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Manoj Jain

Coping With Election Stress With A 5-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 11.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Manoj Jain MD MPH and Mark Muesse Ph.D If you are like us, you are exasperated with the rollercoaster ride and the vitriol of the presidential race. ...

We Have More in Common Than in Conflict: Reflections for International Day of Peace

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Human conflict and violence happen due to root causes: poverty, injustice, inequality and fundamentalism. Our children grow up with this.

Coordinated Care Can Reduce the Spread of Resistant Infections

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

The irony of modern health care is this: Hospitals and nursing homes, the pillars of our health care delivery, are the riskiest places for acquiring the infections most difficult to treat. On any given day 1 in 25 hospital patients has a health care-associated infection.

A Doctor's Experience in the Nepal Earthquake

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Goel was lucky to survive because his family's home was well-reinforced. But that was not the case in the countryside where hundreds of village homes were wiped out. The following day Goel and his relatives went with medical kits to help others.

Putting Ebola In America In Perspective

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Although Ebola is a frightening virus, we need to keep it in perspective. The odds are extremely low that Americans will contract this terrible disease. Instead, what the general public needs to be concerned about at this time of the year is this: the flu.

Are Local Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

While theoretically all hospitals should be able to manage an Ebola patient, in practice it is not possible. In my opinion, we cannot train hundreds of hospital staff including doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, and X-ray technician in meticulous isolation procedures.

To Stop Ebola Here, We Must Stop It There

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Even after all this, we are losing the battle against Ebola. Why can I say this? Because most epidemics follow a bell-shaped cure.

Knowledge About Ebola Empowers Us

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Oftentimes people do not realize that our fear overwhelms us because ignorance overtakes us. Often, others -- maybe the media -- play on our fears to get our attention about a disease, but do not do a good enough job to educate and empower us.

Did the Cold Cause My Cold?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.

Flu Can Be Deadly: Ask Rachel

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

We don't think of flu as a life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy young or middle age adults, yet it is. In a bad flu season as many as 50,000 deaths may occur due to flu related illnesses.

Tarla Dalal: Indian Vegetarian Cook and Friend of JAINA

JAINA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
JAINA

Tarla Dalal was a woman with a mission to change the culture of Indian cooking. She never spoke loudly about this mission, but it was apparent even up to the day before she died, for she had just come back from travelling to give a cooking demonstration.

Doctor's Advice: Get Health Insurance

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

If you trust your doctor with your life, you should trust his or her advice. Get insurance and encourage your family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances to get health insurance.

Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

If you drink coffee, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that the more cups of coffee you drink, the higher your risk of dying early. The good news is that if you "risk adjust," then the more cups of coffee you drink, the lower your risk of dying early. Let me explain.

Tennessee Can Expand Medicaid or Forego $1 Billion

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

There is no simple answer to the question of Medicaid expansion. While providing health insurance for more Tennesseans puts a strain on the state budget, it also builds a healthier workforce, improves worker productivity and expands investments in our local economy.