Tag: Health

The New Normal in Dentistry – An Indian Perspective

The New Normal in Dentistry – An Indian Perspective

Column, Health
Author: Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr Vimal Arora, Chief Clinical Officer, Clove Dental Michael Ryan, the Emergencies doctor at the World Health Organization, has warned that the “new Coronavirus may never go away, and the populations have to learn to live with it”. This will be ‘one long, long way to Normal." The countries will have to stay on course for prevention.  There is no doubt that the ‘return to normal’ is being eagerly anticipated by populations, however, that may never happen in its true sense. We have to understand the ‘New Normal’, which will be the normal now onwards. And the dental profession will have to epitomize such changes, which it will undertake to survive this pandemic, which has crippled the profession.  For the first time ever in the history of th...
Quitting Smoking Can Make Fathers The Real Heroes!

Quitting Smoking Can Make Fathers The Real Heroes!

Column, LifeStyle
Author: Dr. N Aditya Murali In times of a global COVID 19 pandemic, many silent epidemics are being relegated to the background. The toll however due to these epidemics, rises unabated. Primary among them is the tobacco epidemic which continues to rage on as strongly as ever. As per the GLOBOCAN 2018 statistics, lung cancer has overtaken oral cancer and become the primary killer among men with cancers in India. The toll on families where tobacco use is prevalent is manifold including physical, psychological and economic hardship. With that comes the role of fathers in the family who hold a special place in every child's life.  Like mothers they are the pillars in the development of a child’s emotional, psychological and physical well-being. Children look to their fathers to lay d...
Wellness and Mental Health in Daily Life

Wellness and Mental Health in Daily Life

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Author: Dr. Bhavi Mody, Founder - Vrudhi HolisticHealth Care. Wellness is a complete state of well-being a balanced state of Mind - Body - Soul, but unfortunately very few of us understand this. All our reports are perfect, but we still don't feel good... We think of spas and other therapies for wellness. However, the emphasis should be on how we feel, it has to do with us and our surroundings. It's about your well-being. Wellness can never be achieved by isolating ourselves... Replace the “I”; from Illness with “We” and we will have Wellness. Wellness is all about you, and how you feel.  This is something I, Dr. Bhavi Mody, founder of Vrudhi HolisticHealth Care wants everyone to think about. In our daily life how often do we stop by to ask ourselves how are we ...
For Cancer Survivors, The Real Journey of Life Begins Where Cancer Recedes

For Cancer Survivors, The Real Journey of Life Begins Where Cancer Recedes

Column, Featured Articles
Author: Dr. Kumara Swamy and Dr. N Aditya Murali For long, a diagnosis of cancer has been predominantly associated with emotions like despair, fear, anger and frustration. Patients diagnosed with common diseases like hypertension and diabetes don’t generally ask their doctor whether they will be cured of diabetes but the primary question in the mind of any patient diagnosed with cancer is – Will I be cured?. Even after being cured of cancer, since cure cannot be established emphatically by the present day tests, fear continues and survivorship takes a huge physical and psychological toll on patients. This has two implications: first, worry happens to be unnecessary suffering and second, this anxiety can bring down the cure rate.The first Sunday of June is celebrated as the annual cancer...