Tuesday, November 30, 2010
can be contacted at 2173 3059
Mr.Nitin Naik can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 29, 2010
Participatory Medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.
The Society for Participatory Medicine is devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine by and among patients, caregivers and their medical teams and to promote clinical transparency among patients and their physicians through the exchange of information, via conferences, as well through the distribution of correspondence and other written materials.
HELP is listed as one of the Innovator Organizations. Read More…..
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Ms.Rukmini Iyer can be contacted at email@example.com
Friday, November 26, 2010
|What are online health records? Online Health Records is a collection of: |
|Your personal health information including blood group, allergies, etc|
|All your medical records including prescriptions, lab reports and more.|
This information once stored into your PHR account, can be accessed anytime, anywhere using your mobile. You can also share this information electronically with your healthcare providers - doctors, hospitals, etc.
Why does one need online health records?Help your doctor help you !
For people who are always busy. Keeping track of all their records, and remembering each of their appointments on paper is difficult.
Having all your important medical records stored electronically is a central location, ensuring that the records are up-to-date, and having them readily available when needed makes the doctor’s job easier, more error free and safer for your overall care.
With YosCare, your health records are secure, permanent and available anytime, anywhere to be shared with your doctor.
Dr.Sonal Motta can be contacted at 99300 99110
So much for a vision of what a healthy society should be. As an individual, what you can do to improve your community's health is to participate actively and to volunteer your services in various fields: for example, as a guide in hospitals; to lobby against polluting industries; or to care for older citizens. Improving a community's health can be the entry point for improving the quality of life for the entire community! Remember, that by helping to improve the health of the community, you are helping yourself and your children!
Ms.Reis Woollen can be contacted at 90040 91868
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Mr. Sushant Mysorekar can be contacted at 9833401292
A healthy community looks after the health of all its members, including the underprivileged. It protects the rights of the disabled and treats them respectfully as individuals who are 'differently abled', and also develops active programs for preventing and treating drug abuse and alcohol abuse. Progressive communities also provide hotlines for suicide prevention as well as counseling, so that people have someone to reach out to and talk to.
Ms.Reiss Wollen spoke about medical errors which occur during our hospital stay. Being a part of the health care industry, she could explain the minor mistakes made by the hospital staff which cause major harm to the patients. She gave useful tips on How, we, as patients can keep ourself safe in the hospital and avoid medical negligence
Defintely good services as different lectures are arranged on different topics which help us and the related books provide more information.
Feedback by Mr.Advani - Excellent Services. I dont think there is this an equivalent library anywhere in Mumbai or in the whole of India
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Mr.Umesh Soman is a corporate trainer and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
All political action, however, starts with an individual's initiative. Doctors in India constantly complain about the shortage of safe blood banks. Isn't this state of affairs tragic in an overpopulated country like India (where one would imagine that there would be no shortage of people willing to donate blood). When was the last time you donated blood? If we do not develop a social conscience, we will not be able to improve our community's health, and we will all pay the price sooner than later.
Mr.Nrip Nihalani is the CEO of Plus 91 Technologies.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Mr.Umesh Soman provided a basic explanation of Hypnotherapy and its various uses in a very simple and interesting manner. The crowd could say nothing but "Fantastic" after his talk.
Feedback by Mr.Merchant - Excellent talk and Good services by the library along with Co - Operative staff!
We still continue to take a piecemeal approach to treating disease on a case-by-case basis, but this approach is doomed to fail in the long run. Let's take the example of bronchitis. At present, we treat only those individuals who are suffering from the disease. However, a social approach to treating bronchitis would focus on removing those factors in the environment which are known to cause or aggravate bronchitis, such as air pollution, poor working conditions, industrial pollution and cigarette smoking. While the modern medical system is designed to look after ill patients, we cannot improve the health of our community without taking concerted political action!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Mrs.Prema Sriram can be contacted at 98923 94906.
The entire health care system is ill! It concentrates on treating the sick, but does little to prevent them from becoming so. In fact the term 'health care' system takes care only of the sick. It treats only individuals, but does not attack the basic causes of illnesses, such as poverty and illiteracy. Far from encouraging people to lead healthy lives, our society encourages them to harm themselves, and a prime example is cigarette smoking. Unfortunately, profits come before people --- and there are too many people making too much money from tobacco, so that the tobacco industry continues to spend billions a year encouraging people to smoke, and the government allows them to do so. The question is: what sort of society lets a small group of people persuade the masses to engage in behavior which might kill them --- and then provides medical care to try to save them?
Ms.Madhu Agarwal is from Health and Cancer Information centre. She is the Macmillan Cancer Information Manager.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
HELP TALKS - Mr.Uttam Dave on How to prevent Sexual Problems & Increase Sexual Satisfaction through Sexual Intelligence
Mr Uttam Dave(MPhil in Counseling & Guidance) conducts workshops on mental health,relationships, marriage skills,parenting skills, business skills and human sexuality.He also conducts Pre-marital counseling and advanced sex counseling at Pragat Vidya Mandir , Andheri(w)
Mr Dave also holds talks at HELP library on subjects of human interest and those which enhance the quality of our lives. Mr Dave can be contacted on 9920655464 / email@example.com
Political problems need political solutions, but governments in India have done precious little for providing health care for the common man. They make grandiose plans for a primary health centre in each village, but typically these PHCs have no medicines or supplies, because they have been siphoned off. They build expensive super specialty hospitals in cities, but most of these just end up as a palace of diseases, while the poor continue to die without food and shelter.
