Can psoriasis cause difficulties in relationships?

A survey was done by Novartis about how psoriasis patients have difficulty in maintaining relationships. As per a global ‘Clear About Psoriasis’ Survey, 43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships, owing to the skin disease. The survey was done among 8300 patients from among different parts of the World

Can psoriasis cause difficulties in relationships?Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy. People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment, revealed the study. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin […]

Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator award

Surekha Joshi was awarded for being the best transplant coordinator in Maharashtra at the ‘10th Indian Organ Donation Day’ ceremony, organised by National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. My Medical Mantra had recently interviewed her and spoke to her about her journey in the field of organ donation

Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator awardIn conversation with Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator, we ask her what has changed on this front from the time that she started working for this cause. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997. Now a 48-year-old woman, she is a transplant coordinator at Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. […]

He has healed many, but now he needs your support to save his life

Doctors are saviours who help save the life of others.  But now, this doctor is an urgent need of your help. He is suffering from a blood disorder and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. He is gathering funds to cover the expenses of the operation and the following treatment

He has healed many, but now he needs your support to save his lifeDr Ganesh More, a 34-year-old doctor has worked as a primary healthcare provider in tribal areas like Nandurbar for around 10 years. He is suffering from completed Myelodysplastic Syndrome and doctors have suggested him bone marrow transplant. While he has already spent 20 lakhs on the treatment, he needs 26 lakhs for undergoing an operation. […]

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

Keeping in line with our stories which share a theme of organ donation, today we bring you the inspiring story of an individual who is truly 'out there' to spread awareness on organ donation. This 68-year-old health ambassador is on a mission to spread awareness on tobacco-related diseases and organ donation

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stationsAfter retiring from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 68-year-old Ramesh Dongre took up the mission to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco, about organ donation, noise pollution, cleanliness and so on with the help of a board on Kandivali railway station, Mumbai, for an hour daily. He wears the banner and creates awareness […]

Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’

Navratri may have ended, but we are continuing our series on organ transplant coordinators whose work has helped change the lives of others. Today’s transplant coordinator didn’t know that she was going to be doing this job, this responsibility was suddenly thrust upon her but she readily accepted the challenge. She has seen some difficult cases, but she has not let anything affect her resilient spirit

Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’An organ transplant coordinator has to remain on their toes. Their mind needs to be alert. For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but the confidence which beams from them, suggests that it is not difficult either. They give their best through a selfless gesture to […]

Organ donation: ‘We are just mediators, real heroes are the donor’s family’

This Navratri season, My Medical Mantra brings you inspirational and heart-warming stories of organ transplant coordinators who do everything they can to ensure that a person gets a second chance to live. They are the unsung heroes who still remain motivated in the face of failure

Organ donation: ‘We are just mediators, real heroes are the donor’s family’Through their efforts, someone gets a new lease of life. Their job is not an easy one as they have to gain the trust and confidence of strangers in a short span of time. Today, we introduce you to Sharmila Padhye, a 51-year-old Medical Social Worker (MSW), from Sahyadri Hospital, Pune, who has been doing […]

Navratri Special: Educating police about organ donation is the need to hour

We all know that one brain-dead donor can save eight innocent lives. But, there are many unsung heroes who spend countless nights anxiously, just to save a life. The life of an organ transplant coordinator is not an easy one, as their work is not an easy task

Navratri Special: Educating police about organ donation is the need to hourToday, My Medical Mantra brings you the story of Dr Sabeena Shaikh, an organ transplant coordinator and Assistant Director Medical Administration, who works at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. She has been instrumental behind saving the lives of hundreds of people Counselling the family of a brain-dead patient, and convincing them to donate organs, is the toughest […]

Organ donation: ‘Noes’ don’t deter her, as one ‘yes’ can save many lives

They are a beacon of hope for people who have been waitlisted for an organ transplant. Through their efforts, someone gets a new lease of life. Their job is not an easy one as they have to gain the trust and confidence of strangers in a short span of time. This Navratri season, My Medical Mantra brings you inspirational and heart-warming stories of organ transplant coordinators who do everything they can to ensure that a person gets a second chance to live

Organ donation: ‘Noes’ don’t deter her, as one ‘yes’ can save many livesShe has spent several sleepless nights and at the times the day also stretches for too long. Day in, day out the mental pressure keeps piling up. There is no certainty that she will get a ‘yes.’ But she clings to the ray of hope that is she works hard someone’s life will be saved. […]

Is Mumbai open defecation free? Photojournalist exposes the grim reality

India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, may have been declared open defecation free, but a photo exhibition suggests otherwise as it aims to highlight the plight of lakhs of people who have to defecate in the open not due to choice, but because they have no other option. This exhibition is a result of five years of work by Mumbai-based photojournalist Sachin Haralkar

Is Mumbai open defecation free? Photojournalist exposes the grim reality  Mumbai is known across the country as the city of dreams, it is also the financial capital of India. Hundreds of people across the state and country pour into the city to seek a living as it is the land of opportunity. While it may appear to be a fairly progressive city in India […]

#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

It is doctor’s responsibility to taking care of patients. Sometimes doctors tend to ignore their health. But, Padma Shri Awardee Dr TP Lahane is an exception. Dr Lahane is a go getter, fitness enthusiast and a discipline eater who never gives his workout a miss. According to him, staying fit; can only pave a way towards a healthy life. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lahane revealed his stay-fit formulas

#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantraDr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches. Dr Lahane […]
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