Pertemuan 5 Sahabat

Pertemuan 5 Sahabat Cerita Motivasi dan Inspirasi Nomor 1

Suara Adzan Mengalun Indah memanggil hamba Allah untuk menjalankan sebuah kewajiban yaitu sholat subuh. Sejenak Sang surya menampakkan cahaya terangnya. Suara ayam berkokok mengiri kemunculan sang surya. Suasana pagi yang indah tuk awali sebuah perjalanan kehidupan. Hidup yang penuh misteri tuk dipecahkan. Ada yang bilang hidup adalah sebuah perjuangan, hidup adalah sebuah dramatisme atau cerita yang tak ada habisnya sebelum hembusan nafas terakhir. Penuh dengan suka cita dan duka nestapa.
Mentari pagi yang muncul dari arah timur seakan menjadi saksi awal hariku. Waktu itu jarum panjang jam di dinding masih di angka 6 tapi aku harus sudah meninggalkan rumahku yang terletak di ujung kota Kudus. Hari ini tepat hari sabtu, sekolahku mengadakan acara persami. Acara yang diadakan oleh Dewan Galang SMP 9 Bintang Ini di ikuti oleh 200 siswi. Dengan karisma abu-abu aku diantar oleh kakakku menuju SMP ku tercinta.
Sesampai di sekolah aku bertemu dengan teman-temanku. Beberapa meni
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Doctors Do Not Know Much About Obesity Because They Are Not Expected To

Doctors Do Not Know Much About Obesity Because They Are Not Expected To


Doctors Do Not Know Much About Obesity Because They Are Not Expected To

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 05:00 AM PST

sharma-obesity-medical-students1Despite recognition of obesity by the American Medical Association as a chronic medical disease not unlike hypertension or diabetes, do not expect doctors in the US to know much about it.

If you’re wondering why, the answer is rather simple.

According to a paper by Robert Kushner and colleagues published in the journal Teaching And Learning In Medicine, competencies in obesity prevention, assessment, and treatment are apparently not really required, at least not based on the questions that young doctors can expect to be asked in licensing exams.

The researchers examined the coverage and distribution of obesity-related items on the three step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which every practicing US physician (irrespective of the specialty or discipline) has to pass to qualify for licensing.

Although the USMLE question panel did include over 80o multiple-choice items containing obesity-related keywords, 58% of these items were represented by only 4 of 17 organ systems, and 80% of coded items were represented by only 6 of the 107 American Board of Obesity Medicine subdomains.

While the majority of obesity-coded items pertained to the diagnosis and management of obesity-related comorbid conditions, they did not directly address the prevention, diagnosis, or management of obesity itself.

In medicine (as in any other discipline), students focus on topics that they can expect to encounter in their exams – clearly, diagnosing obesity and managing it, is not one of them.

Although this analysis was performed in the US, I would be surprised if any licensing body in the world actually requires of medical graduates to have a good working knowledge of preventing, diagnosing, and managing obesity (rather than just the related comorbidities).
Till this changes, people living with obesity should not be surprised to encounter physicians who may know less about obesity, its causes, and treatments than they might expect.
@DrSharma
Edmonton, AB
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Wiro Sableng #62 : Kamandaka Si Murid Murtad

Wiro Sableng #62 : Kamandaka Si Murid Murtad Cerita Motivasi dan Inspirasi Nomor 1WIRO SABLENG

Pendekar Kapak Maut Naga Geni 212

Karya: Bastian Tito

GEROBAK sapi itu bergerak perlahan. Yang menjadi kusirnya seorang lelaki tua berjanggut dan berambut putih duduk tenang-tenang saja karena dia memang tidak terburu-buru. Di sampingnya duduk seorang dara. Rambutnya yang hitam pendek dikuncir ke atas hingga wajahnya yang jelita tampak lucu. Gadis ini adalah anak tunggal si orang tua berjanggut putih. Dara ini memang ber-sifat riang ceria. Sepanjang perjalanan dia selalu menyanyi kecil sambil menggoyang-goyangkan tangan kanannya yang memegang sebuah tongkat bambu. Melihat pakaian ringkas warna putih yang dikenakan ayah dan anak ini jelas keduanya adalah orang-orang persilatan.

"Mintari anakku," berkata lelaki tua di atas gerobak pada anak gadisnya. "Kalau sampai di tempat pertemuan para tokoh silat di Selatan nanti, jangan sekali-kali kau berlaku sembrono. Kau duduk saja di sampingku. Jangan bicara kalau tidak diminta. Ingat, di situ juga ada Datuk Alam Rajo Di Langit, tokoh silat dari tanah Minang yang akan membawamu ke Pulau Andalas. Semua ilmu ke-pandaianku sudah kuwariskan padamu. Selanjutnya Datuk Alam yang akan membawamu ke tanah Minang dan menggemblengmu di sana. Ingat juga, Datuk itu adalah orang tua yang sangat saleh. Karena itu
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Sharma’s Obesity Notes For 2017

Sharma’s Obesity Notes For 2017


Sharma’s Obesity Notes For 2017

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 05:00 AM PST

jigsaw_puzzleWith the advent of 2017, these Obesity Notes otes are now entering their 10th year – that is ten years of almost daily posts on every conceivable topic related to obesity.

That said, readers may have noticed that over the past 6 months posts have been far more irregular – this is because after 10 years of daily blogging, no doubt, a certain weariness has set in.

Not because obesity is no longer interesting or there is less new research to report on – actually, the opposite is true.

Obesity continues to be a important as a global health problem as ever and there is more obesity research pouring out of research labs than ever before.

It is just that I feel that I’ve posted on almost all important topics and so, although there may be a torrent of new studies, the really new – i.e. research that has the potential to actually take obesity prevention or treatments to a whole new level, remains rather rare.

So my plan going forward with these Obesity Notes is to continue posting, albeit less regularly, whenever I come across studies that are of exceptional significance. I will also, from time to time, continue using these Notes as a venue for discussing new (or old) ideas on obesity that I find worth sharing. The latter may include reposting older posts on topics that remain important.

So hopefully readers will bear with me through 2017 as we continue on this journey of discovery.

@DrSharma
Vancouver, BC

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Happy 2017!

Happy 2017!


Happy 2017!

Posted: 31 Dec 2016 10:15 AM PST

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Wishing all my readers a Happy and Peaceful 2017 – Also, Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

@DrSharma
Vancouver, BC

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