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Dr KK Aggarwal
President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy; Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04); Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications & Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR

 

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  Editorial …

6th March 2012, Tuesday

FDA adds warnings to statin label

Taking a statin can raise blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, according to a new labeling change approved by the US FDA.

Recent studies showed a significant increase in the risk of diabetes mellitus associated with high–dose statin therapy. The Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin (JUPITER) trial showed a 27% increase in diabetes mellitus in patients taking rosuvastatin compared to placebo. Also, the Pravastatin or Atorvastatin Evaluation and Infection Therapy: Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction 22 (PROVE–IT TIMI 22) substudy showed that high–dose atorvastatin can worsen glycemic control.

The labeling changes approved by the FDA also include new information on the potential for usually minor and reversible cognitive side effects.

The label for lovastatin has been significantly updated to provide information on contraindications and dose limitations for the drug in patients taking other medicines that may increase the risk for muscle injury
FDA eliminated the recommendation that patients on statins undergo routine periodic monitoring of liver enzymes, because this approach is ineffective in detecting and preventing the "rare and unpredictable" serious liver injuries related to statins. Statin therapy should be interrupted if the patient shows signs of serious liver injury, hyperbilirubinemia, or jaundice. The statin therapy should not be restarted if the drugs cannot be ruled out as a cause of the problems, the labeling will now state. (Heartwire)

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    National News

India, US Start Human Trials of Kala Azar Vaccine

NEW DELHI: India and the US have jointly started human trials of a new and powerful vaccine against kala azar. The disease is the second largest parasitic killer in the world after malaria, with a 90% fatality rate within two years if left untreated. The Phase 1 clinical trial on 36 adult volunteers has started in Washington that will evaluate the vaccine’s safety and immunogenicity. A second trial will be conducted in India for which Seattle–based Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) has transferred its technology to Pune’s Gennova Biopharmaceuticals. Gennova will produce the candidate vaccine. The LEISH-F3 + GLA-SE vaccine will be tested on healthy Indian adults in collaboration with the Banaras Hindu University later this year. The vaccine is a highly purified, recombinant and incorporates two fused parasite proteins and a powerful adjuvant to stimulate an immune response. (Source: TOI, Mar 3, 2012)

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Dr VP Sood, a renowned ENT specialist passed away on 3rd March. He was Editor, Asian Journal of Ear, Nose and Throat. IJCP and eMedinewS extend their condolences to the bereaved family.We are deeply saddened by this loss.

Certificate courses in 2D and 3D Echocardiography/Fellowship Diploma in non invasive cardiology Contact Dr KK Aggarwal, Moolchand Medcity, email: emedinews@gmail.com

 
    International News

Hormones Out of Whack with Long Opioid Therapy

Intractable pain patients on long–term, high doses of opioids should be screened for hormonal abnormalities, researchers said. (Source: Medpage Today)

Rapid Tests Good for Ruling in Flu Diagnosis

Rapid influenza tests appear to be good at homing in on an influenza diagnosis, although a negative result does not accurately rule out the flu, a meta–analysis showed. (Source: Medpage Today)

Cancer Mortality Rates on the Downswing in Europe

Nearly 1.3 million people will die from cancer this year in the European Union (EU), according to an analysis published online today in the Annals of Oncology. However, even though the actual numbers have increased, the rate continues to decline. The overall 2012 cancer mortality rates are estimated to be 139 per 100,000 men and 85 per 100,000 women. This is a decrease of 10% in men and 7% in women over 2007 — the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) mortality data for most EU countries. (Source: Medscape Medical News)

First 4–Strain Flu Vaccine Gets Fda Go–Ahead

An influenza vaccine providing coverage against two so–called B strains as well as two A varieties was approved by the FDA, although it won’t be available until the 2013–2014 flu season, its manufacturer said. FluMist Quadrivalent, an attenuated live–virus vaccine made by Medimmune of Gaithersburg, Md., is the first flu vaccine that includes four virus strains, according to the FDA. It was approved for patients ages 2 to 49 and, like the company’s current trivalent FluMist product, is administered as a nasal spray. (Source: Medpage Today)

 
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    Spiritual Update

(Dr KK Aggarwal, Group Editor in Chief, IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinews)

Will my life partner be my partner in the next birth also?

Many couples often wonder will they get an opportunity to be each other’s partner in the next birth also or not. "Made for each other" couple often believes that they will have each other’s company for atleast seven births. "Janam Janam ka Saath" or "to live together in every birth" is a common wish of all the partners in Hindu Mythology.

