Monthly Archives: March 2013

Yoga therapy better than exercise therapy in reducing disability from osteoarthritic knees

In a recent prospective, randomized controlled trial, participants at the Ebnezar Orthopedic Center, Bengaluru who were assigned hatha yoga therapy showed significantly higher improvement on all disability variables over exercise therapy as an adjunct to conventional physiotherapy for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The study involved 250 outpatients with OA… 

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To avoid a cash-flow crunch, ensure that your revenue is adequate for your practice

Physicians who run their own clinics have many responsibilities: patients, employees, facilities, and their own income. Carefully tracking revenue and expenses must be a top priority, however, because a clinic cannot survive without adequate funding. “Financial review is a must for any business. In addition to stimulating growth, a review… 

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Oral cholera vaccine Shanchol is a low-cost option in India

Download the free patient handout PDF near the end of this article! Shanchol, an Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) that is devoid of subunit B, was recently licensed in India in 2009 and WHO-prequalified in 2011. Shanchol, India’s first OCV, is produced by Shantha Biotechnics, and as of May 2012, it… 

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Special Report: Battling Antimicrobial Resistance in India

Download the free patient handout PDF near the end of this article! Antimicrobial resistance is a worldwide problem, but is a particular major health threat to India, where bacterial disease burden is among the highest in the world and healthcare spending is low. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Antimicrobial… 

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How to speak your patients’ language for clearer communication

Most patients, regardless of health literacy level, prefer the use of plain and simple language when you communicate with them about their medical conditions. “Plain language is easy for patients to read, but sometimes you have to work hard in order to write simply.” -Aniruddha Malpani, MD, medical director of… 

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Target your teaching: How patients learn best

Every appointment is an opportunity for teaching and learning, both for the patient and the doctor. However, given today’s real-life constraints, is expecting doctors to teach patients asking for the moon? “Your first question should not be, ‘What do I want my patient to know?’ but rather, ‘What do I… 

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