Thursday, September 30, 2010

Registrations and Claims for Articles at the Google Health Speaks Event at HELP Library



Last minute registrations to Health Speaks in progress. HELP Staff helping volunteers to register and claim articles at the Health Speaks event at HELP on 25th September, 2010.

Google team and volunteers for Health Speaks event at HELP





Partha from Google team helping volunteers to translate their articles.

Thank You for your Laptops - friends of Nrip and Aditya



Just a couple of the many laptops organized by Mr.Nrip Nihalani and Mr.Aditya Patkar of Plus91. Thanks to them laptops arrived in Mumbai all the way from Pune! A big thank you to those who lent their laptops for use at HELP Library on 25th September 2010 for the Google Health Speaks Event.

Health Speaks at HELP - Training for Reviewers



Dimple Batra from Google team at Bangalore - training the Reviewers. Once the volunteer completes translating an article, the Review takes over to ensure that the article is of a good standard. The aim is publish articles which are of good quality and at the same time be understood by the target audience.

Himanshu Panchmatiya at the Google Health Speaks Event at Mumbai-HELP Library



Himanshu Panchmatiya a Banker by profession, and his wife Bijal volunteered at the Google Health Speaks event at HELP Library - he describes his experience in this video clipping.

HELP TALKS - Mr.Shailesh Mishra on Help for Alzheimer’s Family members

This video is a talk given by Mr. Sailesh Mishra from Silver Innings at HELP on 28th Sept' 10: topic - "Help for Alzheimer’s Family members"

Mr.Sailesh Mishra can be contacted at 98198 19145







Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HELP TALKS - Mr.Arya Guruji on Philosophy of Diseases - Three Body

This video is a talk conducted by Mr.Arya Guruji at HELP on 27th Sep' 10 on 'Philosophy of Diseases - Three Body'

Mr.Arya Guruji can be contacted at 022 25322759







How to Keep Fit While Travelling


Before the Trip
Even healthy people may find that travelling can precipitate illness. Differences in food, climate and schedule, in addition to the possible stress of travel can make you more susceptible to illness.
Here are some tips to help you stay healthy when you travel:
  • First of all, plan ahead. Get your medical and dental checkups done before your trip, so that any problems can be detected, and to relevant medicines can be taken along.
  • Find out what your health insurance company will pay for if you need to consult a doctor while you're away.
  • In case you are travelling abroad, you may need to obtain a special health insurance policy called an Overseas Mediclaim Insurance Policy.
  • Carry adequate quantities of your regular medicines in their original containers, along with extra prescriptions for them. It would also be a good idea to carry a doctor's note, listing your medical diagnoses and the medicines you need to take. If you are going abroad, get this translated into local language (for example, French or German), if possible.
  • Carry a spare pair of spectacles and an extra set of contact lenses, if needed.
  • If you have medical disorders such as diabetes or epilepsy, wearing a medical information bracelet can provide life-saving information in an emergency in a foreign country

A library that empowers patients to learn about their affliction



A library that empowers patients to learn about their affliction


Health information services in India is quite pathetic. We currently run one HELP service (Health Education Library for People) in downtown Mumbai, successfully.The idea is to create at least four such centers in Mumbai this year.Patient education has been shown to improve doctor-patient relationship by providing Information Therapy!

Schedule of HELP TALKS from 1st Oct - 15th Oct 10

Hello Dear Readers,

As you know, we constantly try to upgrade the talks conducted at the center, you shouldn't miss!

Following is the schedule of the talks/workshops. All of these talks are absolutely Free of charge. For details log on to our website:www.healthlibrary.com.

Please do attend and also inform your friends and relatives who could take advantage of this unique free service.


