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  Editorial …

17th March 2012, Saturday

Are you a Leader or Manager?

The health industry is undergoing a major change, so top of your agenda should be how you can influence, or in other words, become leaders. Social intelligence is how you can connect with people. This was the crux of an enlightening and entertaining talk on Social Intelligence by Mary Keightley at Moolchand Medcity Auditorium yesterday.

Mary Keightley is Founder and director of Mind Associates Ltd, a training company that provides business training and director coaching in the areas of leadership, communication, attitude and sales. She has traveled the world to help people make changes in their attitudes and beliefs and motivate them.

As a leader, you should know yourself, your strengths, weaknesses and quality of thinking. Most importantly, you need to be confident to think differently, take risks and be focused on results.

Leaders and Managers do things differently. Notable differences among the two are:

  • Managers do things right; Leaders do right things.
  • Managers focus on Present; Leaders focus on Future.
  • Managers just manage change; Leaders anticipate change

It’s difficult to be brilliant at both.

The revolutionary growth of the Internet has changed the way we do things. It provides huge opportunities to meet online. Your ability to connect with people online i.e. without being face to face requires a different set of skills or IT Etiquette. This includes:

  • Observation and listening: Watch expressions for any reaction and really listen
  • Don’t sit too close to the camera. Watch what you wear for online meetings. Wear bright colors.
  • Be conscious of your non verbals.
  • Arrange a proper screen behind you so that people are not distracted by what’s behind you or around you.
  • Always have a phone number handy, so that if the internet connection breaks down, you can send a text to that person.
  • Don’t be lazy about timekeeping.

To be a good communicator, it is important to understand that people are different. There are 4 personalities, 4 thinking preferences. Preferences are linked to abilities.

These four different personalities form 4 quadrants of a circle and denoted by colors: Blue, Yellow, Green and Red. These influence how we interact socially and also our decision making.

  • Blue asks ‘What’
  • Yellow asks ‘Why’
  • Green asks ‘How’
  • Red asks ‘Who’

This is the full spectrum of thinking

Yellows are good at strategy, Blues are good at managing budgets, Greens are good at administration and Reds are good at managing patients. So teams are always better than individuals. You need all 4 quadrants for an organization to succeed.

If you think differently, then you can connect with anybody and this give you incredible influence over people and qualities of leadership. If you can fit your behaviors into each of these colors, you can get along with all people.

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Budget Not Very Attractive for the Health Sector

The budget this year did not provide anything new for the health sector.

  • Income tax exemption limit was raised to Rs 2 lakh. This increase is only marginal against the inflation. The new tax slabs are as follows:
    • Individual income upto Rs 2 lakh: No tax
    • From Rs 2 lakh to 5 lakh: 10%
    • From Rs 5 lakh to 10 lakh: 20%
    • Above 10 lakh: 30%
  • No advance tax for senior citizens.
  • A deduction of up to Rs 10,000 is now available for interest from savings bank accounts.
  • Health insurance deduction up to Rs 5000 for preventive health checkup. This will encourage people to go for preventive health checks.
  • Medicines for treating cancer and HIV to cost less
  • 7 more govt medical colleges to be upgraded to All India Institutes
  • Health schemes in urban areas to have higher allocation
  • Maternal and child nutrition scheme to be launched in 200 districts.
  • National Urban Health Mission is being launched, a welcome step. Under this scheme, the basic primary health needs of the urban poor living in shanties in cities will be addressed.
  • Investment linked deduction of capital expenditure in some businesses is proposed to be provided at 150 per cent as against the current rate of 100 per cent. These sectors include hospitals. All services will now attract service tax, except those in the negative list. The negative list includes health care.
  • Emphasis on vaccine security: The government tofocus on eradication and prevention. As part of the measures, new vaccine units will be set up across the country while the existing ones would be upgraded. A new integrated vaccine unit would be set up near Chennai.
  • Scope of Accredited Social Health Activist’s (ASHA) activities enlarged to include prevention of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, ensure 100% immunisation and better spacing of children.
  • Increase in allocation for NRHM to Rs 20,822 crore in 2012–13.
  • Excise duty on cigarettes raised
  • Iodised salt, soya products to become cheaper.
  • Govt to fully provide for Food Subsidy and Food Security Act in 2012–13
  • The allocation for rural drinking water and sanitation to be increased by over 27 percent to Rs 14,000 crore.
  • Service tax rate is being increased from 10 percent to 12 percent, with consequential change in rates for services that have individual tax rates.
  • No change is proposed in peak rate of customs duty of 10 percent on non–agricultural goods.

