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Tobacco – The Legally Lethal

Out of all the substance abuse drugs, Tobacco the only legalized drug kills its users exactly the way intended by the producers. In a recent report of World Health Organization (W.H.O) indicates that tobacco use (smoking or smokeless) caused death of nearly six million people across the globe each year and many of which are premature.

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Silent ischemia and Sudden cardiac death

We all have heard stories about how some individuals with no previous ailments suddenly fall ill and expire within a span of minutes to hours. It understandably comes as a shock to the near ones who find it difficult to comprehend how a previously hale and hearty person can suddenly collapse in so dramatic a way as to be unable to be brought back to life.

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Healthcare in India

India has the most privatized health system in the world with nearly 80% of the outpatient and 60% of the inpatient care provided by private sector. The private sector health infrastructure has been predominantly in the metros and now expanding to Tier 1 and Tier 2 towns. Despite this expansive role of private sector in healthcare delivery the bottom line challenges they face receive only scant attention.

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Effective communication and holistic patient care induce better health care facility

In the recent times, health care facilities and treatments have undergone sea changes. The changes implied that better communication with the patients was the need of the hour. Thus health care professionals need to have effective communication that is accurately timed, unambiguous, complete and comprehensible to the patients and their family.