Our bodies require balance in all things! Most important is Temperature. If our core temperature goes below 97F (36C) our bodys’ systems go into havoc. Cold exposure can cause hypothermia but more commonly Frostbite results. If untreated loss of tissue occurs. Be the smart one! Hear DocHandal’s podcast about prevention and care. Listen Up!
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You may have heard of this serious vein condition, likely in reference to flying and not getting up occassionally to walk the aisles. Let DocHandal’s podcast on DVT explain the risks, recognition and care of this leg problem.
Prevent this life threatening condition by Listening Up!
Learn from an ER Doc about head injuries. Trauma to the head is all too common and fortunately only a small percentage results in permanent brain damage. Foreknowledge is critical. Don’t be frighten for the wrong reasons, DocHandal’s latest podcast will give you the signs, tell you what not to do and what you can do when someone get a blow to the head and perhaps a concussion. So go to iTunes and Listen Up!
Listen Up! A new podcast just for your health. Skin cancer is found in 1 of 5 Americans- learn about this all too common cancer and how to prevent it. Aging rays and burning rays are out there, so let DocHandal make you smarter and keep your safe.
Let’s take a closer look at our eyes. Precious! Only have two and can’t find replacements parts-at least not easily.
Specifically today let’s discuss Glaucoma. Have a quick read of Doc’s lowdown facts about this disease of the optic nerve. Another Adult Medical Sense article-Glaucoma- Worth A Look. If you are tuned in to DocHandal Speaks ( iTunes store) Listen-Up! to her podcast.
YOU do have one? at home? and at work?and in the car? I know you are smart enough to dependent on yourselves. Have a quick read and print out my checklist in a new Medical Sense Article.
A quick down and sterile look at the most commoly ordered test. It takes less than a tablespoon of blood to fill a tube–BUT OH — the information your blood can provide. Read Blood Testing In A Nutshell a new Medical Sense Article.
Check out my Medicine Cabinet Checklist under Medical Sense Articles. It lists/explians what I as an ER Doc, think you should have readily available in your home and workplace. Don’t worry it is a few, inexpensive items that will make your life and health better.
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!