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Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee
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 …

23rd February 2012, Thursday

Caffeinated coffee may protect against liver fibrosis

Caffeine intake associated with coffee consumption has been linked to a reduced risk for clinical and pathologic progression of liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus, and coffee was also found to reduce the risk for liver enzyme elevations in patients with alcoholic liver disease. Drinking caffeinated coffee protects against liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD, according to research published in the February issue of Hepatology by Jeffrey C. Molloy, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Moderate coffee consumption may be a benign adjunct to the comprehensive management of patients with (NASH). Ne should however avoid risk factors, such as obesity, high alcoholic intake, and viral hepatitis. (Hepatology 2012;55:429–36)

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First Mega Ajmer Health Camp – press addresses On regular intervals, the organizers addressed to brief the media.

 
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    National News

Coming soon, a nano cure wonder drug for cancer

KOCHI: The world’s first nanophotomedicine is in its final stages of development in India and the Netherlands, and its phase–I clinical trials in humans will be held in a couple of years. The drug could well be in the market in the next three–four years. The nanophotomedicine was developed by a group of researchers headed by Dr Manzoor Koyakutty at the Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, and its pre–clinical evaluation was undertaken at the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands. A Netherlands–based pharmaceutical company, Nano4therapy will undertake Phase–1 (clinical) trial in humans and later commercialize the product. The medicine for neuro–endocrine tumours can eliminate the tumour cells more efficiently than currently available therapies. The medicine, once injected, accumulates in tumour tissues because of the rational design of nanoparticles. After accumulation, a low power laser light is used to activate the nanomedicine and kill the cancer cells. (Source: TOI, Feb 22, 2012)

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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

Dr NP Singh (Nanu), Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Vaishali, Gzbd

Why can’t we have this in India?

Altruistic Donation sets in motion 60–person chain of kidney transplants.

ABC World News reported the "biggest kidney donor marathon in history. It’s the incredible algebra of human kindness –– one person deciding to save a life of a stranger whose family, in turn, saves the life of another stranger and on and on. All you need is the stranger who starts it."

New York Times delved with great detail in a lengthy story into "the longest chain of kidney transplants ever constructed, linking 30 people who were willing to give up an organ with 30 who might have died without one.
What made the domino chain of 60 operations possible was the willingness of a Good Samaritan, Mr. Ruzzamenti, to give the initial kidney, expecting nothing in return. Its momentum was then fueled by a mix of selflessness and self–interest among donors who gave a kidney to a stranger after learning they could not donate to a loved one because of incompatible blood types or antibodies. Their loved ones, in turn, were offered compatible kidneys as part of the exchange.

Experts say single, nationwide registry of kidney donors is needed. In a related story, the New York Times reported, "Many of the most prominent names in the field of kidney transplantation agree that the way to maximize the number of transplants through paired exchanges is to create a single, nationwide registry.

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Fewer children for women with RA, lupus

Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus typically have fewer children than they would like, a survey found. Infertility and miscarriage were among the contributing factors. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Playing chicken with UTIs

Contaminated chicken meat may cause some human urinary tract infections, researchers suggested. The majority of such infections are caused by extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli – dubbed ExPEC, for short –– but physicians and researchers have long assumed the bacteria involved always originated in the patient’s own body, according to Amee Manges, PhD, of McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues. (Source: Medpage Today)

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Novel heparin fights clots for cancer patients

A novel heparin anticoagulant cuts down on clotting problems during chemotherapy without raising bleeding risk, clinical trial results showed. The ultra–low molecular–weight heparin semuloparin reduced the incidence of venous thromboembolism by 64% over three and a half months, Giancarlo Agnelli, MD, of the University of Perugia, Italy, and colleagues reported in the Feb. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: Medpage Today)

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    Spiritual Update

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

Understanding Your Personality: Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Ayurveda classifies human personality and body into different types scientifically. As per the concept the universe is made up of five elements: space, air, fire, water and earth.

"As is the macrocosm so is the microcosm" is a common Vedic saying. Human body according to Ayurveda is also made up of these five elements, which in turn in the body unites together to perform three main functions: movement, metabolism and structure. Ayurveda terms them as doshas and the person as per the predominant dosha is said to have a particular prakriti called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. In allopathic language, the Vata represents movement function, Pitta metabolism and Kapha represents structure.

