According to WHO, Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine, which stimulates the body ’s own immune system, to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF VACCINES?
Types of Vaccines are typically based on fundamental information about the microbe, such as how it infects cells and how the immune system responds to it, as well as practical considerations, such as regions of the world where the vaccine would be used.
The following are some of the types of vaccines:
- Live, attenuated vaccines
- Inactivated vaccines
- Subunit vaccines
- Toxoid vaccines
- Conjugate vaccines
- DNA vaccines
- Recombinant vector vaccines
HOW VACCINES PREVENT DISEASES?
Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease. When germs (bacteria or viruses), invade the body, they attack and multiply. This invasion is called an infection which causes disease. The antibodies from immune system fight and kills the germs to protect the body from disease.Read More
The mission of the ParamCARE foundation is to work for the ‘Healthy America’ in which all the people, irrespective of their background, heritage, socioeconomic status, the current state of disease or wellbeing should live healthier, happier, active, longer lives with enhanced cultural and social values for the wellness of societies.
To enhance the health quality and disease prevention in communities, we outreach and support the people, through our awareness seminars and workshops for the health, healthy lifestyle, and holistic approach for the disease prevention and fall prevention in seniors.
On invitation by the Office of Health Management, Morris County of New Jersey, ParamCARE Foundation had participated in ‘Morris County Wellness Day’ event exhibition at Morris Plains Community Center on October 13, 2018.
ParamCARE Foundation participated as an exhibitor and acknowledge the people, about the various activities, contribution, and services available, through the PARAM, for the health awareness, holistic lifestyle and physical, mental and social problems of the seniors and Adult Day Care Service, etc. A large number of people visited the booth and learned about the various programs.
Kathy Basile, RN, MS, MSN, ONC, Public Health Nurse, Morris County Office of Health Management, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900, thanked the ParamCARE Foundation for regularly participating in an event and make it successful with the valuable contribution for the society.Read More
The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting. It is assumed that the ancestors of humankind developed the ability to run for long distances about 2.6 million years ago, probably in order to hunt animals.
Running is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground, the legs are kept mostly straight and the center of gravity vaults over the stance leg or legs in an inverted pendulum fashion, while running is a type of gait characterized by an aerial phase in which all feet are above the ground, with some exceptions. A characteristic feature of a running body from the viewpoint of spring-mass mechanics is that changes in kinetic and potential energy within a stride occur simultaneously, with energy storage accomplished by springy tendons and passive muscle elasticity.
Scientific research has proved that regular running for about 150 minutes per week can help to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers, and improves the quality of emotional and mental well-being.
Be Ready: In the beginning start running slowly, if haven’t done regular exercise in a while, or you have diabetes or heart disease, talk with a doctor before starting to run.
Check Fitness Level: Test fitness level, including blood pressure and pulse rate.
Set a Goal: Decide the right goal which can motivate for running. Measure distance, weight, blood pressure.
Plan It Out: Whatever is the goal, a good plan will help to achieve the goal safely. The plan should include where to start, how quickly to add mileage, when to rest, and how to keep from getting hurt and it should do this on a day-by-day basis.
Start Easy: Start by walking and begin to run gradually, as you feel comfortable. A good goal is to get at least 150 minutes a week of “moderate aerobic activity,” like walking, or 75 minutes of “vigorous aerobic activity,” like running. Spread those minutes out over the course of a week.
Warm Up: Warm-up eases running and may help to prevent injury and keep muscles from being sore. If going for a fast walk, walk slowly for 5 to 10 minutes first and if going for a run, start with a brisk walk or slow jog.
Check Body Condition: If dizzy, feel sick, or can’t catch a breath, stop running probably because of overdoing it, then take a couple of days off to get strength back.
Cool Down: This lets your heart rate and blood pressure ease back into their normal ranges after your run. You do it the same way you warmed up: Slow down and go for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Stretch: Stretch major muscles after running and not before, breathe properly. A running guide or exercise professional can help with the right moves.
