Monday, April 11, 2011

Free health alerts from a city doctor

COIMBATORE: He cares for the health and well-being of those around him. He believes that a healthy nation needs healthy people. So, Amith Kumar, a physiotherapist and fitness consultant based at Kovaipudur here, has launched a initiative, offering health tips as mobile alerts on a daily basis. And he does it absolutely free of cost.

Amith Kumar's treatment centre named 23 Physia Clinic is now embarking on a unique mission of mobile alerts on heath tips to Coimbatoreans on a daily basis, free of cost. Once you subscribe, you can get health alerts on a daily basis. The alerts mainly pertain to major diseases like diabetics, cancer, AIDS, hypertension etc.

"Prevention is better than cure. So I am encouraging people to lead a healthy life to reduce the time and money spent on medical treatment. The health sector is largely money oriented and even minor consultations are very expensive," says Amith Kumar, who was born in Mannargudi and has worked in Singapore and Mumbai.
"It is not a business. I set aside about Rs 5,000 from my earnings every month to provide health education to residents through this mobile alert service. I feel it is my responsibility," says Amith, who has decided to settle down in Coimbatore permanently.

Getting enrolled in Amrit's mobile SMS list is easy. All you have to do is send the following message, 'HEALTHYLIVING NAME' to the mobile number 9488545655. "This is free of cost," says Amith, who has availed the free services of half a dozen medical practitioners in his efforts to supply health tips

Dr M Aarthy, Dr V Lakshmy, Dr Rashmi Desai, Dr M Sarmila and Dr P Sruthi and Dr M V Parthipan are now helping Amith to prepare his tips.

Amith started the project on an experimental basis this January, sending out his tips to his list of patients. Initially, he had 256 members. "Now we have about 1,320 subscribers, only through word of mouth. We have a few from other cities too," says Amith.

"As a physiotherapist, I am dealing with pain on a daily basis. Through this project, I am hoping for a painless world," he says.

A Mirror or a 2-Way Glass

How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, Motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?

Here's how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I Know in about 30 seconds you're going to do what I did and find the nearest mirror.

Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or Not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and Gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, Changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them). There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in Female changing rooms. It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?

Just conduct this simple test:
Place the tip of your Fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the Nail, then it is GENUINE mirror.

However, if your Fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, Then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!
"No Space, Leave the Place" So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't Cost you anything…

REMEMBER: No Space, Leave the Place:

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jumbos, tigers thrive in Coimbatore forests

Coimbatore: The recently-conducted wildlife census in the Coimbatore forest division has revealed that Coimbatore reserve forests have a sizable number of elephants and are also a congenial habitat for tigers.
District Forest Officer V. Thirunavukkarasu told The Hindu that the three-day census had showed a healthy trend in elephant population. The male-female elephant ratio which used to be 1:25 is now 1:15. The number of calves and sub-adult population is also on the rise.
The census was carried out by 300 people, including the forest department staff and volunteers, covering 329 sq km (out of the total forest cover of 694 sq km). The officials resorted to the direct and indirect count methods and water hole count methods. In the indirect count, the census staff took note of pug marks and scat as indirect evidences. The census was carried out in 65 blocks in six ranges in the Coimbatore division. Mr. Thirunavukkarasu said the census output indicated a harmonious balance in herbivore and carnivore population thus ensuring a healthy habitat.
As far as the elephant population is concerned, 66 elephants were sighted. Indicators i.e., indirect evidences, also proved that the Coimbatore division forests have 150 to 200 elephants while migrating and in peak period the jungles had 300 elephants. The officials sighted tigers in two places. Three pug marks were found in Karamadai and two each in Mettuppalayam and Sirumugai. A leopard was also sighted and 39 indirect evidences indicated the presence of more. Scats of sloth bears were found in 39 places.