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Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin doctor has been sentenced to nine years in prison by a US court for committing health care fraud and illegally distributing prescription painkillers. Pawankumar Jain, 66, a former physician, was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for [...]

May 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

On my last night of residency, a friend and I swapped our most memorable stories. We recalled the nights of panic and triumph caring for dozens of critically ill patients, about the day – OK, days – we fell asleep standing up, about the weeks subsisting on saltine crackers and ginger ale. The conversation turned [...]

July 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Many find questions asked of them during checkups to be intrusive and in some cases, doctors themselves are uncomfortable talking about sexual health Health care on their own terms, rather than having to visit a doctor’s office (Representational Image) We’re taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop [...]

January 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Keep the doctor away with an apricot a day

Keep the doctor away with an apricot a day

Do you have an apricot tree growing in your garden? Treasure it if you have one as apricot is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. Apricots are often confused with peach as they look similar and both have a strong nut shell and slightly furry. They are members of the same prunus [...]

September 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Keep the doctor away with an apricot a day

Practo Partners Microsoft to Let Users Make Doctor Appointments in Bing Search Results

Practo Partners Microsoft to Let Users Make Doctor Appointments in Bing Search Results

Practo and Microsoft have partnered to improve Bing search results when it comes to searching for doctors online. The healthcare platform claims that the “collaboration will enable an easier and effective search for people looking for right medical advice.” Practo’s integration into Bing search brings the ability to book appointments, see reviews, and order lab [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Practo Partners Microsoft to Let Users Make Doctor Appointments in Bing Search Results

Keep on working into old age for the good of your health says top doctor

Keep on working into old age for the good of your health says top doctor

Older people should consider working until their 70s for the good of their health, the chief medical officer will pronounce today in new advice to today’s baby boomers. Prof Dame Sally Davies will tell those aged 50 to 70 that they are better off staying in work, or else taking up new hobbies to keep physically [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Keep on working into old age for the good of your health says top doctor

Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 — Most Americans would want to know if their doctor has a troubled past, but getting that information is difficult, a new report finds. Thousands of practicing doctors in the United States are on probation for offenses such as sexual misconduct, drug addiction or unprofessional treatment of patients, according to Consumer [...]

March 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say