Res: Rest provide a chance to recover and get body stronger.
Make It a Habit: After few weeks of regular running habits, after a few weeks become a hard habit to break.
Make It Social: A little friendly competition with people at site can help to stick to regular routine.
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination in preventing serious, sometimes fatal, diseases across the lifespan of people of all ages.
Every year, over 200,000 people become seriously ill from viral infections that could have been prevented. Regardless of age, vaccines lower the chance of developing certain diseases, such as influenza which affects many families every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receiving the flu vaccination can reduce the risk of illness by 40 to 60 percent. Staying up-to-date can also avert the spread of diseases to your family and loved ones.
National Immunization Awareness Month is a friendly reminder that vaccinations are a safe and easy way to promote a healthier lifestyle. With summer ending and school beginning, it is important to make an appointment with your physician can provide information about vaccine needs and issues related specifically to different age groups. The physician takes the child’s medical history and determines which immunizations may be the most effective.
Regardless of age, immunizations may help to prevent you and your loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases, such as the flu or measles, etc.
We all know contracting illnesses as a child or an adult can cause discomfort as well as inconvenience. School absenteeism due to viruses is the most common occurrence affecting children across the nation. Illnesses can spread quickly through school settings due to poor hand washing and coughing, creating highly contagious environments.
Updating vaccinations are the most effective and safe way to reduce the risk of infection throughout schools and the community. An appointment with your physician can provide information about vaccine needs and issues related specifically to different age groups. Your physician will take into account your child’s medical history and determine which immunizations may be the most effective.Read More
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affects the blood sugar (glucose) level of the body. Diabetes occurs when blood glucose is higher than the normal level.
The most common types of diabetes are type1, type 2, and Gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin Type 1diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, People with type 1diabetes need to take insulin every day to stay alive.
Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not make sufficient insulin. Type 2diabetes occurs generally in middle-aged and older people.
Gestational diabetes develops, in some women, during pregnancy which usually goes away after the delivery
Blood glucose is the main source of energy for body available from the food. Insulin (a hormone made by the pancreas), helps glucose from food get into cells to be used for energy. Sometimes the body doesn’t make enough or any insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach cells.
Over time, high blood glucose leads to problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, dental disease, nerve damage, foot problems. Controlling diabetes can lower the chances of developing these diabetes-related health problems. To live a long and healthy life, diabetes should be managed every day. Diabetes can affect almost every part of the body; therefore, blood glucose levels need to be managed. Managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol can help to prevent the health problems that can occur because of diabetes.
Healthcare team helps to create a diabetes meal plan that meets needs. The key to eating with diabetes is to eat a variety of healthy foods from all food groups, in the amounts outlined in the meal plan. The food groups are
Vegetables: includes broccoli, carrots, greens, peppers, and tomatoes, corn, and green peas
Fruits: includes oranges, melon, berries, apples, bananas, and grapes
Grains: at least half of required grains for the day should be whole grains which include wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, and quinoa examples: bread, pasta, cereal, and tortillas
Protein: dried beans and certain peas, such as chickpeas and split peas, nuts and peanuts
Dairy: nonfat or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese. Use oils (canola and olive oil) when cooking food instead of butter, cream, lard, or stick margarine.
ParamCARE Foundation is IRS 501 (c) (3) certified, non-profit organization. It is well-known for its outreach activities for health, education and cultural activities in New Jersey. Our dedicated, diligent and highly experienced team always work with the communities for the well-being of the people, physically, mentally and socially. We promote strategies and activities to raise awareness on healthy behavior among the population, through social learning and thereby get closer to build a healthier community and country.
ParamCARE Foundation conducts and or supports holistic healthcare related educational workshops, senior health care, and yoga, home health care for seniors and other vocational healthcare education promotional activities. To raise awareness and facilitate cultural value based outreach activities, we have built strong community partnerships with health care providers, senior associations, nonprofit organizations, community centers, and places of worships.
