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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Why weight matters when it comes to joint pain - Harvard Health

For every 10 lbs of weight gain, your leg joints like the knees experience about 30 lbs of force when climbing stairs and when bending or kneeling such as to tie your shoelaces. The inverse relationship is true, for every 10 lbs lost, the leg joints are offloaded 30 lbs of like activity force. A little has a great effect--gaining or losing. #getupandgo
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Saturday, September 7, 2019

TAVR: A minimally invasive procedure for Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic valve replacement without surgery in the Brazos Valley. Other heart valve procedures include the MitraClip and TriClip procedures (mitral and tricuspid valves, respectively). Diagnostic monitoring for heart failure include the CardioMEMS device which may give your doctor a warning that your heart failure is worsening days before you start to develop symptoms or your legs start to swell. If you have an existing pacemaker, some devices can calculate an impedance which may provide similar guidance as does the CardioMEMS. Chat with your friendly neighboorhood cardiologist.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating – TechCrunch

The lungs are designed to inhale clean, fresh air...that's it. If one inhales any pollutant, actively or passively, there will be an inflammatory response from mild to life-threatening. On the most concerning end of that spectrum are lung inflammation such as Hamman-Rich syndrome, desquamative interstitial pneumonia and respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease. Inhale clean, fresh air.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Local doctor says sleep routines aid students success

Back to school, back to sleep schedule for best academic success and best behavior.
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Friday, August 2, 2019

Supv Polysomnography Tech (College Station) at Baylor Scott & White Health

We are seeking a lead daytime sleep tech to supervise our sleep center operations. A self-motivated, experienced, problem-solver and service builder with strong interpersonal skills would be ideal. Book-keeping, staff scheduling, patient scheduling, results notification, quality metrics tracking, productivity tracking and reporting are among obligations. Occasional daytime sleep studies (MSLT, MWTs, PAP Naps) are anticipated. Great opportunity for the energetic, quick-minded, program-builder personalities out there. Apply online if this describes you. Job #: 19012533
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Former College Station Medical Center now part of CHI St. Joseph Health

Good luck, y'all!! Looking forward to exciting changes on our corner of Rock Prairie and Earl Rudder. Perhaps we can resume the vision for a SoCo medial corridor. It was the reason the Rock Prairie bridge was widened, then the pause button was hit. How many of you remember those plans? Here's to a vibrant medical community in the Brazos Valley. I'm proud to live and serve here. :)
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Comparative Relevance of Physical Fitness and Adiposity on Life Expectancy

Brisk walkers were found to have longer life expectancies. Brisk is defined as a pace at which it is difficult to hold a conversation and perform the activity at the same time. So, if you’re telling your life story to your walking buddy without halting mid-sentence to take a breath, you should probably quicken the pace. 🙂
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD