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Using mobile phone

One of the most common sights that we see each day is that of people with their mobile phone next to their ears. Mobile phones or cells have become a vital part of modern telecommunications. It has been seen that virtually everybody carries a mobile phone, including school going children. We have become so used to this gadget that it is impossible to think of living without mobile phones.

Mobile phone is a telecommunication and multimedia device. With the advancement of modern technology mobile phones are used not only for making calls but also for sending text messages, playing music, sharing photos and video and watching television programs.

Mobile phones communicate by transmitting radio waves through a network of fixed antennas called base station. They are low powered radio frequency transmitters that operate at frequencies between 450 and 2700 MHz with peak powers in the range of 0.1 to 2 watts.

A person using a mobile phone  for text messaging or accessing the internet will have a lower  exposure to radio frequency as the mobile user generally hold the instruments 30 -40 cms away from their body.

The health effects of cell phones have always been a topic of debate. According to a statement released by WHO confirms that there is an increased risk of glioma – a malignant form of brain cancer that is associated with the use of mobile phones.

Click here – An article in the Times of India

Star Health recently launched their new product – Star Health Unique, which covers select Pre-existing diseases/conditions after a waiting period of 11 months.


Apart from the standard hospitalization cover for accident and sickness, the main highlights of this health plan are:

  • Covers select Pre-existing diseases/conditions after a waiting period of 11 months, which is considerably low compared to the earlier lowest of 3 years waiting by Apollo Munich.
  • Covers Individuals upto 65 years without a Medical Check-up.

Important Conditions:

The important conditions you need to know before you buy Star Unique Health Insurance:

  • The premium of this product is higher than the premium of standard products including the ones from Star.
  • 30% Co-pay on all claims.
  • Select Pre-existing Diseases are covered for 50% of the Sum Insured.
  • Select Pre-existing Diseases are not covered.
  • Differential city-wise premium.
  • Sub-limit on various ailments
  • Mandatory cover for 2 years. If you claim in the first year, the second year's premium is deducted from the admissable claim amount.
  • Cover ceases at the age of 70 years, after which the insured has the option to move to any other existing product of Star.

Talk to our Expert to know more: Write to expert@medimanage.com with age details of your parents.

The pre-existing ailments which are included in the 1 year, 2 year and 4 year exclusions are mostly those which require a hospitalization treatment in the short term, even before the policy has been applied for. The ailments not part of the waiting period seem to be those which are generally controllable diseases like Hypertension and Diabetes, which do not have an immediate requirement for a treatment.

In a time where most other private insurers add a permanent exclusion in the policy on any treatment directly or indirectly related to Hypertension or Diabetes, Star Health’s inclusion of these diseases is a welcome step.

The policy opens up cover for an entire Indian population who has chronic but controllable health conditions like hypertension or diabetes (including those who have undergone a Bypass Surgery (CABG)

Talk to our Expert to know more: Write to expert@medimanage.com with age details of your parents.

Why a Declaration based Health Insurance underwriting system could work better, compared to a Medical Check-up one in India?

In absence of any civic medical records, Health Insurance Companies depend on Medical Tests for underwriting (pricing) the Health Insurance coverage for people beyond a particular age. Medical Tests come with their own flaws. Firstly they capture information only for the particular time period. So if I have climbed 3 floors to reach a laboratory and got my blood pressure checked immediately, it would show High Blood Pressure, and the lab test would conclude me as a Hypertensive.  Those who are from Healthcare would agree, that Medical Check-ups are also prone to errors. I have experienced a case in the past where the mother of a renowned doctor was denied coverage based on pus cells detected in her urine. The daughter put her mother on medication and contested the results with the Insurance Company demanding a check in another lab after a week. The new check-up reports did not show any trace of pus cells, and the mother was covered without any exclusions. This instance clearly deleted all my dependence on medical checks as the critical data point for underwriting.

