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.
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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.
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.