Terming the Centre’s move to impart medical education in Hindi as a futile exercise, Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo on Monday said that the decision won’t serve any purpose except creating unnecessary controversy.
Asked about his government’s preparedness to introduce Hindi as a medium of instruction in medical education, Singh Deo said: “I really failed to understand the genuine motive behind the move. I think it is an agenda which doesn’t serve any purpose except creating unnecessary controversy.”
Singh Deo said that the BJP leaders are caught in a time warp and still think that the country needs freedom from English, which is the language of Britishers, who oppressed us, whereas everyone knows that in reality we have been free for more than 75 years.
Today India has moved on and we are a bigger economy and more powerful as a nation than Britain. Then why these people are still stuck to an age old mentality, he asked.
“If we accept their logic, for a moment, what will be the fate of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Kodagu, Urdu, Manipuri or Assamese speaking students? Will they ever be able to adopt and accommodate Hindi as the medium of instruction? And how far will we be able to provide error-free, easy to understand translation of such a highly technical subject,” he further questioned.
Veteran ENT specialist and social activist Dr Ajit Degwekar said that the translation of medical terminology will be an uphill task and if at all we succeed in translating all relevant materials, students will find it difficult to sail through the new terminology, mostly of Sanskrit origin. Barring a few countries such as China and Russia, medical education curriculum across the globe is designed in English only, he said.
However, BJP leader Nishchay Vajpayee said the move is being implemented by the Central government after long-research and homework. “It will not only boost the chances of students from rural and poor households with difficulties in learning English but it will also prove a tectonic shift in India’s thrust for imparting global knowledge in Indian languages,” he said.
Health Minister Singh Deo claimed that he has spoken to several Indian students in Ukraine about the medium of instruction in medical colleges there. The students told him that they are instructed in English, he added.
Citing a similar project in West Bengal where Bengali was made a medium of instruction in the schools, the Minister said that authorities scrapped the move when they realised that their children were lagging behind in overall competence, and hence English was reintroduced with the help of the British Council.
He suggested that the students who are not well versed or comfortable in English can be given the option of attempting their answers in their mother tongues.
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Omaha, Nebraska public schools are employing $460,000 in federal funding allocated for COVID-19 relief to invest in social emotional learning (SEL) throughout the district, a practice that is popping up across the state and the country, Parents Defending Education found.
"The pandemic’s impact has taken a toll on students in particular, contributing to an increase in mental health problems since 2020, according to statewide and national data," the Omaha World-Herald reported earlier this month.
"Nebraska districts, and schools across the U.S., are using the federal money to hire more mental health specialists, roll out new coping tools and expand social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, which prioritizes emotional health."
The move coincides with growing nationwide concerns that COVID-19 educational policies hindered the social and emotional wellbeing of students, concerns that sparked widespread parental outrage.
ABSENCE EPIDEMIC WORRIES PARENT GROUPS SEEKING NORMALCY AFTER COVID: A ‘CAUTIONARY TALE’
Social emotional learning has come under fire, and Parents Defending Education, a parents rights advocacy group, said while the term sounds innocuous, it has recently morphed into "Transformative SEL," which it said is "basically race and gender ideology embedded into what had previously been neutral student competencies."
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"SEL effectively asks teachers to act as therapists." Parents Defending Education said on its website. "Trained only with pop-psychology and one day professional development sessions, it encourages them to probe into students’ psyches, to uncover and address 'trauma.' There is a reason why medical ethics prohibits the practice of therapy by unlicensed and untrained individuals."
The COVID money has been used to implement the Second Step curriculum in all K-6 schools, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Second Step states on its website that it is "committed to addressing racial injustice," and provides resources to teachers to discuss "racial identity" in their classrooms.
Parents Defending Education Director of Outreach Erika Sanzi said the report exposed another example of "anti-parent policies."
"Omaha is just another example of how pervasive these anti-parent policies and practices have become—it is a myth to believe that only left-wing places are driving a wedge between parent and child," Sanzi said in a statement. "They call it social justice but in reality, it is ideological indoctrination in publicly funded schools."
The World-Herald's report claimed that approximately one-third of school districts have recognized the crisis by earmarking COVID relief funds for damage control.
"About one-third of school districts in the U.S. have earmarked COVID money for social and emotional learning," Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) nonprofit spokeswoman Justina Schlund said, according to the source.
SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: 70% SEE RISE IN STUDENTS SEEKING TREATMENT SINCE COVID-19 BEGAN: STUDY
According to CASEL, social emotional learning strives to help students "acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions."