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    Infertility Update

(Dr Kaberi Banerjee, IVF expert, New Delhi)

In how many cycles does the hair grows?

Hair growth occurs in cycles. While some grow, others rest, and still other are shed. Hormonal changes, such as those associated with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or pregnancy, may synchronize hair growth and make it appear to grow and shed more than usual. However, hair growth patterns usually return to normal within six to 12 months.

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    An Inspirational Story

(Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra)

Laughing Buddha

In actuality he was named Hotei or Pu–Tai is best known as the jolly Laughing Buddha. In China, he is known as the Loving or Friendly One. He is based on an eccentric Chinese Ch’an (Zen) monk who lived over 1,000 years ago and has become a significant part of Buddhist and Shinto culture. Because of this monk’s benevolent nature, he came to be regarded as an incarnation of the Bodhisattva who will be Maitreya (the Future Buddha). His large protruding stomach and jolly smile have given him the common designation "Laughing Buddha."

He was truly a great Zen master and legend has a great story which is so inspirational for all of us.

The jolly good saint that he was used to go from one place to the other. He went to the Town Square and soon people gathered around him. He was so funny looking and always smiling that people used to crowd around him. He would then distribute sweets and small toys to all children who had gathered around him. Then keep his bag down, look to the sky and just start laughing. He used to laugh madly and he was not interested whether other laughed or not. Soon his laughter used to be contagious and all who had gathered would start to laugh.

The whole town used to laugh and laugh. After sometime he would pick the bag, which he had kept down, smile to all, and go to the next town. All his life he did only this action and it was said that many people attained Nirvana, enlightenment just through this process. Hence he was called as the laughing Buddha because Buddha is someone who is enlightened and laughter was his unique method. Never before him or never after him such a simple aspect was used to achieve what all humans strive for – moksha or enlightenment.

He would rarely speak and once when he was asked to describe his method he told, that he gave sweets to children to symbolically that the more you give, the more comes to you. Thereby, he unveiled the secret of "Giving with joy". Children are said to be GOD because they represent the GOD Nature, which is always, be in Present time, smiling and joyful, ego less, and most important is without judge mental mind.

The bag represented problems that all humans encounter. We are mistaken that when we have problems, that GOD only gave you a problem and the rest are so happy. The problems appear big because we are associated with it– calling it as "My Problem". Look at a funny phenomenon, if anyone comes to you with any problem of theirs and seek solutions or advice, what you do. You tell them so many solutions so easily as though you are an expert in all the fields in the Universe. However big the others problems are you can solve it so easily, you are a master solver of problems. But then what happens to your own problems. Hmm Hmm it is impossible to find any solution.

This happens only because of your attachment and association with the problem. So laughing Buddha said, simple keep your problem down (symbolically keeping the bag down) means "Disassociate with your Problem", "Separate form it" and yes just Laugh. What else can one do? Think and thank GOD that you only have such a small problem as compared to so many others. Whether you laugh or cry the problem is going to be there right. So why not laugh at it. Therein is the magic and mind you no small magic, it is huge, apply it to realize about the power of laughter.

On laughing your whole internal chemistry changes and thereby the body produces certain enzymes that are only released in a state of laughter. The problem now looks too tiny and as you pick it (symbolically he picks back the bag before going to the next place) the problem is solved.

Such a great Zen master was Hotei or Laughing Buddha. So next time you look at the statue of "laughing Buddha" associate with that great teaching he gave all of us, the power of laughter. Each time you see the Laughing Buddha and if it reminds you to laugh, a great work has been done.

Whole life Hotei lived in Laughter. And when the time came to pass away, he knew he had to give up his life at an appropriate time. He called his disciples and said that after he passes away, they should immediately burn his body. The disciples were surprised because there was no tradition of burning in Zen. But they followed the master wishes. And as they lit fire to his body, "Fire Works and Crackers" started flying all over.

Hotei was so great that just before he died he hid a lot of crackers and rockets in his clothes. So there also he created such laughter by the suddenness of the situation. So Hotei not only lived in laughter all through his life, he also died in laughter.

