Prostate Screening through PSA blood tests every 4 years seem to cut down on death from this cancer. Recent research shows overall there is no difference in # of deaths if it is not tested every annually. An important reality – complications from prostate cancer treatment are greater than deaths from it. The latest study with resulting new guidelines straight from DocHandal – easily stated worth the listen.
Yes! Not just for women! Just approved for men this vaccine covers prevention of the HPV sexually transmitted virus that can cause cancer & genital warts. It covers 4 types of the HPV virus that in men can cause mouth and throat cancer. Learn specific details along with the exact latest vaccine recommendations by men’s ages by Listening Up to DocHandal’s podcast.
Detected early, the 3rd most common cancer in the US, could decrease the numbers – 55,000 deaths a year! Learn the causes symptoms and what you can do to decrease your odds. Take a few minutes and Listen UP! to this weeks podcast on DocHandal Speaks iTunes channel.
March 2012 Reader’s Favorite Review Awards 5 STARS to “Doc’s First Aid Guide”
“Simple, straight, and to-the-point, “Doc’s First Aid Guide” by Kathleen A. Handal, MD, is an easy-to-use reference book that you could keep handy in your glove compartment, a kitchen drawer, or your office desk drawer. She emphasizes that the steps taken during the first few minutes of a medical emergency situation are critical and suggests that people read this book BEFORE they need it. I think she is right. I am such a geek, I even read my car owner’s manual from cover to cover before driving the car.
The formatting is logical and makes it very easy to instantly find the information you need for the type of emergency situation that you are experiencing. After the initial general information section, Dr. Handal provides the ABC’s of CPR, which everyone should learn how to administer, and then goes into the First Aid situations. I am so glad that you presented the information in alphabetical order as it makes it much easier to locate just what you need. The First Aid section covered topics from Allergic Reaction to Burns to Choking to Heat Exposure to Unconsciousness with dozens of topics in between.
Last but not least, she includes emergency first-aid techniques, a first aid kit checklist, and an emergency information info sheet. There are good diagrams included throughout the guide that show the reader how to perform the first aid being described. I appreciate how she included both the “What To Do” boxes as well as the “Do Not” icons to help guide the reader in an emergency.”
The nerve layer in the eye is called the retina. This is where light is sensed and images sent are sent to the brain. Like a camera, our eye has a lens and the retina is the ‘film’ that lines the back of the eye. Learn the warning symptoms, causes, and medical care for retinal tears and detachments. Early recognition of these conditions can save your vision so listen up to this podcast!
Need To Know-there are services and test for screening that your insurances’ cover, but you may not know it. Take advantage and prevent illness! A quick reference to the services, frequency of tests and exams allowed by Medicare can be learned from DocHandal’s iTunes channel. Do not wait for your healthcare provider to inform you. This podcast will empower you to get the best possible health care. Many if not all health insurers use the same schedule of services as Medicare does, so listen up!
Do you sit hours in front of one or two displays? Wither for work or entertainment eye problems and musculoskeletal aches and pain can result. CVS is widely recognized and now epidemic in video display terminal (VDT) workers. Studies have been done and the results in, let DocHandal quickly give you the low down and what steps you need to take-Listen to this week’s podcast at iTunes.
Cardiologist are realizing the millions of Americans on antidepressants are having side effects of heart rhythm changes and artery wall thickening-not good! The most common medication prescribed in the US, for ages 18-44, 14% of people taking antidepressants have been on them over 10 years. DocHandal’s latest podcast shares the findings of recent studies on this disheartening effect! OR visit DocHandal’s YouTube channel
Love yourself-Doc’s put together a few tips for you, global in scope however all important for you to know. Those who listen to her podcasts will probable recall some of the details from which these ‘nuggets’ of knowledge are based. She has put them under east to gleam headings. Stay healthy!
Everyone needs to know these “BP” basics. Clear cut information you can use based on complex medical facts. DocHandal let’s you know what risk factors, actions to take, what latest research shows regarding the numbers and when to worry. Blood pressure defines our being-so Listen Up to this podcast!