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— Gururaj Divya Have you ever gawked at what could be the possible reason today’s world treats homosexuality as an ailment? Has it ever occurred to you if the so-called unnatural act is naturally occurring from a cycle of hormones and feelings in the body of a fellow being?...

Prepare to listen. Get rid of internal and external distractions.

–Uma Gupta In continuation with the series of articles on effective listening tips, by Glocal Academy, this article focuses on the second listening tip. Effective listening is the gateway to successful diagnosis. As a Clinician, effective listening helps us read between the lines and build a connection with the...

Reflect back what you’ve heard if that seems appropriate.

— K Vidhya This is next in the series of articles by Glocal Academy on effective listening tips Listening has always been a pivotal aspect of healthcare system. A clinician’s ability to listen, understand, empathize and explain can have a profound effect on patient satisfaction. As a good clinician,...

Developing a Sex Positive Approach in Teenagers

— Shaivi Reddy Summary: Sexual practices are something that are not often spoken about freely and are still considered a taboo. It’s important to curb the stigma in order to prevent certain STDs, teenage pregnancies and promote use of contraception. Sex positivity is all about promoting and inculcating healthy...

First, Listen to understand, not to respond

Aditi Sharma This is second in the series of Glocal Academy’s articles on effective listening tips. Communication is one of the most important aspects in healthcare system. It includes both speaking and listening. Actively listening to the patients and their concerns helps build a trusting relationship between patient and the...

Myth: All doctors are naturally good communicators.

–GILLELA SAITEJASWI  There I was standing at the corner listening to my 75-year-old granny carefully, who was not able to bend down but trying to explain her leg pains to the orthopedic doctor. And there he was peeping into his mobile phone now and then. I went through a...

LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE EDUCATION: AN ERA TO ENTER

–Nithya Arigapudi As the present pandemic has renewed the importance of preventive medicine, here is my insight onto why preventive medicine has taken such a setback and what possibly could change that. Everybody has their moment of epiphany one day or another; the moment where they realize healthcare is...

Listen with an open mind to what the speaker has to say.

–Dr. Apeksha Kakkar Over the next 10 weeks, Glocal Academy will present a series of articles on effective listening tips. This is the first of the series of 10 articles. Listening skills constitute an essential part of practicing medicine. Effective listening stems from the need for treating each human...

Antibiotics – Beware and Be Safe

  -Eshwar Rajesh         Antibiotics are life-savers. They have been used since the late 1940s to treat infections caused by bacteria. Since then, they have developed by leaps and bounds. Of course, antimicrobials aren’t magic pills that can heal every disease. But when used at the right time, they...

A GIST ON WORLD PHARMACIST DAY

—Pravallika Kurmala 1. APOTHECARY TO PHARMACY: “Derived from latin, the word Apothecarius (which means Storekeeper), turned to “APOTHECARY” and is the first name of the contemporary pharmacist. A long time ago in the public health era, far away there was a world where CVS or Walgreens storefronts were not...