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6th September 2018
Who is a teacher?

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Sadhu, Sant, Rishi, Pandit, Acharya, Mahatma, Parmatma are different types of teachers described in literature.

The knowledge you seek, depends on your learning objectives; whether you want to satisfy your indriyas or mind, body and soul or attain ananda.

A teacher is one who takes us to true knowledge, which can be knowledge of self as well as of the subject. The knowledge so gained must be used for the benefit of all and it should not harm anybody. To understand it and discriminate between the knowledge gained, we need the help of a teacher.

A teacher may be different from a more

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Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 6th September 2018

Heart rate may be a useful biomarker to identify patient at risk of accelerated decline in kidney function. Analysis of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (measured as iohexol clearance) and heart rate data (measured by an ambulatory BP monitor) from the RENIS-FU (RENIS Follow-Up Study), which calculated the calculated the rate of GFR decline in 81% of the participants after a median follow-up of 5.6 year show that heart rate was an independent predictor of decline in GFR decline in middle-aged persons without diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. Compared with the mean population GFR decline of 0.96 mL/min per year, a steeper decline of 0.21 mL/min/year per 10 bpm higher 24-hour ambulatory heart rate is a clinically... read more

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Need to examine the role of doctors as educators on this Teacher’s day
Doctors teach at every point in their career and help shape the next generation of experts
New Delhi, 05 September 2018: The basic meaning of the word 'doctor' should lead us to examine another angle to this profession. The word “doctor” in Latin means “teacher” and is derived from "docere," meaning "to teach." Hence, Teacher’s Day is an opportunity to look at doctors also as teachers.

Awareness must be raised on the fact that a doctor is primarily a teacher as well. Other identities such as healer, resident, consultant, attending, professor, and so on must not eclipse this basic role.

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