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From e–mail to eye mail

Mary Keightley, Speaker, Trainer, and Coach at Mind Associates Ltd. and Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India in a special lecture organised by eMedinewS, Heart Care Foundation of India and Moolchand Medcity at Moolchand Auditorium New Delhi.

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More tests for child with ‘polio symptoms’

A team of doctors from World Health Organisation (WHO) visited Baruipur district hospital in South 24–Parganas where a 14–month–old girl was admitted with symptoms resembling polio. Two weeks ago, UNICEF and WHO had declared India a polio–free country. Dr Dipankar Mukherjee, regional coordinator of WHO, East India, said the case did not seem to be of polio as there was no weakness in the girl’s limb. However, the stool samples have been sent to Polio Laboratory in Kolkata for a detailed inspection. "She is suffering from Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) (deformity in some parts of the body), but that does not confirm that she is suffering from polio," Mukherjee said. (Source: Indian Express, Mar 14 2012)

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Sperm quality linked to dietary fat

Men who consumed large quantities of dietary fat had significantly lower sperm production and concentration than men who had lower fat intake, results of a clinical study showed. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Not all statins equal in patients with acute coronary syndrome

The lipid–modifying effects of rosuvastatin (Crestor; AstraZeneca) are stronger than atorvastatin (Lipitor; Pfizer) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to new data from the LUNAR Trial. (Source: Medscape)

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Elderly frequently ‘Undertriaged’ in Emergency Departments

Emergency department triage nurses underestimated the severity of the conditions of 22.5% of elderly patients in a new study published online March 9 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. (Source: Medscape)

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First polymyalgia rheumatica criteria set

Diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) has started to move from the realm of clinical intuition toward a more objective approach, after the release of provisional classification criteria, published online March 2 and in the April issues of Arthritis & Rheumatism and the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The criteria were developed as a collaborative project by the European League Against Rheumatism and the American College of Rheumatology. (Source: Medscape)

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@DeepakChopra: Your life is part of a single human destiny: arriving at unity consciousness

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

Can compassion or love be treated as a drug?

I was recently in the US for attending a seminar on Sages and Scientists. This was one of the take home messages I got.

"Once a scientist was boosting his researches to Dalai Lama. He said how he has shown that anger, jealousy, fear; cynicism can affect the body at cellular levels. He wanted the "His Holiness Dalai Lama" to bless him in getting Nobel Prize for his work.

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(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

What is prolactin?

Prolactin is a hormone produced by your pituitary gland, the gland that sits sat the bottom of the brain. Though prolactin plays a role in the growth and development of your breasts, its primary function is in milk production after a child is born. It is present in small amounts throughout your bloodstream (including in men), kept under control by another hormone called a prolactin inhibiting factor (dopamine). When you become pregnant, however, prolactin levels increase significantly.

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

(Dr N K Bhatia, Medical Director, Mission Jan Jagriti Blood Bank)

Timeline of successful transplants

  • 1905: First successful cornea transplant by Eduard Zirm (Olomouc Eye Clinic, now Czech Republic)
  • 1954: First successful kidney transplant by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray (Boston, USA)
  • 1966: First successful pancreas transplant by Richard Lillehei and William Kelly (Minnesota, USA)
  • 1967: First successful liver transplant by Thomas Starzl (Denver, USA)

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    An Inspirational Story

(Ms Ritu Sinha)

Prison help!

An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation:

Dear Son,

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden because your mother always loved planting time. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison.

Love, Dad

Shortly, the old man received this telegram: ‘For Heaven’s sake, Dad, don’t dig up the garden!! That’s where I buried the GUNS!!’

At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what had happened, and asked him what to do next. His son’s reply was: ‘Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It’s the best I could do for you, from here.’

Moral: No matter where you are in the world, if you have decided to do something deep from your heart, you can do it. It is the thought that matters, not where you are or where the person is.

Source: http://academictips.org/blogs/prison–help/

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Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with burns came with severe pain.
Dr Bad: It is bad sign.
Dr Good: It is a good sign.
Lesson: Pain indicates that the nerves are intact.

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Make Sure

Situation: A patient with rheumatic arthritis was not given penicillin prophylaxis, and subsequently developed another attack.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the prophylaxis not started?
Lesson: Make sure that one administers secondary prophylaxis in the setting of suspected poststreptococcal reactive arthritis for up to one year after the onset of symptoms. Evidence of valvular disease after one year should prompt continued prophylaxis; otherwise, antibiotic prophylaxis may be discontinued.