On the other hand, a clear declaration of health conditions from the customer makes him/her responsible for entering all the information he is aware of.

Talk to our Expert to know more: Write to expert@medimanage.com with age details of your parents.

when you were a baby contest winners

Announcing the Winners of ‘When you were a Baby’ contest. Congratulations! Medimanage.com also wishes to thank all the participants.

Following is a list of the 10 lucky winners who will each win a gift voucher worth Rs. 500!

  1. Karthi R
  2. Sunil Kumar
  3. Geetha Suresh
  4. Sandeep Agarwal
  5. Govardhan MS
  6. Praveen Sridharmurthy
  7. Mahesh Nambiar
  8. Shilpa Chabbra
  9. Sheela Navaneenthan
  10. Abirami S

The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care - FAQsWe at Medimanage.com are pleased to inform you of the stupendous success achieved by the recently launched e-book on baby care titled ‘The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care’- a Medimanage.com initiative. This book can be personalized, downloaded or gifted to your near and dear ones for free from here!


1200+ downloads in a day - Thank you !


Following is a list of general FAQs regarding the download of the e-book, we hope these will answer all your queries.

Common Queries on the Download:

1. Why is a Login Access required to download the Book?

There are various instances where download requests could fail, due to a time-out or a pop-up blocker etc. The login helps us in saving your customized book under your login (explained in detail below)

2. I got "time out" error/Blank Page/Pop-up Blocker while trying to download the Book. How do I retrieve the Book?

In case you have got a Time Out/Blank Page/Pop-up Blocker after you clicked on Download e-Book, as mentioned above, we have saved the book under your login. Here's how you retrieve the book through your login.

Take the following steps:

- Log on to http://www.medimanage.com

- Click on the Login button on the top right

- Login with your username and password.

If you see the Member Central Dashboard:

a.  In the Left Panel, under Download Central – there is a link for Download Baby Care e-Book.
b.  This will take you the My Page
c.  Click the My Activities or My Purchases Tab.
d.  Click on the Link “The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care”. The book should start downloading.

If this does not work,

In case Internet Explorer : Right Click and select “Save Target As”.

In case of Mozilla : Right Click and select “Save Link As”.

In case you see My Page:
a.    Click the My Activities or My Purchases Tab.
b.    Click on the Link “The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care”.

If this does not work:

In case Internet Explorer  : Right Click and select “Save Target As”.

In case of Mozilla : Right Click and select “Save Link As”. 

3.  I saw the Insurance Store Page several times, after I provided my login information.
Sincere Apologies. You experienced a technical bug here. We have rectified the same. Request you to try downloading the book again we assure you that you will not find this error. Click here to download the book again.

4. I got a Server Error while downloading the Baby Care e-Book. 

Sincere Apologies. You experienced a technical bug here. We have rectified the same. Request you to try downloading the book again. We assure you that you will not find this error. Click here to download the book again.

5. Can you send the e-Book as an attachment.
It would be physically difficult for us to email each personalized book to your respective email addresses. As mentioned above, in case your download has failed, in most cases, the e-Book would have been saved under your Login. In case your Access Rights don't allow you to download the e-Book, request you to download the e-Book from an alternative computer (your personal computer, cyber-cafe's etc.) Lastly, we would request you to download the e-Book once again. We have tried our best to prevent any technical bug possible.

NOTE: You need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to be able to download/view your e-Book.

Thanks for the interest shown in the e-Book. Do send in your feedback/suggestions/inputs to the magazine@medimanage.com.


Dr. Abdul Rasheed of Asian Heart Institute launches the The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care, a Medimanage initiative on the eve of Mother's Day

Indian Mothers Rejoice! For Medimanage has now officially launched, 'The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care'!

The e-book was launched by Dr. Abdul Rasheed, a renowned Pediatric Cardiologist of Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai. The book contains thoroughly researched matter relevant to the Indian methods of baby care, which are written in a very simple and easy to understand manner.

