Why Obstructive Sleep Apnea needs to be Identified and Treated Early #Philips #DontSleepOnIt

If I were to ask you to close your eyes and think of someone you know who is on the chubbier side, tends to be lethargic at work and whom you know snores really loudly in bed, who comes to mind? More importantly, did you smile …

Why a Zero Tolerance Policy against Violence Needs to be Set up in Every Hospital

According to the latest WHO data published in 2018 life expectancy in India is: Male 67.4 years , female 70.3 years and total life expectancy is 68.8 years which gives India a World Life Expectancy ranking of 125. As doctors, …

The Foundation that has helped the dying cross off over 7000 items from bucket lists #WATWB

It began as a desire to help dying men and women in the Netherlands to fulfill one last item off their bucket list. A Dutch charity called  Stichting Ambulance Wens ( The Ambulance Wish Foundation) use their resources and m…

Things to Look Out For When Choosing a Health Insurance Policy

I was recently discussing the need for health insurance with a dear friend and it dawned on me how this was a topic people actually know so little about beyond a basic concept. As someone who has been a part of the Indian heal…

My Experience with Casteism as a Doctor (And Why Indian Doctors Need to Speak Up Against this Cancer)

I had spoken about this anecdote of my life on many an occasion with friends and even briefly online once last year  under various contexts but it bears repeating now perhaps more than ever. This incident occurred more than 12…

The Best Restaurant Biryanis in India

If somebody were to compile a list of the best biryanis in the country based on public opinion and hand it over to you along with their location, what would you say? Thank you , perhaps? Well, you're welcome. A few month…

How Avengers Endgame Brilliantly Showcases the 5 Stages of Grief

I held this article back for as long as I could to avoid spoilers for those yet to see Avengers: Endgame but now that a week has passed and around 2 billion dollars worth of movie tickets have been sold, I think it is far safer …

The woman who donated her kidney to her ex-husband

I wanted to end 2019's A to Z Challenge about Heroes of Kindness with something unique and this story felt just right to me. It is something I can't imagine doing and I wonder if you would too. Mary Zeigler was 14 year…