The American Cancer Society estimated that approximately 217,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and that 32,000 deaths were caused by the disease in 2010. For men in the US, prostate cancer is the most common non-dermatologic cancer and the 2nd highest cause of cancer-related death. Due to advances in screening and detection, many men are now diagnosed at the very earliest stages of prostate cancer, when it is still localized within the prostate gland. Treatment options for clinically localized prostate cancer (not spread elsewhere) include: watchful waiting -WW(active surveillance-AS), radical prostatectomy RP that is surgery, external beam radiotherapy-EBRT, brachytherapy-BT, and androgen deprivation therapy-APT. But who & how is optimal treatment decided, Listen Up as DocHandal tells you about these complex decision making in this week’s FREE podcast.
It is a no brainer-if someone’s heart stops -start it ASAP! You have only minutes. Quickly starting CPR and defibrillation can make a difference. Automated External Defibrillators-AEDs are in many public places worldwide such as airports, large buildings even subways. From Toronto to San Paolo to Munich these readily available devices have saved subway commuters lives! DocHandal tells you about these easy to use devices in her FREE podcast-so Listen Up!
AEDs have voice and visual prompts, take the time to save a life, grab the close AED when someone becomes unresponsive!
If you break, chip or fracture a bone -it is all the same! Yes you can use a broken bone, it is dependent on the size and location of the ‘fracture/break’. Is it across the weight of the bone just a ‘chip’, is it into a joint? Learn about this and more by listening to DocHandal FREE podcast from your iTunes store.
This week’s podcast (FREE at iTunes) presents the clear cut basics of seizures, how to recognize them, including signs symptoms, what to do and not do for someone having a seizure. Doc tells you where to get more excellent information. Learn the facts about driving with a seizure disorder, Listen Up!
Easy to preform, actually common sense! DocHandal shares the techniques options for preforming, a simple way to recognizing possible cancer. Learn where how to use your fingers, and the options to orderly exam your breast tissue, choose one and be sure to do it the same way each month.
Be sure to follow DocHandal’s podcast for the methodical sequences no matter which approach you prefer: facing the mirror, lying down or in the shower.
Learn what you need to know from DocHandal, so you can benefit from early detection and improved outcome. Guidelines and recommendations are shared in her candid style. Learn inexpensive and non invasive procedures, as well as the limitations of detection techniques. Doc’s also explains false positive and negative results in this week’s podcast.
If you are entering the teens, have a daughter or sister-please Listen UP! This DocHandal’s podcast gives you the lowdown, facts and busts street myths, about this life changing and natural event. Be informed ready and enjoy so send a few minutes.
No matter your age heat exhaustion or stroke can occur. Learn to recognize and avoid heat stroke. DocHandal also tells you how heat exhaustion can progress to stroke and what action to take quickly before it is too late. As always Doc tells you straightforward — What To Do and Do Not. Go to iTunes store and download FREE DocHandal Speaks-Listen Up! DocHandal packs in the lowdown on relevant topics in her weekly podcasts worth the few listening minutes.
Strokes can happen at an age and unless timely intervention occurs using the correct medication outcomes can be devastating. Once a stroke is recognized many factors decide the care and possible use of clot-busters. Doc Handal explains fibrinolytics, why you may or may not get them to help resolve a stroke. Know a common drug used intravenously to open blocked arteries in the body. Used not just for heart and brain vessels these ‘wonder drugs’ allow blood to reflow to vital organs before irreversible organ damage occurs. No worries Doc explains it clearly so you’ll remember the info, Listen Up! to her podcast.
How to survive the ER, medical tips for before you go, when there and when you leave. Have a look DocHandal’s latest podcast on her iTune channel ListenUp! and then go to Amazon’s CreateSpace to purchase the print version.
DocHandal wrote down everything you might find useful from her decades of caring for patients. She did consider the title ‘Getting Out Alive’, it would have been more sensational.
Let DocHandal share medical sense so you’ll be ‘impowered’ to get the best possible emergency care.