Anjuman-e-Asghari Medical News
Tuesday Oct 30 2012
Vol. 1 Issue 8
PulsePulse: News you can use
In This Issue

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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Thank you.

Medical Committee.

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Free Clinic


Al-Shifa clinic 

Islamic Center of Minnesota
1401 Gardena Ave NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Clinic Hours: Sundays, 10.30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Tel. (763) 567-9605

Contact: Asma Khatoon


Rahma clinic, Bloomington

8910 Old Cedar Avenue S

Bloomington MN 55425


Clinic Hours: Saturday 9 am - 12 noon

Tel. (952) 883 0044

Contact: Iqbal Kazi

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Anjuman-e-Asghari is based in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St.Paul). It is a diverse community of Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslims and followers of Ahlul-Bayte (AS). We strive to bring effective communication and useful information for the benefit of members. Please provide us your feedback so we can provide maximum service for all.
Stetho-heart Living & wellness
Mission Statement: Increase medical knowlege of community members to empower them to lead productive and healthy lifestyle.
LIFE PLAN BASICS I - How to assess your health


Unfortunately most of us muddle through life. At least I did until I came to North America. Life is a journey and just like when we take a trip, we plan. When you are going to leave and return, the route, the booking of tickets, hotels, money, passport etc., you know the drill. Now, I am not going to ask you to create a life plan (that you can from reading a number of books starting with a small readable book "Creating your personal life plan" by Michael Hyatt which you can download for free: nor am I going to give you a discourse on it. What I intend is to give you a check list of things you must have for the long journey.


HOW HEALTHY AM I? (You do not want to fall sick on the trip and return half way) There are number of websites which will assess your risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer (the three commonest cause of death). Here is one of them:


 There are other sites that assess your heart, stroke and cancer risk as well.


Implement recommendations for a maintaining good health How do I do that?


  1. Exercise daily for at least half an hour
  2. Stop smoking, chewing tobacco, beetle nut or pan.
  3. Maintain your weight so that BMI does not go above 25
  4. Sleep at least 7-8 hrs per day.
  5. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss before going to bed
  6. Get medical, eye, and dental examinations every year. High blood pressure and glaucoma (raised eye pressure) are silent and dangerous. Bad teeth cause diseases and can bankrupt you.
  7. Make sure you are up to date with preventive measures, vaccination, colonoscopy etc
  8. Drive safely, wear safety belt, drive a car which has high crash test safety
  9. Wear helmet when riding a bicycle or a motorcycle. Do not ride motorcycle as means of transportation, if possible. Motorcycle is 13 times more dangerous than a car to ride.
  10. Avoid contact sports like boxing, American football. There are more elegant sports which will give you as much enjoyment and exercise with no serious consequences.
  11. Make sure you have a health insurance. If do not have a health insurance get one which cover catastrophic illnesses.



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

Home: 763-478-6406

Cell: 612-207-3043


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

Cell: 612-385-4191 


Mohamed Jaffer Karim: Pharm. D: Doctor of Pharmacy

Cell: 612-385-3723


Amir Monzavi OD: Doctor of Optometry

Cell: 612 483-1691


Abdulhussein Nathani: MD Hospitalist

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9677


Zahra A Nathani: MHA (Master of Health Administration)

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9089


Shabnam Sabur: BS, RN: Registered Nurse

Home: 763-780-5411

Cell: 763-300-1075


Mohamed Remtulla

Home: 763-535-7006

Cell: 763-226-0528