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Minority tag for Jains? Thanks, but no thanks! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The Government of India recently included Jains in the country among minorities. This has been debated for a long time now. All it took was one meeting between Union Minis ... Read on »
Farewell Rich Berkowitz by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Rich Berkowitz is no more. I was shocked to see obituaries from the many whose lives he has touched on my Facebook wall yesterday morning. I got to know Rich wh ... Read on »
Do you have a good medical insurance policy? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I pay all my medical expenses out of pocket. Unfortunately I never took any medical insurance before I fell sick. Back in the 90s, very few people thought it worthwhile. H ... Read on »
The Kerala Nurse Phenomenon by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was interviewing a nurse for one of our centres in the south. His name indicated that he was from Kerala. He was working in Delhi at that time. I started talking in Engl ... Read on »
The unnecessary overdose of late nights and working weekends in Indian software companies by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This morning, as I skimmed through my Facebook wall, I read a post by a friend from school who is now a lawyer. He says that American lawyers would work late nights and we ... Read on »
Making following up on emails much easier by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was faced with a problem very often. I send an email to someone who needs to respond to me about something. That someone does not respond. I have moved on to other thing ... Read on »
Modi's blog: why nothing much changes by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So we're led to believe that Narendra Modi was 'shaken to the core' by the 2002 riots. This contrasts sharply with the widely held belief that Modi had sanctioned the poli ... Read on »
Cracking the whole wheat bread recipe by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ever since I have got my bread maker, I have been making different kinds of bread. One problem however was 100% whole wheat bread. I never got it right. All recipes in the ... Read on »
Dialysis in Wonderland by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Thanks Bill Peckham for posting this! I can't imagine this was in 1979. I'd give an arm and a leg to be able to do this today! Read on »
Juggling a right wing family and a left wing friends list by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night, I was at my cousin's house. My extended family had gathered there in preparation for cousin Nishant's wedding. Someone mentioned that the exit polls predicted ... Read on »
Why no dialysis unit in every district, asks the Supreme Court by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Acting on a Public Interest Litigation, the Supreme Court of India issued notices to the Union and State Governments asking why there should not be dialysis units ... Read on »
Steps to setup POP access to Gmail from Mavericks Mail - Part 2 - Setting it up by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday, I wrote about how POP was better than IMAP in at least some circumstances . Today, I will outline the steps to setup POP access to email on Mavericks Mail. I wa ... Read on »
Steps to setup POP access to Gmail from Mavericks Mail - Part 1 - Why POP? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure IMAP has been the preferred way to setup email for a while now. When I started working back in 1997, we only used POP. Over the years, people gradually moved to IM ... Read on »
Being put on dialysis has a mental impact as well by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure No, I am not saying we turn crazy! Its a more subtle impact. I have noticed this in myself and others a as well. I have changed a lot mentally. I used to be a very ... Read on »
Aashayein 2013 in Delhi by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure To be honest, I expected a low turnout at our first Aashayein in Delhi. Many reasons were given. Delhi patients don't come for these kinds of events. It was very cold. Ver ... Read on »
Pune Diary by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have been a couple of times to Pune in the past. Both times it was en route to the hill town of Mahabaleshwar. Once it was on a holiday with family and the other time it ... Read on »
No, being put on dialysis does not mean that the end is near! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure First, one piece of factual information. I was put on dialysis in July 1997. Its about sixteen and a half years. I work full time. I swim every morning. I travel. I lead a ... Read on »
The WAK hits a funding roadblock - corporate interests at play? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was horrified when I read this post on the Facebook page of Dr. Victor Gura of the Blood Purification Technologies, the developers of the Wearable Artificial Kidney Dea ... Read on »
Karnataka's PD pilot - what happened last year? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was happy to read yesterday that Karnataka was launching a pilot project on Peritoneal Dialysis . The state would bear 65% of the cost and the rest would be borne by pat ... Read on »