both unattractive, out of which, she would have to take a decision…

Uma Maheswari lived in the time of God. Hers was a time when Gods roamed freely through her life.

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Living Longer, Living Stronger

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The importance of exercising and staying active is strongly emphasized on nowadays. From young children to older adults, all are encouraged to lead physically active lives. Especially for the elderly, exercising regularly is very important. This is because being active brings with it a number of benefits:

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Eat Wisely Stay Healthy

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Diet Is Not a Single Meal Plan, It’s a Journey.

The Poshan Abhiyaan, is a mission aimed at Malnutrition – Free India, Together with improving the nutrition services across the country – various Community Nutrition related activities are conducted. Based on this objective, Rashtriya Poshan Maah – National Nutritional Month is observed every year in the month of September. This year, it’s being celebrated with the Theme “Converging towards a healthy walk through life” – Feed smart right from start. HAPPY NUTRITION MONTH.

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Making Breastfeeding Possible for Working Mothers!

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The first week of August has been celebrated as International Breastmilk Awareness Week. After childbirth, working women are forced to stay home so that they can breastfeed. I agree, it is quite important for the newborn until 6 months of age. According to the recent guidelines, exclusive breastmilk feed is advised till 6 months – not even water is recommended.

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Tackling Chronic Respiratory Diseases

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A WHO report reveals that respiratory diseases make up 5 of the 30 most common causes of death: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is third; lower respiratory tract infection is fourth; tracheal, bronchial and lung cancer is sixth; tuberculosis is twelfth and asthma is twenty-eighth. Altogether, more than 1 billion people suffer from either acute or chronic respiratory conditions. Also,asthma affects 235 million people worldwide, out of which 15–20 million people are from India. As per a recent report in 2021, more than 20 of the 30 most polluted cities of the world are in India.Also, interestingly, reports suggest that the sale of asthma medicines in India has grown by more than 40% in the past four years -thanks to increasing levels of pollution.

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Why Are Young Girls Starting Their Periods So Early?

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Menarche is a phase in puberty when a young girl starts having her periods. We know that across the world the age of menarche is decreasing. The normal age of menarche varies between 8-13years. Starting one’s period before the age of 8 and after the age of 13 is taken seriously.In a majority of these patients, this triggers a referral to the gynaecologist and further investigations.

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Gobinath Interviews Kauvery Hospital Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj

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In this episode of Master Inspirers, our celebrity host Gobinath interviews the co-founder of Kauvery Hospital Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj. He shares his professional experiences and the struggles that he faced in life to reach the place where he is now. This interview also talks about the value and specifications of Kauvery hospital and it’s journey.

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Patient Experience

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“This is my third visit to the hospital, everyone were very polite and I had a good treatment. Thanks to the doctors and every staffs.”
– S.F

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Recipe of the Month

Turkey Berry Garlic Pickle

Turkey berry, which is known as sundakkai in Tamil, might be tiny in size but its benefits are numerous!

These turkey berry fruits portray a rather remarkable nutritional profile, being densely packed with high-quality proteins and dietary fibres, apart from vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For people with low haemoglobin, turkey berries can be a boon as they help increase the production of red blood cells and keep anaemia and related disorders at bay. Add the tiny turkey berries to your regular diet to reap their superb wellness incentives for optimal digestion and total healthcare.

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