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

Author: Dr. K. Handal MD

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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.
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Hand Sanitizers & Flu

Hand Sanitizers & Flu

2019-11-1900:03:30

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'.
Cellphone Health Dangers

Cellphone Health Dangers

2019-09-1800:06:46

 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.
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. 
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
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?

How Much Sleep?

2018-09-0100:05:27

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

Recognizing Stress

2018-08-0200:05:20

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

Smart Food Choices

2018-06-1700:11:03

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? Please share this podcast with your friends – Smart Food Choices
Eating Fish – Good & Bad!

Eating Fish – Good & Bad!

2018-05-0600:07:03

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.
In-flight Smarts

In-flight Smarts

2018-04-0800:09:50

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 distilled findings and more insights in Doc Handal’s latest podcast ‘Healthy  Flying’. Sign into iTunes and write a review! Comments always welcomed!
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.  
Stroke Medical Care Changes

Stroke Medical Care Changes

2018-02-0700:06:36

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 as possible but within 6-16 and possibly 24 hours. Decades ago blood thinners (‘clot busters’) were the revolutionary bullet doctors used to reverse strokes caused by a blood clot in the brain. Today there is another method felt to be equally effective and in some cases advantageous. Mechanical removal of the clot in some cases resulted in excellent outcomes – stroke reversal. Presented last month and immediately adopted and published are new guidelines.
Anti-Inflammation Diet

Anti-Inflammation Diet

2018-01-1000:05:56

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.
Holidays –  Dark Side

Holidays – Dark Side

2017-12-0100:05:35

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 Listen Up or Read on… 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’. The holiday season is not all laughs and happy thoughts this condition must be ID’ed and meet head on. Behavioral clue – if a known coworker/loved one becomes ‘miserable’ (non stop complaints) the fact you think it or hear it. Causes – ?’s re: job security, children or finance along with increase in alcohol (t’is the season to parties) which is a depressant coupled with poor sleep and over eating Results- interruption of exercise, routine, diet showing up as a decrease performance, increase conflict. Plan acknowledge xtra patience understanding give a mental health day to your self esp. bet Thansgiving NY Wishing all a peaceful low stress holiday
Medicines Mix

Medicines Mix

2017-11-0100:08:40

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.
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 podcast you must listen to, as you might be the first person to realize it's time.
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'.
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!
Skin Moles

Skin Moles

2017-07-0100:08:47

We all have skin moles as many as 40 or more. They are not simply all 'dark spots'. Learn about the different types, treatment and much more from Doc Handal when you listen to her podcast.
DocHandal shares what we know and do not know about Alzheimer's Disease (AD) this very common form of dementia. On average a 2 year delay in diagnosing is common, and 20% of folks with AD do not even know they have it! So listen up and make a difference.
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