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24th February 2017
 
BE FAST: A modified assessment tool to identify stroke
 
'Time is brain'. A patient with suspected stroke or 'brain attack' should therefore be shifted to hospital at the earliest and given a clot dissolving therapy. Jeffrey L. Saver reported in the journal Stroke that "every minute in which a large vessel ischemic stroke is untreated, the average patient loses 1.9 million neurons, 13.8 billion synapses, and 12 km (7 miles) of axonal fibers. And, each hour in which treatment fails to occur, the brain loses as many neurons as it does in almost 3.6 years of normal aging" (Stroke. 2006;36:263-6). 
 
The American Stroke Association recommends the mnemonic FAST to recall the signs of stroke and quickly identify victims of stroke; "F" stands for Face drooping; "A" stands for arm weakness i.e. inability to raise arms high, "S" stands for Speech difficulty - slurring of speech and "T" stands for Time - time to call for emergency medical help.
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'Eat with your doc': A joint initiative by HCFI & IMA to encourage healthy eating practices

The event sought to advocate the role of a healthy diet for disease prevention, maintaining
a healthy weight and quality of life.

New Delhi, Feb 23, 2017: The most important foundation of good health is on your plate. A nutritious, well-balanced diet, good physical activity and refraining from smoking are indispensable for healthy living. To reinforce the concept of healthy diet, a workshop on 'Eat with your Doc", was organized by Dr Veena Aggarwal, Vice President and Mrs Geeta Anand, Director, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI).
 
The workshop saw an outstanding attendance of over 60 guests who shared in healthy exotic recipes, seminars on balanced diet and fun-filled activities. A buffet of healthy yet delectable items including zucchini salad,
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