Benefits of routine screening for several conditions are being reevaluated, less is becoming the new “more’. Just like the PSA blood test Doc addresses in April 1st podcast, the Pap smear is no longer going to be recommended yearly. New guidelines state most women should wait until 21 and get tested every 3 years if it is normal. However women ages 30-65 who test negative for both HPV test & Pap smear can wait 5 years. Listen Up to Doc for more about the changes and how they will effect you, your mother, daughter.
Adult Medical Sense
Need to Know the Basics. Over a million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s Disease. The mean age is 55, it will start with a non intentional tremor in one of the extremities. They will develop a high degree of disability in 5-10 years even with expert care. The initial tremor indicates that 30% of dopamine stimulating neurons. Learn from DocHandal updates and true facts about this neurological disease.
Sure quicker and faster to take a drug prescribed for someone one else. A friend already has it and it is usually free, convenient and so easy! No searching for a doctor, waiting, paying a fee then a trip to the pharmacy more money out. So when you hear “Take this!” you do.
All to many of us are guilty of taking medications prescribed for someone else. After all it is a friend trying to help out when you are ill. Offering and giving you what they were prescribed for the same or similar problem does not consider your personal medical background (other conditions, allergies, interactions with other medication you may be taking).
Is “Take this’ an economic move or a deadly action? Listen Up!
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.
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