1st March 2014,Saturday

Dr K K AggarwalPadma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee

Dr KK Aggarwal

President, Heart Care Foundation of India; Sr Consultant Physician, Cardiologist & Dean Medical Education Moolchand Medcity; Editor in Chief IJCP Group, National Vice President Elect, Indian Medical Association; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council, Hony. Visiting Professor (Clinical Research) DIPSAR; Chairman (Delhi Chapter) International Medical Sciences Academy (March 10–13); Hony Director IMA AKN Sinha Institute (08–09); Hony Finance Secretary National IMA (07–08); Chairman IMA Academy of Medical Specialties (06–07); President Delhi Medical Association (05–06), President IMA New Delhi Branch (94–95, 02–04);
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Sleep deprivation and sleep apnea both bad for the heart

Both sleep deprivation and sleep apnea have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease.

Over time, inadequate or poor quality sleep can increase the risk of heart disease. Short–term sleep deprivation is linked with high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and high blood pressure

Sleep apnea makes people temporarily stop breathing many times during the night. Up to 83% of people with heart disease also have sleep apnea.

In sleep apnea oxygen levels dip and the brain sends an urgent "Breathe now!" signal. That signal briefly wakes the sleeper and makes him or her gasp for air. That signal also jolts the same stress hormone and nerve pathways that are stimulated when you are angry or frightened. As a result, the heart beats faster and blood pressure rises – along with other things that can threaten heart health such as inflammation and an increase in blood clotting ability. (Source Harvard)

Just to Share My Happiness

Congrates Dr KK Aggarwal DST National Science Communication Award (the highest award a doctor can receive in the field of science communication)

  1. Dear Dr Krishan, Heartiest congratulations for such an prestigious award. You are also been honored with prestigious Distinguished Award by Nobel Laurel Prof Ferid Murad. You are distinguished professor K K Aggarwal with so many coveted awards. You are great. Warm regards. Professor SC Tiwari
  2. Dear KK, Hearty Congrats from me and my wife Dr Prabha on the coveted achievement. May many more laurels be added to your name. Dr K K Arora
  3. Dear sir, heartiest congratulations for getting the honour. With best regards, Dr K P Chandra
  4. Dear Prof K K Aggarwal, Please do accept our heartiest congratulations for the award on 28th instant. With warm regards until we meet again at Delhi. Dr. Silvano Dias Sapeco
  5. Dear K K, Congratulations . .! I am delighted. .! Dr Kishotre Taori
  6. Dear Dr Aggarwal, Heartiest congratulation for this rare feat. You really deserve it for the hard work and innovative mind you possess. Keep it up there would be many more awards waiting for you. Dr K S Chadha
  7. Congratulations. Dr. Anil Bansal
  8. Dear KK, you have done it again. I feel very proud of you. Heartiest Congrats, Dr. Colonel Prahlad Kumar Sethi, MD
  9. Hearty congratulations, Dr Suresh Amin MD. IFCAP
  10. Dear Dr KK Aggarwal Heartiest congratulations. Dr Sanjiv Sharma
  11. Heartiest Congratulations Sir, Dr Neeraj Gupta
  12. Congratulations from Brisbane, Australia. I remember you always and keep a track of your good work. Many thanks for feeding me with useful health related information on a daily basis. It seems to be a DIVINE ASSOCIATION! GOD BLESS, Dr Nilima Harjal.
  13. Dear Dr K K Aggarwal, Sir, Many many congratulations on achieving this distinction of three awards!!!! …the latest being DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication. I am sure, you have many more awards to follow and, many such distinctions. With best wishes, Arvind Madan.
  14. Congratulations you deserve even more we are proud of you . All the best. Dr K N Tewari
  15. Dr K. K. Aggarwal, I wish you and your team very best for keeping us updated every day morning. Please add few important helpline numbers and web sites. Local Delhi, National and International. Thanking you all. DR BIJAN KUMAR DEY.
  16. Dear K. K, Hearty Felicitations to you for another feather in your ever growing heavier cap. Ravi Tuli
  17. Congratulation Dr.K K Aggarwal. Dr.Santosh Sahi, Delhi Academy of Laughter Yoga
  18. Congratulations Dr. K.K. Dr. Pradeep Saxena, Director CHEB
  19. Congratulations, Sir!! Dr Kaberi Banerjee
  20. Great news, KK, It is truly deserved. You are clearly an inspiration to us all. Love, Rajiv Khosla
  21. Congrats. Wish you many, many, more awards in the years to come. Dr. Sadhana Kala
  22. Dear Dr KK, Many Congratulations on this unique achievement. Of course, you have been actively working for the medical science communication for so many years. Me and our colleagues have always appreciated you for your tireless efforts Felicitations, once again.Dr Vinod Nikhra.
  23. Dear Sir, It is a matter of great pride and pleasure for all of us that you are being awarded DST National Science Communication Award. You deserve it and we all share your happiness. With regards, Dr Vinod Sharma
  24. Dear Doctor ,Lots of CONGRATULATIONS but this is your effort . Dr Jyoti Utkar
  25. Dear Dr Aggarwal. Heartiest Congratulations. Proud of you. Dr. Kartikeya Bhargava
  26. Great Honour and best wishes, You deserved it, Dr. Rakesh Gupta, President CSI DB
  27. Congratulation Sir. Pradip Rakshit
  28. Heartiest congrats Sir. Great news. warm regards: Atul Kumar, MD, FAMS, Professor of Ophthalmology, Dr. R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
  29. Dear Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Heartiest Congratulations! God Bless you. Many more recognitions await you. Regards, Prof. (Dr.) Madan Mohan
  30. Congratulations KK we are proud of you, please keep going, Regards, Klers
  31. Dear KK, you have done it again. I feel very proud of you. Heartiest congrats, Dr. Colonel Prahlad Kumar Sethi, MD

Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal wins the DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication

Received Award on National Science Day at a special function organized at Raman Auditorium, Technology Bhawan, New Delhi

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cpr10 Mantra The CPR 10 Mantra is – "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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Sugary Drinks Versus Sugary Mithai (sweets)

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When we talk about health, everybody talks against soft drinks. They say that one should not substitute water with soft drinks. One should take not more than one soft drink a day.

From medical point of view soft drinks means any drink which contains more than 10% sugar. Oral rehydration solution medically recommended for dehydration and marketed as a replacement solution is not a sugary drink as it contains not more than 2–3% sugar. One soft drink which is of 200 ml on an average will contain 20 gm of sugar which will amount to 10%.

Most of the mithais or so called Indian sweets contain more than 10% sugar and an average person consumes 100 gm of sweets per meal.

Most Indian sweets like moong ki daal ka halwa or gajar ka halwa or suji halwa contains 30% sugar. Suji Halwa is made of one cup of ghee, one cup of suji and two cups of sweet syrup and four cups of water.

Kalakand is the least sweetened Indian sweet containing only 300 gm of sugar in 10kg of milk. Indian traditional Burfi is 3 kg sugar in 10 kg of khoya. Kaaju burfi is 50% sugar, gulab jamun is 40% sugar, rasgulla syrup contains 50% sugar (made of only cow milk and sugar).

The sugar syrup so called Chashni is 50% sugar. Most of the soft drinks have 10% sugar. The nimboos which is available as soft drink in the market is 2.5% sugar.

Most Indian sweets are made either in sugar chashni or in Vanaspati ghee ( hydrogenated oils). A sweet cannot be made in artificial sweeteners as artificial sweetener cannot be converted into a sugar syrup or chashni. The sweets which are made in vanaspati ghee are gulab jamun, laddoo, patisa, balu shahi, sohan halwa. Sohn halwa has the maximum hydrogenated oil. Balushahi also contains 60% ghee.

The sweets which are made without any ghee are the one which are made in chashni of sugar and they are rasgulla, ras malai, chum chum etc. Paneer is taken out of the milk and poured into the chashni.

Most of the salty snacks are made in soyabeen oil which is the cheapest oil. The other oils which can be used are sunflower oil, cottonseeds oil. Samosa, kachori are made of maida but they are not cooked in transfat or hydrogenated oils but in soyabeen oil.

The hydrogenated oils or vanaspati ghee is only present in items like laddoo, balushahi, besan ka laddoo, patisa etc.

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One Bedroom Flat

Dear Friends, very touching article. Enjoy reading

Every person those who r far away from their parents for jobs should have to read this heart touching mail!!!


