Not from a moral nor an ideological perspective this week’s podcast (iTunes) deals with why it is critical to tell medical personnel the truth. Examples of critical judgment and care are made based on evidence you offer caregivers. It works both ways-we expect that doctors and others we entrust our bodies to are telling us the truth.
Adult Medical Sense
You do have health care rights. There are mechanisms in place to formally voice concerns or issues with the quality or type of care you received, no matter the where you got medical care. Listen Up to learn for each setting how to have grievances effectively addressed. More insider tips from DocHandal.
Check out my Medicine Cabinet Podcast at iTunes channel docHandal Speaks Listen Up! and also have a read of Checklist under Medical Sense Articles. Every home and office needs one! What should you have in it? While I hope you are in good health unforeseen illness and injuries can occur. A well-stocked medicine cabinet will also come in handy in a sudden health situation as well as an emergency. Don’t worry it is a few, inexpensive items that will make your life and health better.
The gift of organ donation saves lives and vision-most common transplanted body part is the cornea! Know the basics and more from DocHandal’s podcast on this topic. Over 40,000 are done a year, rejection is low & stitches come out months later. Learn much more about this grafting from one human to another-a gift of sight!
Please consider registering as a donor, your body parts are need here!
Who knows your body best? Does your health care provider consider YOU — your lifestyle, work commitments and concerns–especially when he/she orders meds/tests?
You have a right to be concerned about excess radiation from multiple imaging studies. Please don’t take the X-ray order and leave the office, ASK what exactly is being ordered – what is being looked for – you may recently have had a similar study or already had that discovered! For any test ASK is there an alternative? A test may not be need just yet, BUT close surveillance, watchful observation may be a possible initial approach. This in medical common sense!
More in this week’s podcast from DocHandal
One of the most common health compliant! What causes them what are the most likely types-how do you differentiate between them. DO NOT think all headaches are sinus problems or a migraine-get the correct information be informed from a medical professional Listen Up to DocHandal podcast on Headaches.
You need to know that the inside of an airplane cabin is not like traveling in a car or train, the environment is a stressor to our bodies-especially the heart. The cabin air is breathing air with 10% humidity at 5-8,000 feet above sea level. So YES the air has less oxygen (‘is thinner’) for a healthy person this causes the heart rate to do more work. DocHandal’s latest podcast on her iTunes channel explains vital need to know before you go information for anyone with a past or present heart issue.
What you need to know-to recognize, deal with and care for-as only an insider like DocHandal can tell. Learn about the retina, vision and limitations from this eye disease. View the Amsler grid and listen to Doc explain how to simply recognize this condition.
Listen Up to her podcast channel weekly for pearls tips and medical common sense on a wide range of medical topics.
Psoriasis is an immune mediated genetic inflammatory disorder. There is no cure! Arthritis develops in 30% of individuals with this condition. Little known info results in only 2.5% of people with it getting treatment so Listen Up! Chances are this information can help one of the 7.5 million Americans and 150,000 yearly diagnosed new individuals.
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.