Doc Handal Speaks! Listen Up, A Doctor's Insider Tips

Doc Handal Speaks! Listen Up, A Doctor's Insider Tips

A Doctor's Insider Tips. Doc Handal's opinion is that persons need to be educated, respected and enlisted to help us medical folks do a better job of taking care of all. Doc Handal provides medical common sense as easy-to-understand information to help create a strong base upon which consumers can build their knowledge, enabling them to make better health care decisions. Her style respects that you know the most about your body.... Show More

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June 12, 2020 5 min

There likely will be a time, before the vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 arrives, when you will get a test. This pandemic is far from over in this humble physician's opinion. Have a listen to this short podcast and be current on viral testing. FDA approved the saliva at-home test.

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June 10, 2020 5 min

There likely will be a time, before the vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 arrives, when you will get a test. This pandemic is far from over in this humble physician's opinion. Have a listen to this short podcast and be current on viral testing. 

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November 19, 2019 3 min

This short podcast reveals the serious limitations and false security a little dab of ethanol-alcohol based liquid sanitizer can give you. Doc Handal updates you on recent research and debunks the belief that a 'little dab will prevent'.

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September 18, 2019 6 min

 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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No spare partsfor eyes lying round,and the longer you live the more you want to see. Prevention is critical and it takes many forms, detailed comphrensive eye exams yearly, wearing safety glasses, blocking harmful blue light from your devices, so listen up as doc Handal focuses on what you need to do. 

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January 31, 2019 6 min

The American Heart Association (AHA) has updated the 2008 exercise guidelines for all ages. The 2nd Ed.is chuck full of info but most importantly it emphasizes  'just move'. Listen Up to Doc Handal's new podcast

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November 1, 2018 10 min

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...

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September 1, 2018 5 min

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!

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August 2, 2018 5 min

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 sta...

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June 17, 2018 11 min

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. ...

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May 6, 2018 7 min

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.

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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...

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April 8, 2018 9 min

Every once in a while practical, easy to apply to daily life concepts are arrived at by scientists.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  published (March 19) their deduction regarding airplane travel and illness. Lots happens to the human body on-board and mostly bad. No one knows the true numbers when it comes to deplaning with something you did not get on board with, so much passes undetected.

Listen Up! for the disti...

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March 1, 2018 6 min

It is your body and yes doctors are caregivers, but they do not know everything! Do they know what you may want, that you want to hear all possible treatment options, need expectations compared and more – so Listen Up! (iTunes) Doc Handal will again empower you to be your own best advocate.

 

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February 7, 2018 6 min

Once symptoms of stroke start a stopwatch starts with time lost being brain tissue lost. Timing is everything, quick to stroke center, for a rapid workup to determine extent, type and care of the stroke. The clock starts when symptoms start.

2018 Guidelines for stroke care are:

-a blood thinner must be given up to 3-4.5 hours of symptoms starting.

-If you are a candidate for mechanical removal of the clot, it should be done as soon...

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January 10, 2018 5 min

Learn what inflammation is, and how to fight the bad type with an anti inflammatory diet. Most important hear how your diet can help avoid a wide range of illness, and compliment conventional medical treatment. The good and the bad choices are straight forward and need to know basics,  listen up as DocHandal relays them easily.

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December 1, 2017 5 min

Seasonal Affective Disorder is the dark side of the holiday season. A form of depression relatively common needs to be recognized in its subtleness and addressed. Learn behavioral clues, and plan to intervene from Doc Handal

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Holiday stress is a well-recognized condition, we see it in the workplace, at home even on transit. Chiatic world TMI more tan ever The condition is termed ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’.

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November 1, 2017 8 min
Medicines, chemicals that interact! No matter OTC or perscription, all drugs can interact with food and other medications. Drugs are chemicals that can have no or serious interactions with your body chemistry -learn dangers and prevention from Doc Handal.
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October 15, 2017 7 min
A forced retirement policy is illegal for most professions in the US. Fact, we aren't 'what' we used to be! When should doctors retire? Fact, 1 in 4 physicans are over 65 and completed medical training over 35 years ago! Listen Up, as Doc Handal thinks out loud about this potentially life-threatening reality. What are should there be requirements? Who decides when a medical doctor needs to hang up the stethoscope. A pod...
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September 3, 2017 4 min
How do you get this the most common form of arthritis. Inflammation of joints from too much uric acid in your blood is excruciatingly painful. Listen to key factors about this condition from Doc Handal - as only she can distill the important elements. What is it? What to Do? How to prevent! Medication that can cause 'the gout'.
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August 1, 2017 9 min
Learn indepth on this topic, from basics to what can be expected for those with this condition. There are 85.7 million (34%) Americans with high blood pressure,  many undiagnosed and about half of those taking medication not well controlled - so you need to listen up!
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