Let us all learn from the great Zen master that "It is our birth right to laugh" and "No matter what happens we should come back to laughter".

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    Fitness Update

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

Exercise for chronic kidney disease patients

For patients who have chronic kidney disease (CKD), performing regular physical activity is difficult, uncomfortable and may even be unsafe if it is not monitored. Especially those patients with end–stage renal disease who are on dialysis are likely to have many comorbidities (such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes) and take multiple medications. A new review article in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases encourages this population to be active and provides safety guidelines.

This article cites multiple studies where patients have exercised with a physical or occupational therapist, and have seen tremendous results in terms of improved cardiovascular outcomes, quality of life and motor function. Other studies have explored the implementation of a mild to moderate exercise routine during dialysis. it discusses the benefit of such a program, which can be performed in a medical facility and can be supervised. The authors discuss the need for more studies that investigate mild exercise during dialysis treatments, as CKD patients have shown tremendous response to such programs, despite their physical limitations.

 
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    Cardiology eMedinewS

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

Natural History of Rheumatic Heart Disease

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Rheumatic Heart Disease: Role of Host Factors In Pathogenesis

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Structural remodelling of the rheumatic valve contributes to increased level of serum C terminal propeptide of type I collagen

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Drug–Eluting Stent Approved for Diabetics

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    Pediatric eMedinewS

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

Acute Infection May Trigger Stroke in A Few Children

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Safe Water, Sanitation Reduce Child and Maternal Deaths

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Crucial Burn Threshold Rising For Children

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New Tool Improves Newborn Screening Accuracy

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    Healthy Driving

(Conceptualized by Heart Care Foundation of India and Supported by Transport Department; Govt. of NCT of Delhi)

Drivers are not allowed to drive if they have persisting symptoms. If asymptomatic, (re–) licensing may be permitted provided that the left ventricular ejection fraction is >0.40, there is no disqualifying arrhythmia and the exercise requirements can be satisfied.

 
    Legal Question of the Day

(Dr MC Gupta, Advocate & Medico–legal Consultant)

Q. Our state IMA has submitted a memorandum to the government requesting action against the menace of stray dogs. What else can we do?

Ans.

  1. Your concern is genuine.
    1. According to a recent news report dated 11–2–2012, "Ferocious dogs feeding on carcasses at the village dump yard attacked nine–year–old Mandeep Kaur who was bitten to death. More than six children have been attacked and injured by stray dogs in the past one year alone. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2012/20120211/main7.htm
    2. According to WHO more than 35,000 people die of rabies in India every year accounting for about 81 per cent of global deaths. In addition there are probably as many unreported deaths.
    3. Even otherwise, about 3.5 million dog bites are registered every year in India. Probably double this number remains unreported. The annual anti–rabies vaccine sale proceeds to multi–national companies consequential to dog bite in India amount to more than Rs.100 crore.
  2. Law must be respected. However, overzealous interpretation and application of law against the interests of those for whom the law is meant (the society) must be resisted and opposed.
  3. Those so called "dog lovers" who object to killing of dogs in the name of prevention of cruelty need to be reminded of section 11 of sections 11 (3) (b) and 11 (3) (c) of the The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Act, 1960, given below:

    "11. Treating animals cruelly:
    (1) ……
    (2)……

    (3) Nothing in this section shall apply to –
    (a) ……

    (b) the destruction of stray dogs in lethal chambers 20 (by such other methods as may be prescribed) or
    (c) the extermination or destruction of any animal under the authority of any law for the time being in force;"
  4. It is clear that the destruction of stray dogs in lethal chambers or by such other methods as may be prescribed or the extermination or destruction of any animal under the authority of any law for the time being in force is perfectly legal.
  5. The above does not necessarily mean that stray dogs must be destroyed in India. They can be destroyed in another country as well. Dog meat is a delicacy in China and Korea. An arrangement, even commercially viable, can be made between India and other countries for export of dogs or dog meat. There is no reason why beef, frog–legs, pork, chicken etc. can be exported but not dog meat. If butcheries in India can butcher cows and pigs and goat and sheep and buffaloes and chicken etc., there is no reason why they cannot butcher dogs as well. Or, a Chinese or Korean company can be allowed to establish its own dog butchery in India for 100% export. The money earned from such export can be used for treatment of dog bite cases and paying compensation to them.
  6. The IMA should get an exhaustive report on dog bite and dog menace by a committee of experts. This report should then be submitted to the government and should also be published in JIMA.
  7. The IMA should then engage legal expertise to prepare a draft representation on the basis of data from relevant sources, including the above mentioned report, and such representation should be officially submitted to the government with a request that necessary action (as requested) may be taken within three months. If no action is taken by the government, the next step would be filing of a PIL by the IMA.
  8. It is positive actions like this that will earn name and reputation for the IMA rather than its internal fights or public felicitations.
 
