Rightfully called a Life-Line an intravenous line (IV) opens the ability to infuse directly into the blood life saving blood, fluid, medication and even electric wires to control your heart! You may have had an IV or seen a person with one in place, but do you know much about it? It’s one of the first things done in a medical situation. DocHandal lets you know when, how and most important what to watch for once an IV is ‘in’ – so Listen Up!
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Trauma to our skin is all too common, cuts or wounds as we Docs call them need attention. This may simply mean cleaning, protecting but at other times repair with a needle and thread is required. Those that are deep or at angles need sutures-stitches! Sutures are the handiwork that result from ‘stitching’ our skin together. Skip the needed stitches and run the risk of infection &/or horrific scaring. Let the expert DocHandal give you the inside ‘skinny’ on this minor surgical procedure.
The nerve layer in the eye is called the retina. This is where light is sensed and images sent are sent to the brain. Like a camera, our eye has a lens and the retina is the ‘film’ that lines the back of the eye. Learn the warning symptoms, causes, and medical care for retinal tears and detachments. Early recognition of these conditions can save your vision so listen up to this podcast!
Do you sit hours in front of one or two displays? Wither for work or entertainment eye problems and musculoskeletal aches and pain can result. CVS is widely recognized and now epidemic in video display terminal (VDT) workers. Studies have been done and the results in, let DocHandal quickly give you the low down and what steps you need to take-Listen to this week’s podcast at iTunes.
Cardiologist are realizing the millions of Americans on antidepressants are having side effects of heart rhythm changes and artery wall thickening-not good! The most common medication prescribed in the US, for ages 18-44, 14% of people taking antidepressants have been on them over 10 years. DocHandal’s latest podcast shares the findings of recent studies on this disheartening effect! OR visit DocHandal’s YouTube channel
Need to Know: HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant health care problem. Hospital EDs use a rapid test to screen on voluntary basis patients, learn about CD4 counts, HAART, blunt realities about testing methods, CDC guidelines, prevalence and more. This week’s podcast- DocHandal Speaks, Listen Up! gives you it all!
Foot problems can be prevented and are often the first sign of a more serious medical condition. you feet desire attention and care. Arthritis, diabetes circulation problems happen but foot care makes a difference. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of wearing shoes, the common foot occurrences: fungal infections, dry skin, corns warts and a bit more from listening to DocHandal’s new podcast.
Common Side Effect:
Quinolones, a new class of bacteria fighting antibiotics can reap havoc on your tendons. This should not be a first line medication but if others fail or culture results show only they can kill the bacterial infection you have. All medications have the potential to cause negative effects on our bodies. With use of these antibiotics, incidence of tendinitis is increased 3-4 times. FYI- some folks bastardize the medical term and say ‘tendonitis’! Listen Up on iTunes to DocHandal and find out which ones and more about this side effect DocHandal
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!
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.