No matter your age heat exhaustion or stroke can occur. Learn to recognize and avoid heat stroke. DocHandal also tells you how heat exhaustion can progress to stroke and what action to take quickly before it is too late. As always Doc tells you straightforward — What To Do and Do Not. Go to iTunes store and download FREE DocHandal Speaks-Listen Up! DocHandal packs in the lowdown on relevant topics in her weekly podcasts worth the few listening minutes.
Child Medical Sense
Lately many of us do not see the physician (MD/DO), rather the health care provider is a PA or nurse practitioner. Often it is the APRN or RNP that writes for your medications and orders tests. So what training do they have? Are they supervised in a doctors office? What are the state laws regarding there abilities? Can they write prescriptions have their on offices that is solo practice? This and more is conveyed in a quick and open podcast at DocHandal iTunes channel-so Listen Up!
There are 18 million diagnosed Diabetics in the US, another 7 million people who do not realize that they are Diabetes. Now medical knowledge identifies 79 million Americans with the condition of Prediabetes. DocHandal tells you the latest lowdown on this silent killer. How it is diagnosed,what it means, what to do about it & more from the podcast channel that teaches you more than most doctors ever do!
Not a pretty site giant reddish raised itchy welts on your skin. These are hives-medical term ‘uticaria’- are common and their causes are varied, not a pretty sight scratching oneself. DocHandal describes this skin condition telling you the what if, whys and what to do. you need to hear this podcast!
Most poisonings occur in the home and can be treated without any medical cost. Poison Help Centers advise is free and just a call a way-1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the USA. Prevention is key DocHandal’s podcast-24/7 tells you how, as well as first aid tips. So Listen Up!-it’s just a quick of 8 minutes.
Mothers may pass on dangers to infants through breast milk. Common over the counter (OTC) & prescription medications can be harmful to the infant. Not only medications that Mom might take to feel better but caffeine, alcohol & marijuana are passed. DocHandal lets you know what is and is not safe for breastfeeding Moms to take. Listen UP! to her iTunes Channel get informed.
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“.
Do you have a child under 18?
They could end up needing medical care when you are not available.
Yes if it is a life and limb threatening emergency whereever they are taken will intervene while trying to reach you or legal parent/guardian.
HOWEVER does the babbysitter caregiver know your child’s allegies, medications or personal physicians? You should fill out a “Consent for Medical/Surgical Care/Emergency Treatment and Child’s Medical Information”.
Read DocHandal’s Child Medical Sense Article and learn more
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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!
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!