Mera Medicare goes LIVE in a mHealth meet in Delhi / NCR.

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It has been a while that www.meramedicare.com has been creating buzz around the city through its various interesting initiatives and social media by claiming to reduce healthcare expenses by delivering medicines at a cheaper price along with a giftcard from amazon.com.

THE QUESTION WHICH REALLY AROSE UNTIL NOW WAS SINCE WHEN & WHERE ?
Well  ! The ANSWER is here.

“MERA MEDICARE IS OPERATIONAL IN DELHI AND NCR”

If someone lives at any part of Delhi & NCR, he/she can place an order within a minute through the website ( www.meramedicare.com) & get the medicines delivered at discounts* at their doorstep within 2 – 4 hours of time, or in some cases, even more early than this.

Being a CASH-ON-DELIVERY service at this point, WE RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE A TRIAL TRANSACTION done to test how the entire process works. All you have to do is the following steps:

1) Go to meramedicare.com
2) Register for free.
3) Place an order for any product you get in a usual pharmacy store ( minimum order of Rs. 100 )
4) Get your product at your doorstep within 2 – 4 hours of time.

NOTE: For orders above Rs. 250, get a discount gift-card from AMAZON too.

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The mHealth Bloggers’, entrepreneur’s & media associates’ meet. – by Mera Medicare

The Mera Medicare launch event was put into execution by the Mera Medicare Team. The holistic agenda of the meet was to invite entrepreneur’s, bloggers & media associates to know about our innovative model and how it helps in reducing cost & eliminating the unproductive actions and costs of buying medicines which includes travel and medicine costs.

The event happened successfully at Stirring Minds, CP, a co-working space for start-ups wherein the entire agenda of the event took place. The CEO of the Mera Medicare, Mr. Pankaj Gupta; and CTO of Mera Medicare, Mrs. Madhu Gupta, also were a part of the event through SKYPE.

The attendees included various upcoming media people like EXPLORE DU fb4fa02d9e9f880b957df4c7ce4c44c6 www.exploredu.info ) and other excellent entrepreneurs and students who aspire to be an entrepreneur someday.

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 “The event was organised by Rijul Sharma ( Sales & Customer Acquisition manager) & Siddhartha Samuel ( Marketing & Branding Manager ), who also showcased the entire innovative model of www.meramedicare.com and its positive value proposition it has for the Indian Society, having considered the rising healthcare expenses and the speculation of healthcare sector as a booming sector in coming 3 years in the Indian as well as International Market.”

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The 5 “LIVE” & “EFFECTIVE” tips to survive the scorching heat

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“The number of national heat advisories is rising almost as fast as the temperature.”

So we asked Ray Byrne, owner of America Roofing LLC, in Glendale, Arizona, who works outside in sometimes scorching weather, for his tips on how a heat pro deals with extreme temperatures.

Byrne – who has been working in the roofing business for nearly 25 years – said the average temperature in Glendale during the summer is about 115 degrees. “Basically at 100 degrees, it’s not too bad,” he said. “At about 110 degrees, you start feeling it, and at 120 degrees, you start losing productivity.”

The company holds monthly safety meetings on heatstroke and exhaustion to remind its staff of smart protocol.

Here are some strategies Byrne and his roofing employees use to stay cool. Adapt them to fit your needs whether you’re outside all day or working in your garden for the afternoon.

1. Hydration is key
Hydrating at frequent intervals is critical, rather than waiting until you’re at your maximum thirst.
“The minute you think you need a drink, stop and take the drink right then,” Byrne said. “If you don’t you’ll end up getting heat exhaustion.”

2. Drink cool – not cold – water
This distinction makes all the difference. Byrne described the sensation from drinking extremely cold water like getting a brain freeze from a Slurpee, except amplified.

3. Start early
If you’re working outside, make every effort to start before the sun comes up or at least before it’s reached its peak.
His company routinely starts work at about 5 a.m., and the crews try to finish up by 1 p.m., says Byrne.

