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Three Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Nov 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla

Sr. Consultant Paediatrics – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Immunization is the most effective preventive health measure.  It is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to infections, typically by the administration of a vaccine. A large number of vaccines have been developed to provide protection against many life-threatening diseases. It’s a very common myth that immunizing children reduces their natural … Continue reading Three Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Pneumonia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Nov 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Community-acquired pneumonia is defined as the infection of lung parenchyma which is not acquired in the hospital, long-term care facility, or another recent contact with health care system. It causes significant morbidity and mortality in adults. Community-acquired Pneumonia is caused by:- Streptococcus pneumonia Haemophilus influenza Chlamydia species Legionella species Respiratory viruses. Symptoms of Pneumonia:- Fever … Continue reading Pneumonia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Lupus and Arthritis: What’s the Connection?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha

Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are autoimmune disorders in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and causes pain and inflammation. These conditions are sometimes confused with one another because the symptoms can be somewhat similar. Lupus can affect nearly any organ system, while RA is considered to be a condition of … Continue reading Lupus and Arthritis: What’s the Connection?

Arthritis- Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Arthritis means pain and swelling in the joints resulting in restriction of movement at the joint because of pain and swelling. Women are more affected by arthritis the most. It could be a direct consequence of their pre-existing health issues or could be due to menopause. There are different types of arthritis and depending on … Continue reading Arthritis- Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis

What is a mammography test?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Mammography is a specialized medical imaging that uses a low dose X-ray system to see inside the breast. A mammography is called a mammogram; helps in the early diagnosis and detection of breast disease of women. Doctor use mammogram to detect early diagnosis of breast cancer. A regular mammogram is the best test doctors have … Continue reading What is a mammography test?

Why do you need to wash your hands before eating?

Oct 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla

Sr. Consultant Paediatrics – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Kids often don’t listen when their parents tell them to wash their hands before eating, after using the bathroom, or when they come inside from playing. Most of the diseases spread because hands are not properly washed with clean water and soap. It is estimated that there are 1,500 bacteria per square centimeter of skin … Continue reading Why do you need to wash your hands before eating?

Why Is Hand Washing So Important?

Oct 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon

Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Keeping your hands clean is important to prevent the spread of infections. It is also important for personal hygiene and is the simplest way to ensure health. Although we hear a lot about hand hygiene, it is yet to be incorporated as an important practice in everyday life. More than 1000 neonates doe each day … Continue reading Why Is Hand Washing So Important?

Diagnosing Juvenile Arthritis

Oct 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Juvenile arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease can be highlighted as a disorder in which the immune system which normally protects the body from foreign substances starts to attacks the body instead. The exact cause of this disease is still unknown. Some studies believe that juvenile arthritis can be related to … Continue reading Diagnosing Juvenile Arthritis

Osteoporosis and Exercise

Oct 25, 2017
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha

Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the thickness of bone, reduction in its strength and bringing about delicate bones. Osteoporosis actually prompts porous bone that is compressible, similar to a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. Bones that are influenced … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Exercise

Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis – Understand Your Pain

Aug 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Joint pain is not necessarily always a part of aging. It can be a serious problem as it can affect our functional capacity. Arthritis is a common term which means inflammation and stiffness of joints leading to joint pains. It can have a number of etiologies including osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis among others. Osteoarthritis is … Continue reading Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis – Understand Your Pain

Tips to Prevent Malaria

Jul 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Malaria is a disease spread by mosquitoes that leads to fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms. It is a chronic parasitic infection and can be deadly if left untreated. Prevention of malaria involves protecting yourself against mosquito bites and taking antimalarial medicines. But public health officials strongly recommend that young children and pregnant women avoid travelling … Continue reading Tips to Prevent Malaria

Life Threatening Complications of Malaria

Jul 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla

Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Malaria is one of the most common vector-borne diseases. When a mosquito infected with malarial parasite bites you, it injects the parasite in your body. Symptoms of malaria usually appear 10-15 days after the mosquito bite. These symptoms may include high-grade fever with chills, headache, body aches, cough and diarrhea. Severe complications are common especially … Continue reading Life Threatening Complications of Malaria

What are the Symptoms of Malaria?

