New Saliva Test

There likely will be a time, before the vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 arrives, when you will get a test. This pandemic is far from over in this humble...

Hand Sanitizers & Flu

This short podcast reveals the serious limitations and false security a little dab of ethanol-alcohol based liquid sanitizer can give you. Doc...

Cellphone Health Dangers

There are many considerations everyone must comprehend when enjoying the benefits of this information technology era. Stop and listen to the...

Doc Handal, M.D.

A long-standing believer in consumer education; she knows it does make a difference. Her thesis for lay education is that “we physicians need to come down to the consumer’s knowledge level to bring them up towards ours”.
Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) can affect anyone who spends three or more hours a day in front of computer monitors, and the population at risk is potentially huge with onset of the pandemic, so so many are working from home. Very little today can be done without the...

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Sunglasses Are Healthy

Sunglasses Are Healthy

Please assure me that you are smart enough to wear sunglasses outdoors? The skin around our eyes and eyelids is among the body's most delicate and thinnest. Wrinkles are created by sun exposure among other causes. Harmful rays - Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can...

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Motivation

My intent in blogging is to share symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment essentials. The what if, what to do descriptions can save you from preventable disease and help with chronic disease care. Health is always on our minds and having learned from my patients I continue...

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The Senate Must Act

One out of 6 workplace deaths is due to violence! I sincerely hope they will pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare and Social Service Workers Act. This bill, also known as H.R. 1309, attempts to make hospitals safer for those who work in them. Even...

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