Ask The Doc! Types Of Breast Cancer And The Flu Season

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This week, the doctors discuss the different types of breast cancer. They also touch on a question from a viewer regarding the treatment of their husband’s heart tumors. Is he getting the right treatment? What happened to Flu Season? What’s the latest on Covid-19? All this and more on Ask The Doc!

 

Ask The Doc! Fear Of The Vaccine And Anemia

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This morning, the Doctors are here to answer your questions. They discuss the fear that the media and the internet have created scaring people from getting the vaccine. They touch on the freedom the Vaccine could give. They also discuss the causes of anemia and a doctor’s recommendation of a scope after an anemia diagnosis. Was it Necessary? Let’s Ask The Doc!

 

Ask The Doc: Long Term Effects of Surviving Cancer

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This week, Dr. Whaley and Dr. Raymond Tidman discuss some questions sent in by viewers. They touch on the long term effects of Cancer and some possible complications of surviving cancer. They also discuss how to know when you’re cured of cancer. Is there anyway to prevent future complications for cancer survivors? The doctors also discuss the current numbers of cancer survivors compared to in the past.

 

Ask The Doc! Gastric Bypass Complications And Sarcomas

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This morning, the Doctors discuss Gastric Bypass Surgery and its complications. When is this surgery needed? What are its complications? They also answer a question regarding a Sarcoma. Dr. Whaley discusses why you shouldn’t google medical information. They also discuss the latest vaccine news. Who should be receiving the vaccine?

 

Ask The Doc! Is It Safe?

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This week, Dr. Whaley takes some viewer questions. The main thing people are wondering is, “Is it safe?” He discusses the risk factors with going into the hospital for procedures during the pandemic. Are there any? He also discusses what Gene Transfers are and how they are preformed and what for. He also touches on the misconceptions with the vaccine. All this and more on #ASKTHEDOC !

 

Ask The Doc: Making Sense of The News

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This week, The doctors break down what’s coming out in the news. They touch on the vaccine and what has to happen before it’s administered to the public. Should schools still be shutting down? All this and more right here on Ask The Doc!

 

 

 

Ask The Doc! The Good News

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This week, the doctors touch on the good news instead of focusing on the negative. They also touch on why Rapid tests shouldn’t be in the total case numbers and that the cases should be broken down into categories. That way, it would be easier to understand and not scare people. They also touch on being on track to the Vaccine and if they believe it will be reliable or not.

Ask The Doc! Controversy Versus The Truth

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This Week, The doctors discuss the conflicting headlines coming out regarding Covid-19. With all of these conflicting reports what is real? They also touch on the local High Schools shutting down due to one Covid positive test. The Doctors give the latest information on masks and which ones are the most protective.

 

Ask The Doc! Combating Covid-19

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This week, The doctors discuss the recent progress with Combating the Covid-19 Virus. Remdesivir has been approved for use against Covid-19. Remdesivir has been proven to shorten a Covid-19 Patient’s stay in the hospital by 5 days. However, If you have taken Hydroxychloroquine you can’t take Remdesivir because of how the two medications react to each other. When do the doctors think a vaccine will be made available?

 

Ask The Doc! Are We Back To Normal?

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This Week, The doctors discuss getting back to normal life. They touch on the importance of knowing when to wear a mask and assessing your individual health risks. Is covid-19 seasonal? Which tests give the best, and most accurate results? All this and more is addressed right here on Ask The Doc! Have a question for the doctors? Send them to [email protected] !

 

 

Ask The Doc! The President’s Covid-19 Treatment

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This Morning, The doctors discuss how President Trump was treated during his hospital stay. They discuss what was in the “Cocktail” of drugs given to him. They also dive into questions everyone is wondering about Covid-19. How long does immunity last? Did you know there are multiple strains of the virus? Find out the latest Covid-19 information right here on Ask The Doc!

 

 

North Georgia Senior Living: Fall Prevention Month

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This week, Jessie Barton Comes in to discuss Fall Prevention Month. She explains how falls can lead to a decline in health and quality of life and some steps to prevent falls before they happen. Even if a fall isn’t bad, it can lead to many health issues. For more information about Fall Prevention Month and how to prevent falls visit Cameron Hall‘s Facebook Page!

 

Ask The Doc! College And Covid-19

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This morning, the doctors discuss how colleges are dealing with Covid-19. When a Student tests positive, the colleges continue classes and give the infected student their own quarantined dorm. Is this the approach we should be taking with everything? Should we worry over the numbers? Hear Doctor Whaley and Doctor Tidman’s point of view on this right here on Ask the Doc!

 

Ask The Doc! Recovery Process Of Covid-19

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This week, on ask the doc, The doctors discuss the recovery process of Covid-19 and how long some symptoms will last even after you’ve recovered. They also touch on the Numbers of hospitalizations and deaths trending down. What do the doctors think football teams should do if a player were to contract Covid-19? When will the vaccine come out to the public? All this and more on Ask The Doc!

