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Dr K K Aggarwal

In a special Doctor’s day function being organized on 1st July at Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi Medical Association will be honoring Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India with “Vishisht Chikitsa Ratan Award”.

The award would be given by Hon’ble Lt Governor of Delhi Mr. Tejendra Khanna.

Dr Aggarwal would be receiving this award for outstanding contribution to the medical profession and the society. Dr Aggarwal is known for his contribution to the society as an anchor, writer, columnist, public speaker and a campaigner. He is also known for his annual event Perfect Health Mela.

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Don’t Criticize, always look for positive in a person or a situation. There is always something positive in every situation. Don’t condemn a situation and a person how so ever small it may be. Don’t Complain unless it is a must. You will not do any of the 3 C’s if you are laughing. By avoiding the 3c” we avoid a lot of arguments that would usually naturally occur when you criticize, condemn or complain. If we criticize, condemn, complain, show resentment, or gossip about others, it comes back on “us.” If we praise, support, encourage and forgive others, it comes back on us as well.

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One of the first questions many people ask when first diagnosed with cancer is about their prognosis. They might want to know whether the cancer is relatively easy or more difficult to cure. The doctor cannot predict the future, but often he/she gives the estimates based on the experiences of other people with the same cancer. Survival statistics can be confusing and frightening. Survival rates cannot tell about the situation specifically. The statistics may be impersonal and not very helpful.

Cancer survival rates or survival statistics indicate the percentage of people who survive a certain type of cancer for a specific amount of time. Cancer statistics often use a five–year survival rate. For instance, the five–year survival rate for prostate cancer is 99 percent. That means that of all men diagnosed with prostate cancer, 99 of every 100 lived for five years after diagnosis. Conversely, one out of every 100 will die of prostate cancer within five years. Cancer survival rates are based on research that comes from information gathered on hundreds or thousands of people with cancer. An overall survival rate includes people of all ages and health conditions diagnosed with the cancer, including those diagnosed very early and those diagnosed very late. Only the treating doctor may be able to give more specific statistics based on the stage of cancer. For instance, 49 percent, or about half, of people diagnosed with early–stage lung cancer live for at least five years after diagnosis. The five–year survival rate for people diagnosed with lung cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other areas of the body is 2 percent. Overall and relative survival rates don’t specify whether cancer survivors are still undergoing treatment at five years or if they’ve become cancer free (achieved remission). The five year survival rates for all men is 47.3–66%% and for all women is 55.8–63%

Other terms

  • Disease–free survival rate. This is the number of people with cancer who achieve remission. That means they no longer have signs of cancer in their bodies.
  • Progression–free survival rate. This is the number of people who still have cancer, but their disease isn’t progressing. This includes people who may have had some success with treatment, but their cancer hasn’t disappeared completely.

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This sutra from the Bible reflects the union between the spirit and the soul. The ‘Spirit’ represents the Parmatama or the Brahman and ‘You’ represents the individualized spirit or the Soul (Jivatama).

A temple is a place of worship and also the place where the God resides. Every human being represents a temple (place of worship) where the God exists (one’s soul) and this soul is nothing but the essence of God (the spirit).

One should treat every individual with the same manner as the same spirit dwells in every human being. The soul is also the reflection of individual’s past and present karmic expressions. Most people are in the habit of looking and searching for God in artificial temples, gurudwaras and churches, not realizing that the same God is present within us, provided we undertake the internal journey to look for Him.

He is present in between the thoughts in the silent zone and can be approached by adopting any of the three pathways:       Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Gyana (Gnana) Yoga.

Doing selfless work with detachment to its results; working with the principles of duty, devotion and discipline; and/or regularly doing Primordial Sound Meditation or other types of meditations can help one reach the stage of self-realization or meeting one’s true self. Once there, one can have all the happiness in life.