    IJCP Special

Dr Good Dr Bad

Situation: A patient with diarrhea was found to have increased pulse rate.
Dr. Bad: Nothing to worry.
Dr. Good: You have fluid deficiency.
Lesson: Increased heart rate is the first sign of hemodynamic decompensation.

Make Sure

Situation: A patient on penicillin antibiotic developed a relapse of fever while still on antibiotic.
Reaction: Oh my God! Why was the antibiotic continued for so long?
Lesson: Make sure that drug fever is always excluded in such situations. Antibiotics are the most common cause of drug fever, accounting for approximately one–third of episodes. This especially applies to beta–lactams, sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin (Am J Med Sci 1987;294:275).

 
  Quote of the Day

(Dr GM Singh)

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

 
    Lab Update

(Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang)

International Normalized Ratio (INR)

To monitor the effectiveness of blood thinning drugs such as warfarin (anti clotting drug which inhibit the formation of blood clots).

 
    Mind Teaser

Read this…………………

Jejunoileal bypass surgery has now been abandoned. Which of the following is true following jejunoileal bypass?

a) Kidney stones occur with increased frequency due to increased absorption of pyruvate from the colon.
b) The most serious complication of jejunoileal bypass is development of cirrhosis due to protein calorie malnutrition.
c) Bacterial overgrowth in the bypassed segment can be treated with oral vancomycin

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Primary prevention of HIV infection includes all except:

a. HIV education
b. Safe sex practice
c. Avoidance of intravenous drugs and sharing contaminated needles
d. Antiretroviral therapy

Answer for Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: d. Antiretroviral therapy

Correct answers received from: Dr PC Das, Prof Chetana Vaishnavi, Shirish Singhal, Dr deepali chatterjee, DR B Marak, Bichitrani Marak, Dr KV Sarma, Dr Valluri Ramarao, Dr Anupam Sethi Malhotra, Rajiv Kohli, Raju Kuppusamy, Dr Chandresh Jardosh, Muthumperumal Thirumalpillai, Anil Bairaria.

Answer for 21st February Mind Teaser
: d) A gastric bypass with a 15–ml. pouch, a 40–to 60-cm. Roux–en–Y gastroenterostomy
Correct answers received from: Maninder, Dr Arshad Hussain, Dr puja Kapoor.

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

 
    Laugh a While

(Dr GM Singh)

A little girl was taken to the dentist. It was discovered that she had a cavity that would have to be filled.
"Now, young girl," asked the dentist, "what kind of filling would you like for that tooth?"

"Chocolate, please," replied the youngster

 
    Medicolegal Update

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

What is the blast lung?

  • When a bomb explodes causes disruptive effect, burns, air blast, flying missiles injuries, falling masonry, fumes and incendiary bombs
  • bomb explosion create a pressure of 1000 to 1500 tons per square inch could be generated however 200kg per square inch is enough to cause destructive injuries to human tissues
  • The injuries caused due to air blast effect like bomb blast to the pulmonary tissues and alveoli tissues is called blast lung injuries
  • In such type of air blast the rupture of tympanic membranes with bleeding and injuries to cochlea is invariable seen in the bomb blast victims. The ENT consultation must be taken in bomb blast cases for internal ear injuries
  • In scan lungs of air blast victim lungs shows pleural patchy bleedings
  • The reactive pulmonary swelling convert into Bronco pneumonia and may prove fatal in bomb blast cases
  • In cases of death due to bomb blast effect the intracranial bleeding along with bleeding and laceration in mesentery and omentum is seen in autopsy. The air embolism become fatal in many cases of air blast injuries
  • Multiple injuries, burn, shock and air embolism is seen as cause of death in bomb blast victim
 
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Stop all herbal medicines seven day before any surgery

Herbal medications are frequently used by patients undergoing surgery. Some of these agents have physiologic effects that could be deleterious in the preoperative period, including precipitation of clotting disorders and interactions with anaesthetics.

