It’s coming- a shortage of medical doctors in the US. The numbers are impressive. Part is a dramatic number retiring while fewer are incoming into medicine. The need for medical care is not decreasing but increasing. To fill this void some might say the ranks of ‘cheaper labor’ are increasing. A growth in the number of nurse practitioners (NPs & APRNs) and physicians assistants (PAs) is occurring. How are these providers different, insurance issues, training? DocHandal explains these realities in her latest FREE iTunes podcast Medical podcastDoctor Shortage-Why?
This bacterial infection caused by Vibrio Cholerae is reported in the USA- not just in underdeveloped countries. An epidemic outbreak can easily can come to your door. Learn signs/symptoms and treatment for this gastrointestinal infection. Doc Handal’s latest podcast-‘Cholera Still with Us‘ arms you with need to know information-Listen Up!
Latex is all around us. From underwear elastic to life saving catheters. 4% of the 50 million people who suffer with allergies are allergic to latex. Natural or synthetic, is there a difference? Yes! Learn more about this common problem, how our body reacts by listening to Doc’s latest Podcast – ‘Latex Allergic?’ at the iTunes store FREE.
Learn what you can do if someone you care about refuses medical help. This is a complex and at times critical situation, Doc Handal’s latest podcast offers some useful tips for dealing with this difficult opposition.
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Do you have a child under 18?
They could end up needing medical care when you are not available.
Yes if it is a life and limb threatening emergency whereever they are taken will intervene while trying to reach you or legal parent/guardian.
HOWEVER does the babbysitter caregiver know your child’s allegies, medications or personal physicians? You should fill out a “Consent for Medical/Surgical Care/Emergency Treatment and Child’s Medical Information”.
Read DocHandal’s Child Medical Sense Article and learn more
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Radiation exposures is stored up in our bodies. So who is adding up every dose of radiation you receive from medical testing? No one is! As in so many health issues it falls on YOU. DocHandal believes you need to know the questions to ask, your rights & how much exposure common tests yield. Explained bluntly and honestly you also have the right to learn of the long term ill-effects. Listen Up to DocHandal’s podcast- Medical Radiation Exposure.
An Advance Directive is a legal document that outlines what kind of care you want when you are so ill that you can’t make decisions for yourself, such as if you are in a coma. You know these can be very important papers! There are several forms that this information can take -so let’s spent a few minutes listening to DocHandal latest podcast -‘Advanced Medical Directives’ her lowdown will give you the needed guidance.
ICE– In Case of Emergency is THE phonebook entry for the person to call if you become unable to represent yourself. Every contact list should include an ICE person who can act as your health care advocate. He/She should know your health history, allergies if you are an organ donor-you get the idea. It is best that this person also be your medical power of attorney. Medical response personnel are trained to look for & contact the ‘ICE‘ phone entry when medical information is critically needed. Input your ICE contact today-DocHandal’s order!
You are thinking yet another syndrome! Well this is a recently recognized set of medical problems that can predict big problems down the health road. The term “metabolic syndrome”(MetS) refers to a cluster of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Type 2 Diabetes. You’ll learn more from DocHandal’s recent podcast on CVD – the #1Killer of Americans. DocHandal Medical Sense Article explains Metabolic Syndrome in a simple and straightforward manner.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the #1 cause of death in the USA. The numbers are staggering -1 person dies from CVD every 38 seconds- doesn’t get much more dramatic. DocHandal’s latest podcast will shock and help you so you are not a CVD statistic. In this Listen Up! episode, information on myocardial infarction-MI, (heart attack) a common form of CVD is shared.