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Knowing the correct information empowers you to guide your destiny, whether it be social, financial or medical.

We are here to share health- related knowledge and information with all of you so that you are well – informed and confident in making your decisions about safe guarding your, your family’s and your community’ s good health, and ensuring a good quality of life for all. [Read More…]

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Dermatological Conditions and Covid Vaccination

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Dermatologists have been receiving many enquiries over the last few months after the launch of the Covid vaccine regarding the safety of the vaccines in patients undergoing treatment for dermatological conditions. This article aims to provide a practical insight into this issue and to allay unwanted fears and misconceptions.

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Image-guided Biopsies - A Safer Technique for Diagnosing Lumps

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“Precise diagnosis- a beginning for the right and effective treatment”

Quick facts on the image-guided biopsy:

  • In the biopsy procedure, we take a tissue sample from the lump in the body to make a diagnosis.
  • Utilizing “imaging guidance” makes the biopsy effective and paves the way for a right diagnosis
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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.

Betaal Chabbisi – The Conclusion

‘I gave you a brief respite, Oh Vikramaditya, ‘said the Betaal.

‘While you slept in the comfort of the royal bed, I swung like a pendulum on this tree, ticking away time. I was waiting for your return, which I knew you would,’ it continued sagely.

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Our children and the impending third wave

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Ever since the WHO declared Covid-19 a global pandemic in March 2020, the world has changed. We continue to grapple with what has possibly been the deadliest pandemic in history: a pandemic that took its toll on lives, health, economy, education, agriculture, food supply, and every part of our societal network. We have borne the brunt of a deadly second wave. With high infectivity, rapid community clustering of cases, re-infections, and severe lung involvement, the outbreak was explosive. Entire families were affected, including children. Parental apprehensions and anxieties have been running high ever since.

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TOOTHY TALES

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In common parlance, a third molar is called the wisdom tooth. This is the last tooth to emerge in the mouth and is also located at the very end of the dental arch. It is so called as it shows up in the mouth by 17-21 years of age, the age by which we are presumably wiser or are considered to have attained wisdom!

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Significant Weight Loss in Women - An Awareness

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As we all age, our basal metabolic rate declines, and there is a weight gain of about 0.5-1kg per year after the age of 35 called ”the middle-age spread”. Weight gain and weight loss both are highly subjective. We need to be aware of our own metabolism as to what causes weight loss and weight gain and find ways to maintain optimal weight for our age and height. Significant weight loss is most often ignored, and it is important to realize that it might harbour an underlying major clinical disease. Exercise and diet induced weight loss should also be gradual based on the person’s initial weight.

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Simple exercises for Lower back pain

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Simple exercises for Lower back pain by Mrs Selvambikai Srinath, Physiotherapist, Kauvery Hospital Chennai

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Patient Experience

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“Dr. M.S. Ramachandran’s review- I have no words to express my appreciation sincerity academic approach and professional excellence. In short my gratitude is boundless. Thank you.”
-R.R

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Recipe of the Month

Stuffed Snake Gourd / Stuffed Pudalangai

A powerhouse of nutrients, vitamins & minerals, snake gourd, also known as ‘padwal’ is an all-natural antibiotic, expectorant, as well as a healthy laxative.

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