Integrating Yoga Into Medical Practice

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

“Rajan Narayanan isn’t your average yoga instructor. During his classes, he uses words like “neuroplasticity,” avoids Sanskrit terms and sometimes shows up to teach in a suit and tie. And often, as was the case on a recent Monday at a Maryland conference center, most of his students are doctors...

Mental health for all by involving all

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

“Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach — training members of communities to give mental...

Do It Yourself Health

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“The notion of taking charge of your own health seems like a simple one, and for some of us, it is nearly as easy as putting on our FitBit or Jawbone and committing to stop by the gym more often. Even that, as we all know, is hard enough. But...

Why Visit One Doctor When Some Offices Offer a Medical Entourage?

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

“A visit to the doctor may mean seeing someone else instead. An increasing number of practices are scrapping the traditional one-on-one doctor-patient relationship. Instead, patients are receiving care from a group of health professionals who divide up responsibilities that once would have largely been handled by the doctor in charge....

Learning to Cut the Sugar

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“Dr. Robert Lustig became widely known as “the anti-sugar guy” after a lecture of his called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” was posted on YouTube and gained widespread attention. In his talk, Dr. Lustig explains why all calories are not created equal, and why he believes those from sugar in particular are driving an...

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