Health Archives - The Indian SCENE

Health

Health

The Dixit diet plan has gone viral in India. But does it actually work?

In 2012, Dr. Jagannath Dixit noticed that he was putting on weight. Dixit, a medical doctor based in India, has been teaching in state government medical colleges in Maharashtra for decades. Like any true scientist, he began experimenting—testing out a variety of diets with mixed results. “The result of these experiments was that I would

Read More »
Health

Medical Spa Star Laser Improves Skin and Overall Wellness

Sponsored by Star Laser In the world of spa medicine, Dr. Lakshmi Palakurthi operates in a league all her own. As owner of Troy-based medical spa Star Laser, she has focused on services that are not only personalized but work to treat the whole person. “I believe in treating inside out and outside in,” she

Read More »
Health

The measles outbreak: is it safe for your family to travel?

Many patients have been coming to my office bringing their young children for well child checks and complaining that due to the measles outbreak, they are opting not to travel.  Here is some advice for those who don’t want measles to stand in the way of  vacation. Give the vaccine early– If your child is

Read More »
Health

Could your child have ADHD?

I used to work at a Montessori preschool and was amazed by the differences in the children. Some were calm, some were hyper, some were loud, others quiet. But then there was one child where I felt something more serious was occurring.  He would throw a tantrum every time he had to put on his jacket.

Read More »
Health

A Pontiac clinic combats inadequate access to healthcare

Blink, and you might miss the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic. But nestled among the miscellany of neighborhood businesses on Woodward Ave, it’s an invaluable community resource, a free medical and dental clinic aiming to provide care to uninsured patients all over metro Detroit. Upon entry at the Robert S. Peterson Building, where the clinic

Read More »
Health

Understanding prediabetes

Prediabetes is a health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is also referred to as impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that one out of three Americans now have prediabetes—over

Read More »
Health

Why I walk for breast cancer research

April 12, 2002: a very dark day in my life. The one person that meant everything to my existence on planet earth was no longer there. Breast cancer got the better of my beloved mom Nalini and I would no longer feel her warm hug or hear her loving words. Many experience the loss of

Read More »
Health

Meal planning for a balanced plate

Eating mindfully is a planned and thoughtful process. We need to pay attention to what we sow into our bodies now to be able to stay healthy, active and avoid chronic health conditions in the future — six months or 16 years away. This month, let’s explore meal planning and what’s required to achieve a

Read More »
Scroll to Top