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Internet self-diagnosis, positive mentoring of youth, and public health outreach pays off, plus we’ll take a look at hyperthyroidism in this week’s show. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 321

EMS with OxygenGood day and welcome to the MedicCast this week. I’m your host, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. We are going to be looking at several stories of how EMS professionals can have a positive effect on their communities by getting involved in various forms of public outreach from mentoring to health prevention and education efforts. Then we’ll continue our efforts to educate ourselves on various health and medical conditions we’ll likely see in our patient’s medical histories with a look at hyperthyroidism.

First, though, please follow up on all of the information in this episode over at the MedicCast blog at MedicCast.com/blog. You’ll find a show notes link right at the top of the page that will take you right to the most recent episode and then you can scroll down to find other episode from previous weeks. There are links to everything we talk about in every episode there so you can follow up on all of the tips, news items and in this week’s show, special product innovators.

If you  want to get back to me with a comment or question, make sure you shoot me an email. I love to hear from you and I respond back to every email that comes in so keep those email’s coming. You can catch up with me by email at podmedic@mac.com. Shoot me an email today! I think that’s enough introduction and contact info. There’ll be some more later on in the show but for now, let’s get on with this episode of the MedicCast and head on in to this week’s news.

News:

Internet Self-Diagnosis on the Rise

nurse_eye_magnifying_smKicking off the news for the MedicCast this week is a recent study on internet health information habits. The Pew Research Center and the Pew Internet & American Life Project released information that one third of Americans have used the internet to either diagnose themselves or diagnose a health problem for a friend or relative.

Mentoring Kids Pays Off

Most of us can recount that person that helped to shape who we are today and while they may not be “officially” a mentor, we might call them one. A recent study on the effects of mentoring on youth has been released with some very positive results.

Teen Gives Dad Heimlich for His Birthday

In that previous news item, we learned about how we can reach out and mentor in our community. One of the things we can teach is CPR and First Aid to create new responders in our area. In Cary, NC Frank Jablonski is glad of such programs.

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Tip of the Week: Hyperthyroidism EMS Review

This week on the tip of the week, we look at more examples of various conditions that show up on a patient’s medical history from time to time. People with thyroid disorders can present in various ways and so I thought we’d take some time over the next two weeks talking about two most common thyroid disorders Hyper- and Hypothyroidism. First off, hyperthyroidism also know as a hyperactive thyroid in a segment from the Nursing Show.

Tip of the Week Links

NIH Medline on Hyperthyroidism

WebMD on Hyperthyroidism

NIDDK on Hyperthyroidism

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