Dear K-Way Readers,

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Welcome to December.

Your keen receptivity to our K-Way digital platform every month inspires us to endeavour to bring you the most useful and up-to-date information about health care. Such information comes to you directly and lucidly from our doctors.

As we have come to the last month of 2021, we realize how time has flown. Did we make use of it wisely?

The pandemic years have certainly taught us many unforgettable lessons – about safeguarding health of self and family, both mental and physical. However, we know that we struggled with both – that of our own, our elders and our children. It was not easy to cope as we were unprepared; it was unexpected, and we took time to accept reality. The pandemic exacted a great toll on the mental and physical health of every individual in the world. Let us learn to recover, and let us hope we can undo the damage done to our children, elders and ourselves. [Read More…]

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Rain Rain Go Away, Little Johnny Wants to Play!

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Monsoon weather is very pleasant but it is a time when children get sick. The downpour experienced throughout Tamil Nadu recently, makes one focus his/her attention on addressing the commonest diseases faced by children.

Mosquitoes

Monsoon breeds mosquitoes and makes children prone to malaria, chikungunya and dengue. These diseases are accompanied by high fever, rashes and muscle pain.

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Monsoon Maladies

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While rain brings respite after long periods of hot and humid days, the fact cannot be denied that rainy season brings with it a host of infections and diseases. The damp air is conducive for the microorganisms to thrive and spread rapidly. Usually, young children, senior citizens and people with a weak immune system are easily prone to infections during this season. We need to stay informed about common illnesses during this season.

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Monsoon Mayhem

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Monsoon brings relief from the burning summer every year but it also brings along multiple infections transmitted by tiny pathogens. The most common diseases are transmitted through mosquitoes, air and contaminated food and water. Let us quickly enlighten ourselves on these tiny pathogens, their effects on us and also some preventive measures to prevent these infections.

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Back to School: The Safe Way

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The global school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have interrupted our conventional education services. Children have borne the brunt of a paradigm shift in their daily routine. The transition of their instructional time from a classroom to a screen has changed the way they learn and work. Restriction of movement and lack of outdoor activity has affected their well-being.

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Dog Bite

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Dog bites cause contaminated puncture wounds, contaminated crush injuries, or both. All carry a high risk of bacterial infection, some also a risk of viral or other infections (e.g., rabies).

Bacterial infection is particularly likely in:

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End of AIDS Epidemic

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Human HIV infection very likely originated from Africa in the 1920s when it crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. Though it was prevalent for the next 50 years and was probably around in all the continents, it was discovered only when the current epidemic started in the US and Europe around the 1970s- 80s. By this time, more than 1 lakh people were already infected with an unimaginably high mortality.

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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.

The Foreign Correspondent

There was a couple sitting in the cafe when I walked in. As the light was low, I didn’t know who they were until the woman turned around, and I saw it was my wife.

She was a remarkable woman. We were married long ago, but my heart always leapt when I saw her. The period we were separated never mattered, it could be an hour or many days as she was often away for long, on her work. On that day, I had kissed her good bye in the morning before I left for work, which was Security. It was afternoon when I saw her again at the café. I had missed her.

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Pneumonia in Old Age

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Pneumonia is inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs. It is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. The germs may be breathed into other parts of the lungs also.

Why Is Pneumonia Important

Older adults (> 65 years) have a weakened immune system. Pneumonia can be severe in this age group and can lead to detrimental outcomes. The mortality ranges from 5% to 14% in the community and 30% in hospital admissions. 1 in 5 return to the hospital with unresolving symptoms within a fortnight.

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Urinary Tract Infections and the Way Forward

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The term urinary tract infection or UTI is widely known by many, either by being affected themselves or because of a loved one who has been affected by it. Simply put, it’s an infection of the urinary tract, but it is in-fact a little more than just that. So, let us learn a little more about this.

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Why Is Fasting Required Before Anesthesia?

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Whenever patients are planned for surgery or any procedure under anesthesia, we the anesthesiologists request you to fast and in emergency scenarios we would like to make a note about your last meal time and details. Why is this one of the safety concerns for the patient and what will the impact be if there is a compromise while following fasting guidelines is the key message of this article.

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Seasonal Flu , Dengue, Malaria - Precautions and Prevention

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Watch Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan, Senior Consultant, Infectious diseases, Kauvery Hospital, explain more about common monsoon diseases and prevention tips.

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Patient Experience

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“Was Admitted in kauvery for acute gastroenteritis for few days. Recovered well and discharged. Excellent care taken by doctor and nurses. Consultation taken by Dr K Baraneetharan and Dr Nivetha B. Really so happy with the consultation.. doctor has tken care of me well.. special thanks to nurse Ajeetha who has taken care well.”
– S.R

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Recipe of the Month

Peerkangai/Ridge Gourd Masiyal

Peerkangai masiyal is a simple, quick, easy and tasty masiyal variety made with ridge gourd. It goes well with idly, dosa and even rice. Tender ridge gourd and shallots are best for making this.

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