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    Infertility Update

(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

Which surgical treatments are used for endometriosis?

Laparoscopy is often used to treat recurrent endometriosis when the goal is to preserve future fertility. Ovarian cystectomy is superior to cyst drainage for treating pain and prevention of recurrent cysts. According to western figures, fertility–preserving endometriosis surgery improves pain for 60–80% of women. After surgery, medical therapy may be needed to control symptoms of endometriosis since 40–80% of women experience recurrent pain symptoms within two years of surgery. Recurrent symptoms occur within 5 to 10 years in more than 50% of women after completing a 6–month course of medical treatment.

Hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries, is an effective approach after childbearing is completed. This surgery provides final relief from endometriosis–related pain in more than 90% of women. In contrast, if one or both ovaries are preserved, there is a much greater chance that symptoms may recur, and additional surgery will be required. If needed, low–dose hormone therapy reduces hot flashes and menopausal symptoms that occur after hysterectomy with bilateral removal of the ovaries.

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    Tat Tvam Asi………and the Life Continues……

(Dr (Prof) Sandeep Guleria, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals)

The Real Hero is the Donor

No other specialty of medicine has revolutionized the treatment of disease as much as transplantation in the last century. Liver, heart, pancreas and renal transplantation are commonly performed operations in India today. With a cadaver program in its infancy the live donor is the foundation of any kidney or liver transplant program in India.

The Live Renal Donor

Introduction

Renal Transplantation is the best treatment for patients with end stage renal disease. The shortage of cadaver kidneys for transplantation has resulted in patients waiting for a longer period to receive the benefits of transplantation. The presence in most normal individuals of two kidneys – each with a physiological reserve capable of providing 4 to 5 times the minimum required function has led to the acceptance of renal transplantation using living related or unrelated volunteers as organ sources.

Through the history of its evolution medical practice was paternalistic in the Hippocratic tradition. "Primum non nocere" (First do no harm) was a defining principle in the practice of medicine and live donor transplant was considered unethical as it involved putting a perfectly healthy individual at the risk of surgical complications without any advantages to his/her health. However, soon the life–saving potential of this procedure received widespread public support and with advancements in immunology the graft survival rates improved and transplantation received acceptance among the medical fraternity. The impact of public opinion and growth for consumerism in American culture led to a decline in the primacy of Hippocratic paternalism. The end result was that as long as the donor’s participation was voluntary, fully informed and un–associated with financial or psychological coercions, transplantation was considered acceptable.

Living kidney donation appears to be safe with low morbidity and mortality. It offers several potential benefits, including better results for the recipient enhanced self esteem for the donor and reduced financial burden to the society. The success of live kidney donor transplantation has been so overwhelming that from 2000 to 2004 in the United States, the number of live donor kidneys surpassed that of cadaver donors. However, in most parts of the world, cadaver organ donation is still limited and live kidney donors are the most common source of organs for organ transplantation.

Conservative estimates put the annual incidence of end–stage renal disease (ESRD) in India at 80–100 per million populations (PMP). This would mean approximately 80,000 to 1, 00,000 new patients every year not including the patients living in rural areas who never seek specialist advice because of ignorance and poverty. The final acceptance rate of patients for renal replacement therapy turns out to be less than 5 PMP per year.

The high costs associated with long–term dialysis makes renal transplantation the only viable alternative for long term survival of ESRD patients in the developing nation. Organized cadaver donor programs do not exist and transplants are almost exclusively done using living donors.

Despite reduced morbidity and mortality of the donation process it is important to discern patients who are not candidates for organ donation because of the risk on immediate and future health. However, singular abnormalities such as well–controlled hypertension and obesity are no longer considered absolute contraindications to organ donation. Living donors present unique ethical, legal and social implications that must be addressed to protect the health and rights of the donor.

There is a fascinating account of Jochum Hoyer, the German Transplant Surgeon, who donated one of his kidneys to an unknown stranger to publicize the relevant safety of living kidney donation to the German medical profession and public. Dr Hoyer was exposed to quite incredible hostility by many of his colleagues but the growth of live kidney donation in Germany was in no small part related to this act

Why Living Donors?

There are many reasons that can be cited for the continued use of live donors. Among them have been the more favorable results that can be achieved with a well matched kidney. With the introduction of monoclonal and polyclonal antibody immunosuppression as well as the use of calcineurin inhibitors and other new immunosuppressive drugs live kidney donors still have a 10–12% better survival rate at one year and a significant higher probability of function thereafter. Another justification for using living donors is that the timing of the operation can be planned and the operation can be performed when the recipient is in optimal medical condition.

