KOCHI: ‘Manju, a 26-year-old IT professional working long hours in Kochi, developed a nagging pain in the centre of her chest. She didn’t have the time to consult a doctor, and so did what many people do in such situations - search the internet for a solution. Her Google search left her convinced that all of her symptoms pointed to terminal heart disease and that her days were numbered. She was no longer able to focus on her project, became irritable and frequently showed up for work tired from lack of sleep. She was already worried about how her dependents…read more
Deaths and disability from road accidents are not yet widely regarded as a public health problem in our country. However, it is perhaps the public health issue that requires the most attention, as it is amenable to primary prevention at very little cost to the system. Primary prevention, in public health terms, is an intervention that stops an event from occurring, while secondary and tertiary prevention apply to an event that has already occurred. For example, asking someone to stop smoking is an example of primary prevention of lung cancer. Every year, road accidents kill or permanently disable more than…read more
Dr Rajeev Jayadevan completed his MBBS and MD General Medicine with top honors from Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore in 1995. He received training in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
He has extensive international experience of performing over 19,000 endoscopies. He was awarded MRCP (UK) from England in 1996. He obtained Board Certification in Medicine and Gastroenterology (Fellowship) from New York Medical College, and spent 3 years in the UK and 10 years in the US before returning to his hometown of Kochi. He established the department of Gastroenterology at Sunrise Hospital Cochin.