Lately the label 'healthcare provider' has replaced medical doctor and physician. At present physician assistants and nurse practitioners have been recognized as 'equivalent' guardians of your health, whichever professional you go to please as applies to you, have them answer some or all the … [Read more...] about Must Ask Your Doctor
Recent research suggests we totally rethink our 'proper' sleep times. Listen Up to DocHandal's latest podcast there is surprising information, including more is not always better! … [Read more...] about How Much Sleep?
Health care settings are not social venues; this is especially true for an emergency room (ER). Recently a dear friend's elderly mother was rushed to the ER with high blood pressure 220/120 from her cardiologist's office where she had been undergoing a heart stress test. I drove to the ER when I … [Read more...] about ER Visitors
Quite a few of us 7 in 10 Americans take prescription drugs. Ten percent of these prescribed are tainted and unsafe. The counterfeit drug industry amounts to $217 billion worldwide. No surprise given over a dozen hands change before you pick up your prescription. In recent weeks antihypertensive … [Read more...] about Blockchain Technology and Drugs
Diets high in nitrates put one at a higher risk for experiencing a manic episode, according to new research. This was found for both subjects that had and did not have past psychiatric issues. Three types of meat were found to significantly increase the odds of having a manic episode. The dry … [Read more...] about Meat Nitrates & Mania