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More exercise is recommended for MS patients

Fitness Update: (Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC, http://www.isfdistribution.com) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. Research shows that individuals who suffer from MS also have an … Continue reading

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Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) IGF-1 testing may be ordered, along with a GH stimulation test, when a child has symptoms of GH deficiency, such as a slowed growth rate and short stature. They also may … Continue reading

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What is the importance of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?

Infertility Update: (Dr Kaberi Banerjee, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee, Infertility and IVF Specialist, Max Hospital) MMR vaccine contains live attenuated virus. Vaccination therefore should be administered before pregnancy to avoid the possibility of intrauterine infection, and pregnancy should be avoided for … Continue reading

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When does one suspect croup?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Croup is a viral illness and the diagnosis is usually clinical. It typically presents with a constellation of : barky cough, hoarse voice high-pitched, … Continue reading

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Healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death

Fitness Update: (Contributed by Rajat Bhatnagar, International Sports & Fitness Distribution, LLC, http://www.isfdistribution.com) Sudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for more than half of all cardiac deaths in the United States, an estimated 300,000 cases each year according to the Heart … Continue reading

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Hemoglobin electrophoresis

Lab Update: (Dr Arpan Gandhi and Dr Navin Dang) Find each type of hemoglobin in the blood. This can be used to diagnose certain types of anemia (such as thalassemia). Check treatment for diseases that have abnormal types of hemoglobin … Continue reading

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Use of Bisphosphonates and incidence of esophageal cancer

Gyne Update: (Dr Maninder Ahuja, Secretary General IMS) Conflicting studies are coming up regarding use of bisphosphonates and incidence of esophageal cancer. The FDA is looking into all these studies and till the issue is resolved following care should be … Continue reading

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