Despite these compelling reasons for using living donors, the procedure could not be justified if unacceptable morbidity or mortality were to be incurred by the donor. The concept of removal of an organ for transplantation is unique among major surgical operations that it exposes the healthy donor to the risks of surgery solely for the benefit of another individual.

With the advent of minimally invasive techniques, including the mini donor nephrectomy to living kidney donation, the potential adverse impact of the operation has become less significant. The major advantages to the donor are decreased morbidity of the surgery and quicker return to normal daily activities including earlier return to work.

Informed Consent

An extremely important part of living kidney donation involves informed consent. Emphasis on the adequacy of the consent process is important as unlike standard procedures, living kidney donation is not specifically designed to help the donor or advance the donor’s health. The person who gives consent to donate an organ must be competent (possessing decision making capacity), willing to donate, free from coercion medically and psychosocially suitable, fully informed of the risks and benefits of donation and fully informed about alternative treatments available to the recipient.

Risks to the Donor

Living donor nephrectomy is a major surgical operation. Responsibility for the donor lies ultimately with the surgeon performing the donor operation but optimal care demands cooperation with the anesthetists, the operating room nurses as well as post operative care by the surgical team can be divided into the early risks associated with the donor operation (i.e. peri–operative mortality and morbidity) and the late or long–term risks of life with a single kidney. In the absence of national donor registries or large prospective studies with effective follow–up, the long–term risks of donor nephrectomy remain incompletely defined. There is, however, a wealth of retrospective evidence, which suggests that kidney donation is associated with a low level of medical risk in a healthy donor.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

The Three Little Trees

Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up.

The first little tree looked at the stars and said, "I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones. I will be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!"

The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on its way to the ocean. "I want to be traveling mighty waters and carrying powerful kings. I’ll be the strongest ship in the world!"

The third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and women worked in the busy town. "I don’t want to leave the mountain top at all. I want to grow so tall that when people look at me, they’ll raise their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the world."

Years passed. The rains came, the sun shone and the three little trees grew tall.

One day three woodcutters climbed the mountain. The first woodcutter looked at the first tree and said, "This tree is beautiful. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the first tree fell. "Now I shall be made into a beautiful chest, I shall hold wonderful treasure," the first tree said.

The second woodcutter looked at the second tree and said, "This tree is strong, it is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe the second tree fell. "Now I shall sail mighty waters," thought the second tree. "I shall be a strong ship for mighty kinds!

The third tree felt her heart sink when the last woodcutter looked her way. She stood straight and tall and pointed bravely to heaven. But the woodcutter never even looked up. "Any kind of tree will do for me," he muttered. With a swoop of his shining axe the third tree fell.

The first tree rejoiced when the woodcutter brought her to a carpenters shop, but the carpenter fashioned her into a feedbox for animals. The once beautiful tree was not covered with gold or with treasure. She was coated in sawdust and filled with hay for hungry farm animals.

The second tree smiled when the woodcutter took her to a shipyard, but no mighty sailing ship was made that day. Instead the once strong tree was hammered and saved into a simple fishing boat. She was too small and too weak to sail to an ocean, or even a river, instead she was taken to a little lake.

The third tree was confused when the woodcutter cut her into strong beams and left her in a lumberyard. "What happened," the once tall tree wondered. "All I ever wanted was to stay on the mountain top and point to God."

Many, many days and nights passed. The three trees nearly forgot their dreams. But one night golden starlight poured over the first tree as a woman and her husband whispered. The mother squeezed his hand and smiled as the starlight shone on the smooth and sturdy wood.

"This manger is beautiful," she said. And suddenly the first tree knew that he was holding the greatest treasure in the world.

One evening a tired traveler and his friends crowded into the old fishing boat The traveler fell asleep as the second tree sailed quietly out into the lake. Soon a thundering and thrashing storm arose. The little tree shuddered; she knew she didn’t have the strength to carry so many passengers safely through the wind and the rain. The tired man awakened. He stood up, stretched out his hand and said, "Peace." The storm stopped as quickly as it had begun. And suddenly the second tree knew that he was carrying the king of heaven and earth.