A Bitter Reality

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India.

My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.

I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald’s and pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.

Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight. Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting shorter I was forced to select one candidate.

In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get married in 2–3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After the marriage, it was time to return to USA, after giving some money to my parents and telling the neighbors to look after them, we returned to USA.

My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our savings started diminishing.

After two more years we started to have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.

Every year I decide to go to India But part work part monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I couldn’t get any holidays and thus could not go to India … The next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there was no one to do the last rights the society members had done whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed away without seeing their grand children.

After couple more years passed away, much to my children’s dislike and my wife’s joy we returned to India to settle down. I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my savings were short and the property prices had gone up during all these years. I had to return to the USA…

My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to stay in India… My 2 children and I returned to USA after promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.

Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an American and my son was happy living in USA… I decided that had enough and wound –up every thing and returned to India… I had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a well–developed locality.

Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife has also left me and gone to the holy abode.

Sometimes I wondered was it worth all this?

My father, even after staying in India,

Had a house to his name and I too have the same nothing more.

I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.

Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing. This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these children are losing their values and culture because of it. I get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. Well at least they remember me.

Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will be performing my last rights, God Bless them. But the question still remains ‹was all this worth it?’

I am still searching for an answer………!!!


News Around The Globe

"Revolutionise Interventional Cardiology in the Region",
Taj Palace Hotel, 28th February to 2nd March 2014

Face to Face with Dr Ashok Seth

How was the idea of India Live conceived? What has its progress been so far?

India Live is one of the biggest interventional meetings in this region. It is an educational event which we conceptualized 5 years back in 2009 when five experienced interventional cardiologists like Dr Mathew, Dr Upendra Kaul, Dr Ashwin Mehta, Dr Vinay Bahal and myself got together. India needed a platform where all interventional cardiologists share their ideas, their expertise, their skill, their knowledge with each other and then educate the youngsters in this art and. Interventional cardiology has grown tremendously in the last 30 years and more so in the last 15 years where there has been fascinating new advancements and the need to be able to share this expertise, experience not only with our own colleagues, but also with colleagues from the west, became an important aspect. Having numerous thought leaders from across the world coming to India and sharing their expertise and experience, and knowledge with our Indian colleagues, has catapulted this meeting into one of the most important scientific sessions and exchange of ideas in the world. We are now in the fifth year of India Live. The first India Live was held in 2010 in Delhi followed by the 2011 meeting in Mumbai…the 2012 meeting was again in Delhi… 2013 happened in Chennai. And we are back to Delhi in 2014. The participation has grown to around 1500 delegates not just from India but practically across the world and certainly representing this region with numerous delegates from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, UAE and ASEAN countries. So this is going to be a great learning, ideating, discussing experience for all of us.

In what way does India Live help in the advancement of interventional cardiology in India?

It helps in the advancement of interventional cardiology in a number of ways in partnership with every stakeholder, which means the industry, the device industry which are used for treating patients, the expertise of interventional cardiologists, and with the paramedical staff. If we have scientific sessions like this, we have knowledge we can share; pattern of treatment can be shared, new devices and futuristic therapies get discussed, and also practical aspects through live demonstrations. The youngsters are able to meet senior and experienced operators to be able to share their skill in various How To Do sessions, What to Do sessions. Seminal lectures which talk about state of the art for that field of science of interventional cardiology and are very useful to all our delegates. The ability to exchange ideas, interact, with thought leaders across the world all leads to opening the mind and skills in the field of interventional cardiology. So it is one of the greatest meetings to create progress in the field of interventional cardiology in this region. We need to train our youngsters also and to set example for them and this meeting itself is attended by lot of younger generation of interventional cardiologists who are willing to learn new techniques, new devices, new thoughts and develop themselves further into good and better interventional cardiologists for the benefit of the patients.

How do you envisage the future of India Live?

