On 5th July 2020, Ikonkar Manmohan Singh Sandhu, a young 23-year-old boy, died from an opioid overdose in Michigan just months before he was to be married. He is by no means an isolated case in the Indian American community. A small group of doctors are sounding the alarm on the nation’s opioid crisis. Dr.
Contrary to the previous claim, this is yet another and final installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first, second, third, and fourth installments. My phone pinged. I looked over to see what the alert was about. Reading the message, my heart skipped a beat, “your invitation
The COVID-19 vaccine, a small stab in the arm and a giant step forward for mankind. This is a triumph. Most vaccines have taken decades to develop, but this vaccine has moved from conception to large-scale implementation within a year. The specific viral RNA sequence required to design the vaccine wasn’t known until January 2020
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy “It’s hard to describe it.” “I’m embarrassed to talk about it.” “Who can I talk to about this?” Sadly, some topics in health care are still taboo in conversation, and as a result, people neglect seeking the help they need. Among these topics for both women and men is pelvic pain,
This year’s holiday season was different for Dimple Shah and her family. What used to be a social thanksgiving dinner with over 40 family and friends, was a quiet and a low-key affair with the family of four spending quality time together. But the gratitude is still multifold like never before. With more than 62
The stroke I had changed my life. I took it as a stroke of luck – a warning to change my existence. Just a few years ago, I was a woman who looked amazing from the outside. I was very social, but, I was also stressed with work, children, family, finance, and more. One evening,
Prabha, more often known endearingly as “Sipi” Bhandari, is a lot of things. Previously, general counsel of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and global head of its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business, Sipi recently transitioned to senior vice president, principal deputy general counsel at the federal home mortgage company, Freddie Mac, where she specializes in mortgage
Breast cancer survivor Nina Kikani was getting ready for work one spring morning, just weeks before her oldest son’s wedding, when she discovered a lump on the left side of her chest. In just a moment, and when she least expected it, Nina’s life as she knew it began to change in a drastic way.
Plant-based protein powders have become a growing health food trend for a variety of reasons, such as diet fads and concerns regarding health, the environment, animal cruelty, sustainability, ethics and religion. At grocery and health food stores, you may see hundreds of plant-based protein powders to choose from. Most protein powders available for sale are
We read and hear about stress frequently, especially in these uncertain times. Working from home, managing kids schedules, cooking, cleaning and meeting work deadlines; all can take a toll on your physical and mental health. How do you know if you are stressed? How do you deal with it? Stress can show up in more ways