DocHandal tries to bring you the latest research findings that docs like herself read and use. This blog hopes to share some and guide you to reading more, after all it is your body guys! American Heart Association Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level, 2013 Update* This … [Read more...] about Men: When You Eat Matters to Your Heart!
FDA just (August 9th) approved the first rapid finger stick Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test that not only reveals if you have antibodies to HIV -1 or 2 but if you only have the virus (i.e. you have the antigen p-24)! In this 20 minute test the presence of the virus can be found 12-26 days … [Read more...] about HIV Test – New & Better
Care very much what children eat in ages 3-5! A recent study followed over 1,000 pre-school children watching their diet and behaviour around foods. Testing of blood lipid levels were also done specifically looking at the 'bad' lipids (LDL cholesterol, apolipoprotein B) as well as the 'good' … [Read more...] about Pre-school Diet Can Cause Heart Problems Later
Seems nowadays you can't get out of office visit, ER or hospital without one or many tests. Seems many of my colleagues never touch the patient but order tests including cardiac catheterization to biopsy. Anytime you are subjected to a medical test presume there is a reason and those results are … [Read more...] about Medical Tests – Ask Why & Get Results
When a negative 'surprise' (or abnormal experience) occurs after taking medications or using a medical device - you can easily take action. Means are available and include bedsides the obvious of calling the pharmacy or medical subscriber - you can 'go to' the FDA! The FDA website (medwatch) is a … [Read more...] about Drug Reactions & Side Effects – You Can Act