Meet Dr. Neha Sangwan, a young physician based in San Francisco, CA. She has been on the precipice and seen just how traumatic burnout can be. In fact, Neha Sangwan was her own first patient!
Items in ‘Health’
Delhi Gang Rape – News from All Over
Year of India at Queens College; Holiday Party at Asia Society; Intern at Pratham
A Chance to Study India in an Indian Institute…
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has announced a program called “Study India Program” (SIP) for overseas Indian youth.
Always wanted to study in India? Now the Indian Government has scholarships to help you do just that. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has announced a Scholarship Program for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for 2012-13.
Some days just begin with news that delivers a powerful kick to your gut and the world seems to stop for a minute.
Sonia Rai, the young woman who gave a human face to the South Asian bone marrow drive, lost her fight against Acute Myelogenous Leukemia today.
You feel saddened and quite helpless.
So we pause and think of the beautiful life lost and what she would have liked us to do, what efforts she would like us to make.
The battle may have been lost but the war goes on.
Really Useful Stuff – free museums, scholarships and more!
Will students be heading to American universities to get their degrees as Ayurvedic doctors? Will patients seek out practitioners of this 5000 year old system of medicine from India when next they have health problems? And will Ayurveda form the basis for new health and beauty products, even of restaurant menus, in the US?
The incidence of prostate cancer amongst South Asians in the US is just 4.6 per 100,000 population as compared to 104.3 per 100,000 amongst non-South Asians. Yet when they come in for treatment, 85 percent of them are usually in the late stages, as compared to late stage prostate cancer diagnosis for non-South Asians which is around 15 percent.
Given the sheer numbers of the South Asian population around the world, it is imperative they get checked early. Dr. Ashutosh K. Tewari, an expert on prostate cancer and robotics, discusses the hard facts.
According to the World Health Organization, by 2010, 60 % of the world’s cardiac patients will be Asian Indian. The scary part is we are already in 2010! Indeed South Asians are predisposed by genetics for a higher probability of heart disease, but the lifestyle and diet habits can have a huge impact on whether they actually get the disease. It need not be a food-fight between healthy and tasty: One couple’s battle to make Indian food more heart-healthy.