Islamabad has one of the most fractured health services

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Capital of Pakistan which should have the best health services has the most fractured healthcare set up. At present twenty nine different departments are working for health often running parallel programmes with no coordination among them says Prof. Javed Akram, Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.

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The role of exercise in prevention of Coronary Artery Disease, Stroke and Other Disorders

Physical activity in any form is very important strategy. It costs nothing-aerobic exercise at least 30 mins a day on most of the weekdays aided by muscle flexibility (stretching before and after exercise regime) and muscle strengthening exercises are very effective and preventive measures. Running is more effective than brisk walking in reducing weight, while brisk walking is more effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Exercises done before breakfast are more helpful in reducing and maintaining an ideal weight. A schedule that allows physical activity for a few minutes every working hour of the day is far more practical and highly beneficial.

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Diet plays an important role in management of diabetes-Dr. Shehla Akram

ISLAMABAD: In the second session of Familycon organized by Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians here on July 26th, Prof. Waris Qidwai from Aga Khan University talked about management of hypertension by Family Physicians. He pointed out that in 1945 President Roosevelt was suffering from hypertension but instead of finding some effective drugs to treat high blood pressure, they were busy in World War and thinking how to drop Atom bomb on Japan. 

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“PLIGHT OF A MEDICAL EDITOR” a long-awaited addition to the medical writings

It is indeed a privilege to get a copy of “Plight of a Medical editor” written by Shaukat Ali Jawaid (SAJ) Chief Editor of Pulse International and Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences.  In addition to story of his life and personal and professional accomplishments in the field of medical journalism, this book is an interesting reading with full of stories, myths, hidden facts and personal recollections about medical profession in our country. 

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CAD patients with absolute risk of more than 10% should be put on low dose Aspirin therapy-Prof. Akbar Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: The first scientific session during the Mid Year Familycon 2015 organized by Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians in collaboration with SZABMU PIMS as well as Pakistan Aspirin Foundation held here on July 26th was devoted to Medial Uses of Aspirin. Prof. Javed Akram Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University who is also current President of Pakistan Aspirin Foundation was the first speaker.

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Medical students urged to become good human beings, concentrate on studies and uphold professional ethics

ISLAMABAD: Prof. Javed Akram Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University addressing the  newly admitted students of the Federal Medical & Dental College at the  First Day Function has asked them to become good human beings, concentrate on their studies and always uphold professional ethics.  The function held at the PIMS auditorium was also attended by the faculty members. 

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Eradicating Bovine TB

It would not be an exaggeration to call Bovine TB an enormous problem, causing substantial losses to the farming industry as well as being a point of animal welfare concern. One person who thinks he might have the answer to this problem is Dr Ramon A. Juste of the WILDTBVAC Project.

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Jeoti- the 12th compilations of Dohay by Prof. Tahir Saeed Haroon

KARACHI: Prof. Tahir Saeed Haroon FRCP, FCPS the father of dermatology in Pakistan who along with his colleagues gave recognition to this discipline and earned respect for skin specialists among the healthcare professionals has published his 12th compilation of Dohay titled as “Jeoti”. Having contributed a lot to the medical literature in the field of dermatology, for the last many years he has been busy in further enhancing his contributions to Urdu literature.  By authoring over fifteen books in Urdu poetry twelve of which are Dohay, his contributions to Urdu literature have also been recognized and appreciated by eminent literary figures.

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In memory of Prof. Khalid Mehmood Durrani

The year was 1976 and it was my first day in Dow Medical College, Karachi. I saw a big yellow-orange car parked on the side of the Arag Auditorium, facing the mosque of Civil Hospital, Karachi. Though not a car enthusiast, I was still very impressed by the beauty and grace of that particular car. We were told by the senior medical students that this “Mustang” belonged to the Professor of Plastic Surgery, Professor Khalid Durrani. That was how first came to know about Prof. Durrani.

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Digital CME project of UHS to start soon

LAHORE: Using technology for education will not only be an innovation for Digital CME project but it will also be helpful for integrating new modalities of teaching for different courses and modules in medicine both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. University of Health Sciences always remains in the forefront of adapting new tools and programs for teaching and learning.

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