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Mitra Rangarajan

Mitra Rangarajan

Nurse Practitioner

Sinai Hospital

MD

Mitra Rangarajan, MSN, ANP-BC, MPH, CDE, MS (RD) specializes in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Primary Care/Diabetes Management. She is one of the few people in the world who is cross-trained and certified in three interrelated, interconnected and intertwined disciplines which are: Nutrition, Diabetes Management, an...

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What the government doesn’t understand about health care — over-regulation kills

With excellence in medical research, innovation and bio-medical technology, America’s hospitals attract patients from across the globe. Yet with spending surpassing 3.4 trillion dollars last year, access to quality health care for all Americans remains painfully elusive.

In fact, the IOM reports that medical errors continue to cost the lives of Americans, despite health care remaining one of the most regulated industries in the country.

At my alma mater Johns Hopkins University, we proudly raised both our hands and pledged, “with these hands I will do no harm.” Medicine is a field most of us choose based on a motivation to help people and a recent study shows preventable medical errors the third leading cause of death in the US.

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Are You Being Filmed in Your Healthcare Provider’s Office?

Anyone born in the United States at a hospital has encountered the nation’s healthcare system from birth. Healthcare facilities are a place that you expect to be safe as you entrust your health in the hands of trained health care professionals who work in a system that is meant to look after you.

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Historical Perspective of Patient Safety

The origins of patient safety advocacy dates back to the time of Ignaz Semmelweis a Hugarian physician. Actually, Semmelweis began his career as a lawyer and transformed to become a physician to do good to humanity. His advocacy skills were rooted in his legal training, and his advocacy based on sound scientific evidence decreased both maternal and infant mortality.

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Obesity and Your Gi Health

Did you know that almost 65 percent of adult Americans are overweight and nearly 40 percent are obese? The American College of Gastroenterology reported this startling number and defines obesity as the term to “describe body weight that is significantly greater than what is considered healthy.”

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Mindful Eating - Not Mindless Eating - During the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time to celebrate with family and friends. It is a time known for eating, relishing sugar cookies, chocolates and much more, then eventually, face the consequence which is weight gain. With some planning you can make healthy choices and be mindful of what you eat.

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What Is Gi Nutrition?

The digestive system is also known as the gastrointestinal system begins in the mouth and ends at the anus. It is responsible for enzymatic breakdown of foods into nutrients and facilitates the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream and eliminates the indigestible parts of food from the body.

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The Best and Worst Foods for Digestion

Our stomachs do not react well to everything we eat, and there’s both good and bad when it comes to keeping our digestive system running smoothly. Certain foods are known for upsetting our digestive system while other foods can put our stomachs at ease. Here’s a quick guide to the best and worst foods for digestion.

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Tips for Planning PACs

Many healthcare organizations are introducing PFACs, PACs as a way to increase patient safety as well as build a connection between the patients, their families and medical staff. Patients, support systems, care providers, and healthcare staff typically comprise PACs. These members aim to improve safety, quality, and the patient experience.

If you want to develop a PAC for your healthcare organization, follow these tips!