Nov 13, 2020, 4:36:00 AM
Healthy Summer Treats for Kids: They will actually demand for more of these
Ms Susan Itty, Clinical Nutritionist- HOD, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala
Children look forward to summer because it is usually a time filled with holidays, fun and excitement. This would also mean that they look forward to treats all day at home. As parents, we constantly find ways to provide food to our children which are delicious but at the same time nutritious as well. Specially in the current New Normal, when kids are mostly at home, the tendency to snack increases significantly.
Nov 9, 2020, 5:00:00 AM
Covid-19 and Diabetes: Expert tips and diet plan
Balanced and healthy nutrition is an important component of diabetes management in COVID-19. It is therefore important for people with diabetes to eat a varied and balanced diet to keep their blood glucose levels stable and enhance their immune system. It is recommended to:
Nov 7, 2020, 9:30:00 AM
Cancer Care During Covid-19
Some people with cancer have a weak immune system which reduces their ability to fight infections like Covid-19.
Patients with a suspicion of cancer
Consult a General Physician and undergo basic tests. If there is a rapidly growing lump or excessive bleeding or any other signs of an aggressive tumour, the doctor will prescribe further tests, as needed.
The Oncology team at the hospital will triage the patient and decide if an urgent workup is needed.
Nov 4, 2020, 1:01:00 PM
Best stretching exercises to stay fit at home
Stretches are required to improve flexibility and improve the tone of the muscle. Each stretch needs to be held for 15-30 seconds each. Do not hold breath when stretching, try to take deep breaths on each stretch. It should not cause pain, if pain presents please stop the stretch at once. There are many stretches which can be done but these 5 stretches target specific muscles which help maintain flexibility and prevent aches and pains after prolonged online meetings and working in kitchen during a prolonged period at home.
Oct 15, 2020, 11:21:00 AM
Osteoporosis is a common problem that causes your bones to become abnormally thin, weakened, and easily broken (fractured). Women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis after menopause due to lower levels of estrogen, a female hormone that helps to maintain bone mass. Recognizing your risk factors is important so you can take steps to prevent this condition or treat it before it becomes worse.
Jul 22, 2020, 6:41:00 AM
DO YOU HAVE A MIGRAINE HEADACHE & CAN IT CAUSE DIZZINESS:-
CAN MIGRAINE CAUSE DIZZINESS?
Migraine is considered one of the major causes of dizziness in all ages ranging from pediatric to elderly. It is considered as 2nd most common cause for dizziness in those seeking medical help.
For knowing about the types of migraine that causes dizziness, you need to know about the characteristics of migraine, in general, starting from Common migraine that causes recurrent typical headache.
Jun 16, 2020, 4:09:00 AM
Lifestyle Choices : Understanding dilemmas of working women
Women are very often recognized and complimented as being multi-taskers. We celebrate them and their achievements. But it is also time to take stock of how women’s rights are fulfilled in the world --especially the right to health. According to a survey conducted by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) 68% of working women in the age bracket of 21-52 years were found to be afflicted with lifestyle ailments. Is it because of health ignorance? Has it become seemingly difficult for her to think about herself??
May 25, 2020, 8:52:00 AM
What is limb reconstruction ?
Limb reconstruction is the process of bringing an abnormal limb back to normal as far as possible. The limb may be abnormal due to injury resulting in loss of part of bone, infection leading to loss of bone, bent limb caused by birth disorders, infection, growth problems.
Limb may also be shortened and deformed due to many causes- from birth [ congenital], due to infection , injury and problems due to growth. A shortened or deformed limb is not only cosmetically bad but also functionally disabling.
May 25, 2020, 8:51:00 AM
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN ABNORMAL FOETAL ECHO?
Most of the expectant mothers who come to know on their 18 weeks anomaly scan that the foetus they are carrying has an abnormal heart don’t know what to do. Out of the total of such women, 22% of them go into depression and 39% traumatic stress and this maternal stress further leads to impact the somatic growth, cardiovascular health and neurocognitive development. Elevated maternal physiological stress during pregnancy can negatively affect the foetal and child outcomes due to high maternal cortisol (stress Hormone) levels .
May 25, 2020, 8:47:00 AM
NON-SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES
Congenital heart diseases were initially managed surgically, however with the development of newer devices, smaller size catheters and balloons we are able to treat congenital heart diseases with minimally invasive techniques in the present times. Traditionally, those children who were treated surgically used to take a minimum of 8-10 days from surgery till discharge, but using interventional techniques a child can be treated on day care basis or at the most one day admission is required. Hence, it not only reduces the hospital stay but, also reduces the morbidity significantly.