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5th September, 2017
We wish a Very Healthy & Happy Birthday to Dr KK Aggarwal, our Group Editor-in-Chief
 
Pre heart attack symptoms: Don't ignore 'soft' symptoms

We come across cases of sudden cardiac death quite often. And, upon enquiring from the family, we find that preceding symptoms in the last 24 hours are common.
 
Most heart attacks, to begin with, are often not painful but recognizable enough in that the condition may present as pressure or discomfort or burning pain in the chest, feeling of fullness in the center of the chest, which may come and go, also called 'stuttering' chest pain and increase with activity and relieved with rest. There may also be unexplained exhaustion/fatigue, or unexplained breathlessness or anxiety or nausea.
 
Eventually these symptoms increase in intensity and frequency and present as the classical chest pain of heart attack, unless the patient has diabetes.
 
People often ignore such symptoms. At times, they are in denial about the true cause of such symptoms: "I am too young to have a heart attack", "All my blood tests are normal", "My treadmill test is negative", "I am only a casual smoker" etc.
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IMA to organize Aao School Chalen Project on September 5th
Focus to be laid on the importance of inculcating good health practices at a young age to prevent lifestyle diseases in the future

New Delhi, September 4, 2017: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is all set to organize its second 'Aao School Chalen' programme this Teachers' Day on September 5. Last month's initiative was successfully conducted across over 200 schools.
 
According to statistics, about 60% of the country's population is below the age of 45 including the sub-group of school children. The health and well being of the country's young people is not a matter of luck and neither is it a chance or random event. It must be a planned outcome. Under IMA's Aao School Chalen Project, the 5th day of every month has been designated to imparting public health education in schools. IMA Branches at a National level have been asked to adopt schools and deliver lectures on matters of public health in their morning assemblies. The topic for this month is fighting obesity at a young age to prevent common lifestyle diseases in the future.
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