Putting Patients First Conference - Mr.Parag Vora on Producing patient educational material in India
Friday, November 19, 2010
Dr.Archana Jambusaria and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping in mind all the foregoing factors, we simply cannot afford to continue to live in our own shells! In the final analysis, health is a political matter, and the types of illnesses found in society are reflection of the nature of that society. Illnesses do not hit all groups in society randomly and equally, and just as wealth is unequally distributed in Indian society, so is ill health. One of the best predictors of a person's life expectancy is his annual income and extensive research has proven that many illnesses have their origins in social conditions. The difference starts right from childhood, and poor nutrition means that the children of the poor are shorter, weaker, sicker and thinner than those of the rich --- even at birth.
Although an individual's life expectancy has increased, the gap in life expectancy between the poor and the rich has also continued to increase all over the world. According to a survey of global health by the World Health Organization, poverty was the greatest underlying cause of disease, leaving many with inadequate access to nutrition, drugs and basic health care. Those living in poverty must focus on survival priorities and often don't have the time or the energy to prevent or treat illnesses, until they are forced to. Leading a hand-to-mouth existence means falling ill is a luxury they really cannot afford! Unfortunately, many doctors and hospitals fail to treat the poor as well as they would treat the rich, so that many simply avoid doctors and hospitals completely because of inferior care.
Putting Patients First Conference - Mr.K. S. Sankar on How health insurance companies can empower patients
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Mr.Saradindu Chanda can be contacted at 2807 3103.
The prevalence of illness is increasing rapidly in metropolises such as Mumbai and Delhi. This increase can be attributed primarily to overpopulation, poor sanitation and excessive pollution. Water- and food-borne diseases are endemic, and these diarrheal diseases have been the major killers, especially of children. Also, respiratory diseases (such as asthma and bronchitis) are beginning to pose an equally serious threat to life because of increasing levels of air pollution.
Mr.Jamie A. da Fonseca can be contacted at 92232 73045
Putting Patients First Conference - Ms.Vandana Gupta on What I wish every doctor knew – the Patient’s Perspective
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Effects of other toxins may be more subtle and hormone disrupters (such as industrial estrogenic chemicals) have been shown to decrease sperm counts in men all over the world! Living safely in a polluted world is no easy task, and is likely to become increasingly difficult for our children, as these toxic accumulate agents can in the environment over decades.
Putting Patients First Conference - Mr.Rajendra P. Gupta on Role of patients in the healthcare system
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Ms.Tejal Gandhi can be contacted at email@example.com
Occupational exposure to toxic chemicals is also becoming increasingly common. However, the risk of exposure to these chemicals is no longer restricted to factory workers alone. The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy is an outstanding example of how thousands were adversely affected because of the failure to implement simple precautions, even though the factory from which the deadly fumes emanated was dealing with toxic chemicals. The Bhopal tragedy is replayed almost daily on a much smaller scale in cities all over India; for instance, when a tanker carrying toxic chemicals overturns and releases its poisonous load into the environment, or when manufacturing units operating from residential areas spew out toxic waste products.
Putting Patients First Conference - Dr.S. V. Nadkarni on Social Need for Cost Effective Clinical Practice
Monday, November 15, 2010
We are hiring Patient Information Officers to provide Information to patients/general public, create content for patient education material, manage the health center and library's resources, liaise with patient education centers.If you think you are passionate about this role please send in your c.v. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms.Ibtisam Tapia-Sarela can be contacted at email@example.com
Mr.Vijay Jain can be contacted at 93244 56898
The number of environmental health hazards is increasing daily. All of us are paying the price for industrial pollution. The 'litany of woes' is a long one! For instance: pesticides in our food; pollutants in the water; toxic fumes in the atmosphere; and harmful hormones in the milk we give our children to drink. We are bombarded by noise pollution daily which can cause numerous health hazards, including headaches, insomnia and hearing loss. People living in cities spend over 80 per cent of their time indoors, and indoor air pollutants can pose many health risks, including an illness called the 'sick building syndrome'!
Mr.Vijay Jain spoke about various ways in which magnet can be used to achieve good health.
Feedback by Ms.Perizad Dalal - Very good services and appreciate the fact that HELP has so many services.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Putting Patients First - Dr. Abeezar I. Sarela on Indian doctors and UK doctors. What can we learn from each other?
Dr.Chandrasingh Arshad can be contacted at 93246 34999
Citizens in developed countries of the world, have realized the menace of the problems created by unhygienic conditions and have collected together to lobby for change, in order to ensure healthy living conditions for themselves and their families. For example, environmental pollution affects the health of everyone, and you cannot afford to neglect the fact that the air you breathe is going to contain more and more toxic matter as the days roll by. Similarly, while it is the municipal corporation's responsibility to provide us with clean drinking water and to dispose off garbage hygienically, we should also ensure that this job gets done!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Dr.Rohit Bartake is an Ayurvedacharya and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and 98196 89024
A promising recent development is the fact that builders are realizing the importance of providing a healthy environment and many of them are now developing self-contained mini-townships, which provide all basic amenities within their four walls. These townships can be healthy places to live and bring up a family in, since they provide several essential features such as:
1. lots of open space to play in
2. clubs and gymnasiums to remain fit and healthy
3. shopping arcades
4. food markets
5. chemists' shops
6. Clinics and hospitals
However, while the quality of life is excellent for the residents of these townships, who form a privileged minority, what about the rest of the citizens? After all, if your domestic help and his/her family are going to live amidst filth, it's likely they will be afflicted by infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and typhoid, which they could then transmit to you and your family. In the final analysis, this is a problem which affects all of us and we simply cannot afford to turn a blind eye to it! However, since it is a public health problem, we are usually content to let the government tackle it - which it fails to do in its usual characteristic fashion!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Ms.Anita Peter can be contacted at 98210 78882.
The connection between health and cleanliness had been recognized and respected even in ancient India.
In order to remain healthy, a community must ensure the following:
* A regular supply of clean drinking water.
* Enough water for cleaning, bathing and washing clothes as well as for flushing toilets.
* Safe garbage disposal.
* Safe sanitation facilities.
* Clean pure air to breathe.
Unfortunately, virtually all over India, especially in the cities, the foregoing basic requirements are becoming the exception rather than the norm. While political action is needed to ensure that the government supplies these basic amenities, there is little concerted action taken by most citizens, with the result that the situation is likely to deteriorate from bad to worse. Taking care of the environment is a key part of remaining healthy, and if the community is not healthy, it is difficult for an individual to remain healthy.
Putting Patients First Conference - Dr.Zinobia Madan on Patient Empowerment - An evolving idea towards reforming current healthcare
Dr.Rohit Bartake is an ayurvedic specialist. He spoke about herbs which the common man encounters in his everyday life but lacks knowledge of their benefits. Dr.Bartake gave a plethora of information on these ancient herbs.
Feedback by Ms.Rita Khanna on our library services - Very happy to have a place like this in Mumbai. Economically, very viable. Good work!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Ms.Anita Peter is the Director of Cancer Patient Aid Association. She spoke about signals of cancer which we our body may show but we sometimes tend to ignore it.
Feedback by Mr.Channa - Excellent services provided by HELP!
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No man is an island and just keeping oneself healthy is not enough. We all live in society, but most of us still neglect the importance of ensuring healthy surroundings, so that it's common to find a house which is clean and sparkling inside, with all the garbage tossed outside the door or window! However, all of us pay the price for dirty and unhygienic surroundings, as pernicious diseases such as cholera, malaria, typhoid fever and asthma flourish under filthy conditions. Ultimately, every locality needs to take action to keep its environment clean, and people need to realize that garbage and filth in the neighborhood threatens them directly in their own homes, through a proliferation of flies, cockroaches and mice. The need for preventive action outside the home (using garbage bins, keeping public toilets clean and keeping drains clear) is as important as preventive action inside the home (washing hands and feet thoroughly, washing vegetables properly, storing food safely, sweeping and swabbing the floor). It may be very difficult to organize the community, but if you do not, you may have to pay the price in the long run, by falling prey to a variety of diseases.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Ms.Razia Patel can be contacted at 9821433644.
Mr.Husain Saboowala can be contacted at 93222 70321 or email@example.com
The combined knowledge of both old and new healing modalities is ultimately superior than a single-model approach to health and well-being. After all, no system of medicine can claim to have a monopoly on knowledge! What is needed today is a clinically responsible balance between the science of modern medicine and the comfort of alternative medicine. We need to combine the best of both worlds, much like fusion music does, and physicians from both sides can learn from each other! If Indian doctors are willing to blend an open mind with the scientific discipline which is needed for rigorous research, given our immense patient population and rich traditional medical knowledge base, they can become world leaders in providing the best medical care to their patients.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Dr.Muneerah Kuraishi can be contacted at 9322263489/ 9224531106
Diverse modalities such as massage, Reiki, yoga, ayurveda, acupressure, hypnosis, homeopathy, naturopathy and many others can work in conjunction with each other as part of a unified team rather than in competition. We need to learn to combine the best of both worlds - high technology with high touch - and this is called integrative medicine, as pioneered by Dr Andrew Weil of the USA. Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor embraces alternative medicine uncritically - just because most alternative medicine systems are 'natural' does not automatically make them better! For example, for emergency care in the case of acute medical problems such as a fracture, Western medicine is still the best bet. However, for chronic diseases such as arthritis, asthma, angina and hypertension, alternative medicine may offer a better choice for some patients. The most important requirement is that you need to find a good doctor, no matter what system of medicine you choose to follow. It is equally important that you understand the limits and the rationale of the system, so that you are not taken for a ride. Thus, if an ayurvedic doctor prescribes antibiotics, you should begin worrying!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Mr. Rashid Merchant is a motivation/personality development teacher. He can be contacted at 98701 99082