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There are 4 main types of vegetarian diets

(1)     Lacto-ovo-vegetarian consumes dairy products and eggs but no meat, poultry, or seafood
(2)      Lacto-vegetarian eats dairy products but not eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood
(3)     Ovo-vegetarian eats eggs but no dairy products, meat, poultry, or seafood
(4)     Vegan does not eat any animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products; many vegans will also avoid honey. Vegetarian and plant-based diets are associated with a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer as well as increased longevity. Vegetarian diets are typically lower in fat, particularly saturated fat, and higher in dietary fiber. They are also likely to include more whole grains, legumes, nuts, and soy protein, and together with the absence of red meat, this type of eating plan may provide many benefits for the prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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“More than 30% people of the society including children have potbelly abdominal obesity”
Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India  moderated a session on Obesity at India Habitat Centre.The session was organized by Heart Care Foundation of India in  association with All India Radio and India Habitat Centre. The session was organized to mark the occasion of Doctor’s Day falling on 1st July. The panelists included Dr Shikha Sharma Wellness Expert, Dr S V Tripathy Ayurveda Expert, Dr Mridula Pandey Homeopath, Dr Praveen Bhatia,Obesity Surgeon and Dr Ishwar Basavvadadde Senior Yoga
Physician.

This was an interaction organized for the first time that involved people from all pathies under one roof. Following points were raised in the seminar:
1.      Potbelly obesity is linked to eating refined carbohydrates and not animal fats.
2.      General obesity is linked to eating animal fats.
3.      Refined carbohydrate includes white rice, white maida and white sugar.
4.      Brown sugar is better than white sugar.
5.      Refined carbohydrates are called bad carbohydrates and animal fat is called bad fat.
6.    Trans fats or vanaspati are bad for health. They increase bad cholesterol and reduce good cholesterol.
7.      Reduction in weight can reduce snoring, pain of arthritis, blood
pressure and control uncontrolled diabetes.
8.      One should not gain weight of more than 5 kg after the age of 20 years.
9.      After the age of 50, the weight should reduce and not increase.
10.     Surgery is the answer when all other means fail.

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Darkness is absence of light and similarly negative thoughts are absence of positive thoughts. The answer to negative thoughts is to bring positive thoughts back. Idel mind is devils workshop and will always think negative.

Here are the ways
1.      Think differently as taught by Adi Shankracharya. Once Menka approached Arjuna with lust and said that she wanted to have a son like him with him. Arjuna said that why wait for 25 years consider me
as you son from today.
2.      Think opposite as taught by Patanjali. For example if you are having a though to steal, silently start thinking of charity
3.      Think positive as taught by Buddha. Make a list of positive action to be done today as the first thing in the morning and concentrate on that list. Divert your mind to the pending works. It’s a type of
behavioral therapy.

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  1. Clean with soap and water.
  2. Moisturizers can make the skin dirty.
  3. Dryness is better than dirtiness.
  4. No soap is a better soap.
  5. Glycerin is the safest moisturizer.
  6. One should rub hard but should not cause bruises.
  7. Soap emulsifies, therefore, one should remove 100% of surface part.
  8. Killing the normal flora of the skin is a bad idea. Therefore, do not use antiseptic soaps.
  9. Remember, Dettol does not kill pseudomonas infection.

Can creams and oils penetrate skin?

  1. The answer is no.
  2. Oil cannot be absorbed.
  3. Nutrition cannot be absorbed from the skin.
  4. Almond cannot be absorbed from the skin.
  5. Unless the skin is damaged, nothing can be absorbed.
  6. For absorption, an occlusive dressing has to be used over a patch with a bandage, only then the drug can be absorbed. The bandage damages the skin because of preparation of moisturizer and heat.Any agent which is irritating can cause inflammation, erosion and then only a drug can be absorbed.
  7. If the skin is damaged, it can cause inflammation and can cause dermal pigmentation.
  8. Ultrasound techniques can be used to increase absorption.
  9. Newer drugs are getting absorbed through nano techniques.

 

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