Most patients may not disclose their medications during the preoperative assessment, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India. Since there is no evidence that herbal medications improve surgical outcomes, and there are theoretic reasons that these agents may increase preoperative morbidity, they must be stopped before surgery.

  1. Ephedra (ma huang) may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke and should be discontinued at least 24 hours prior to surgery.
  2. Garlic may increase bleeding risk and should be discontinued at least 7 days prior to surgery.
  3. Ginkgo may increase bleeding risk and should be discontinued at least 36 hours prior to surgery.
  4. Ginseng lowers blood sugar and may increase bleeding risk and should be discontinued at least seven days prior to surgery.
  5. Kava may increase the sedative effect of anaesthetics and should be discontinued at least 24 hours prior to surgery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert about an association between kava use and fatal hepatotoxicity.
  6. St. John’s wort may diminish the effects of several drugs by induction of cytochrome p450 enzymes and should be discontinued at least five days prior to surgery.
  7. Valerian may increase the sedative effect of anaesthetics and is associated with benzodiazepine–like withdrawal. There are no data on preoperative discontinuation. Ideally it is tapered weeks before surgery; if not, withdrawal is treated with benzodiazepines.
  8. Echinacea is associated with allergic reactions and immune suppression. There are no data on preoperative discontinuation.
 
    Readers Responses
  1. Dear Editor, While we, the optometrists, support the contention of State Medical Councils' opposition to the proposed NCHR Bill for fear of losing their autonomy, armed with graduate and post–graduate professional qualifications we strongly demand the creation of the Optometric Council of India to safeguard the interests of optometrists and effective eye–care of the public at large. Regards. Narendra Kumar, BAMS, DROpt, PGCR Editor, Optometry Today, OptometryToday@gmail.com
 
    Forthcoming Events

eMedinewS, Board of Medical Education Moolchand, Homeopathic Cardiologists of India (HCI) and Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI)

Presents

Clinical Communication Skills – Emerging Backhand & Designer Doctors

Faculty: Dr Vivek Chhabra, Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine, UK, James Paget University Hospital
Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal
Date and Time: 1st March, 2012, Thursday, 1–4 PM
Venue: Moolchand Medcity

Topics
1. A real life story
2. Structures for learning clinical communication skills?
a. Calgary – Cambridge Guide – the elective model,
b. A.S.S.I.S.T. model – the emergency model,
c. I.C.E. model – to complement above models
4. Jargon of communication skills
5. How these skills help mastering risks or adverse outcomes?
6. Institutional mechanism of designing a communication skills Programme by:
a. Simulation scenarios like – Information gathering, explanation and planning, – Apologizing when mistakes are made, – Managing anger and complaints, – Mental health and consent, – Breaking bad news (can do interactive session here)
b. Feedback via Pendleton’s rules and ALOBA techniques
c. Technology, collaborations, insurances and innovations
7. Transactional Analysis & Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument – Impact on Communication (can do two interactive sessions here)
8. Emerging Medico–legal obligations, MCI remit, Media judgments

Heart Care Foundation, Hum Khayal and eMedinewS

Presents

"Yadein"

A musical concert in the memory of legendary Ghazal Maestro Late. Shri. Jagjit Singh

Performances by: Shri. Tauseef Akhtar noted Bollywood Music Director and Singer and noted Bollywood Playback and Sufi Ghazal Artist Mrs. Neerja Pandit

Special Guest: Ghazal maestro Shri Ghulam Ali, Kathak exponenet Ms. Uma Sharma, film-maker and social activist Mr. Ashoke Pandit.

This show will be anchored by noted Theatre, Film and Television Writer–Director Shri. Raman Kumar.

PROGRAMME

Date: 13th March, 2012,
Venue: Siri Fort

RSVP: Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr. K.K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India

Ms. Geeta Thakur Roshni, Founder President, Hum Khayal

Confirm: Rekha, SMS: 9899974439, rekhapapola@gmail.com

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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