Ask The Doc! Manageable Numbers

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This week, the doctors stress the importance of looking out for your mental health during this time, as well as your overall health. Dr. Whaley touches on the current data calling the numbers “manageable.” They also asses the risks according to your age. They also discuss how Covid works and effects the body and what they know now versus six months ago.

 

Ask the Doc! The battle of information and experts

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Going around the nation in photos and articles, BKP highlights the first day back to school with some of the issues and struggles that people are seeing. From packed hallways to sports cancellations, these are merely the effects of virus’ continuation.

The first step to returning to school is staying up to date on information. Your state’s Department of Public Health has that information in whatever form they are reporting in. But for families with students, whether you’re getting on a bus today, or getting on your laptop for school at home. Maintaining awareness and an informed study of your state’s situation will keep you up to date with the Docs, and up to date on your own choices in the coming days.

BKP starts our discussions off with comparisons of the available information from recent days as well as a comparison of age groups showing a vast increase of younger people (age 18-29). These people could be those ignoring guidelines and social distancing. But they also show one of the lower hospitalizations counts of all people over 18-years-old. They also have the lowest death rate of those groups.

Dr. William Whaley clarifies further saying there isn’t a lot of sick people there, just a lot of positive tests. A very important clarification as Dr. Whaley explains that study isolating people for 21 days with positive tests. That test showed 30 percent of those positive cases never showing a single symptom. The viral load of that 30 percent is just as high as those who do get sick. The contagion is still there and still spreading. Along with this point, Dr. Raymond Tidman offers another note saying a lot of our decision making points are not considering this as well.

The Doctors also look at the treatment guidelines and how much has change since March of 2020. Is the medical community really looking at Hydroxychloroquine and it’s uses? Who should be taking it? When is it viable? Who is approving the drug? These questions all surround these treatment guidelines. Who is supposed to tell you what is effective? Dr. Whaley talks about the steps of drug studies and the misinformation that gets people sidetracked or panicked?

Dr. Tidman agrees that it is difficult to filter these things and work towards a common understanding. People are so inundated with information, technology, sources, and videos. Dr. Tidman says to focus on results and what you know. Don’t let the internet and the vast amounts of information and misinformation jerk you around.

Looking through previous episodes, we talk about some of the predictions that came true in sports with games being cancelled and positive cases rising. Players are following old habits and not maintaining the new rules. Major League Baseball has already warned teams that failure to follow the new rules will see teams suspended for the season. Additionally, more and more players are opting out of their sports this year to avoid the risk. The NFL opt out saw 66 player saying they won’t play this year. According to Dr. Whaley, many of those players were the higher risk players, front lineman and high contact positions.

The changing game is a mirror of our society, according to Whaley. Just like the games, societal behavior will change as he suspects the virus will “smolder” in a form of presence for years. Not enough to be a pandemic, but enough to continue changing your behavior.

Because of that, Dr. Tidman counters with a point of saying that people don’t live like they are in a hospital. He points out that physicians tell people things that work and those that don’t. They can help people with finding acts that are troublesome and things that can help them. A doctor can put a patient in a controlled environment, teach them about an illness, show them how to eat and live and move, but people don’t live in controlled environments.

In that same way, there are many people saying exactly what to do and how to do it in the face of the virus. Verging on tyranny, people will not follow everything they are told to do. However, Dr. Tidman says that educating people and informing them on all the details and mitigation steps that will allow them to live their lives and live with the consequences of their lives.

Shifting topics, one decisions that some are wishing they could do is get the virus at home with the family and immunize to it naturally so that they can move on as normal. An idea rooted in the desire to just get past the issue after 5-6 months of this virus.

Circling back to the beginning thoughts, the question of viability in that idea is the same question of public health attempting to isolate and quarantine positive cases. The difference between being positive and being sick is pushing authorities on how to carry on normally.

Dr. Tidman also points all the way back to two cruise ships full of people. One of those ships got masks and used them to slow the spread. Dr. Tidman noted that even if they got infected, some of those people using masks got lower doses of the virus and became asymptomatic as their bodies were better and more quickly able to respond and build immunity to it. The “viral load,” as Dr. Whaley calls it, is important in those cases. That said, Dr. Tidman notes that some people need to avoid the virus. Higher risk people are higher risk because the could die from the virus. Those risks are too high.

The questions of need, risk, immunity, life, mitigation, and exposure all need to go through experts. Doctors who have seen the virus. But, ultimately, we as people make our own decisions. We choose what we do and how we respond. We grow in our lives through those decisions. The best we can do is find those experts who have the best information and avoid the misguidance that is overabundant.

 

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