Handle Any Health Scenario with “The Doctors”

Our friends at The Doctors television show shared some abbreviations they use to care for patients that can also help you at home.

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Travis Stork says: To recognize and react to a stroke, think F.A.S.T.: Facial droop, Arm weakness, Slurred speech, Time to call 911.


Drew Ordon says: To tell if a mole might be cancerous, remember your A. B. C. D. E.: Asymmetrical shape, Border irregularity, Color variation, Diameter larger than 1/4-inch, Evolution (change over time).


James Sears says: To treat diarrhea and upset stomach in kids or adults, eat B. R. A. T. T. Y.: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, Tea, Yogurt.

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Lisa Masterson says: To gauge your osteoporosis risk factors, use A. C. C. E. S. S.: Alcohol use, Corticosteroid use, low Calcium levels, low Estrogen levels, Smoking, Sedentary lifestyle (they all may raise your risk).

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