I will say only three things:
1) Never make a human being the focus of your life. Whether it’s a friend, a sibling, a lover or whoever. The focus of your life must not be a human, for you always end up expecting perfection from whatever it is that is the focus of your life. And humans are shit.
2) Don’t believe in negativisms:Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, or Feminism. For to believe in an –ism is to assume that something could mean the same thing to two or more people. It is a generalization. Stay away from those.
3) Do what you love, never feel shame in doing what you love for a living. If you wake up happy every morning to play guitar and do that for a living, you are on the right path. Oh. And one more thing, ‘Simplify and Focus.’🧠 Jeans 👖: @hypejeans
Sweater 👚: @marksandspencerme
All newborns require essential care to minimize the risk of illness and maximize their growth and development.
Warmth, normal breathing, mother's milk, are basic needs of normal baby at birth. These basic needs indicate that a baby's survival is totally dependent upon her mother and other caregivers.
it is however important to provide proper care to all the neonates immediately after birth. This care will also prevent many newborn emergencies. #MeCure
NEW FRONTIER FOR KIDS WITH PEANUT ALLERGY- TREATMENT TO BECOME “BITE SAFE.”
- recent data published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates promising effectiveness of a type of oral immunotherapy that helps those with peanut allergies tolerate exposure with markedly decreased symptoms
- requires close monitoring with a rigorous treatment protocol of slowly increasing exposure dose - it is not a “cure” for peanut
#allergy but has tremendous safety potential
Something that i love about the #deepveer wedding ❤️
I absolutely love the tradition of the bride dressing up in an extremely heavy to carry, heavily embellished dress, with all sorts of jewellery from her forehead to her nose & her hands, & henna all over her feet. Its beautiful, but it also gets a little carried away at times.
People say ‘the more, the better’.
& don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love traditional brides, & everything about them.
But then i look a the grooms.
Often they wear a nice tuxedo, or some nice Shalwar Kurta. Very civil. & they look nice.
But the brides look TOO DAMN EXTRA infront of the very minimally dressed grooms.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THE #DEEPVEERKISHAADI is that the groom looked extra too ❤️
& looks as good as the bride does, doesn’t he? 😍
I mean @ranveersingh ‘s sense of style has always been a little #extra but here, it looks very fitting!
They both complement each as beautifully as they’ve always done in the past & its hard to take the eyes off them! ❤️
All my love goes towards this happy couple ❤️
What are your thoughts on the #trending wedding? 😍🙈
This was a big week in allergy research!
.💡FIRST, earlier this week the PALISADE Trial data (https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1812856) was released, which looked at immunotherapy for peanut allergy.
.💡Immunotherapy is effectively giving small amounts of an allergenic substance to help the immune system ‘get used’ to seeing it, and so if a child for instance is exposed they won’t react as severely. In general, success rates vary, and we often provide immunotherapy for things like house dust mite or pollen. Not typically for food [Yet]
.💡WHAT: This was an international multi-centre placebo-controlled randomized trial using up to 300mg a day of AR101 (a purified peanut-derived substance in powdered form) in participants aged 4 to 55. The investigators then checked, after 24 weeks of the treatment, what proportion would react to 600mg of peanut provided as a regular food challenge.
.💡WHY: There is no current standardized treatment for peanut allergy, other than avoidance.
.💡HOW: Results showed that 67% of the treatment group could tolerate 600mg of peanut provided as a food challenge without symptoms [note: 14% of the treatment group had anaphylaxis requiring epinephrine]. Overall, the symptoms experienced in the treatment group were less severe compared to the placebo group. The protective effect of ART101 was seen among 4-17 year olds, but no meaningful effect seen over age 18. .
.💡Bottom Line: these results are promising, and likely generalizable across multiple populations, however it will be a few years before this product comes to market, and it will take years after that point before we get further data around effectiveness in the real (not study) world. This is NOT a cure & there are side effects. Avoiding peanut among peanut-allergic children will continue to be the recommendation, but ART101 may have potential to reduce the severity of accidental exposure-related reactions, including possibly anaphylaxis-associated mortality.
.🌿[check the comments below for the Second study]
Medice, cura te ipsum. My crusade for empowered living just got personal: I was diagnosed with breast cancer yesterday.