This meeting is not just a meeting of interventional cardiologists for mind skill set, this is not just a meeting say for the sake of stakeholders. The device industry is an integral part of this meeting, development of new devices, development of new technologies… all mean interaction between interventional cardiologist and the industry to create new vistas and new frontiers in treatment. This is going to be one of the foremost aspects of India Live. We want to create a milieu not just of education but of development of science and technology. And that is going to be one of our future directions for India Live. We want to support innovations in this country; be it research into development of devices or development of technologies in this country. And that is again one of the focuses of India Live for the future. We want to generate and train actively new generation of interventional cardiologists so we are going to be actively involved in certain training programs aimed towards DM and DNB students. We have also created fellowship programs for be able to send or award these fellowships, to deserving juniors which will be funded by India Live. This will encourage research in the field of interventional cardiology. We will also award fellowships to doctors to be able to go abroad and train in certain skill sets, which may not be as easily available in India. All this means that we would be involved with the future of certainly interacting with the Govt. agencies for new drugs, new devices, and development and research as well as trials for new devices.

What are your expectations from this conference?

Good question…I have been the president of CSI and my thoughts go to creating foundations. I would like to change the way cardiac healthcare is delivered in this country. It needs to benefit lot more people. Advancements are fascinating, and some of them will be demonstrated in this meeting itself. But they come at a very heavy cost. And only very few are benefiting from these advancements. And through a Foundation which I am creating, I would actually want to change the way we approach all this, to make expensive therapies more affordable, for the common man so that a larger number of people benefit. This is not philanthropy…philanthropy doesn’t get the cost of treatment down, and neither can it be a one–man’s momentum, but there has to be a philosophy which is followed through multiple stakeholders. However, it still needs somebody passionate to be able to coordinate stakeholders, be it the Govt., the device industry, which means the interventional cardiologists themselves, the insurance agencies. It also means creating a milieu of indigenous manufacture of these expensive items which are imported from abroad. So I think, it needs a whole change in the way healthcare is delivered and I think that has to be the next way forwards for us.

You have been awarded the Padma Shri, what next?

We never look at the awards per se… the awards are just a byproduct of focused, passionate devotion to patients and to their outcomes. One just wants to excel and help our patients better. As long as the blessings of the patients is there, as long as the appreciation of peers, support of the family and parents and blessings of the God above are there, one just progresses. This is what success is all about. It’s not about the awards.
All the best to you Dr Seth in your very noble endeavour.

Principles of how to puncture and cannulate the radial artery (28th Feb)

Dr Sanjay Chugh, Chief Interventional Cardiologist,HOD Cardiology & Chairman CV Sciences. Instt. of Heart & Vascular diseases, Jaipur Golden hospital. Delhi.

  • There has been a paradigm shift from transfemoral to transradial access for diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Transradial access begins with puncture and is a major learning step.
  • Unlike transfemoral access, transradial is more challenging and therefore the operator should plan ahead to be able to size the sheath right so that risk of spasm /pain can be minimized with increased success and reduced fluoroscopy time and risk.
  • Our published innovative technique to enhance success of puncture in small radials(<1.5 mm) will also be presented.

CPR 10 success stories

1. Hands–only CPR 10 English

2. Hands–only CPR 10 (Hindi)

3. Ms Geetanjali, SD Public School Successful Story

4. Success story Ms Sudha Malik

5. BVN School girl Harshita does successful hands–only CPR 10

6. Elderly man saved by Anuja

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Rabies News (Dr. A K Gupta)

What are the types of rabies?

There are mainly two types of rabies.

a) Two-third of rabies patients suffer from typical furious (encephalitic) type of rabies. The virus replicates in portions of the brain including the hippocampus, amygdala, anterior thalamic nuclei and limbic cortex. Furious rabies has three cardinal signs:

  • Fluctuating consciousness, episodes of excitement and hallucinations.
  • Phobic spasms – Aerophobia, hydrophobia and photophobia
  • Autonomic dysfunctions like increased salivation, excessive sweating, priapism and pupillary abnormalities.

It is typically believed that salivation and vomiting are linked, and contribute to the apparent hydrophobia (fear of water) in patients. These symptoms can last for few days, after which the patient may suffer from the second type of rabies, or may slip into a coma and die. It is when suffering from furious rabies that a person or animal is likely to attack those near them and spread the disease.

b) Dumb (paralytic) rabies, which is characterized by flaccid muscle weakness, constipation, urinary retention, stupor, coma. Hydrophobia is usually absent in these cases. This is a condition resembling Guillain Barre syndrome. Dumb rabies occurs as the result of the virus replicating in the brain’s neocortex. It is much harder for a doctor to diagnose rabies in its "dumb" form than it is in its "furious" form, because the symptoms are less indicative of a specific medical issue.

