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Prostate Cancer

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer –
Symptoms to watch out for (symptoms usually manifest themselves when the urethra is pinched by the prostate mass):
– Frequent urination with a sense of urgency (which wakes you up
too often at night, is difficult to start, stops midstream, and is difficult
to control).
– Blood in the urine or semen.

*Any of these symptoms should prompt a visit to the doctor, especially if you are above 40 years old or have a family history of prostate cancer.

 

 

Tips to Avoid an Illness on Holiday

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

Tips to Avoid an Illness on Holiday

Tips to Avoid an Illness on Holiday
– Getting vaccinated before you set off on holiday
– Drint Packed Mineral Water only
– Dont swin in dirty pool water
– Avoid Street Food
– Watch your alcohol intake
– Avoid ice cubes
– Stay hydrated during flight journeys

 

Tips to Avoid an Illness on Holiday

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.
People with diabetes must work to control their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol to help prevent the negative effects of diabetes on their eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet, heart, and teeth. Regular checkups can help prevent problems or find them early, when they can be treated and managed, its important to visit your sugar clinic regularly.

Eyes: Diabetes can damage your eyes and is the leading cause of blindness among adults. Controlling your blood sugar can help prevent or delay eye damage, so be sure to have your eyes examined at least once a year.

Kidneys: High blood sugar and high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease. Diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure. Controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure can help prevent or delay kidney disease.

Nerves: Between 60% and 70% of patients with diabetes have nerve damages, mostly in the nerves of the feet and legs. Controlling your blood sugar can help prevent or delay nerve damage and related problems.

Feet: Nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can cause serious foot problems, which sometimes lead to amputations. However, more than half of these amputations can be prevented with regular checkups.

 

Living with diabetes involves understanding how it can affect your body if not managed properly.

Apollo Secunderabad employees and doctors make the adjacent street spick and span through a Clean & Green” program!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

Apollo Secunderabad employees and doctors make the adjacent street spick and span through a Clean & Green” program!

Apollo Secunderabad employees and doctors make the adjacent street spick and span through a Clean & Green” program

 

Hyderabad, November 1st, 2014: Senior doctors of various specialties, paramedics, nurses and employees of Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad, participated in a “Clean & Green” program with a missionary zeal, as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, on Saturday early morning in the street adjacent to the hospital.

Prominent specialists including Dr. Shiv Kumar, Col. Dr. Seetharam, Dr. Mithin Aachi, Dr. Venkat Reddy, Dr. Madhumathy and 50 other staff gathered at the entrance of the street promptly at 6.00 am. The volunteers armed with broomsticks, shovels, bags, fanned out and went about with the cleaning of the garbage and debris in the lane from Keyes High school to the end of the street.

Later trees were planted to make the lane “Green”, litter bins were placed to sustain the cleanliness drive and educative slogans on cleanliness were displayed prominently to sensitize the road users on using litter bins and to avoid urinating, spitting, smoking in the public areas.

 

What decreases calcium intake?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

What decreases calcium intake?
  • Caffeine – too much caffeine can affect the balance of calcium in the body – add milk to your coffee to counteract the effect or try to cut down the amount of caffeine you consume.
  • Salt – if we consume a lot of salt, it can increase the amount of calcium excreted through urine. One should not eat more than 6g of salt per day.
  • Fizzy drinks – these contain a lot of phosphate, which is used to improve the flavor. Too much phosphate may cause the body to breakdown calcium.

What decreases calcium intake?

Check Bottle Guard Before Eating

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

Check Bottle Guard Before Eating

If someone takes such bitter Bottle gourd he/she may suffer from acute gastrointestinal toxicity or poisoning. The poising can cause following symptoms an hour after consumption of vegetable.
– Drop in blood pressure
– Gastrointestinal bleeding
– Vomiting of blood
– Ulcers in oesophagus, stomach and duodenum
– Pain in abdomen
– Vomiting
– The condition can be worsen by some other pathological conditions in body such as ulcers.

 

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Be ware of Dengue Fever – Do’s & Dont’s

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

Be ware of Dengue Fever – Do’s & Dont’s

- Remove water from coolers 7 other containers atleast once in a
week
– Use Mosquitoe Repellent Sprays to prevent bites
– Do not waer clothes that expose arms & legs
– Use Mosquitoe Nets or Repellents while sleeping during day time also

 

Be ware of Dengue Fever - Do's & Dont's

IIM Kozhikode registers 19% rise in summer placements

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | 4 comments

IIM Kozhikode registers 19% rise in summer placements

The Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode has completed its summer placements for students of its post-graduate programme in only 10 days, which saw offers made by 107 recruiters, including about 50 new ones. The average monthly stipend went up 14 per cent over last year’s figure, and the number of offers per recruiter increased by 19 per cent. The top recruiters included Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Hindustan Unilever and Tata Administrative Services, which together made 30 offers. New recruiters included Apollo Hospitals, Axis Bank, CommonFloor and CRISIL.