4. Stay wet
If he notices that somebody has stopped sweating, Byrne recognizes it as the first sign of heat exhaustion. He’s experienced it more than once.
“No matter what that individual is doing, he needs to go sit in the shade, sip some water – just sip it, don’t chug it – and just get yourself off the roof and in the shade,” he said.
When working with metal roofing, Byrne said, he brings a hose up and douses himself with water to stay cool.

5. Dress strategically
Although the roofers are required to wear long sleeves, Byrne said he wears light colors to reflect the sun.
Even the color of your footwear is significant – Byrne said white shoes versus dark shoes could mean the difference between having cool feet and feeling like you have blisters.

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Reference: CNN Health

 

Generic vs Branded Medicines. Which one should you use ?

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Every medicine (drug) has an approved generic name. Often, it will also have one or more brand (trade) names. This can sometimes lead to confusion.

 

What are generic and brand medicines ?

Generic name. Each medicine (drug) has an approved name called the generic name. A group of medicines that have similar actions often have similar-sounding generic names. For example, penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin and flucloxacillin are in one group of antibiotics.

Brand name. Many medicines also have one or more brand names. This is chosen by the company that makes it. Several companies may make the same generic medicine, each with their own brand name. The name is often chosen to be memorable for advertising, or to be easier to say or spell than some long generic name! For example, paracetamol is a generic name. There are several companies that make this with brand names such as Panadol®, Calpol®, etc.
The brand name is usually written most clearly on any packaging. However, you will always see the generic name written somewhere on the packet (often in small print). Some medicines only have the generic name on the packet.

The colour, size, shape, etc, of brands of the same medicine may vary depending on which company makes it. Do not be alarmed if your regular medicine seems to have changed colour or shape. It may be that the pharmacist is getting it from a different company, or the doctor has written the prescription in a generic way rather than using a brand name. However, the medicine will be the same if the generic name is the same as before.

Combination products

Some tablets or pills contain a combination of medicines. Combination products are often marketed and sold with a brand name. However, the individual ingredients (the individual medicines that are combined into the one tablet or pill) will all be listed in small print on the packet. For example, a popular painkiller has a brand name of Solpadeine®. This contains three generic medicines – paracetamol, codeine, and caffeine.

Generic prescribing

Doctors are encouraged to prescribe by using the generic name. This is because:

The generic name is the one doctors are trained to use. There are sometimes many brand names for one medicine. Possible confusion or mistakes are reduced if all doctors use the same names when talking about and prescribing medicines.
Generic medicines are often cheaper for the NHS. Even for medicines that you can buy, such as paracetamol, there is often a big price difference between brands.

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Cheaper does not mean lower quality.

Generic manufacturers are able to sell their products for lower prices because they are not required to repeat the costly clinical trials of new drugs and generally do not pay for costly advertising, marketing, and promotion. In addition, multiple generic companies are often approved to market a single product; this creates competition in the market place, often resulting in lower prices.

FACT: When it comes to price, there is a big difference between generic and brand name drugs. On average, the cost of a generic drug is 80 to 85 percent lower than the brand name product.

Laughter prevents memory loss

We all know how great it feels to have a good laugh, especially with friends whose company you enjoy. While it’s said “laughter is the best medicine,” there are actually scientific studies showing the mechanism of laughing does have positive health benefits to the body. In fact, a new study even shows it can play a role in preventing memory loss.

Laughing releases dopamine and endorphins in our brain, which are chemicals that induce pleasurable feelings.

In an important new research study at Loma Linda University in California, the findings show that humor and laughter may play a role in reducing age-related memory loss. The main focus of the study was the hormone cortisol, which is released when the body experiences stress.

Stress has been proven to have a negative effect on both learning and memory and older adults are particularly susceptible to factors that cause memory loss.