Both forms are progressive and will lead to death, usually within 7 days in patients with encephalitic rabies and 3 weeks in those with paralytic rabies.

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The Science Of Hygiene

Everybody is taught to learn about hygienic living and this should be a chapter in every school. There are many types of hygiene.

Respiratory hygiene to prevent cross infection, specifically, from flu and related respiratory illness. One should distance oneself from a person who is coughing, sneezing or singing by minimum 3ft. Most respiratory particles are more than 5 microns in weight and do not travel a distance of more than 3 ft. This may be one reason why in ancient era, sneezing was considered a bad omen and people were asked to stay away for few seconds from someone who sneezes in front of them. This respiratory hygiene, however, will not prevent transmission of tuberculosis whose bacteria are less than 5 microns which keeps circulating in the area.

Hand hygiene: is a fundamental principle for any disease prevention and the catch point is – "before and after", which means – one should wash hands before and after eating food, touching any infected material, seeing a patient or after normal evacuation of stool in the morning.

Food hygiene: basically means maintaining hygiene at home while cutting, serving and eating food. While cutting a vegetable, it involves clean hygienic surface, knife, hands, water, utensils etc. If that hygiene is not possible, follow the formula of boil it, heat it, peal it, cook it or forget it. That means, any food which is boiled ,heated, peeled or heated is safe for eating. Peeling means like pealing a banana and oranges or anything which can be peeled by hands.

Water hygiene: involves drinking safe water, safe drinking glass, proper washing of glass, not washing multiple glasses in the same utensil and proper picking of glasses. It is often seen that many caretakers pick up four glasses of water at a time with four fingers one in each glass.

Sexual hygiene: involves washing local areas before and after sexual contact.

Body hygiene: involves 16 upchars, as mentioned in mythology. Out of these 16 basic steps, some are related to body hygiene and they involve washing feet first and then hands followed by mouth and finally the body. Washing of the feet is the most important as they are the ones which carry infections into one’s house.

Cleaning of mouth involves – cleaning of teeth with one finger, gums with two fingers, tongue with three fingers and palate with thumb.

Abhishekam or the snana of the body involves multiple steps. Ancient steps have been washing the body with milk water (rose water etc.) followed by rubbing with curd (soap), honey (moisturizers), ghee (oil), sugar (the drying agent) and finally with milk water again. It provides the natural type of bathing and not dependent on soap.

Servant Hygiene: The most important hygiene at our home is that of servant. Servants in our house are often given soap at the start of the month and they are supposed to continue using that soap for a month. If by any chance, they lose that soap in 2–3 weeks’ time, they fear in asking the owners for soap and they may end up washing their hands without soap for the next 2–3 weeks which includes washing of hands in morning.

Nails hygiene: is also one of the most important hygiene because they are responsible for causation of water and food disease. Therefore, for food handlers this hygiene is very important.

Vaccine hygiene: For food handlers it is very important to give typhoid vaccines and de–worming tablets every three months.

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Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal wins the DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication

Received Award on National Science Day at a special function organized at Raman Auditorium, Technology Bhawan, New Delhi

Recognizing outstanding contribution to science and medicine, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has announced Dr. KK Aggarwal as the winner of the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general for the year 2013. Dr. KK Aggarwal is an eminent cardiologist, the President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Senior Vice President of the Indian Medical Association. The award was presented as part of National Science Day Celebrations held in New Delhi today.

A leading doctor and philanthropist, Dr. KK Aggarwal has initiated several campaigns to bridge the gap between science and health as his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national NGO. He has developed over 1000 short scientific preventive health messages aimed at educating the general public and imparted scientific training to over 90000 people on Hands Only CPR for revival after sudden death.

Dr. KK Aggarwal is also the recipient of two other National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine and the Dr. BC Roy National Award for excellence in socio—medical awareness. With the addition of the DST National Award, he becomes the only doctor in India to have received a national award in all these three prestigious categories.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. KK Aggarwal said "It has been my endeavor to constantly spread awareness about various health issues and prevention measures in the country backed by scientific reasoning. With the increasing number of lifestyle disorders and illnesses affecting people, it has become more and more important to make people aware of ways to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. By combining scientific reasoning with medicine and treatment options, patients are more open to accepting the mode of treatment recommended for them".