"We strive to identify and contribute to the types of educational experiences that foster personal and collective growth and well-being, especially for those our society has long underserved," its website reads.
Parents Defending Education has warned that CASEL has fully embraced "Transformative SEL." A 2020 "Roadmap for Reopening Schools" on the organization's website promotes implementing "anti-racist practices" and "equity-focused SEL." CASEL also published a video in 2020 titled "SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice."
GOVERNMENT-MANDATED COVID LOCKDOWNS SPARKED SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AMONG TEENS AS TEACHERS' UNIONS PUSHED POLICY
"One week might focus on being a good listener, and the next week they will learn what it means to be kind," Nebraska's Creighton Community Public Schools superintendent Josh Weber said, according to the Omaha World-Herald. "I hope it is going to be a really positive program for us."
"Since COVID happened, we have really decided to take off with this… Before COVID, students were still doing social emotional learning, but COVID has really shone a light on some mental health issues and pushed us to address them," he added.
A recent survey from the Institute of Education Sciences found that a startling 70% of U.S. public schools experienced increases in students seeking mental health services since the dawn of the pandemic.
When reached out to for comment, Weber reiterated the same concern for his district.
"While we were fortunate in Nebraska to return to in-person learning much sooner than a lot of other states, we did still see an impact, especially at younger grade levels.
"We have always provided social emotional learning (SEL) opportunities for our students, but we have turned a lot more of our attention and resources to further focus on these areas. We have utilized district resources along with COVID relief (ESSER) money," he told Fox News Digital.
Weber added that his district has purchased the Second Step social emotional learning curriculum for students aged kindergarten through sixth grade and said they are spearheading efforts to implement a "research-based" Social Emotional Behavioral Learning (SEBL) District Plan.
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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OnlineMedEd, a leading digital healthcare learning platform in the undergraduate medical space, is officially announcing its expansion into continuing medical education (CME) by making its Food as Medicine course eligible for continuing education (CE) credits. Recognized by the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (a subsidiary of the American Society for Nutrition), the Food as Medicine curriculum stands out as a practical, evidence-based solution addressing the dearth of nutrition education resources for clinicians.
The launch comes on the heels of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health - the first since 1969 - where the Biden administration has committed over $8 billion to address food insecurity and diet-related disease throughout the United States. The White House specifically calls out heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and geriatric nutrition - all Topics covered by the Food as Medicine curriculum.
OnlineMedEd's Food as Medicine curriculum is an opportunity for individuals and institutions to proactively address the issue from a public health, continuing education, and regulatory perspective.
With Medicare costs related to obesity and diabetes exceeding $500 billion a year and existing disparities between different health populations widening under these expenditures, OnlineMedEd believes that formal training in nutrition for all healthcare providers will have a positive impact on improving healthcare outcomes, as well as patient lives.
In May 2022, the House of Representatives passed the McGovern Resolution on Nutrition Education (HR1118). The resolution recognizes the immediate need for current and future physicians to incorporate nutrition education into their practice and urges medical school, residency/fellowship, and nursing education accreditors to act on the nutrition training deficit. Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and other primary care specialties such as OB/Gyn and Pediatrics are likely to lead the way in adopting nutrition education for physicians.
Anne Gravel Sullivan, Ph.D., Director of Continuing Education and former Executive Director of Distance Learning at the ACGME, believes Food as Medicine has a vital role to play in addressing these issues. "We're excited to offer a content-rich curriculum designed for clinicians that focuses on using food as medicine as a key strategy for improving patient and population health outcomes in an engaging format."
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Director of Continuing Education
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A transformation of breast care services at Columbus Regional Health over the past two years has resulted in new and improved care options for women in the Columbus area.
Improvements coincide with the Sept. 3, 2020, arrival of Dr. Carlos A. Vieira, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon, to lead the Columbus-based hospital system’s breast care multidisciplinary team.
The CRH breast care program includes screening mammograms, breast surgery, radiation and medical oncology services and cosmetic/reconstructive surgery services with a focus on breast conservation. The services are all available on the Columbus Regional Hospital campus.
Incidence statistics demonstrate the importance of breast services, as one in every eight women born in the United States (about 12 percent) will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, Vieira said.
When he joined Columbus Regional Health, Vieira became the first breast cancer specialist to perform surgeries on local patients. Until then, breast cancer surgeries were performed by CHR general surgeons.
Before Vieira’s arrival, an estimated 70% of Columbus area breast cancer patients sought out breast surgery specialists affiliated with large Indianapolis health care systems, roughly an hour away, he said.