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Date Speaker Topic

Fri

1st Oct

03.30pm

Dr.Sunny Sandhu

How Suryayog can help in conquering Vitamin D deficiency epidemic

*

Mon

4th Oct

03.30pm

Mrs.Asha Garekar

Know yourself through Pranayam & Meditation

*

Tues

5th Oct

04.30pm

Dr.R.C.Shah

Divine Healing

*

Wed

6th Oct

03.30pm

Ms.Rajni Agarwal

The Joy of Giving

*

Thurs

7th Oct

03.30pm

Mr.Kishore Kuvavala

Effect of Diminishing Laughter in Your Life

*

Fri

8th Oct

03.30pm

Mr.Uttam Dave

Sex and Illness

*

Sat

9th Oct 03.30pm

Dr.Sadhana Nayak

How to Take Care of your Voice

*

Mon

11th Oct

04.00pm

Mr.Sudhir Pai

Self-Healing with Visualisation & Affirmations

*

Tues

12th Oct

03.30pm

Mr.Ravindra Junagade

Graphology - a Remedy for Psychological Ailments

*

Wed

13th Oct

03.30pm

Dr.Rohit Bartake

Saar Parikshan-Know Your Saar

*

Thurs

14th Oct

03.30pm

Dr.Ravindra Kapadia

Energy Remedy for Sleep

*

Fri

15th Oct

03.30pm

Dr.S.V.Nadkarni

Understanding Cancer Treatment

*

To register call: 65952393/94, 22061101, 22031133

HELP TALKS - Dr.Leo Rebello on Ten Commandments of Health

This video is a talk conducted by Dr.Leo Rebello at HELP on 25th Sept 10 : Topic - "Ten Commandments of Health "

Dr.Leo Rebello can be contacted at prof.leorebello@gmail









Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Feedback - Mr.Arya Guruji on Philosophy of Three Body Diseases

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Mr.Firoze Wadia on HELP TALK - Philosophy of Three Body Diseases by Mr.Arya Guruji conducted on 27th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Monday, September 27, 2010

HELP TALKS - Mr.J.D.Jadhao on Water Therapy

This video is a talk conducted by Mr.J.D.Jadhao at HELP on 24th Sept 10 : Topic - "Water Therapy "

Mr.J D Jadhav can be contacted at 93214 80147









Feedback - Mr.J.D.Jadhao on Water Therapy

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Ms.Lata on HELP TALK - Water Therapy by Mr.J.D.Jadhao conducted on 24th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com


Friday, September 24, 2010

HELP us to help you - donate online

HELP us to help you - donate online


Click here to donate to HELP Library

DNA - Daily News and Analysis
Raise the bar with your charity, get rewarded
Published: Friday, Sep 24, 2010, 0:12 IST
By Namita Handa | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

If you want to contribute to society by supporting your favourite NGO, here’s a golden opportunity. After a successful first year, GiveIndia is back with its second edition of the India Giving Challenge, an online fundraising event that sees NGOs, corporates and individuals getting rewarded for raising funds for their chosen cause.

It provides a way for NGOs to raise even more money for their cause through a matching grant (Rs65 lakh), given out in the form of prizes, from GiveIndia. The Challenge is an initiative under the Joy of Giving Week. The competition began on September 8 and will be on till October 20.

“We are trying to build a community approach of fundraising through this process,” GiveIndia chief information officer Dhaval Udani said. “The competition will run for six weeks and by the end of it, we are certain that around 200 NGOs will enrol,” says Udani. So far, GiveIndia has contacted 40 corporates, out of which 20 have confirmed participation. Around 150 NGOs are participating too.

GiveIndia is a donation platform that allows people to support a cause of their choice from about 200 NGOs, which are scrutinised for transparency and credibility. The organisation helps NGOs with sample letters that must be sent out to the donors and on using social networking sites to ensure optimum benefits. “NGOs are not too technology-savvy. Through this, we try to enhance their fund raising ability,” Udani said.

Vinayak Lohani, founder and head of Parivaar Education Society, an NGO, which won the Challenge last year, said, “A healthy competition like this helps to energise our donors and volunteers, and helps in network building.” The NGO collected 23 lakh last year and won Rs12 lakh from GiveIndia. It has already won the first week of the competition this year. Fourteen corporates and 100 NGOs raised Rs91 lakh from about 5,000 donors last year and received Rs56 lakh in matching grants.

