A loved one’s dying is never easy, however it can be very dangerous to those left behind. The psychosocial event triggers changes in the heart’s function. Researchers showed this is why so many individuals die in close proximity. Please listen to DocHandal’s iTunes channel for the podcast “Grieving Can Be Bad For Your Health“.
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Studies have shown that stress on the job places one at increased risk for heart disease. Like so many past research projects however, they looked at only men. Finally a study that looks at women –The National Institutes of Health funded the ‘Women’s Health Study‘, following over 17,000 randomized healthy working women for more than 10 years to track development of heart disease. High job strain with or without control at work – takes a toll.
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The medical powers that be- researchers and medical practitioners the world over got together and CHANGED how CPR is done-that is ‘A-B-C’ (Airway -Breathing- Circulation) is NOW ‘C-A-B’. Want to know what this means for you? Have a listen to DocHandal’s latest on You Tube
Learn what you can do if someone you care about refuses medical help. This is a complex and at times critical situation, Doc Handal’s latest podcast offers some useful tips for dealing with this difficult opposition.
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An Advance Directive is a legal document that outlines what kind of care you want when you are so ill that you can’t make decisions for yourself, such as if you are in a coma. You know these can be very important papers! There are several forms that this information can take -so let’s spent a few minutes listening to DocHandal latest podcast -‘Advanced Medical Directives’ her lowdown will give you the needed guidance.
ICE– In Case of Emergency is THE phonebook entry for the person to call if you become unable to represent yourself. Every contact list should include an ICE person who can act as your health care advocate. He/She should know your health history, allergies if you are an organ donor-you get the idea. It is best that this person also be your medical power of attorney. Medical response personnel are trained to look for & contact the ‘ICE‘ phone entry when medical information is critically needed. Input your ICE contact today-DocHandal’s order!
You are thinking yet another syndrome! Well this is a recently recognized set of medical problems that can predict big problems down the health road. The term “metabolic syndrome”(MetS) refers to a cluster of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Type 2 Diabetes. You’ll learn more from DocHandal’s recent podcast on CVD – the #1Killer of Americans. DocHandal Medical Sense Article explains Metabolic Syndrome in a simple and straightforward manner.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the #1 cause of death in the USA. The numbers are staggering -1 person dies from CVD every 38 seconds- doesn’t get much more dramatic. DocHandal’s latest podcast will shock and help you so you are not a CVD statistic. In this Listen Up! episode, information on myocardial infarction-MI, (heart attack) a common form of CVD is shared.
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!
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.
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