A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderly

Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly and a marker of poor physical and cognitive status. Studies in Indian population have shown that incidence of falls in elderly (60 years of age and above) ranges from 14 per cent to 52 per cent

A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderlyWhen a person grows older, mobility concerns come in to play. Falls are one of the major health problems amongst senior citizens and a common cause of injury in this age group; an event which is most of the times accidental and seen mainly in elderly individuals. Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity […]

Flight of hope, majority of ailing Yemenis land in Pune

Ever since the civil war broke out in Yemen, thousands of people struggle to find accessible and trustworthy medical care in their homeland. Owing to this, Pune has witnessed the highest number of Yemeni patients

Flight of hope, majority of ailing Yemenis land in PuneWalid Ali Mohammad is excited to meet his four-year-old son after spending three years in India. Walid has booked flight tickets for Yemen for the coming month. “We have not met our younger son, who is living in Yemen since the last three years,” said Walid Ali Mohammad. Since the last three years, his eight-year-old […]

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali

The Supreme Court has recently passed a directive to ban the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital to curb potential rise in pollution and health issues during Diwali. However, other cities and metros will continue to indulge in the festive celebrations with fireworks. Dr Sandeep Gore, Consultant and Head, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, tells you how to handle medical emergencies in a time of distress

A TO Z guide for a safe Diwali“With the festival of light drawing closer, emergency services are gearing up to tackle medical emergencies. Always have a first aid box handy while bursting crackers, this should consists of – Band-Aids, gauze pads, crêpe rolled bandages, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol, thermometer, sanitizer and distilled water for cleaning […]

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuries

There are no shortcuts. Both the young and old are now appreciating the need for fitness and making a beeline to the nearest gym in full earnest. Age plays a vital role in determining one’s response to exercise and also propensity towards injuries.

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuriesConcepts about fitness are constantly evolving over time. I still remember my first gym workout which was way back in 1990. It was a modest set up where I used to do a 2-3 hour whole body workout as many days a week as possible. This was followed by drinking ‘nimbu paani’ before going to […]

She was dead for 15 minutes, today lives to tell a tale of a medical miracle

16-year-old who did not have any pulse or blood pressure for 15 minutes after a near-fatal road accident, is brought back to life after 7 complicated surgeries over two months

She was dead for 15 minutes, today lives to tell a tale of a medical miracleWhen 16-year-old Sneha Kagti (name changed on family’s request) was hit by a speeding truck while she was riding pillion on a Scooty on the way to a birthday party two months ago in Ulhasnagar, Thane, everyone including the doctors had almost given up on her chance of survival. Reason: Sneha was hit by a […]