IndiBloggers, the largest community for bloggers, has partnered with GiveIndia for its India Giving Challenge. It has a discussion forum where bloggers clear their doubts or queries about the online competition. “This way, we reach out to a wider audience and their questions are answered by GiveIndia,” explained Renie Ravin, managing director, IndiBloggers.

Those who wish to participate, log on to www.GiveIndia.org/IGC2010 or www.giveindia.org

HELP TALKS - Dr.Shalini Ratan on Understand your Medicines

This video is a talk conducted by Dr.Shalini Ratan at HELP on 23rd Sep'10: topic - "Understand your Medicines"

He can be contacted on 98202 18176







Feedback - Understanding your Medicines by Dr.Shalini Ratan

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Dr.P.R.Vaidya on the HELP TALK - Understanding your Medicines by Dr.Shalini Ratan conducted on 23rd Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Thursday, September 23, 2010

HELP TALKS - Dr.Rajiv Naidu on Relationship Counseling with Hypnosis

This video is a talk conducted by Dr. Rajiv Naidu at HELP on 21st Sep'10: topic - "Relationship Counseling with Hypnosis"

He can be contacted on 98208 00120 or drrajivnaidu@rediffmail.com









Feedback - Dr.Rajiv Naidu - Relationship Counseling with Hypnosis

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Ms.Suraiya Macchiwala on the HELP TALK - Relationship Counseling with Hypnosis by Dr.Rajiv Naidu conducted on 21st Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Feedback - Dr.Imtiyaz Kondkari on Diet & Nutrition

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Mr.Mulla on the HELP TALK - Diet & Nutrition for the Optimum Growth of a Child by Dr.Imtiyaz Kondkari conducted on 20th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

HELP TALKS - Dr.Imtiyaz Kondkari on Diet and Nutrition for Growing Children

This video is a Talk conducted by Dr.Imtiyaz Kondkari at HELP on 20th Sep' 10 : Topic "Diet and Nutrition for Growing Children"

Dr.Imtiyaz Kondkari can be contacted at 93222 53527







HELP TALKS - Dr.R.K.Saksena on Color Therapy for Chronic Illnesses

This video is a Talk conducted by Dr.R.K.Saksena at HELP on 18th Sept '10 : Topic - "Color Therapy for Chronic Illnesses"

Dr.R.K.Saksena can be contacted at 94232 15040.





Monday, September 20, 2010

HELP TALKS - Dr.Muneerah Kuraishi on Tummy Tuck and Hip Reduction by Yoga-Part 2

This video is a workshop conducted by Dr. Muneerah Kuraishi at HELP on 17th Sept '10 : topic - 'Tummy Tuck and Hip Reduction by Yoga-Part 2'

Dr.Muneerah Kuraishi can be contacted at 9322263489/ 9224531106







Feedback - Dr.R.K.Saksena on Colour Therapy for Chronic Illness

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Ms.Shailey on HELP TALK - Colour Therapy for Chronic Illnesses by Dr.R.K.Saksena conducted on 18th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Feedback - Dr.Muneerah Kuraishi on Tummy tuck & Hip Reduction

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Ms.Laila Sonawala on HELP TALK - Tummy Tuck & Hip Reduction by Dr.Muneerah Kuraishi conducted on 17th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Sprains - Measures for Self-Care



A sprain is an injury that causes a stretch or a tear in a ligament. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones at the joint. Sprains may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe.

Measures for Self-Care:
The general rule for treating sprains is R-I-C-E:
  • R for rest. Rest the joint! Avoid activities that cause pain. If you have an ankle sprain or knee sprain you may need crutches.
  • I for ice. Apply ice and cool the injury to avoid swelling and every 3 to 4 hours. Do this for 2 to 3 days or until the swelling goes away. The ice will help to numb the pain.
  • C for compression. Tie an elastic crepe bandage around the injured joint to reduce the swelling and inflammation.
  • E for elevation. The injured part should be elevated so that gravity helps the circulatory system to reduce the swelling.
  • You can also take pain-killers to reduce the pain.
Call Your Doctor For
  • Symptoms of a severe sprain.
  • If a mild sprain persists longer than 2 weeks.
  • Pain, swelling or bruising worsens despite treatment.
Get Immediate Care for
 Inability to move the limb or joint.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

HELP TALKS - Mr.Nitin Jain on Third Eye Meditation

This video is a Workshop conducted by Mr. Nitin Jain at HELP on 16th Sept' 10 : topic - "Third Eye Meditation"

Mr.Nitin Jain can be contacted at 98191 06275










Feedback - Mr.Nitin Jain on Third Eye Meditation

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Mr.Kamlesh Badlani on HELP TALK - Third Eye Meditation by Mr.Nitin Jain conducted on 16th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Feedback - Mr.Saradindu Chanda on Meditation and Right Action

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Mr.J.D.Shroff on HELP TALK - Meditation and Right Action by Mr.Saradindu Chanda conducted on 15th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Feedback - Mr.Saradindu Chanda on Meditation and Right Action

This video is a feedback by one of our readers Dr.Alok on HELP TALK - Meditation and Right Action by Mr.Saradindu Chanda conducted on 15th Sept 10. For more details log in to our website www.healthlibrary.com

Vomiting - Measures for Self-Care


Measures for Self-Care
  • Don't eat solid foods; don't drink milk.
  • Drink only clear liquids (such as clear soups or coconut water). Take small sips; i.e., drink only one to two ounces at a time. Suck on ice chips if nothing else will stay down.
  • After you stop vomiting, continue with clear liquids. Gradually return to regular diet, but wait about 8 hours from the last time you vomited to eat solid foods. Start with foods that are easy to digest.
  • Don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, and don't take aspirin.
Call Your Doctor for
  • Very severe stomach pain, which lasts for more than two hours.
  • Yellow looking skin or if the whites or the eyes appear yellow.
  • Vomiting which lasts for more than 12 hours (two to six hours for a small child) without subsiding.
Get Immediate Care for
  • Vomiting caused by a serious head injury.
  • Vomiting accompanied a stiff neck, fever, headache, and lethargy.
  • Vomiting which is black or bloody.
  • Dehydration (symptoms: very little or no urine, extreme thirst; and lightheadedness; dry skin that doesn't spring back after being pinched; sunken eyes; and confusion). Vomiting occurring after a mild blow or injury to the head.

Friday, September 17, 2010

HELP TALKS - Mr.Saradindu Chanda on Meditation and Right Action

This video is a talk conducted by Mr.Saradindu Chanda at HELP on 15th Sept' 10 on 'Meditation and Right Action'

Mr.Saradindu Chanda can be contacted at 2807 3103.









Sore Throats - Measures for Self-Care



Symptoms:
Mild to severe throat pain, with or without swollen neck glands. The inside of the throat and/or tonsils could turn bright red or could be marked by white spots.

Measures for Self-Care

  • Mix one-fourth teaspoon of salt in half a cup of warm water. Gargle every few hours with this mixture, preparing it afresh each time.
  • Drink plenty of warm liquids, such as tea and soup.
  • Don't smoke at all.
  • Avoid eating spicy or hot foods.
  • Suck on a medicated lozenge frequently.
  • Take an over-the-counter medicine for relieving the pain and/or fever.
Call your doctor for
  • Sore throat that occurs along with: fever; swollen, enlarged neck glands; headache; chest, or ear pain; bad breath; skin rashes; abdominal pain; vomiting; or discharge of dark urine.
  • The back of the throat turning very red or developing white spots.
  • A mild sore throat that lasts for more than two weeks.
Get Immediate Care for
  • Extreme difficulty while breathing or if the lips turn purple.
  • Inability to swallow your own saliva.