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Wound Closure Truths

Wound Closure Truths

2022-03-0408:56

Doc Handal takes to the air with an insightful podcast conversation about repairing your torn skin. Sutures, stitches with needle and thread, staples, and adhesive glue are all possibilities but require considerations. These are a few ways to get  'split' skin back together, if too messy for mother nature. Today in this podcast you'll learn details about sutures, staples (you may be already had a few), and adhesive glue to repair skin trauma.   
Pandemic Fatigue

Pandemic Fatigue

2022-01-1906:37

As a physician, I must speak out. This podcast is titled Pandemic Fatigue but it could easily have been titled Pandemic - My Opinion! I have blogged often on the topic of the SARS CoV2 virus. This podcast shares my frustration and disappointment with a medical issue so botched in a country that is supposed to be a world health leader. While not an all-out - I did exercise modest control. I have mentioned several issues laypersons must realize. My blogs throughout the pandemic have reflected the objective medical knowledge at the time of posting  Have a listen below or in your favorite podcast choice.  
Doc Handal shares practical uses for a common medicine cabinet item. She includes recipes for its multiple uses from warts to whitening teeth. Do you know how to get rid of the skunk smell on your dog? Listen Up and learn!
A large number of studies. correcting for other factors. isolating sleep as a risk for heart disease Listen Up, as DocHandal shares.
Did you know that no regulations exist in the US to mandate that toxic ingredients don't go into tattoo ink? Don't you want to know, not just presume, that what is injected into & under the dermis layer of your skin is safe? Canadian researchers published, in the medical journal Contact Dermatitis, an analysis of 73 tattoo ink samples collected from suppliers and online retailers, many of which were made in the United States. Findings: most fail to meet industry standards – if the industry standards even existed! Listen to Doc Handal's latest podcast in your favorite format. You can listen and subscribe on Apple, Google, and iHeart radio so you don't miss the next episode. And if you like what you hear, a five-star rating goes a long way.    
So you woke up with a sore throat and a little runny nose. this evening you started coughing and feel feverish. In the past year, your mind would have immediately jumped to COVID-19.  But if you are already fully vaccinated, you might wonder: Should I still get tested for COVID-19? Listen to Doc Handal's latest podcast across your favorite platform. Listen and subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google, Radio Public and iheart radio so you don't miss the next episode. And if you like what you hear, a five-star rating goes a long way.      
The prevailing educated guess is that the pandemic will go endemic! Endemic means that there are always people who are infected, who pass the infection to somebody else and then recover. Only 2 ways a pandemic can end either go on to be endemic or virus is eradicated. Over one year ago WHO declared a pandemic. Since that time a few effective vaccines were created and jabbed into the arms of over a billion folks. The vaccines prevent severe illness from the SARS-CoV-2 virus but do not keep one from contracting and spreading the virus. These vaccines also are not as effective against all variants presently known. The more the virus mutates, the more chances it has to outsmart our vaccines.
Latest information objectively presented in Doc's latest podcast. Listen Up, thru your favorite source. Discover what the nonmedical outlets say is only an incomplete picture. Find out what's between the lines, what is real, and most importantly what you need to do. Go to your favorite podcast platform, listen below, or to Doc Handal's website podcast page! You can listen and subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google, and iHeart radio so you don't miss the next episode. And if you like what you hear, a five-star rating goes a long way.  
Amazing Tea Tree Oil

Amazing Tea Tree Oil

2021-03-0207:03

Studies indicate tea tree oil has amazing antiviral properties. Everyone has the SARsCoV-2 on their minds so I must let you in on this wonderful adjunct to my medical care. Have a listen to my latest podcast on this beneficial oil. In the podcast, I refer to this blog for those that wish to read more. Cats and dogs can't be exposed to tea tree oil.
So similar yet so different, flu vs. COVID-19, with you and your medical caregiver deciding earlier than later. This new podcast dives into medical information that you can easily hang on to. Listen Up and help yourself and others.  
Covid-19 Immunity

Covid-19 Immunity

2020-12-0307:19

 The pandemic has been for about 1 year and we are still learning about this deadly virus. Doc Handal shares the latest information on the duration of immunity and explains how our immune system operates. Listen Up!
New Saliva Test

New Saliva Test

2020-06-1205:48

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.
COVID-19 Saliva Test

COVID-19 Saliva Test

2020-06-1005:48

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. 
Hand Sanitizers & Flu

Hand Sanitizers & Flu

2019-11-1903:30

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'.
 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?

2018-09-0105:27

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

2018-08-0205:20

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.  
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