Beware of medical misadventures
October 16, 2017
Two separate pieces of write-ups doing the rounds mostly in social media have again brought to fore the dark side of medical care. One is a depressing read from a popular Asian destination for medical tourism. The other piece relives cautionary tales of subjecting ourselves to too much medical care, with doctors who should know better driving along unnecessary interventions. This is based on worrying trends on the other side of the Atlantic, the good old US of A.Read more .....
Getting your sweat to be medically useful
October 10, 2017
There is some recent exciting realization that sweat can be used to monitor our health in many ways. There are so many chemicals in sweat, and just analyzing them can lead to valuable health information. Important electrolytes like sodium and potassium measured in sweat can give an indication about your level of hydration. You can even get glucose levels monitored in your sweat. Much more can be done, including monitoring muscular fatigue in strenuous physical activities.Read more .....
Incorporate healthy actions into your working day
September 18, 2017
Modern working environments are full of deliverables and deadlines, and many people struggle to fit it all into a typical eight-hour working day. Working smart doesn’t always get you an hour or so to spare. If you aren’t too careful, you may find yourself slipping down the path of workaholics. That means a struggle to fit in gym time, quiet relaxation moments, or even time for an unhurried healthy meal. You’d be losing in matters of health if all you did is work, work, and more work. You can let everything else slip, but you must dedicate time for health in any typical working day.Read more .....
Do you get only half-truths from your doctor?
September 13, 2017
An acquaintance of mine recently needed to go through some complex medical interventions. It was a painful process, but thankfully all went well, or so it seemed. At the point of discharge, her care team were all smiles, with good news of having successfully dealt with the offending disease. She was told there were no tell-tale remnants of residual disease, she could expect a full recovery. Unfortunately, it was a crafted message of half-truths. She didn’t fare very well subsequently, a repeat operation became necessary shortly thereafter.Read more .....
Get your healthcare with an air of exclusivity
September 7, 2017
Healthcare industry is much like the hospitality industry. But whereas the hospitality industry is driven by the availability of leisure time and disposable income, the healthcare industry is driven by the need to beat unwanted disease. Both are comparable in aspects of quality of service, value for money and much more. You probably spend quite some time looking up nice holiday hotels. Could you do the same for your medical needs, and look for some exclusivity of care?Read more .....