Anjuman-e-Asghari Medical News
Tuesday Sept 25 2012
Vol. 1 Issue 4
PulsePulse: News you can use
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News you can use


Salaam Alaikum,


You may ask questions to a male and female doctor via email link in the newsletter; we hope to respond back within a week!


Suggestions are welcome as well. This platform will also be used to announce any health related activities planned by Medical Committee (MC) or Executive Committee (EC).


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Should everyone take an aspirin a day?


An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away...but the answer is not entirely straightforward. Now experts have given their verdict and here is a simple guideline.




  1. You are middle aged with a family bowel cancer history
  2. You have suffered a heart attack
  3. You have suffered a stroke or TIA (mini Stroke)
  4. If you are more than 12 weeks pregnant and taking a flight of more than six hours (three days before and three days after the flight)
  5. You have history of pre-ecla.mpsia (swelling of feet, high blood pressure and protein in urine during pregnancy) In subsequent pregnancy aspirin is recommended.
  6. Women who have suffered three or more unexplained miscarriages should ask their doctor to have test for Hughes syndrome.


  1. You live unhealthy life as aspirin will counter act these bad habits
  2. You are worried about breast cancer
  3. Are worried about deep vein thrombosis (DVT: blood clotting in veins) after an operation


  • Your daily dose should not exceed 81 mg per day after food
  • Those with history of stomach ulcer should take aspirin only after discussing with your doctor
  • Aspirin can cause asthma attacks in 10% of adults If you suffer from asthma talk to your doctor before taking aspirin even for headache
  • If you have allergy to aspirin, bleeding disorder, or bleeds easily talk to your doctor before taking aspirin



Medical Committee
Anjuman-e-Asghari 2012


These names are for your information only please do not contact them in medical Emergency Call 911 or your doctor or your Clinic.


If you have a medical problem to discuss please email female or male doctor and you will be contacted.


Ansar Ahmed MD. MRCP (UK): Neurologist 

[email protected]

Home: 763-478-6406

Cell: 612-207-3043


Fatima Jaffer: BS, RN, CNP: Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics

[email protected]

Cell: 612-385-4191 


Mohamed Jaffer Karim: Pharm. D: Doctor of Pharmacy

[email protected]

Cell: 612-385-3723


Amir Monzavi OD: Doctor of Optometry

[email protected]

Cell: 612 483-1691


Abdulhussein Nathani: MD Hospitalist

[email protected]

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9677


Zahra A Nathani: MHA (Master of Health Administration)

[email protected]

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9089


Shabnam Sabur: BS, RN: Registered Nurse

[email protected]

Home: 763-780-5411

Cell: 763-300-1075


Mohamed Remtulla

[email protected]

Home: 763-535-7006

Cell: 763-226-0528