FORTISHOSPITALS's SparkPeople Blog FORTISHOSPITALS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community How to avoid winter allergies Winter's round the corner and everyone seems to be falling sick these days. While it's easy to shrug it off, have you considered the possibility of winter allergies? <BR> You might be allergic to pollen, mites or molds which linger in dust during the winter months. The biggest difference between a cold and an allergy is the duration. A cold usually stays for 10 days, whereas an allergy can continue for weeks or months. Today, Dr Arpit Jain, Consultant, Internal Medicine at Artemis Health Inst... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 04:18:35 EST Premature babies at risk of heart disease A new research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that young adults who are born prematurely show multiple biological signs of risks to future health. <BR> <BR> The study of 48 volunteers aged 18-27 found that those who were born at 33 weeks of gestation or less had higher blood pressure, more fat tissue despite having a normal Body Mass Index, and more fat in their muscle and liver. <BR> <BR> These traits are linked to heart and circulatory disease and type 2 diabetes. The differe... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:51:06 EST Home remedies for burns Each year, 6-7 million Indians suffer from burn injuries. This high incidence can be attributed to the lack of proper safety measures. <BR> For serious burn injuries, it is mandatory to seek medical help as soon as possible. However, minor burns like sunburns or household burns, can be treated with certain home remedies to minimize pain. <BR> These home remedies include easy-to-follow steps using materials that you will find in your kitchen. However, always remember that these remedies are n... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:48:41 EST Fortis Lisa Ray “Spirit of Life award” – honouring the most inspiring cancer braveheart In a unique event organized by Fortis Cancer Institute, International star and cancer conqueror Lisa Ray today honoured Dr Mary Francis with “Fortis Spirit of Life Award” for her courages battle against breast cancer. This initiative translates Fortis’ commitment towards creating a system of offering comprehensive care beyond medical treatment. <BR> Commenting on the initiative Ms Lisa Ray said, “We wish to celebrate the spirit of life that exists within each of the cancer conquerors through... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 07:31:48 EST Natural Remedies for Dull Skin • Raw milk is a natural skin cleanser. <BR> • Limestone again is a natural healer. <BR> • Limejuice mixed with sugar can be rubbed on dark zones of the body. <BR> • A slice of cucumber on your eyes provides instant relief from lethargy. <BR> • Papaya pulp is the most effective and instant face scrub. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:40:57 EST Fortis Hospitals Kolkata Launches ‘Bone & Joint Patient Support Group’ Arthritis has not deterred their spirit to enjoy life, they are enthusiastic, motivated and all set to prove that life begins at 60. Witnessing the advancements in Bone & Joint care, Fortis Hospitals Anandapur today announced a “Patient Support Group” – a one of a kind initiative to support people who are suffering from arthritis. 30 senior citizens who have undergone joint replacement surgeries in the recent past showcased their zest for life by walking the ramp. <BR> Speaking on the occasio... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:40:10 EST An Unusual Case of Memory Decline New variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) is an acquired prion disease causally related to bovine spongiform encephalopathy that has occurred predominantly in young adults. All clinical cases studied have been methionine homozygotes at codon 129 of the prion protein gene (PRNP) with distinctive neuropathological findings and molecular strain type (PrP (Sc) type 4). Modeling studies in transgenic mice suggest that other PRNP genotypes will also be susceptible to infection with bovine spong... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:26:21 EST Go under the knife to lose weight and cure diabetes <img src="">The best management of type 2 diabetes in obese people is not elusive anymore. Doctors in the city have successfully treated diabetes in obese individuals by wielding their scalpel and removing excess fat of the patients. <BR> <BR> Sixty-five-year-old Vijayalakshmi was suffering from hypertension and diabetes mellitus for over 10 years and bronchial asthma for 15 years. Her blood sugar levels were fluctuating despite being ad... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 03:15:46 EST 7th Time Hip Replacement on a Iraqi Patient at Fortis Hospital Setting yet another milestone in orthopedic surgery, Dr Sachin Bhonsle at Fortis Hospital Mulund performed a complicated hip replacement revision surgery on a 52 year old Iraqi lady who had undergone 6 failed hip surgeries before. <BR> <BR> Dr Sachin Bhonsle, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon took up a challenge to perform the 6th followed by 7th revision putting the patient back on her feet. Sixth is a preparatory for the final revision (7th surgery). <BR> <BR> Patient Ms Nadia, a teacher fro... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 05:45:54 EST Fortis Hospitals: A Hug Can Save Your Baby Human Incubator Kangaroo care is a cost-effective concept that helps nurture premature infants to health <BR> <BR> These days, the most important part of Nilima Gimbhal’s daily routine is to wrap her month-old baby boy in a cloth bag and hold him close to heart. <BR> Born in the seventh month of the pregnancy in April, the premature baby weighted only 1.24 kg at birth. A normal new-born has to weights more than 2.5kg. <BR> Gimbhal’s act of binding the baby to he... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 02:48:30 EST Fortis Hospitals: Treatment and Management Center for Headache “Headache is one of the most common problems in a person’s life but is often neglected. Patients take to self medication, which increases the problem manifolds. And the damage caused by repeated use of pain killers can lead to problems like gastric ulcers, to life threatening gastrointestinal bleeding, and much more. This can be only prevented by diagnosing the problem at the core. With this Headache clinic we are intending to offer a direction towards cure to people who are suffering from va... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:48:11 EST Liver care tips for a healthy Liver Obesity now seems to be the main trigger factor for liver diseases, as doctors in the city say that with a sedentary lifestyle obesity is on the rise and that is the main cause of liver disease. <BR> <BR> With liver transplants bringing in a bill of between Rs. 12 to Rs. 30 lakh, on World Liver Day doctors emphasize the need for nipping the problem in the bud so that liver diseases can be prevented. <BR> <BR> With the increase of obesity there seems to be a silent epidemic of non-alcoholic ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 03:22:36 EST Straight From the Heart ! Experiance at Fortis Hospitals, Anandapur, Kolkata This is a ” Patient Feedback ” which we have received from ” Fortis Hospitals , Kolkata, Anandapur branch which was started last year end in November. At Fortis we always try our best to make sure ” all Patients get back to their lives as fast as we can. At times we succeed and at times, even though we have given all that we have , our best doctors, our best clinical care facilities, we might fail. For those times when we have failed. . and for those times when our patients have written to us... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 03:51:13 EST Fortis Hospitals Kolkata Launches Information Centre in Asansol Fortis Hospitals Ltd– India’s leading super specialty healthcare group launches today its first Information Centre in Asansol.The hospital chain which has a network of 55 hospitals across the country and now all set to extend its super specialty services to the people of Asansol with this information centre. <BR> <BR> Fortis Hospitals has been present in the Eastern region of the country for over two decades and caters to the high end spectrum of tertiary care. We have extensively catered to... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 05:25:47 EST