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PAMF Doctor Writes New Book on South Asian Health

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Ronesh (Ron) Sinha, M.D., an internal medicine doctor at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), co-creator of PAMF’s South Asian Health program, and medical director of PAMF’s mobile medical clinic, has written a new book, The South Asian Health Solution.

Published in March 2014, The South Asian Health Solution provides a health-based wellness plan culturally tailored to South Asians. Dr. Sinha provides evidence-based case studies and patient success stories, as well as a comprehensive family-oriented approach to lifestyle changes that can make positive health impacts.

“The epidemic of obesity and insulin resistance is a global crisis, and this book is an effort to educate and motivate South Asians who don’t find current books and resources culturally tailored to their traditions and lifestyle preferences,” said Dr. Sinha. “I share the most effective strategies for achieving health goals learned from my South Asian medical consult practice and my corporate wellness programs.”

Dr. Sinha is a recipient of the 2013 Silicon Valley Business Journal Health Care hero award, and he specializes in helping patients of South Asian heritage moderate heart disease risk factors and obesity trends with a comprehensive lifestyle modification approach that has delivered evidence-based results. He also works closely with employers in Silicon Valley to help reduce heart disease and diabetes risk in their employee communities, and gives corporate health lectures to promote wellness in the workplace. He hosts a bi-monthly radio program on South Asian health and wellness, and blogs at  southasianhealthsolution.org.

Watch Dr. Sinha discuss South Asian health tips:

Learn more about The South Asian Health Solution and South Asian Health.

 

 

 

 

Cardiovascular Disease the Leading Cause of Death for California’s South Asians

Doctors at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI) today released a new study that quantifies that cardiovascular heart disease (a category of illnesses of the heart or blood vessels) is the leading cause of death for South Asians in California. More than 1.6 million South Asians live in the United States, more than one quarter of them in California.

 

Latha Palaniappan, M.D., M.S., is the lead PAMFRI researcher on this study. She collaborated with investigators at the University of California, School of Public Health to study California mortality records from 1990 to 2000. All of the study details are available in today’s complete press release, with the stunning conclusion: four out of every 10 South Asians in California dies of cardiovascular disease. Read More