Health Articles

Being a doctor as well as a medical writer, who has been creating professional medical content for several years now, it would be appropriate for me to write on medical topics that are relevant to the current healthcare scenario. In this section, I intent to post information on health & fitness, healthcare industry, health insurance and medical topics of interest. I trust that you would find this section useful.


Health Insurance - A Perspective

With escalating costs, healthcare has become a high priced commodity. In the changing economic scenario, health insurance is no longer a luxury, but indeed a necessity.  More and more households are opting for health insurance cover to tide over the unexpected hospitalization expenses. Nowadays, it is a common practice... Continue reading

Benefits of Fitness

Fitness has become the new age mantra and everyone seems to be talking about it. The concept of health and fitness is no longer confined to medical arena. With increasing longevity, both young and old want to lead a healthy lifestyle... Continue reading


Health Insurance – Current Trends

India is the third largest economy in the world, albeit with a population of 1.3 billion. Indian Healthcare Industry has been growing at a rate 12% per annum. According to an estimate, Indian healthcare spending accounted for 8% of GDP in 2012 and is expected... Continue reading 

Management – Nuggets of Experience

Nearly a fortnight ago, I happened to talk to a young doctor, and the conversation meandered into ‘management’ and the essential attributes of a manager...  Continue reading

Dreams

An elderly lady with unkempt silvery hair was sitting at the dining table. She was staring at the food morosely. A handsome middle aged man with deep set eyes was seated across and he looked thoughtful. Suddenly, without warning he pulled out a gun and shot her... Continue reading

Why 'Having an Issue' is becoming an issue?

This article on infertility was published on 'Smart Indian Women' website.
Having an ‘issue’, legally speaking ‘a child’, is a natural desire for both men and women. Culturally, Indian society has always placed a premium on furthering one’s own bloodline. Childless couples are often frowned on, or at the least pitied by the community... Click here to read on ☛ 

Is 'Work from Home' a viable option?

More than two decades ago, when my son was a toddler, I was looking at career options that would help me manage both work and home successfully. As a young doctor, I had limited choices such as private practice, teaching or a hospital job. I chose to...  Click here to read on ☛ 

Prenatal Sex Determination – To be allowed or banned?

Recent statement by Mrs Maneka Gandhi, the Union women and child development minister advocating mandatory prenatal sex determination, has stirred a debate whether such a test should be allowed or banned... Click here to read on  

Do you need to hit the gym to lose weight?

Obesity is fast becoming an epidemic with around 30 million Indians being obese. Obesity increases the risk of developing various diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Equally awareness on physical fitness is growing, especially among the... Click here to read on  

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