That trend has reversed in the past two years, with 70% of Columbus area women now receiving their breast care treatment within a 15- to 20-minute drive of their homes or businesses at Columbus Regional Health, Vieira said.
“It took a lot of work,” Vieira, 50, said of reversing the patient-care trend, citing tremendous support within the Columbus community.
“We’re a cutting-edge program that can offer anything being offered at any other big hospital system in Indianapolis,” Vieira said.
Innovations that have been introduced by Vieira at Columbus Regional Health include:
This alternative mastectomy approach is a benefit to patients who are extremely sick and is a safer procedure for healthier patients, Vieira said. This approach can also be used for minor breast surgeries on patients who easily develop nausea or have difficulty waking up after surgery, he said.
While three-dimensional digital mammography has been available locally for several years, an even newer screening technology was brought in after Vieira arrived — breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment.
The MRI diagnostic test has a much higher sensitivity, able to better detect lesions on the breast that might be missed during a routine mammogram, Vieira said.
It is used for high-risk patients — those with a 20% or higher risk to develop breast cancer, and in select cases for patients classified as having dense breasts, which make it more difficult to spot small legions.
Vieira holds a distinction that none of his peers in southeastern Indiana have as the only fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the region.
After practicing general surgery and breast surgery in Shelbyville for 15 years, Vieira completed his one-year fellowship training at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago on July 31, 2020.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a scientific and educational association of surgeons founded in 1913 to Improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Completion of the program means that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation.
The doctor feels that his fellowship experience gives him — and his patients — an advantage.
“You have seen thousands of patients with breast cancer,” Vieira said. “You’re dedicated 100% to that course. You are attuned to all of the advances and techniques.”
Five different treatment options are considered for breast cancer patients: Surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and radiation therapy — all available through Columbus Regional Health.
“Every single breast cancer is different. Some people will require only surgery. Some will require the gamut,” Vieira said.
Surgery is the definitive treatment for breast cancer, done 99.9 percent of the time, he said. The only patients who are excluded from surgery are those who are ruled out as a candidate for medical reasons.
While an important part, surgery is far from the only piece of the treatment puzzle.
Vieira works closely with CRH certified mammography and ultrasound technologists, nurse navigators, board-certified radiologists, and medical and radiation oncologists to provide local comprehensive breast care services.
Most breast cancer cases require a combination of surgery, radiation and hormonal therapy to be successful, Vieira said.
A lumpectomy, in which the surgeon removes cancer and other abnormal tissue and a small amount of healthy tissue around it, makes up 80% of Vieira’s breast cancer cases and requires radiation therapy, which reduces the chance of cancer returning.
A mastectomy, a surgical operation to remove one or both breasts, does not require radiation, he said.
Vieira did not have to look far for inspiration when considering a career in medicine. His father, Brazilian-born Jose Vieira, has served as a medical doctor in his home country for nearly 50 years — and still practices to this day.
The senior Vieira, a kidney specialist, grew his private practice by treating patients as family, and the younger Vieira strives to do the same.
For example, Carlos Vieira in August attended the 60th wedding anniversary of one of his patients. From his youth, Vieira has memories of accompanying his father on weekend social visits to the homes of his Brazilian patients to share a meal.
“That’s from my upbringing, seeing how my dad took care of his patients,” Vieira said.
Born in New Orleans, where his father was training to become a medical doctor, Vieira grew up starting at age 1 in Brazil, where he attended medical school from 1990 to 1997.
“I liked to study – read, learn how to make diagnoses. I began to think, how can I impact people in a very fundamental way that will bring me purpose?” said Vieira, explaining his decision to pursue a career as a surgeon.
Besides the surgical act, Vieira learned how to interact with patients, demonstrating empathy in their care leading up to and after surgery. It helped that he became multilingual, influenced by his mother, Sonia Vieira, a retired teacher who gave private lessons in English, the second most prevalent language in Brazil after Portuguese. He also speaks Spanish, which he uses almost daily while conversing with patients within the diverse Bartholomew County population.
While serving as a general surgeon, Vieira realized that helping breast cancer patients brought him particular satisfaction.
“Being able to cure breast cancer is very rewarding – emotionally to the patient and also to the provider,” he said.
This fall, Vieira got involved in two grassroots programs organized by Columbus North High School students for their senior projects.
“Serving for a Cure” was presented Sept. 15 during a Columbus North-Jennings County High School volleyball game. Volleyball player Logan Branstetter’s project was two-fold — to raise money for a breast cancer patient while also finding out how many local women are regularly getting mammograms.