My biopsy results suggest DCIS, which is very early stage cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ). It may have formed years ago; it may never progress; but now that we know it’s there, I’m exploring my options for surgery and being even more intentional about living an anti-cancer lifestyle.
I’ll be sharing my deep dive into a fully integrative approach to thriving after a cancer diagnosis: mind, body, and spirit healing💪🌿💫💗🙏
Thank you for all the incredible messages of love and support during this challenging month of tests and waiting 💕💕💕
Ever noticed how much Nursing Agencies love their paper timesheets?
PAPER TIMESHEETS SUCK!! Which is why here at Nightingale we're introducing direct, paperless timesheets and invoices via the Nightingale platform, removing time-consuming admin, stepping away from agencies and their extortionate fees and giving control back to healthcare professionals.
Read more here over on the blog using the link in bio.
*The Second Trimester*
You have made it through the hellish part of your pregnancy, where you feel horrendous and yet feel you can’t tell anyone why. Hopefully as you enter your second trimester the nausea and tiredness should start to ease, although this may not happen as quick as you expect!
This is an amazing part of your pregnancy - you should feel great and around week 19 (or 16 if this isn’t your first baby) you will start feeling baby move.
There’s lots to be getting on with during this time:
✔️It’s time to reveal your pregnancy - whether you choose to reveal after your 12 week scan or after 20 weeks when your anatomy scan reveals everything is up to you. It is worth telling work so your employer can make sure your maternity rights are enacted and you have a risk assessment.
✔️Book your antenatal classes as many get booked up early
✔️If you are planning to go back to work before 1 year it’s worth looking at nurserys as many have up to 1 year waiting list.
✔️Start some gentle exercise. If you do any form of regular exercise or classes you are used to it is safe to continue. You could start pregnancy yoga.
✔️Stretch mark oil - there’s no harm using this all the way along. Much of stretch marks is genetics so can’t be prevented, but the marks can also be itchy so the oils can help that.
✔️Clothes shopping! Looking for maternity clothes may not be the most exciting shopping you ever do but your clothes will feel tight and the growing bump will need space. Invest in the items you are likely to wear daily such as jeans, but tops and dresses you could buy non-maternity in bigger sizes.
✔️How to grow a baby and push it out - Clemmie Hooper @mother_of_daughters
✔️A baby name book
✔️What to expect when you are expecting.
Was there anything that you found that helped you? Anything you wish you had known? 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Newborn Care Week is celebrated every year from 15th to 21st of November. The aim for celebrating the week is to raise awareness about the importance of the newborn care for child survival and development. So watch this page for different tips on how to take care of a newborn baby. #MeCure
So what about the results? How quickly do they come back and what do they mean? 🤔
You should expect to receive a letter with your results. A copy is also sent to your GP. They will take about 2 weeks - if you don’t hear within this time, contact your GP.
Interpretation can be confusing so I’m going to keep things fairly simple. The results identify those women that have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer. These women will be referred on for a colposcopy (a microscope to look at the cervix in more detail). I will be discussing colposcopy in the next health post.
Broadly speaking, testing comprises of looking at any abnormal cell changes (borderline/low-grade or moderate/severe high-grade) and looking for the presence of HPV. You are at a higher risk of cervical cancer if you have HPV or if you have high-grade abnormal cells and you will be referred for a colposcopy. (So you can still be invited for a colposcopy if you have low-grade changes but test positive for HPV, or if you are negative for HPV but have high-grade changes.)
If you are referred for a colposcopy it does not mean you have cancer. This is a chance to have a closer look at the cells and decide on further treatment.
Sometimes the sample can be “inadequate”. This means there either weren’t enough cells collected, the cells couldn’t be seen clearly or there was an infection present. The test is then repeated after 3 months.
Remember, the results letter will advise you of the next step. If you aren’t sure about what the results mean, please discuss it with your GP!
