HouseCall with Dr. Mac

HouseCall with Dr. Mac

HouseCall with Dr. Mac was created in 2014 with the goal of helping individuals connect their health dots. This means that we wanted to create an inviting space where people could share their stories, hear from Healthcare Providers and help the members of the community become integral parts of their healthcare team. Please visit us at housecallwithdrmac.com and join the HouseCall chat so you don't miss any updates!... Show More

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It's more than just an annoyance and believe it or not, not all snoring means the same thing.  Snoring could mean something much bigger than a "hard sleeper".   It could be a risk factor for hypertension, an irregular heart beat and even death.  Today we are going to talk about this symptom and what else it could mean for your health.

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When you hear speech language pathology what comes to mind?  

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If you are one of the three million people in the US that have carpal tunnel syndrome or symptoms, relief may seem out of reach.  In this conversation, Wendell shares his story of having carpal tunnel release surgery on both hands and why he only wishes he did it sooner.  If you'd like to share your story or ask any questions, feel free to contact the show at housec... Read more

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If you are one of the three million people in the US that have carpal tunnel syndrome or symptoms, relief may seem out of reach.  In this conversation, Wendell shares his story of having carpal tunnel release surgery on both hands and why he only wishes he did it sooner.  If you'd like to share your story or ask any questions, feel free to contact the show at housecallwithdrmac.com.

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It doesn't matter your age or your fitness level, yoga is for everyone!  I sat down with Mrs. Stephanie Gaines-Bryant owner of Radio Yogi in Bowie, MD.  We talked about how yoga helped her heal her body and how she is helping to teach others the benefits of yoga for mind, body and spirit.  

Keep in touch!  You can find all episodes and how to contact the show at HouseCallwithDrMac.com


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What images appear in your mind when you hear the word hospice?  I don't know about you but I had images that were only associated with the end of life.  I guarantee after you listen to this conversation with Chaplain Doug Simons you will come away with a fuller picture of how Hospice care is so much more than a place where you go to die.


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Would you know what to do if you were talking to a loved one and all of a sudden one side of their face began to droop?  They were trying to communicate with you but you couldn't understand their words.  It appeared that their arm strength was not the same on both sides.  Would you have recognized it as a stroke and that TIME was of the essence?

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Would you know what to do if you were talking to a loved one and all of a sudden one side of their face began to droop?  They were trying to communicate with you but you couldn't understand their words.  It appeared that their arm strength was not the same on both sides.  Would you have recognized it as a stroke and that TIME was of the essence?This week we will talk to a neruo ICU nurse who gives some insight into t... Read more

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We emphasize to children the importance of telling your parents or an adult when someone violates your personal space.  We must also remember that it is just as important to help them understand that they have to say something when they get hurt on the playground.  Be it horsing around or an organized sporting event if a child falls, gets hit or feels that something is just not right, they need to say something.
 
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We emphasize to children the importance of telling your parents or an adult when someone violates your personal space.  We must also remember that it is just as important to help them understand that they have to say something when they get hurt on the playground.  Be it horsing around or an organized sporting event if a child falls, gets hit or feels that something is just not right, they need to say something. &nbs... Read more

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February 13, 2019 19 min

We're Back!  It's season 9!  Can you believe it?  HouseCall Community, we have been together for almost 5 years.  During this journey we are discovering so much.  One of the discoveries we have made is that there can be a rhythm to how you function.  That's right, season's are not just for nature.  So, let's sit down.  Let's have some conversations.  Let's connect these dots.  Let's get some strai... Read more

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In this world of screen time, interactive gaming and A.I. what conversations are you having in your household about how this technology is impacting your life?  

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There is so much that goes into taking care of your health these days. One of them is simply finding the right fit in a physician. This isn't always as easy as it seems and not for the reasons you may think.

http://www.housecallwithdrmac.com/episode-62

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There is so much that goes into taking care of your health these days. One of them is simply finding the right fit in a physician. This isn't always as easy as it seems and not for the reasons you may think. http://www.housecallwithdrmac.com/episode-62

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What if I told you that Vit. D wasn't just a vitamin? What if I told you it's a hormone. Wait...What? I can hear you saying....shut your mouth! Shhhhh! Don't you know hormone is a bad word? Well today I'm going to challenge you to open your minds and learn some fun facts about this very controversal little vita...I mean hormone.

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Trigger Warning: This episode contains stories of sexual and phyiscal abuse. What do you do when you have thought about your child/children's names and what they would look like for years? You have utilized the help of modern medicine through fertilitiy treatments and yet it doesn't look like you are going to have your child/children biologically. What do you do when you realize your children have been born in your heart? G... Read more

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How is it that the rate of HPV is decreasing and the rates of Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis are increasing? Are people using condoms anymore? Does AIDS mean anything to anyone anymore? As your young people are going away to school for the first time or back to their respective campuses are they equipped?...Literally.

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It's known as "the cancer of a thousand faces". The reason it gets this name is because it presents different in different individuals and getting a definative diagnosis can be difficult. And for David Waits, what he thought was a pulled abdominal muscle turned out to be a diagnosis of this "cancer of a thousand faces".

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September 3, 2018 26 min

Life has a way of knocking you down at times and making you slow down. It's in those times you can learn, and grow. Where have we been? We've been learning and growing. So let's sit down, let's have some conversations, let's connect these dot's, let's get some straight talk.

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“Sitting is the new smoking!” Sounds shocking, but in this episode, Josh Craddock connects the dots between our health, quality of life, and how much we move. Craddock is an expert in movement and kinesiology and has earned many exercise certifications. He explores how this “sitting lifestyle” and sedentary culture lead to many health-related conditions and can seriously impact our quality of life. Find out how you can move mo... Read more

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