To determine if laughter as a stress reducer might lessen the damage cortisol does to the brain, the research team conducted the study with three groups of seniors, one with diabetes, one without a health issue, and a control group. Two of the test groups were shown a 20-minute humorous video and then given a memory test measuring memory recall, visual recognition, and learning ability. The third group of older adult participants did the test without first watching the video. The cortisol levels of all three group members were evaluated before and after the tests.

The results showed that both groups who had seen the video had a substantial reduction in their cortisol levels when compared to the control group. In addition, the test subjects who saw the video demonstrated more improvement in memory recall and learning ability than the group that didn’t watch the humorous video.

The study co-author Dr. Lee Berk, said  “So, indeed, laughter is turning out to be not only a good medicine, but also a memory enhancer adding to our quality of life.

Source: seniorliving.net

How to clear your mind in 30 mins

Are you having a crazy, distracting day? Here is a 15-minute approach to clearing the mind and regaining focus.

Some days just get out of hand. The workload is heavy, and still the emails and calls flood in. The pace can seem frenetic, and the constant interruptions not only disrupt your actions but your thought process as well. You move so fast you feel unproductive and sloppy. By the end of the day, you feel stressed and edgy. Worse, you can’t shut down your brain because you feel you might have missed something important.

  It doesn’t have to escalate to the point at which you head home to snap at your kids and yell at your dog. There are simple ways to gain control during the most hectic and frantic of days.

Below is a simple, 15-minute regimen from my friend and writing coach Carolyn Roark, Ph.D., who taught college students for years and knows a little about creating calm amid a world of chaos. The next time the world is spinning you in all directions, go find a quiet place for 15 minutes and use this exercise to recenter yourself in the universe.

 

5 minutes of physical activity

Even though you may already have your blood pumping from running around the office, Roark suggests that heading outside and running or fast walking around the building will give you a break from the immediate chaos. Separation from the action will help your mind let go of the immediacy of issues. The release of endorphins will lift your mood and begin to break the stress.

4 minutes of gratitude

Now that your body is a little looser, you can start to clear your thoughts. The easiest way to slow down the pace is to remember why you are doing all of this to begin with. Use these minutes to contemplate how grateful you are for the people around you who support you and add value to your life. Be thankful for good health, good opportunities, and the wonders of the world you live in. You can take a broad approach and make a list, or pick one person and write a note. Send it tomorrow; no need for another task right now.

3 minutes of meditation

Now that you are in a positive state of body and mind, you can go to work on getting your mind to clear. Meditation is a very effective way of clearing out all the distractions and allowing you to find your center. There are several approaches you can use. Some people use prayer to quiet the outside and create an inward focus. Others cross their legs and hum. If you don’t have an established method, Roark recommends you find some examples on the Internet or find a guided video on YouTube. Either way, make sure it has specific structure that guides you through the process so you have one less thing to think about.

2 minutes of silence

With your mind clear, the last thing you need now is to walk back into the distracting frenzy. Find a quiet place you can sit and desensitize. Even if you are at your desk, turn out the lights, turn off your computer and electronics, put on some noise canceling headphones, and block out all stimuli. Be alone with yourself and focus on your calm. You can set your smartphone on airplane mode so it doesn’t disturb you, and put two minutes on the timer. If it’s in vibrate mode in your pocket, it will gently let you know when the two minutes of quiet are over. By now, you should be calm, cool, and clear.

1 minute of deep breathing

At the end of the quiet mode, set one more minute on the clock. Of course, you know you have to head back into the fray, so, time to prepare. For the next 60 seconds, focus on slow breathing as you bring yourself back to awareness. You’ll find that just the act of deep breathing will slow things down. For the rest of the day, if you find things edging out of control, you can simply go to a quiet space and repeat this one-minute breathing exercise, which should settle things down again. If it doesn’t seem to work, just find another 15 minutes and go back to the top.

 

Source: http://www.inc.com