We sponsored 3rd Annual Summer Picnic at Garett Mountain Park, 8 Mountain Ave, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 on July 15, 2018, organized by The Indo-American Seniors Association of Clifton.
Mr. William Gibson-Councilman, City of Clifton, Bharat Rana, Champak Balsara, Harish Sanghvi, Jayesh Gandhi, Chinu Shah and Vishnu Patel explained the importance of social gatherings for the wellness of the community. Mr. Bharat Rana praised the activities of the ParamCARE Foundation and thanked Mr. Vipul Amin for his non-stop contributions for the wellness of societies. He also mentioned about the facilities available for seniors at Param Adult Day Care Centers. He also thanked the people for making the event successful.Read More
ParamCARE Foundation strongly believes that total health of every citizen is the true reflection of the community, state, and the country because the growth of any Nation depends upon the productivity which is directly related to the health quality of the citizen. The health of the people can be ensured by providing the equal opportunity to live in healthy environments, healthy lifestyles, and the best quality health care.
The team of ParamCARE Foundation believes in total Devotion, Dedication, and Diligence and promote strategies and activities to raise awareness on health maintenance and disease prevention, in a culturally sensitive manner. Healthy behavior among the population, through social learning, and thereby get closer to build a healthier community and country.
To enhance wellness, healthy lifestyle, disease prevention, chronic disease self-management, fall prevention in older adults and adult with the disability, we organized follow-up seminar for ‘Prevention, Promotion, and Protection of Public Health’ at 200 Middlesex Essex Tpk., Iselin, NJ on Dt. 06/23/2018
The number of people participated in an event and enrolled for follow-up workshop session series for Fall Preventive Exercise Program and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.Read More
For the promotion of global health by adopting yoga, harmony and peace the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world. Following this initial proposal, the UNGA drafted resolution entitled “International Day of Yoga”, on 14 October 2014. June 21 is being observed as International Yoga Day every year.
The ParamCARE Foundation also, celebrated International Day of Yoga on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the PADC 60 E Hanover Ave., Morris Plain NJ.
Mr. Vipul Amin-The President of the ParamCARE Foundation participated in an event and explained in details about the importance of yoga. He highlighted various quotes from Vedas & Gita and said that Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice originated in India and it is an invaluable gift to the world. Yoga embodies the unity of harmony between man and nature mind and body that is thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. “Yoga has the perfect solution to the problems we face in day-to-day’s life, either as individuals or in society. Yoga is not the name of religion but it teaches us the way to lead a contented life is yoga beautiful because it is ancient yet modern,” he said.Read More
Yoga is a physical, the mental and spiritual practice originated in India and it is an invaluable gift to the world. Yoga embodies the unity of harmony between man and nature mind and body that is thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature.
For the promotion of global health by adopting yoga, harmony and peace the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world. Following this initial proposal, the UNGA drafted resolution entitled “International Day of Yoga”, on 14 October 2014.
The ParamCARE Foundation was invited by the Permanent Mission of India to celebrate 4th International Day of Yoga on the evening of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the North Lawn of the United Nations.
Mr. Vipul Amin- President of the ParamCARE Foundation participated in an event and exchange their views along with the Dignitaries Mr. Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India at the UN, Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Padma Shri Awardee, Vice-Chancellor of S. Vyasa Deemed University, Bengaluru, India and other well-known people.Read More
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, available resources and how people can get involved to support the cause.
In the United States every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. To recognize this alarming statistic, ParamCARE Foundation encourage all to take the ‘Purple Pledge’ to support the 47 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- Alzheimer’s is probably detected at the end-stage of the disease
- Generally, memory loss is not part of the normal aging process
- Current Alzheimer’s drugs are effective to a certain level
- Alzheimer’s disease may be treated.
- There are many drugs in the Alzheimer’s treatment pipeline.
- Taking good care of heart and health will help to keep brain healthy
- Avoiding risk factors may delay or prevent cognitive problems later in life.
- Alzheimer’s is more than memory loss. It can appears through a variety of signs and symptoms.