This e-book can be now Downloaded, Personalized and gifted for Free. Click here to check it out!

The Medimanage Team with Dr. Abdul Rasheed on the eve of the launch of 'The Great indian Guide for Baby Care'


A very thought provoking inspirational video, about grit and attitude against the most difficult constraints.

Click on the link to know more about Nick Vujicic

Welcome News for People affected by Accidental Burns or Birth Disorders of the skin, who couldnt afford a Plastic Surgery. 

In a press release issued on Saturday, a Free Plastic Surgery Camp will be held at Pasam Hospital in Kodaikanal from March 23 to April 4. Internationally acclaimed surgeons from Germany will perform surgeries in the hospital to needy patients. Those with ailments in eyes, ears, nose and lips by birth may register their names with the hospital for free treatment.


They may contact the hospital at M.M. Street, Kodaikanal, either in person or through telephone (04542) 240778 and 240668 or e-mail pasam.vision [at] gmail [dot] com for registration, the release added.

“I have a cold, I should see a doctor”, “My left leg aches during the night, I should see a doctor”, “My left eye’s vision is blurred, I should see a doctor”….. the occasions might be different, but every time we feel we are going down with some or the other illness, it’s the Doctor we run to see!

But who’s seeing to the doctors?!

In a study conducted by the IMA’s(Indian Medical Association)Pune Chapter, it was found that the Indian doctors life span is only 55-59 years of age! An astounding 10 years less than the average life span of the general population in India! So what’s killing our doctors?

A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, work pressure and stress are the culprits! Doctors, these days are found working long hours often juggling their own clinics along with their duties at hospitals. These balancing acts is creating stress and putting them under pressure, add a sedentary lifestyle to the mix and what you have is a potent recipe for disaster! A sedentary lifestyle is responsible for obesity and heart ailments amongst other things, a fact verified by statistics which single out cardiac arrest as the number one factor for causing deaths amongst Indian doctors.

Lack of activity compounded by a lack of exercise is leading to an alarming rise in the number of Indian doctors found suffering from various ailments. So the next time you visit your doctor for a health check up, ask him to get one for himself too!

To know more, click here….

So you have been working hard in the gym, sweating it out religiously. But still you are not able to achieve the desired results! Those few nasty pounds just refuse to take leave, leaving you thoroughly confused about what you are doing wrong?

Sometimes achieving desired results becomes difficult, inspite of a good exercise regime and a balanced diet, leaving you wondering as to what more should be done. The answer lies in rewinding back to your diet! Did you know that what you eat immediately after the workout matters too? While many of us are under the impression that during a workout we burn those extra calories, we are free to pig out on food later on!

What you eat after your work out is very important, eating foods low in carbohydrates are known to maximize health benefits. Most of the metabolic benefits, the body derives are from its latest workout rather than its regular fitness regime! Avoiding carbohydrates after a workout is known to enhance the insulin sensitivity of the body, and increased insulin sensitivity aids the body in absorbing sugar from the bloodstream and storing it for later use.

So the next time after a workout you get those hunger pangs, don’t avoid them, just avoid the carbohydrates! To know more, click here….

breakfastWith breakfasts in Suburban India being relegated to the easy and quick Cornflakes, Toasts and eggs, breakfast sure has lost its nutritional edge!

Lack of time is cited as the primary reason as to why we are avoiding the traditional Indian breakfasts. But what most of us don’t realize is that many Indian breakfasts can be prepared within a time frame of 5-10 minutes! Plus there is no denying the high nutritional value of Upma, Sheera, phalaahar, Ragi porridge etc which contain high levels of proteins, iron, carbohydrates and necessary vitamins, needed by the body.

An old adage goes, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper“ citing the importance of breakfast as the first meal of the day and with nutritional experts world over agreeing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s high time we do justice to our bodies first meal of the day! To read more, click here….


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