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(Dr GM Singh)

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

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Needlesticks and other sharps injuries

Needlesticks are still a serious problem, exposing health professionals to blood–borne pathogens. A recent survey saw a sharps injury rate among hospital workers in Massachusetts of 28 injuries per year per 100 occupied beds. Another study found that passive safety–engineered devices were significantly more effective than those that were manually activated.

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Prothrombin time (PT)

Prothrombin time or PT is indicated in a person with hepatitis or suspected hepatitis. Proteins used in the formation of a blood clot (coagulation factors) are mostly produced by the liver. Prolonged PT may indicate the severity of liver damage.

    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Polyps are generally managed endoscopically. Which of the following is not an indication for resectional surgery?

a) Lymphovascular invasion
b) Poor differentiation
c) Flat or ulcerated lesion
d) Lesion in upper one–third of submucosa

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: The risk of malignancy in adenomatous polyp is related to all except:

a) Size
b) Number
c) Histological appearance
d) Dysplasia

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: b) Poor differentiation

Correct answers received from: Dr BB Aggarwal, Dr Ragavan Sivaramakrishnan Moudgalya, yogindra vasavada, Dr Thakor Hitendrasinh G, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Jainendra Upadhyay, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Anil Bairaria.

Answer for 14th March Mind Teaser: b) The origin is from mucosa from the interstitial cells of Cajal.
Correct answers received from: Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Yogindra Vasavada.

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Stupid Criminal

Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine. The message "He’s lying" was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn’t telling the truth. Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.

    Medicolegal Update

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

Medical Testimony of Doctor in the Court of Law

Do not misrepresent documents/medical literature in the Court of Law

When evidence is read into the record of a trial, only that portion of the document, which validates the information being discussed needs to be read aloud. One paragraph or even one part of a paragraph may be all that is necessary to substantiate the point you are making. Documents must be presented in the words of the author. When you paraphrase evidence, you argue in a circle. Reading the remainder of the document, even if it establishes a context for the evidence, is unnecessary and time–consuming. When a document is cut in a manner, which lends the quoted passage a meaning other than what would be derived from a more complete reading, you are misrepresenting the document. This does not mean, however, that you are responsible for drawing the same conclusions from information as the author of the document.

Drawing a contrary conclusion from passages accurately interpreted does not constitute misrepresentation. The fact that the author of the document reached a different conclusion from the information argues perhaps persuasively against your conclusion. However, you have not misused the evidence.

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From e–mail to eye mail

Social Intelligence is the ability to get along well with others and to get them to cooperate with you said Mary Keightley, Speaker, Trainer, and Coach at Mind Associates Ltd. She was speaking at a special lecture organised by eMedinewS, Heart Care Foundation of India and Moolchand Medcity at Moolchand Auditorium New Delhi.

Sometimes simply referred to "people skills," social intelligence, includes an awareness of situations and the social dynamics that govern them, and knowledge of interaction styles and strategies that can help a person achieve his or her objectives in dealing with others. It also involves a certain amount of self–insight and a consciousness of one’s own perceptions and reaction patterns, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India.
Globalisation and advances in technology have changed how we learn, work and connect forever. Forget email, it’s now eye mail. When we meet new clients it is always easier to get that "connectedness" with the client when the meet and greet is face to face, said Mary Keightley.

Globalisation and technology have raised the bar; the challenge is now to get that "connectedness" while meeting and greeting online. This is why Social Intelligence right now has become the new science of success.
We should learn to build a relationship with a person that you have never met and how to create a good first impression online.

By using the S.P.A.C.E model one can become situationally aware, more perceptive and create a connectedness with other people. Social Intelligence helps us make better judgments, improve decision making and increase our influence.

Social Skills

The "SPACE" formula lists 5 basic skill categories

  1. Situational Awareness
  2. Presence
  3. Authenticity
  4. Clarity
  5. Empathy

I am sorry to inform that my wife Dr. KUSUM KELA, Retired Sr. Pathologist, G.T.B.H, expired on 12.3.2012. Prayer meeting is arranged on 17.3 2012 at C 8, COMMUNITY CENTER,Vasant Kunj, time 4to 5.p.m Dr.A.K.KELA

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CCT 2012 – Current Concepts In Trauma 2012 – 23 Mar to 25 Mar, Patna, Bihar.

    Readers Response
  1. This compulsory posting formula of rural posting is not going to work at all, it has to be a long term planing of developing roads in rural area, schooling in rural area and social security and safety of family members is the onlyway out. Till then team of doctors and health worker go every day from a near by city in ambulance or any such transport. Mobile ambulances can be high tech having X–ray units and dental chairs like facilities. these half hearted measure of compulsory rural posting will lead lots of corruption in not doing that posting and still present there on paper. vivek kumar, varanasi
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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

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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