Anjuman-e-Asghari Medical News
Tuesday Dec 11 2012
Vol. 1 Issue 14
PulsePulse: News you can use
In This Issue
NewFlash: Hepatitis C


Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all baby boomer (those born between 1946 and 1965) should be tested for Hepatitis C. This age group has higher 5 times  incidence of hepatitis C than born outside these years in USA. Since most of us have emigrated from Asia, and Africa we may have even higher incidence. Reason for recommendation is because medications are available for treating this virus and if left untreated it can cause liver damage! Ask your doctor.

News you can use


Salaam Alaikum,


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Myth or Fact: Garlic for health


Myth: Garlic ear drops aren't sterile and shouldn't be used in patients with ear pain or infection. People with ear tubes or perforated ear drums are at even higher risk. For those with otitis media (middle ear) infection, ear drops don't make sense. Garlic oil doesn't get through the ear drum to the site of the infection. Oral pain killers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen etc) for pain work better, and consult your doctor if pain doesn't resolve within 72 hours.


Myth: Garlic does not lower your cholesterol or lipids. Current evidence argues strongly against any clinically meaningful effect. Alternative methods of cholesterol reduction should be considered. But it is effective in giving you a bad breath.


Fact: Garlic supplements appear to modestly lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients, at doses between 600 mg and 900 mg of garlic powder daily. Patients who want to try a garlic supplement should look for a product that provides 4 mg to 5 mg of allicin (it isan organosulfur compound obtained from garlic) per day. Although garlic is a natural product, it might cause interactions with other drugs they're taking, like HIV meds, oral contraceptives, and warfarin. Please do not switch over to Garlic without consulting your doctor and is of utmost importance that you let your doctor know that you are taking garlic or any other supplements.



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, President of MN Jamaat

[email protected]

Home: 763-535-7006

Cell: 763-226-0528