The top recruiters included Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Hindustan Unilever and Tata Administrative Services (TAS), which together made 30 offers. New recruiters for summer placements included Apollo Hospitals, Axis Bank, CommonFloor, Crisil, Dabur,

When asked about some IIMs reporting the completion of their summer placements in less than five days, A F Mathew, chairperson, placement committee at IIM-K, said the institute also could have completed its placements process in just five days, but preferred to “focus on transparency”. Mathew told Business Standard that the institute had formed a transparency committee, including a student representative. “Sign-outs were very low this time. IIM-K has also introduced an internal audit system this year, in line with IIM-Ahmedabad,” Mathew said.

The top recruiters included Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Hindustan Unilever and Tata Administrative Services (TAS), which together made 30 offers. New recruiters for summer placements included Apollo Hospitals, Axis Bank, CommonFloor, Crisil, Dabur, DDB Mudra, eBay, Hector Beverages, Idea, iNautix, Maersk, Microsoft, Muthoot Group, Snapdeal, Titan, and Zee Media.

Kulbhushan Balooni, director (in-charge), said finance firms made offers to 19 per cent of the batch in areas of corporate finance, investment banking, capital markets, asset management, risk analysis and global investment research. Goldman Sachs picked 11 students for various divisions, while Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan selected five students each.

The marketing & sales domain saw 43 per cent of the batch securing offers in companies such as Pidilite and Vodafone that made the joint highest number of offers (8 each), followed by Godrej (6), HUL (5), Kellogg’s (5) and Philips (5).

More than 15 per cent of the batch secured internships in consulting and general management roles. TAS selected nine students, the highest number across IIMs. The Muthoot Group hired three students for corporate finance, and one student was picked for an exclusive project entailing laying down the strategy roadmap for potential new businesses.

Roles in logistics and operations were offered by companies such as Amazon, Apollo Hospitals, Asian Paints, Bosch, Flipkart, eBay, etc.

In terms of international internships, Paramount Computer Systems continued to hire from the B-school for roles based out of West Asia. Tolaram Group offered sales & marketing roles based in Nigeria.

 

Source: http://www.business-standard.com/

Programme on Osteoporosis Awareness

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

Programme on Osteoporosis Awareness

BHUBANESWAR : Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar has undertaken a programme to raise awareness on osteoporosis, the debilitating bone disease which affects more than half of the population over 50 years. It is one of the major causes of joint damage and fracture. While calling for sensitising public in adopting healthy diet and an active lifestyle, experts have stressed on educating people on Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement as treatment for damage of joints.These can free the patients from the pain and enable them to lead a near normal life. The hospital has claimed to have completed 450 successful joint replacement.

 

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/

LPU & SPS Apollo Hospitals organised fourth Nursing Conference

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Apollo Health Blog | Comments Off

LPU & SPS Apollo Hospitals organised fourth Nursing Conference
Jalandhar:  In order to educate the nursing students of the state about management of emergency and resuscitation cases, LPU School of Pharmaceutical Sciences & SPS Apollo Hospitals organised 4th Nursing conference at LPU campus.
Near 500 nursing students, doctors, nurses, paramedics of the state participated in the conference. Important lectures  on ‘Conduction System Anatomy’; ‘Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances’, ‘ECG Basics’, ‘Chain of Survival’ , ‘Basic Life Support’ and more were delivered by senior emergency care practitioners. Experts in the fields of cardiology, resuscitation, emergency and intensive care; Dr. Vikas Bansal, Dr. Anupam Srivastva, Dr. Kanwalpreet Sodhee, Dr. Colonel Neera from SPS Apollo Hospitals educated would- be- nurses for their required role.
Prestigious nursing institutes of the state including Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing, Amritsar & Hoshiarpur; Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Mohali; Bhai Ghanaiya Ekta School of Nursing, Moga; Royal Institute of Nursing, Batala; Desh Bhagat Institute of Nursing, Mandi Gobindgarh actively participated. Students from these schools were also trained through live demonstrations, presentations and interactions. Participants got benefitted from exposure to new and novel topics, shared methods of improving care & underwent vital training.   State level inter-college nursing quiz was also organized for student-teams from different nursing institutions. The first, second and third runners up teams were awarded with cash prizes of Rs 11,000, Rs 5,000 & Rs 3,000 respectively.
Congratulating the organizing team members from both LPU & SPS Apollo Hospitals, LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal said: “We are happy to note that this important event brought together emergency care practitioners and nursing students for required awakening in the field of resuscitation and intensive emergency care. This conference is certain to cater to the future needs of the industry.”
Mrs Mittal further said: “In fact, there is great requirement of specialized nurses, courses and related training programs for this all. Feeling the urge of the situation, our university is successfully running a special B.Sc (Physician Assistantship) program in collaboration with SPS Apollo Hospitals Ludhiana. This program bridges the gap between physicians and nursing professionals. After getting theoretical knowledge in different medical courses, students are further taught about clinical medicine, surgery, radio-diagnosis, critical care and more in a hospital set-up. This program has gained wide recognition from multi-speciality hospitals, and ample job opportunities are also available for such students.
Source: http://indiaeducationdiary.in/