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Dr. Vidya enjoys reading about medicine, travel, art and culture, biographies and autobiographies. She lives by her guiding principle, "Grant me the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the courage to change what I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
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A combination of Physical, Mental, and Social well being contributes to a good Quality of Life. When it is related to Health and Disease, we call it Health-Related Quality of Life or HRQoL.
Avascular necrosis or Osteonecrosis affects the bone and occurs because of the interruption to its blood supply resulting in bone death and leading to secondary osteoarthritis.
Ascites is fluid collection in the peritoneum usually as a consequence of liver damage commonly seen in cirrhosis. Cancers and tuberculosis can cause ascites due to peritoneal spread of the disease.
A heart rate of less than 60/min is called bradycardia. Bradycardia causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, management are discussed in detail.
Osteosarcoma is a primary cancer of the bone which targets adolescents most commonly and mainly affects the areas around the knee, shoulder and hip joint.