Wellness

Right time to exercise

Right time to exercise

2nd Feb edition of Times of India carries a new item “PUSH YOUR MORNING JOG TO AFTERNOON” citing some research done on professional athletes at a British University. Is it an advise that should be given to our patients? Absolutely NO! Such news actually demotivates. Who amongst us – lesser mortals – can afford to do regular exercise in the… Read more →

Plastic Pollution!

Plastic Pollution!

Plastic pollution is defined as “accumulation in our surroundings/ environment to such an extent that it causes untold damage to habitat, animals and humans” Plastic was discovered in 1907 and in this 100+ year, it has been used in everything possible and has also achieved unmatched notoriety. The western world has learnt a lesson and has banned plastic bags and… Read more →

Making that drink last! (Alcohol in moderation)

Making that drink last! (Alcohol in moderation)

It’s New Year again! Party time!! Parties are being planned and choicest of liquor has been stocked; we will read of thousands of arrests for drunken driving and hundreds of brawls after letting booze take you over. This piece was written on specific request of some wives who were terrorized watching their hubbies behave after few extra ones! The advice… Read more →

Holiday parenting

Holiday parenting

For most couples/ parents the schedule, roles & responsibilities are well set as most kids spend a large part of the day time at school. Weekends always have a plan/ to-do list/ some function to attend, etc. Life is cool and manageable. Come Christmas / new year holidays and the problems begin – more so if Christmas is not your… Read more →

Dance to exercise

Dance to exercise

Although dancing, today, is a social activity wherein most dancing is about having fun, recreation and self-expression; dance has always been a part of human culture, rituals and celebrations. Dance is an art form involving rhythmic movements to music or beats.  Dancing is also an enjoyable way to be more physically active and stay fit. The principle advantage being that… Read more →

Pleassssse! Use that helmet

Pleassssse! Use that helmet

“A 24 yr boy, celebrating having got a bike at graduation, died on the spot when his bike hit a road divider! He was riding without a helmet, which his parents had gifted along with the bike”

Winter dehydration!

Winter dehydration!

May sound funny or as if I have lost my mind! People usually identify dehydration with loss of fluid from the body i.e. due to vomiting, diarrhoea, food poisoning, dysentery, heat stroke etc. Very true! This dehydration that occurs after fluid loss may even prove fatal, but at the same time one can get dehydrated even during winter months and… Read more →

Dry skin of winter!

Dry skin of winter!

One third cases seen by any family doctor fall under the umbrella of ‘seasonal ailments’. Monsoons bring malaria, dengue, viral fevers; summer brings heat boils, diarrhoea and heat stroke and the healthy appearing winter in addition to giving rosy cheeks has a high incidence of dry skin, with increasing in colds, sinus infections etc.

Doc, I have Tonsils

Doc, I have Tonsils

It is very common for people to walk into the clinic and proclaim, “Doc, I have tonsils! Do something.” Smilingly I say, “Welcome to the group! Even I have tonsils”. The look on their faces is worth a selfie 🙂

Febrile Convulsions

Febrile Convulsions

A young mother rushed into the clinic, screaming ‘save my child’. She was carrying a 1 year boy who was convulsing, frothing at the mouth (with tinge of blood) and eyes turned upwards.