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Ep 15 Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff tears By Dr. Emran from SimpleHealthRadio.com Disclaimer: Information from this show is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or go to the nearest emergency department with any questions you may have. Overview The...

Strep Throat and Tonsillitis Disclaimer: Information from this show is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or go to the nearest emergency department with any questions you may have. Strep is a bacterial infection. It is one of...

Stitches, sutures, and lacerations There are 2 types of stitch material: Absorbable sutures and Non absorbable sutures There are multiple ways to place stitches. The most common are: Simple interrupted sutures or A single, continuous running suture. These are 6...

CBC Complete Blood Count lab test. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/simple-health-radio/id1325066275 Dr. Emran explains details about the CBC lab test. The CBC is a critical test that includes information about the white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets....

Ep 10 Warts

Warts are a very common skin condition. They infect adults and children across the world. Warts are actually caused by a virus, The most common one is called human papilloma virus or HPV. There are over 100 types of HPV viruses that we know of that directly cause...

Ep 9 Bacterial Meningitis

Meningitis is a severe infection of the brain and spinal cord. It is a life-threatening condition. There are different types of meningitis. Viral causes are mostly treated with supportive care and may not require hospitalizations or extensive treatment. However...

Ep 8 Gallstones and Gallbladder Disease

The Gallbladder The gallbladder is important for digestion. It is located in the right upper region of the abdomen just below the ribs. It sits above the liver. The gallbladder contains bile which is a greenish liquid that helps to digest fat. Bile is also called gall...

Heart Murmurs

Our topic on this episode of the Simple Health Radio podcast is heart murmurs, which are extra “whooshing” sounds that the doctor can hear when the heart beats. An echocardiogram is used to determine the valve function and whether regurgitation (blood going backwards...

Coumadin, Warfarin, and Blood Thinners

Dr. Emran discusses different types of blood thinners, also called anti-coagulants. Coumadin (Warfarin) is the oldest and most commonly known blood thinner world-wide. Learn about the benefits, risks, and unique properties of blood thinners. References:...

Croup and Parainfluenza

Croup is a very common illness. The medical term is laryngotracheitis. The larynx is the voicebox and the trachea is the breathing tube that goes down to the lungs. Croup is a very noticeable illness due to the barking cough, wheezing, and hoarseness which usually...

The Flu – Influenza

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a serious and contagious health issue. Millions of people each year develop the flu. Up to 60,000 Americans may die this year because of the flu.  Influenza A and B are the 2 types of flu that can be tested quickly in the clinic...