Just a heads up for people looking for pre-Xmas bookings, sorry but I’ll be away next week (Mon- Fri) ✈️ ⠀
I’m honoured to have been invited to Singapore for an elite injectable training course 💉 ⠀
It will be a huge privilege to join the very best doctors from Australia, New Zealand and the Asian Pacific region to further improve my skills, to learn new ideas and meet my esteemed colleagues 🌟⠀
I will have been a cosmetic injector for 11 years in Feb 2019 and yet our industry keeps growing, keeps surprising me and keeps exciting me. I’m always learning new things so I look forward to sharing what I’ve learnt soon! 💉
Last week WHO (World Health Organization) celebrated WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK. It’s somewhat late for this post. But I felt that this is important. I am a doctor who believes in #evidencebased practice and strongly #condemn unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics especially in children. You as parents need to know that antibiotics are not the cure for everything!! . . 🔻🔹🔸 A common question that pops up in a lot of parents — #Why does the doctor not prescribe antibiotics when my child is suffering from such bad cold/cough/throat?
Reason being usually cough, cold, congestion are caused by viruses. Antibiotics fight bacteria and not viruses. So yes, they don’t need an antibiotic in most of the cases. 🔻🔹🔸One can simply argue here that don't some throat infections turn into bacterial? Why wait to start an antibiotic? The sooner we start won't it be better ? ? ? That’s Bcoz : In most cases, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics encourages bacteria to change, so that medicines don't work as well to get rid of them. This is called #antibioticresistance . Also, your child may develop #sideeffects in addition which may include rashes, allergy, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain. 🎯 Some safety tips: #Don 't give antibiotics to your child on your own. #Make sure that you give the medicine exactly as directed. Complete the full course in the exact same dosage.
#Don 't use one child's antibiotic for a sibling or friend; you may give the wrong medicine and cause harm. #Throw away unused antibiotics. Some out-of-date medicines can actually be harmful.
Share this to all your loved ones around. And yes this post is for educational purpose only.
With Fall upon us now is a great time to talk about the many uses of the essential oil Cassia.
Cassia is a warming oil that dates back to biblical times. it promotes healthy digestion and immune function with a strong and uplifting aroma. It has a close relationship to Cinnamon, with a strong, spicy aroma that can be added in small quantities to any essential oil blend. 🍂 Add a drop of Cassia to your diffuser with Clove and ginger for an amazing Fall aroma 🍂 Combine a drop of Cassia with massage oil for a warming sensation 🍂 Use Cassia while cooling as a replacement for Cinnamon 🍂 Add one or two drops of Cassia to a glass of water along with lemon 📸: @doterra
#Medicalmondays are back!
Today I want to talk about ASTHMA.
This condition affects the airways (lungs and bronchial tree) by making the space narrower and producing excessive mucus. The result? You can’t breathe very well as airflow is compromised.
What causes it? 🤷🏻♀️ A lot of things! And not everyone reacts to the same allergens
❄️Cold temperatures are common
🏃🏻♀️Exercise as well
🐶Animal dander, dogs, cats, bunnies etc! Any of our furry friends
🕷Dust mites, they usually live in carpets, rugs or stuffed animals
💭Cigarettes, pollution, and pollen in the air..... amongst others
How do we control it? ⛔️
💊Modern medicine has a lot of options, but what of you do not have medicine around?
🔑The key is prevention! Avoid allergens, do not have rugs or pets around. Go outside bundled if the air is cold.
🌬Already starting to get it? STEAM is your best friend! Water vapor helps clear the airways! Breath over water producing steam, careful not to get burned, keep a safe distance!
😤Breathing exercises while in a room with steam can help control the rhythm of inhales and exhales and relax the airways a little
🍀Natural remedies are still under study, but garlic, due to its anti-inflammatory properties is believed to reduce the risk of asthma. Some people believe ginger shares this property as well....at least you will get a tasty meal! 🤪
🤧During the cold season, using a humidifier inside can be a good prevention tool as well!
If you have severe asthma you might need to see a doctor. These tips are for prevention and mild cases.
If you have any more tips, share below! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
It is quite heartening when old patients, and their families remember you, especially when you have not been working there for a while.
I was glad to be invited back. Had a wonderful, meaningful celebration of life. 😊
A different angle of our previous before and after case, where you can really see the texture and attention to detail on the new veneers. The before veneers lack the subtle details that separate a real tooth from a veneer. Thanks again for the great work @beverlyhillsdentallab !
Bullying in medicine is real- and unfortunately, I recently had to deal with it. Sometimes people will talk down to you, make you feel small because you “are just a student”, or just treat you poorly because they think they can get away with it. A lot of times, they can! It can be difficult navigating issues like that when you are a student and you have an adversarial relationship with someone who has power and authority. Some people would say it’s best to just “take it and move on”, but anyone that knows me knows I’ve never been one to shy away from conflict. It was really difficult for me to navigate my situation last week (especially since I had an exam at the end of my rotation), but thankfully I aced the test and made a strong case for myself. My main point in this post is that you should never be afraid to speak up for yourself. Even if things don’t go your way, have the courage to be your own advocate!
Joint mobilization is the careful use of skilled graded forces to move a joint in a desired direction. Unlike stretching of a muscle joint mobilization is specific to the capsule of the joint itself. Gliding of the joint is usually used to improve motion and normalize joint function. Joint mobilization also has the added benefit of controlling pain. Find out more at www.coloradopaincare.com/physical-therapy/ #linkinbio
As a #zerowastepatient , you can reduce paper waste generated from paper prescriptions by requesting your doctor to have your prescriptions sent electronically to the pharmacy.
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As a physician, I often encourage patients to use electronic prescriptions not only because they're an excellent zerowaste alternative to paper scripts but also for many reasons having to do with patient safety & satisfaction:
🔅 reduced medication errors. Doctors are notorious for having chicken-scratch 🤭 for handwriting & the advent of e-prescribing has greatly reduced medication errors simply by making our orders legible.
🔅 improved efficiency in the workplace. Less paperwork = fewer issues needing to be resolved between the pharmacy & physician
🔅 increased cost savings. E-prescribing ➡️ improved medication adherence ➡️ less doctor visits & hospitalizations ➡️ more money being saved.
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I know many patients who prefer & feel more comfortable having the prescription in their hands (& I'm always happy to oblige if they request it) but in all honesty, it's better for all parties involved to have prescriptions sent electronically to the pharmacy. So the next time you visit your doctor, ask them to e-prescribe your medications & reduce your environmental impact while you're at it.
The holiday season is upon us ✨! And my oh my, our feet and ankles can take quite a beating. With all of the excitement and cheer, remember to never compromise comfort over looks, especially while you're out shopping for gifts. Though heels are great to wear occasionally, locate a pair of shoes that have a low heel, fit your foot length, and are wide enough for your feet. Put your feet up and rest from time to time, too 👌. #YavapaiFAC
I'm LOVING this card deck with mindfulness prompts! I try and use tangible resources whenever I can as it is more engaging. There are 5 categories: start your day, find calm, focus, open your heart and rest and relax. The cards are huge and durable for little to big hands! Each card has the instructions on the back of how to complete the activity. As the deck says for ages 4 to 104!!
Lovingly handsewn and crafted with the utmost attention to detail, this next gen lab coat is made of the highest quality blend of luxury Modal, CoolMax, and spandex, It is flexible, fast drying, anti-odor, anti-splashing, soil release, wrinkle free, and incredibly soft!
Q: What are flesh moles and how can I get rid of them?
A: The small brown growths that appear on the face and neck of many people of color are referred to dermatosis papulosa nigra (famously seen on esteemed actor Morgan Freeman). .
Some people believe that removing these growths will cause excessive bleeding or even cancer!
The truth is that dermatosis papulosa nigra are natural overgrowths of skin that are benign (non harmful!). They may be more likely to develop during pregnancy and as we mature (👵). They may appear on the face, under the arms, breasts, or in the groin. The tendency to get these growths is inherited.
Most importantly, they WILL NOT become cancerous.
However, if you want to have them removed, a dermatologist can safely remove them surgically or cauterize (burn) them off. They will not fall off or disappear with creams or lotions unfortunately. Treating them is a cosmetic procedure, but the result will be smoother skin and more youthful appearance!
DID YOU KNOW⁉️
Dr. Mark is a third-generation physician who grew up in Newport Beach and went to Corona Del Mar high school. He earned his pre-med college degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and then completed a six-year residency in general surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His training was completed with a Plastic Surgery Fellowship at The Methodist Hospital in the prestigious Texas Medical Center in Houston. 🤯