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April 2022

 

APRIL 2022 Newsletter

April 2022

Greetings to our our newsletter subscribers, friends and patients. During the month of April we observe Parkinson’s Awareness month. In the last 2-3 years I have noted an increase in the number of patients afflicted with this incapacitating disease. I unfortunately saw the the ravages that this disease had upon my grandfather. It is important to get an early diagnosis of this disease in order to benefit from treatment and extend the years of quality of life and independence. It was recently announced that Artificial Intelligence can now diagnose Parkinson’s at an early stage.  This week PreciseDx announced that its AI based pathology technology can accurately diagnose early-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) in living patients. But in order for this to be the case, ideally one should be getting his/her yearly physical exams in order to be tested by your Primary Care Physician. This underscores the importance of regular wellness exams. 

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It seems like the first video/podcast I did for my CHAPALA MED Youtube channel gained some notoriety in the circles of EXPATS as well as prospective EXPATS who subscribe to the YOUTUBE channel for mexicorelocationguide.com. I was interviewed by  Mariana Lange – A Mexican National Who Loves Mexico! She was born in Mexico City but was primarily raised in Guadalajara. Her parents, siblings, and she moved to Texas in the 90s. Every summer her parents would send her back to Mexico City and Guanajuato with her extended family for 3 full months. Her experience was very similar to that of mine when I was growing up in Chicago and visited my native state of Michoacan. I never lost touch with the people and the culture of Mexico and witnessed as to how it evolved since the early 80’s to the Mexico we currently love and enjoy. As I noted in the tail-end of the video I am always willing to take time to answer questions in emails to help you make the correct decision or alleviate concerns about medical care in Mexico and how it pertains to the EXPATS. So, don’t hesitate to email me at with those questions. 

As most of my friends and patients know I try to read a book every 1-2 weeks. I also ready many articles beyond the SOCIAL MEDIA realm and I came across a poem that sums up a dream of mine and many of my colleagues and I thought that it would be great to share it with my reading audience.

 A Doctor’s Fantasy

What A Doctor Wants Is Just A Healthy World.

A day will come when I will be of no use, but it won’t matter, as the world will thrive and be healthy.

A day, when no mother will die giving birth to a child. A day, when no child will come to the world immature. A day, when no child will be born with HIV. A day, where no child will have to live the whole life centered around the disease, where the fault is just the existence. A day, when no child will fail to thrive: physically, spiritually and socially.

A day, when no child will die, doesn’t matter the cause is just diarrhea or severe pneumonia or poverty, famine or malnutrition. A day, when no kid will be abused, neither physically nor sexually. A day, when no child will be deprived of school education. A day, when no child will be bullied for wearing glasses, being “not-normal”. A day, when no kid will be called “autistic”. A day, when no child will lose its identity to chronic disease and will be called a (something)-ic. A day, when no child won’t be able to love the parents, live the life and blossom into an adolescent soul.

A day, when no adolescent will choose drugs as an assistance to a broken heart. A day, when he/she won’t end up getting intoxicated or being “an addict”. A day, when no youngster will choose suicide as the right answer to all the problems. A day, when a girl won’t need to be underweight for being able to pursue her dreams of being a model and she won’t end up developing an eating disorder.

A day, when no young people won’t be able to fulfill the dream of being called dad or mom. A day, when no young lives will be lost in a road/traffic injury. A day, when no person with a mental health issue will be given a tag ‘Psycho’. A day, when no young person will die of a treatable or a preventable disease. A day, when no civilian will have access to the gun. A day, when there is no mass-shooting. A day, when there will be no war. A day, when no woman will lose her husband and no child will lose the father in the name of war.

A day, when no adult will get a life sentence with a cancer diagnosis. A day, when no-one will need to consider, if the new heater they want to buy, will live longer than themselves. A day, when no dad will suffer a heart attack. A day, when no mom will lose her life to breast cancer. A day, when no illness will shatter the lives.

A day, when all the children are healthy.

A day, when the adolescents are healthy.

A day, when the adults are healthy.

A day, when the elderly are healthy.

A day, when the world is healthy. That’s the dream.

In response to the statements, the doctors usually hear:  “You doctors are happy if people are unhealthy, or else you would be jobless.”.

No we care about the well-being of human-being and have dream of helping people achieve this.We want to be your friends but end up “being enemies”.

    by Anish Lamichhane, MD

We welcome your feedback regarding our newsletter and the services we provide. We are also providing a link below for you to share your feedback and experiences with us.

As always, I wish you the best in life and in health

Santiago R. Hernandez M.D.

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April- Parkinson’s Awareness Month 

Help us create a future where no one lives with Parkinson’s disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. This year, we want everyone to take actions to impact the future of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Whether that means learning how to navigate your own future with Parkinson’s or helping us create a world without PD, together we can make a difference.

Help Spread the Word

We’re working hard to spread awareness about Parkinson’s disease throughout Parkinson’s Awareness Month, but we can reach so many more people with your help. We’ve put together a quick guide with a few easy ways you can get involved from the comfort of your home. Join us and help us create a future where no one lives with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s Foundation Website

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News on Low-dose Aspirin

Through I have been an advocate for low-dose aspirin as a systemic anti-inflammatory there is new data that it may not benefit those over the age of 60.  I strive to keep on top of the latest medical advances through my CME activities and happy to share this information with you all.  

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Dementia Prevalence May Be Reduced by Improving Vision

Improving Vision decreases Dementia

According to a recent study, older adults who start losing both vision and hearing are twice as likely to develop dementia as people with only one or neither impairment. Limiting or avoiding noise exposure is important. Wear ear protection during noisy everyday tasks, and get your hearing and vision checked regularly to catch any loss in the early stages.

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Study Debunks COVID Vaccine Side-Effect Myth

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