Jul 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal

Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Malaria is a serious disease that spreads by the bite of female anopheles mosquito and the causative agent is a parasite called plasmodium. It kills thousands of people every year, mostly in the tropical countries like Africa where the climate is very favourable for the parasite and the vector to thrive. Types of Malaria Affecting … Continue reading What are the Symptoms of Malaria?

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy After 60

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss New Delhi

Staying fit does not mean being better than someone else, in fact it highlights being better than the earlier you. One has to be extra cautious when you are about to reach 60 or has already reached 60. Fitness is defined as the quality or state of being fit. However, modern definitions of fitness describe … Continue reading Simple Ways to Stay Healthy After 60

Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma

Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology – Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Your diet plays an important role in maintaining good health. There are many foods that are associated with developing cancer and there are many foods that reduce the risk of cancer. For eg, processed meat if taken daily can increase risk of cancer of the rectum, whereas soy-based foods such as soya milk, bean curd … Continue reading Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Dengue Fever

May 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has, in recent years, spread to many parts of the world, including India. It is transmitted by female ​Aedes aegypti ​ mosquito. It has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children and adults in Indian subcontinent.  There are 4 serotypes of Dengue viruses (DEN-1, DEN-2, … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Recover from Dengue Fever

Benefits of Laughter Yoga

May 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal

Sr. Consultant – Gynecology
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Laughter yoga or hasya yoga , is a practice involving prolonged laughter based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter . Laughter is already  highlighted as an exercise that can benefit the body in a number of ways, help relieve stress and boost your energy. Laughter … Continue reading Benefits of Laughter Yoga

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter

May 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva

Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Good humor always lightens up your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others and keeps you grounded, focused and alert. It also helps you to release your anger and be more forgiving. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back … Continue reading 5 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter

Laughter- The Best Medicine

Yes it is fun to have a hearty laugh but do you know it has medical benefits. Just like the apple a hearty laugh a day may also keep the doctor away! You must have realised that your whole body gets relaxed after a laugh it is because it relaxes your mind as well as … Continue reading Laughter- The Best Medicine

Symptoms of Liver Disease In Women

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Liver diseases are important cause of morbidity and mortality in women. The symptoms of liver disease can be constitutional symptoms like fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, and malaise and specific symptoms like jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes), abdominal pain and swelling, itchy skin, dark coloured urine, pale coloured stools. Symptoms suggestive of cirrhosis and … Continue reading Symptoms of Liver Disease In Women

Diet Tips for People with Cirrhosis

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora

Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine

Cirrhosis is a condition that results in development of fibrosis in liver, resulting in decrease in cellular mass of liver, and thus a decrease in function of liver. Various causes of cirrhosis are alcohol, chronic viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and hepatitis C), autoimmune hepatitis, NASH, biliary cirrhosis, and various inherited metabolic liver disorders. Cirrhotic liver … Continue reading Diet Tips for People with Cirrhosis

How Woman Can Manage Diabetes

Mar 15, 2017
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha

Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

India leads the world in its diabetic population. This burden is due to our diet, less exercise and sedentary lifestyle. The rising burden of lifestyle disorders is crippling the future today. A family depends the most on women and studies have shared that 75% of the women living especially in urban India do not opt … Continue reading How Woman Can Manage Diabetes
Hepatitis Viruses

What is Hepatitis and what does it do?

May 16, 2016
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha

Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Hepatitis can be explained as inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by the Hepatitis viruses and other infections and toxic substances such as alcohol and certain drugs. There are majorly 5 kinds of hepatitis viruses, referred as types A, B, C, D and E. Hepatitis A is caused by consuming contaminated food or water. … Continue reading What is Hepatitis and what does it do?
Long term effects of hepatitis c

What are the long term effects of Hepatitis C?

May 16, 2016
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha

Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine
Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Hepatitis C is a viral disease passed through contact with the blood of an infected person, that primarily causes inflammation of the liver, but its effects can be felt throughout the body. Hepatitis C can lead to severe damage of the liver causing liver cancer and even liver failure. Treatment with medication is very effective, … Continue reading What are the long term effects of Hepatitis C?
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