Take Charge: My controls… Your controls… My controls

Take Charge: My controls… Your controls… My controls

There was a rare event in my life a few weeks back. I received an email from my daughter Samaya :). You see, she is a millennial. She is from the ‘texting’ generation. An email to her is as ‘Snail Mail’ is to most of us now. Not only did her email warm my cockles […]

Help! I need somebody…

Help! I need somebody…

With apologies to the Fab Four. I can do with some help! That’s what I heard again and again from patients that I talked to. Take the case of Cindy (all names have been changed). She lives alone. Well, not completely alone. She has 3 cats. The pharmacy from where she refills her meds is […]

I know what to do, yet I don’t

I know what to do, yet I don’t

Or why do Patients not comply with their Care Directives. Is it a case of being penny wise pound foolish? Sort of. As patients, we know what we need to do, but we don’t. We seem to neglect some very important aspects of our health. Like eating right. Exercising regularly. Taking rest. Taking medication. Sticking […]

What are the 5 Determinants of Health?

What are the 5 Determinants of Health?

  Five Determinants of Health The scientific community neatly categorizes various factors affecting our Health into 5 groups – The 5 determinants of health. To improve something one has to learn how it works. And to learn how it works one has to take it apart, study the parts and then put them back together. […]

What determines our health…Five Health Determinants

What determines our health…Five Health Determinants

Learn about the Five categories of Health determinants. See where your healthcare dollars are spent.

Healthcare – Spend more, get less?

Healthcare – Spend more, get less?

  Healthcare – Spend more, get less My first behind the scenes view of how the healthcare system works in the US was in 2006. This was before the topic of healthcare began to move to  center-stage.  Rising costs and insurance premiums ensured that we paid attention. What struck me back then was that while […]