Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Poverty Vow

(c) Dr. Rajas Deshpande Long day. Came home. Ritual steamy hot bath to wash away the hospital feel, followed by steaming hot dinner. Switched on jazz, and I picked up the pasta. Heaven descended upon my tongue. “How perfect this moment is!” I thought, and that’s where I was wrong. The phone rang. “Sir, 18 […]

early retirement lengthens your life, but is it true?

It’s often said that early retirement lengthens your life, but is it true? And do some professions have a shorter life expectancy? If a statistical claim is repeated often enough it can become accepted as a universal truth, even if it has no basis in fact. There’s the suggestion that 93% of communication is non-verbal […]

Dengue and papayas

With the surge in dengue cases this year, a 2012 Facebook post with an image of papaya leaves is viral again with close to 995,000 shares since it was first posted. This Facebook post attributes a Times of India article as the source of information, and suggests that the juice of papaya leaves may be […]

Life extension

For other uses, see Life extension (disambiguation). Life extension is the idea of extending the human lifespan, either modestly – through improvements in medicine – or dramatically by increasing the maximum lifespan beyond its generally settled limit of 125 years.[1] The ability to achieve such dramatic changes, however, does not currently exist.[2] Some researchers in […]


Live life kingsize

A study by Dr. Ephrem Cheng, a leading American scholar, on the relationship between life expectancy and retirement age ( Age at Retirement Vs Life Span) The investigation report. The report netted several pension plans for U.S. supermajority groups, including Boeing, AT&T and Ford Motor Co., and found that the later the executive retires, the […]

Historic breakthrough: WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience team first to use ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s

by John Dahlia Business Editor NCWV Media Oct 29, 2018 9 The team celebrates at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute moments after members successfully performed the first procedure in the world of a phase II trial using focused ultrasound to treat a patient with early stage Alzheimer’s. At the center is Judi Polak, who is […]

Caring for VIPs: Nine principles

COMMENTARY JORGE A. GUZMAN, MD Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic MADHU SASIDHAR, MD Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic JAMES K. STOLLER, MD, MS Chairman, Education Institute; Executive Director, Leadership Development, Professional Staff Affairs Office; and Head, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Therapy, Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic  ■ […]


Salient features • First major revision after 21 years, previous edition was 1997 • Called “Competency-based UG Curriculum for the Indian Medical Graduate” • For the first time, India’s MBBS curriculum acknowledges the importance of ethics, responsiveness to needs of patients and families and fine communication skills to engage the ailing • Clinical exposure from first year itself […]

Corporate hospital’s Story —

Every day, a small ant arrives at work very early and starts work immediately. She produces a lot and she was happy. The Chief, a lion, was surprised to see that the ant was working without supervision. He thought if the ant can produce so much without supervision, wouldn’t she produce even more if she […]

Firecrackers and Diwali

Firecrackers and Diwali

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Joe Diemand, 76, has spent the past 20 years as a truck driver, sometimes driving all night. Such… Read More Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy. BY MICHAEL FINKEL PHOTOGRAPHS BY MAGNUS WENNMAN This story appears in […]