One Friday morning, the third tree was startled when her beams were yanked from the forgotten woodpile. She flinched as she was carried through an angry jeering crowd. She shuddered when soldieries nailed a man’s hands to her. She felt ugly harsh and cruel. But, on Sunday morning, when the sun rose and the earth trembled with joy beneath her, the third tree knew that God’ love had changed everything. It had made the third tree strong. And every time people thought of the third tree, they would think of God. That was better than being the tallest tree in the world.

So the next time you feel down because you didn’t get what you wanted, just sit tight and be happy because God is thinking of something better to give you.

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    Fitness Update

(Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC)

Overeating could lead to memory and thinking problems

A recent study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual meeting, has linked mild cognitive impairment (MCI) with consumption of greater than 2,100 calories. MCI is defined as cognitive problems, which are noticeable to others and are greater than would be expected given your age and education level.

The study, conducted by Dr. Yonas Geda at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, looked at 1,233 older adults aged 70–89 living in Minnesota. Of these participants, 13% had MCI. Calorie levels were separated into three groups: 600–1,526 a day, 1,562–2,143 a day and 2,143–6,000 a day. According to the study, the odds of having MCI were twice as high for people in the highest calorie group than for those in the lowest, even after considering for past medical history and other factors that could affect memory. The researchers also found a dose–response relationship, which means that the more calories a person consumed, the greater their risk became. In the future, research will focus on what types of foods have the greatest effect on memory and thinking, as well as the role of physical activity.

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    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A diabetic patient with postprandial hyperglycemia was put on oat bran breakfast.
Dr Bad: It will not work.
Dr Good: It is good for diabetes.
Lesson: Oat bran flour is rich in high beta–glucan and has a low glycemic response. It acts as an active ingredient by decreasing postprandial glycemic response of an oral glucose load in subjects with type 2 diabetes (Source: Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2005;15(4):255–61).

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Make Sure

Situation: A 19–year–old presented with severe acne on face and back. Shall I prescribe only topical ointments?
Reaction: No, prescribe doxycycline as well.
Lesson: Make Sure: Doxycycline is very effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

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  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you've done it. Margaret Thatcher

 
  Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

Body Fluid Analysis

For pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids, it is an important to test to determine whether the fluid is transudate or exudate because it can help diagnose the disease or condition present.

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Effective therapy for morbid obesity, in terms of weight loss is:

a) Intensive dieting with behavior modification.
b) A multidrug protocol with fenfluramine, phenylpropanolamine and mazindol.
c) A gastric bypass with a 40–ml pouch, a 10– to 20–cm. Roux–en–Y gastroenterostomy.
d) A gastric bypass with a 15–ml pouch, a 40– to 60–cm. Roux–en–Y gastroenterostomy

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Ground
                                     ……………

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Under Ground

Correct answers received from: Sudipto Samaddar, Bharat Aggarwal, Dr Avtar Krishan, Dr PC Das, yogindra vasavada, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Dr Neelam Nath.

Answer for 4th March Mind Teaser: b) BRCA 1 breast cancer are hormone receptor positive

Correct answers received from: Yamini Sarwal, yogindra vasavada.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Mrs.) Sheela Gupta)

The doctor asks the patient: What is your weight?
The patient replies: It is 55 kg with spectacles.
The doctor asks: And without spectacles?
The patient replies: I can’t see the weighing machine without spectacles.

 
  Medicolegal Update

(Dr Sudhir Gupta, Additional Prof, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS)

What is the World Medical Association Declaration on Terminal Illness?

On October 1983, the 35th World Medical Assembly in Venice, Italy adopted as below

  • The duty of the physician is to heal and, where possible, relieve suffering and act to protect the best interests of his patients.
  • There shall be no exception to this principle even in the case of incurable disease or malformation.
  • This principle does not preclude application of the following rules
    • The physician may relieve suffering of a terminally ill patient by withholding treatment with the consent of the patient or his immediate family if unable to express his will.
    • Withholding of treatment does not free the physician from his obligation to assist the dying person and give him the necessary medicaments to mitigate the terminal phase of his illness.
    • The physician shall refrain from employing any extraordinary means which would prove of no benefit for the patient.
    • The physician may, when the patient cannot reverse the final process of cessation of vital functions, apply such artificial means as are necessary to keep organs active for transplantation provided he acts in accordance with the laws of the country or by virtue of a formal consent given by the responsible person.
  • The certification of death or the irreversibility of vital activity had been made by physicians unconnected with the transplantation and the patient receiving treatment.
  • These artificial means shall not be paid for by the donor or his relatives. Physicians treating the donor shall be totally independent of those treating the recipient and of the recipient himself.