A pioneer of leading health initiatives, Dr. KK Aggarwal has been instrumental in bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country. In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. In recognition of both these initiatives, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps of INR 6.50 & 1 respectively.

Congratulating him on the award Mr. B P Singh, Advisor and Head NCSTC, Department of Science and Technology Government of India said this award is presented to Dr Aggarwal for his outstanding work in communication of Science and Technology especially in conceptualizing and implementing low cost science awareness modules.

A leading healthcare communicator, Dr. KK Aggarwal’s other roles also include Dean of the Board of Medical Education Moolchand Medcity, Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethics Committee Delhi Medical Council, Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS and Chairman Legal Cell Indian Academy of Echocardiography.

Dr Aggarwal also runs a "Heart Care Foundation Fund" to assist heart patients financially who otherwise cannot afford surgical or other interventions.

About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National Commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 86664 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – "Within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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Padma Shri Awardee Dr.K K Aggarwal receives the DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science &Technology Communication

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today video of the dayPadma Shri & Dr B C Roy National Awardee,Dr KK Aggarwal on Tackling tension headaches

Hands only CPR 10 Utsav, 15th December 2013

Dr KK Aggarwal receives Harpal S Buttar Oration Award from Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad

eMedi Quiz

Which one of the following is a recognized X–Ray feature of rheumatoid arthritis?

1. Juxta–articular osteosclerosis.
2. Sacroilitis.
3. Bone erosions.
4. Peri–articular calcification.

Yesterday’s Mind Teaser: Which one of the following is a recognized X–Ray feature of rheumatoid arthritis?

1. Juxta-articular osteosclerosis.
2. Sacroilitis.
3. Bone erosions.
4. Peri-articular calcification.

Answer for yesterday’s Mind Teaser:3. Bone erosions.

Correct answers received from: Tukaram Pagad, Daivadheenam Jella, Dr. Sushma Chawla. Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Dr A K Diwaker, Sangeetha Raja, Dr. P.C. Das

Answer for 27th February Mind Teaser:2. Interstitial lung disease.

Correct answers received from: Dr. Sushma Chawla

Send your answer to ijcp12@gmail.com

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Washington, D. C.

A tour guide was showing a tourist around Washington, D. C. The guide pointed out the place where George Washington supposedly threw a dollar across the Potomac River.

"That’s impossible," said the tourist. "No one could throw a coin that far!" "You have to remember," answered the guide. "A dollar went a lot farther in those days."

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Situation: An 18–year–old girl complained of purulent nasal discharge, nasal congestion, pain in the cheek and upper teeth for last 10 days. CT scan showed maxillary sinusitis.
Reaction: Remember to give macrolides.
Lesson: Make Sure to remember that the macrolide, clarithromycin 500 mg twice–daily for 7 days is not only effective in maxillary sinusitis but also in other sinusitis.

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Failing doesn’t make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, refusing to try again does! Richard Exely .

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Dr KK Aggarwal: Cinnamon in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Cinnamon (dalchini) helps improve lipid profiles and improve (cont) http://bit.ly/15QdVeB #Health
Dr Deepak Chopra: When you express your creativity in the world, you honor your own needs and serve the needs of humanity http://bit.ly/WAHF_Am #WAYHF

Forthcoming events

Date: Saturday 2PM-Sunday 3PM, 26–27 April 2014
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Bhora Kalan, Pataudi Road, Manesar
Course Directors: Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal and BK Sapna
Organisers: Heart Care Foundation of India. Prajapati Brahma Kumari Ishwariye Vidyalaya and eMedinews
Facilities: Lodging and boarding provided (one room per family or one room for two persons). Limited rooms for first three hundred registrants.
Course: Meditation, Lectures, Practical workshops
Atmosphere: Silence, Nature, Pyramid Meditation, Night Walk
Registration: SMS– Vandana Rawat – 9958771177, rawat.vandana89@gmail.com
SMS – BK Sapna 9650692204, bksapna@hotmail.com

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