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AAPI Launches Childhood Obesity Awareness Program

AAPI Launches Childhood Obesity Awareness Program

“With obesity proving to be a major epidemic affecting nearly one third of the nation’s population, we have a responsibility to save future generations by decreasing childhood obesity,” Dr. Jayesh Shah, president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), said. Dr. Shah, who assumed charge of AAPI during the 31st annual convention in Chicago last week, was referring to the Childhood Obesity Awareness program AAPI has launched. “We at AAPI are proud to undertake this n...

A Lesson in Legal Medicine: Unintentional comments, Undesirable results- by M. P. Ravindra Nathan, MD, FACC

A long-established relationship with a patient and a good rapport with the family can save your neck in a crisis. On the other hand, a very enthusiastic academic colleague who tells the patient and relatives that a finding was missed in a previous X-Ray can pave the way for a malpractice suit. The story of Robert Townsend and his wife Melanie (not their real names) is a classic example.Robert, aged 73 years, had been a patient of mine for nearly 15 years. A photographer by trade, he would someti...
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