A project by Rylie Boezeman will provide free breast exams from 8 a.m. until noon Oct. 29 at the CRH Breast Surgery department in the medical building at 2326 18th St., Suite 230 in Columbus, sponsored by Columbus Regional Health.
“I am excited to be here,” Vieira said. “The community has been very supportive. With a lot of joy and hard work, we have been able to make the breast services at Columbus Regional Hospital better every day.”
In an effort to streamline the process of diagnosing patients with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, researchers used digital cameras to capture changes in gait—a symptom of these diseases—and developed a machine-learning algorithm that can differentiate those with MS and PD from people without those neurological conditions.
Their findings are reported in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.
The goal of the research was to make the process of diagnosing these diseases more accessible, said Manuel Hernandez, a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor of kinesiology and community health who led the work with graduate student Rachneet Kaur and industrial and enterprise systems engineering and mathematics professor Richard Sowers.
Currently, patients must wait—sometimes for years—to get an appointment with a neurologist to make a diagnosis, Hernandez said. And people in rural communities often must travel long distances to a facility where their condition can be assessed. To be able to gather gait information using nothing more than a digital camera and have that data assessed online could allow clinicians to do a quick screening that sends to a specialist only those deemed likely to have a neurological condition.
To conduct the study, the team videotaped adults with and without MS or Parkinson's disease as they walked on a treadmill, focusing the digital cameras on participants' hips and lower limbs. Those without the neurological conditions were age-, weight- and gender-matched with participants with MS and PD. The walking exercise also included trials in which participants walked while reciting every-other letter of the alphabet in sequence. This added task was designed to mimic the real-world challenges of walking while engaging in other potentially mentally distracting tasks, Sowers said.
"This is a novel study in that we were trying to address the fact that the lab is different from how people behave in the wild," he said. "When you're at home, you're doing whatever you're doing, but you're also thinking, 'Did I close the garage door? Did I turn the stove off?' So there's an added cognitive load."
The researchers used an open-source tool to analyze the video to extract data about how participants moved during the walking exercises.
"We looked at the body coordinates for hips, knees, ankles, the big and small toes and the heels," said Kaur, who developed the method for analyzing how these coordinates moved over time to look for differences between adults with and without MS or Parkinson's disease.
She tested the accuracy of her approach using more than a dozen traditional machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms. The team also tested the method on new study subjects to see if it could identify those with MS, those with Parkinson's disease and those with neither condition.
The study revealed that several of the algorithms were more than 75% accurate at detecting these differences.
"This study suggests the viability of inexpensive vision-based systems for diagnosing certain neurological disorders," the researchers wrote.
Making the new tools available to the public will likely take several years, the scientists said.
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Eye experts have tasked the government to increase the number of optic specialists to handle the increasing cases.
“We don’t have enough institutions that give optometry or ophthalmology as an option of study. We only have two institutions; Makerere University and an instite at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital,” Ms Esther Nafula, the operations manager of Lapaire Uganda, said during the commemoration of World Sight Day at their offices in Ntinda, Kampala, on Thursday.
The day aims at raising awareness about eye diseases and prevention.
Ms Nafula said in many communities, people are unable to acquire eyecare due to inadequate accessibility while others travel long distances to access the services.
The spokesperson of Lapaire Uganda, Mr Oliver Mwanko, said the country has about 40 eye specialists (ophthalmologists) .
“It is said we have one eye specialist for one million people. This raises the number of specialists to 40 in the country,” Mr Mwanko said.
“We call upon the education sector to promote ophthalmology as a course so that we can have as many eye specialists as possible and this will enable Ugandans to get the service,” Mr Mwanko said.
According to the Ministry of Health, there are 2.5 million adults and children who suffer from moderate and severe eye problems with 250,000 people blind in both eyes.
Ms Jackeline Baboneraawo, an eye specialist, said there are more than 100 eye diseases that need urgent attention.
She cited cataracts, strabismus myopia and refractive errors which are the lead causes of eye impairment.
“The only challenge is that most of our eye diseases don’t come with pain and that is why they are not recognised at early stages,” Ms Baboneraawo said.
She advised the public to always go for eye regular checkup, saying some conditions can be rectified.
“The brain receives 80 percent of what it interprets from the eye, meaning that the eye is a major organ and for us to help our brain to interpret our daily activities, we need to take care of our eye efficiently,” Ms Baboneraawo said.
She said eye cases among the children below the age of zero to eight years and has attributed it to parental negligence.
“Some children are born with conditions that can be handled from birth,” Ms Baboneraawo said.
