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Situating Family Medicine in Healthcare: An Exploration
Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular specialty and disease, Family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages from neonates to geriatrics. Family doctors do the detective work that deepens the diagnosis to include the social and environmental causes of ill health.
About the Speaker
Dr. Sudarshan Srinivasagopalan
Family Medicine Physician
Family medicine: Scope & Opportunities
Family medicine is a medical specialty that provides comprehensive primary care to patients of all ages, genders, and health conditions. It is an essential part of the healthcare system, as it provides a broad range of care that is accessible, affordable, and efficient. Family medicine offers a wide range of opportunities for career advancement, including research, teaching, and leadership roles. It is a dynamic and constantly evolving field, with new technologies, treatments, and research emerging all the time, providing opportunities for ongoing professional growth and development.
Lung Function Tests: How to Interpret
Lung function tests, also known as pulmonary function tests, can help diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung fibrosis. The most common lung function tests include spirometry, which measures lung capacity and flow, and diffusing capacity, which measures the ability of the lungs to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. They are usually interpreted in conjunction with other clinical information, such as symptoms, medical history, and a physical examination. A decrease in any of these values, or a decrease in the ratio of FEV1 to FVC, can indicate a lung condition such as COPD or asthma.
Recognizing Doctors Efforts Worldwide
National’s Doctors Day is observed on 1st July to acknowledge the contribution of doctors' service to mankind. Today we are here to celebrate and talk about the challenges, their contribution and recent advancements in healthcare.
Measles Re- Emergence : Prevention and Control
The measles, the most contagious infectious disease known to exist in humans, continues to be one of the leading causes of death in children all over the world. Every 1,000 people who contract the disease die from measles, even in highly developed nations. Measles has no known cure, although vaccination has been a reliable method of protection since the 1960s. Despite the measles' high global morbidity and death, there has been substantial progress. Measles killed an estimated 777,000 people annually worldwide just ten years ago, in 2000. Only 160,000 people died from measles in the entire world in 2010—a tribute to the vaccine's broad use.
Allergic Rhinitis (Cold during changing season)
An allergic reaction to microscopic airborne particles known as allergens causes allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Histamine, a naturally occurring substance, is released by your body in response to inhaling allergens through your mouth or nose. Hay fever is brought on by numerous indoor and outdoor allergens. Dust mites, mould, pet dander, and plant and tree pollen are typical culprits. Sneezing, nasal congestion, and irritation of the mouth, nose, throat, and eyes are all signs of hay fever. Infectious rhinitis, also known as the common cold, is not the same as allergic rhinitis. Hay fever is not spread by others.