We all realize that our health care can involve exposure to dangers including radiation. While we get it everyday from nature how much more are we getting from medical studies? Interested-take time to read this summary article, Radiation Guide, I posted uner Medical Sense Articles.
‘Take health care into your own hands’ that is the byline for the NEW US governments website www.HealthCare.gov
What a great resource for anyone –young adults, seniors, individuals with disabilities, small business, employers, individuals with children.
Lots of worthwhile information on your screen for the choosing:
-Specific information for your State- allows you to explore care options.
-‘Understanding the new law’
-‘Update Notes’ + ‘Newsroom’
There are also:
-Bulletins, Brochures, Letters, Grants
-Videos & Chats
Visit this site -definitely not a waste of your time, you must have and need this information!
We are all getting outdoors more this time of year. Exercise we know is good for our health. However some of us start to have difficulty breathing even wheezing after exerting ourselves. Exercise induced asthma (EIA) is a medical condition many know little about. Find out if you have it, what it means and how to still enjoy exercise if you have EIA. Have a listen to my podcast or a quick read of Adult Medical Sense article on Exercise induced asthma.
I recently reviewed and was impressed a new book titled- “Menopause Matters” . Written by Julia Edelman, MD. – a practicing Gynecology specialist- it is a fount of knowledge even to me as a physician! If you want to understand menopause read this book! Menopause does impacts everyone and there are many aspects to this physiologic milestone. Any woman in tune with her body knows every aspect is related to so many others-hence it is no surprise that this authoritative book is over 350 pages. Read my review by clicking on link to NAMC.
As in many industries and professions, medical folks use abbreviations or slang for almost everything. Our
own verbal short hand saves breath and time documenting. I’ve created a short list that I commonly use. Weither you are in an emergency room (ER) or for that matter in any medical situation listen up for these listed in Deciphering Medical Jargon. It is worth the few minutes to read under Adult Medical Common Sense and refer to as needed. You’ll not only impress friends at parties but shock medical folks when you are not insulted by being called ‘SOB'(short of breath)!
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While I hope you never have to step foot in an ER, I’ve written ‘Doc’s ER Guide’ and given suggestions to follow that can better prepare you. Well, as prepared as you’ll ever be for a medical emergency. Any type of illness or injury is stressful, whether you’re the patient, family member or friend. Hopefully, your knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes will help make the time you spend in the ER less traumatic. ‘Doc’s ER Guide’ is in final review, and there is still time to be sure DocHandal has covered all your concerns, questions about a ‘visit’ to a hospital ER. I welcome your input.
You DO want to take a quick course to learn a few maneuvers that can save your co-worker or loved one! CPR week ends soon please call a few friends find a program and attend! You’ll be very happy should you witness someone collapsing. DO IT NOW!
Please be one of the one million who get trained June 1-7 to save a life or possibly lives! Go to AHA CPR & AED Awareness Week and watch the CPR Hands only video. Play the ‘Be the Beat Game’ and then click on your state to see where programs are being offered. In just a few hours you can fell better about being ready in a life and death situation! Get your friends to join you! Know you can make the difference and give someone a second chance at life.
Have you check for new podcasts, ‘DocHandal Speaks‘, Listen UP! Two additions to Doc’s channel have just been posted-one for older adults, the other for pregnant women. Downloaded them today and Listen Up ! Also let us hear what topics you’d like to hear about -you know we like hearing from you .