Cellphone Health Dangers

There are many considerations everyone must comprehend when enjoying the benefits of this information technology era.

Stop and listen to the salient highlights you must consider, especially since a recent study showed your cellphone is dirtier than a bathroom.

Doc Handal gets to the issues.

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Head Trauma in Children – A Podcast

DocHandal latest podcast lets you in on the important considerations in children of mild head trauma, concussion, and what parents need to know. Warning signs, when to go to the ER, terminology and much more as only Doc can tell you.

Some warning signs of mild versus severe types of brain injury are hard to ID. That’s why check out by a physician early is important. Signs include: when a child is not acting as usual, complaints are getting worse especially a. headache, not walking well or unbalanced walking, a speech change, dizziness, excess sleepiness, blacking out or a seizure.

Whenever a head injury results from a forceful event – ex.  car accident or fall from a height, an immediate medical exam may be warranted be warranted.


How Much Sleep?

Recent research suggests we totally rethink our ‘proper’ sleep times. Listen Up to DocHandal’s latest podcast there is surprising information, including more is not always better!

Recognizing Stress

Stress is well worth noting. When anyone is stressed or even approaching a stress level it is time to be concerned. Once a person reaches a  full-blown crisis, your intervention and safety are almost always out the window. A professional is now necessary. Let Doc Handal, in this podcast, share a few easy to pick up tells of mounting stress in yourself and others. Stress effects more than our social world it goes to altering the state of our health.


Smart Food Choices

At times dietary choices become the lesser of 2 evils either it is calories, fat content, salt, artificial ingredients like sweeteners and dyes. DocHandal’s latest podcast shares scientifically sound food choices wither eating in or out. From soup to dessert and don’t forget wine learn why certain choices are smarter!

Learn which is the healthier choice: soup vs. salad, fish vs. meat, tea vs. coffee, hot dog vs. hamburger, red vs. white wine, strawberries or bananas?

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Eating Fish – Good & Bad!

Yes at least 2 serving a week but lurking in your fish are good omega-3s, high protein with low fat but watch for the environmental contaminants-mercury, dioxins and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). Listen as DocHandal let you in some important health facts.

Podcast Teaser:

Every diet toots eating fish 2/week is healthy, the American Heart Association (AHA) states ‘at least 2 servings of baked or grilled fish each week, especially oily fish.’ Servings are typically a minimum of 3 oz is common quantity (deck card size when cooked) and no more than 6 oz per day.

While fish esp. shellfish are high in cholesterol (but lower in total fat than meat/poultry) it is chuck full of omega-3 fatty acids which is good for you on many fronts. Mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon esp. the skin can displace the daily fish oil gelcaps.

Now to the dark side of consuming fish. This podcast is about the Mercury (Hg) present in fish along with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), dioxins and other environmental contaminants. Learn more about mercury and fish here.

Some types of fish may contain high levels of mercury. Shark, swordfish (170ug Hg, tilefish (golden bass or golden snapper) and king mackerel are examples.

Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or nursing — and young children — should avoid eating potentially contaminated fish.