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8 Resolutions That Could Light Up A Wonderful New Year!!

How often we have been tempted to make New Year's resolutions and ended up not followed through with it? The chances are that we have managed to reduce them to a mere joke most of the time. Could this be the year where you stop that cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through? As yet another year draws to a close, it’s worthwhile to reflect on the year behind and look the year ahead with a positive attitude into a future of true fulfilment.  Consider imbibing a few healthy lifestyles choices that could make a “Healthier You” and allow you to enjoy your Life & Live Longer! 1. Get Moving. It Works!! It’s about finding time for you and your family or your friends to enjoy the health benefits of exercise. It can take a while before it becomes a habit; generally it could take about a month for a new activity to become a habit and close to six months for it to become part of your lifestyle. So, being persistent and patient is the key!  I

How mHealth maximized the advantage of connected care?

How mHealth maximized the advantage of connected care? <a href="" title="Image from"><img src="" width="350" alt="Doctor Patient Clipart" /></a> The world of medicine is made up of a blend of hard and soft facets. Caring for patients is much more than just treating their diseases. Essentially, it’s a teamwork where different skills synergies to provide better health to patients and hence everyone has a vital role to play to accomplish the desired objective – it could be an emotional issue , obesity prevention , stress management , or rehabilitation. Medical professionals closely work in tandem to address these patient needs. Therefore, the medical field is made up of a variety of allied healthcare specialists who play various roles in patients’ lives during their illness. The emergence of mHealth has underlined

'Sitting' is the 'New Smoking'

Why 'Sitting' is considered to be  the 'New Smoking'? <a href="">Image source:</a> Sitting and working for 60 hours a week? Seems to be a pretty common affair these days, right? But that’s enough for you to join the bandwagon of “Sedentary Lifestyle.” This prolonged or excessive sitting presents a multitude of health risks that are serious enough to cause as many deaths as smoking. Yes, sitting down make us all feel good. Sitting for a brief period can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise , which is fine, but for some reason we continue to indulge in this “feel good activity” even after a long day’s sitting. You might assume it’s nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired, but this will eventually make you pay so dearly. Increasingly sedentary lifestyles; easy availability of fast food; increasing time spent sitting down – all these have resulted

Why diabetes is a potential epidemic?

What is going to be your New Year's resolution?

A Gift of Love!! As the saying goes, it’s far too easy to make promises but oftentimes we find them very difficult to keep. Probably, our New Year resolutions do fall in this category. More often than not, we tend to fall back on the standard excuse “there is always the next time.” Being chronically ill can be embarrassing! Day in and day out, we do see our near and dear ones go through the pain, stress , and trauma due to a chronic ailment. It can add to the worries if you are someone who stays away from them and you realize they have done so much to take care of you and support you. Apparently, there is no “one size fits all” solution for this as is the case with all other things in life. But given the surge in smart  mobile devices and applications in healthcare , probably there is more you can accomplish to support them and help them enjoy a good quality of life. mHealth applications have made patient monitoring far too simpler and become effective means to fost

How valuable is Preventive Care in everyday life?

A well-informed and a proactive patient engages in more healthy and preventive practices! The patient as a consumer is an important resource in the healthcare industry.  The medical profession has made rapid strides over the past few decades.  As a result, extensive usage of information technology is widely visible in healthcare industry.  Today’s patient has ready access to medical information and is well informed. Thus, healthcare consumers have also discovered smart ways to engage with their medical providers, as they are more aware of their medical conditions and realize the need to partner with their providers. Patients are no longer passive recipients of care. Motivation, engagement and involvement of the patient in decision-making are the cornerstones of a successful healthcare practice. Queuing up in large numbers for their turn in hospitals/clinics has become a painful routine for today’s chronically ill patients . Treatment of these complex diseases of

How mobile technology is transforming healthcare?

Mobile Technology is poised to redefine Chronic Disease Management Self-management support helps patients with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension focus on preventive care and maintain their health at home on an ongoing basis. Today, smart mobile devices and innovative mobile applications with cloud computing has, no doubt, taken self-care monitoring/remote healthcare management to a whole new level. This emerging type of health care management is growing in popularity and is advantageous both for patients and care providers/hospitals.  Largely, patients with chronic illnesses are usually under the care of several different physicians. Under this system, the whole team of healthcare professionals who care for every such patient can coordinate care.   Typically, hospital visits of chronic patients are more focused on the preventive aspects of care rather than the acute or critical care and hence special care needs to be taken while planning