She advised the public to have a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables and to maintain healthy weight and get regular medical eye check-ups to prevent eye diseases among others.
Dr Zeba Iqbal, Dr Hajira Fathima and Dr Najmath Beegumi inaugurating the Breast Cancer Awareness Booth at Naseem Medical Centre, C Ring Road, Doha.
Doha: Health is always celebrated with grandeur at Naseem Medical Centre. An event was organised to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed annually during the month of October, to educate the female population about breast cancer, its early detection and its possible preventive measures.
It was held under the concept “It’s time to rise”.
The event consisted of an enlightening panel discussion by eminent doctors from Naseem Medical Centre.
The panel consisted of Dr. Zeba Iqbal (Specialist-OBG, Naseem Medical Centre, C Ring Road) and Dr. Hajra Fathima (General Practitioner, Naseem Medical Centre, C Ring Road).
The panel discussion was moderated by Nandini Srivasthav, Team Lead Learning & Development at Naseem Healthcare.
The discussion covered the Topics like Early Detection, Breast Self-Examination, Breast Cancer Screening, Psychological factors among the public, Social Taboo about the Breast Cancer, Diagnosis and its treatment modes, etc.
The panel discussion was followed by the inauguration of the breast cancer awareness booth by Dr Zeba Iqbal, Dr Hajira Fathima and Dr Najmath Beegum Shanavas along with nurses and medical team from Naseem Medical Centre.
Naseem Medical Centre offers mammogram at QR300 for all the patients through the month of October. For any queries, public can dial 44652121.
New Orleans, LA – The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, in collaboration with the US Army Medical Research and Development Command, has awarded LSU Health New Orleans $4.6 million over four years to develop education and training to Improve burn injury care in military conflicts and civilian disasters before the patients reach a hospital. The Burn Prehospital Provider Program will meet the needs of military and civilian health care providers in different environments, with different levels of experience, in different roles and with new technological tools. It will serve as a learning platform to teach and address four essential skills of the prehospital provider – burn wound decontamination, burn wound debridement, burn wound dressing application, and assessing and/or performing a surgical procedure to relieve pressure that could result in circulation issues and damage or death of tissue. Each learning module will comprise a brief content presentation followed by scenario-based learning and assessment. The mobile learning modules will incorporate hands-on burn procedure skills training using biometric tabletop simulators.
Under the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Carter, Professor of Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Director of the Burn Center at University Medical Center, LSU Health New Orleans is one of six members of a consortium of subject matter experts, including burn care practice, bur care research and burn care education specialists tapped for the project.
“This award was designed to advance military and civilians knowledge and skills when providing burn care in the field,” principal investigator Dr. Carter says. “We plan to work closely with our collaborators at the Institute for Surgical Research, Wake Forest University, and the American Burn Association over the next four years.”
Phase 1 will deliver a well-informed and focused burn education needs assessment study with a list of specific learning objective targets to deliver required clinical knowledge and psychomotor skills. A multi-component burn simulator prototype will be designed and fabricated to meet training needs. The synthetic component parts will use materials that not only replicate the appearance of human tissue but will also replicate the expected normal tissue response to burn care interventions.
Phase 2 will focus on technology development, curriculum integration and beta-testing – both prototype tabletop burn simulators and the software application for interactive practice-based burn care simulation scenarios.
Phase 3 is the curriculum implementation and research phase. Technology resources and equipment, including the simulators with replaceable procedure cartridges, as well as mobile tablets and the respective interactive software applications developed, will be distributed to key stakeholder training sites. Results of learning outcome assessments will be reported.
During Phase 4, consortium members, including LSU Health New Orleans, will partner with each training site to prepare a propagation and scalability plan that defines the requirements and the pathway to expand the implementation of the Burn Prehospital Provider Program curriculum for broad utilization to extend training to all military burn care practitioners. In addition, in partnership with the American Burn Association (ABA), a pilot study will be completed to create civilian derivatives of the Program curriculum content and teaching/testing methods. These will be applied to meet the specific needs of civilian practitioners.
Dr. Carter was part of a team of burn surgeons who recently traveled to Ukraine to treat burn injuries in both soldiers and civilians.
“My experience in Ukraine increased my awareness of how important prehospital burn care is during a disaster,” adds Dr. Carter.
“The expertise of LSU Health New Orleans faculty will help close a gap in burn injury care that will benefit both soldiers in military conflicts and citizens affected by disasters,” notes Dr. Steve Nelson, LSU Health New Orleans Interim Chancellor. “We are proud to serve, along with our University Medical Center partner, as a vital resource for this critically needed project.”
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