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Safe Holi: Balloons may be Harmful

Balloons used by children during Holi can be dangerous and can cause blunt eye injury or even head injury. There can be bleeding in the eyes, lens subluxation, macular edema or retinal detachment. These can lead to loss of vision or even loss of the eye, said Dr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

Most synthetic colors are harmful to the eyes or skin. Home–made floral colors are always better. Chemical colors may contain heavy metals like lead, which is harmful to the eyes and skin. Other health hazards due to the exposure to heavy metals include skin allergies, dermatitis, drying and chapping of the skin, skin cancer, rhinitis, asthma and pneumonia.

Make your own floral colors

  1. Mix ‘Haldi’ (turmeric) with flour to get yellow color.
  2. Petals of flowers of ‘tesu’ give saffron color.
  3. ‘Beetroot’ pieces soaked in water can give magenta color.

What to do: Chemicals that enter the eye may cause mild allergy or even severe chemical burn in the eye. A patient may present with allergic conjunctivitis, chemical burn, corneal abrasion or blunt eye injury. Most colors used during Holi usually cause mild redness and irritation lasting for upto 48 hours. If clarity of vision is affected, it’s an emergency. The particles in color powders (shining mica particles in ‘gulal’) can damage the cornea. Corneal abrasion is an emergency and one should immediately consult the eye doctor or ophthalmologist.

First aid: Splash a lot of tap water if any color enters the eye. If there is vision loss, corneal abrasions, rush to the eye doctor.

 
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Dr K K Aggarwal

On the occasion of World Kidney Day Delhi Nephrology Society is organising a Pannel discussion On

"RENAL TRANSPLANTATION & ORGAN DONATION"
on 10th March, 2012 at 4–6 PM in PGIMER, RML Hospital.

  1. Topic: Role of Physician in Prevention of CKD, Speaker: Prof. Sham Sunder, PGIMER, RML Hospital
  2. Topic: Option of Treatment for End Stage Renal Disease, Speaker: Dr D Bhawmik Ad. Prof. Nephrology, AIIMS
  3. Topic: Overview of Kidney Transplantation,Speaker: Dr S C Tiwari, Dir. Nephrology, Fortis Hospital
  4. Topic: Status of Deceased Organ Transplant in India, Speaker: Maj. Gen. P P Varma, Head, Dept. Of Nephrology, R & R Hospital
  5. Topic: Role of Transplant co–ordinator/ ICU– sister in Organ Donation, Speaker: Lt. Col. Pradhi, R & R Hospital.

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Dr.Sham Sunder Dr.N.P.Singh
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National Summit on "Stress Management" and Workshop on "How to be happy and Healthy"

Date: Saturday 2PM–Sunday 4PM, 21–22 April 2012
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Center, Bhora Kalan, on Pataudi Road, Manesar
Course Directors: Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal and BK sapna
Organisers: Heart Care Foundation of India, Prajapati Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vidyalaya and eMedinewS
Fee: No fee, donations welcome in favour of Om Shanti Retreat Center
Facilities: Lodging and boarding provided ( One room per family or one room for two persons). Limited rooms for first three registrants.
Course: Meditation, Lectures, Practical workshops,
Atmosphere: Silence of Nature, Pyramid Meditation, Night Walk,
Registration: Rekha 9899974439 rekhapapola@gmail.com, BK Sapna 9350170370 bksapna@hotmail.com

Study Camp on ‘Mind–Body Medicine and Beyond’

16–23 June 2012, Nainital Centre (Van Nivas)

Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch will organize the 5th Study Camp on ‘Mind–Body Medicine and Beyond’ for doctors, medical students and other health professionals at its Nainital Centre (Van Nivas) from 16–23 June 2012. The camp, consisting of lectures, practice, and participatory and experiential sessions, will help the participants get better, feel better, and bring elements of mind–body medicine into their practice. The camp will be conducted by Prof. Ramesh Bijlani, M.D., former Professor, AIIMS, founder of a mind–body medicine clinic at AIIMS, and the author of Back to Health through Yoga and Essays on Yoga. For more details, send an e–mail to the Ashram (aurobindo@vsnl.com) or to Dr. Bijlani (rambij@gmail.com).

BSNL Dil Ka Darbar

September 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tal Katora Indoor Stadium, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 110001
http://www.heartcarefoundation.org

A non stop question answer session between all the top cardiologists of the NCR region and the mass public. Event will be promoted through hoardings, our publications and the press. Public health discussions

 
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