YOU CAN! Boost activity, cut calories, cut down fat keep track! DocHandal makes it possible more than ever for you to make a decision to stick to. Eating out facts easy to recall next time you are out at someone’s table. Also learn if you are at risk for pre-diabetes-simply put!
Adult Medical Sense
Deaths by prescribed narcotic exceeds deaths from traffic accidents. Too many Americans have ‘pain killers’ prescribed and believe they are safe since a medical professional ordered it! No one is immune – it can happen to you, it did to Michael Jackson. Prescribed drug information is updated in DocHandal’s latest iTunes podcast. Young adult rationalize – safe for parents safe for us. More popular and dangerous than street drugs!
‘DNR’ & “DNAR” -Do Not Attempt Resuscitation is a legal document we prepare in advance. Part of the advanced papers we sign before becoming gravely ill or injured. Since no one knows exactly when that may be, everyone should have directives of this nature prepared in advance. Let DocHandal explain!
Need to Know!
Healthcare providers need to know the exact nature of your pain. Pain is the fifth vital sign. Asked whenever you seek medical help. Pain tolerance varies between individuals. One aspect is intensity using a scale usually 1 to 10. Learn how to focus and get to the point when it comes to your pain. Quicker care results when you Listen Up to Dochandal’s podcast.
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.
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.