The House Call Doctor's Quick and Dirty Tips for Taking Charge of Your Health

Take charge of your health with the House Call Doctor. No topic is off limits as Dr. Sanaz Majd answers your most pressing medical questions with her trademark humor and straightforward advice. She'll make even the most complex medical issues easy to understand with expert tips on topics like cholesterol, diabetes, antibiotics, and everything else you need to know to understand your body better and improve your health and quality of life.

21:07:16 2021-01-25
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, is the most common joint disorder and is responsible for suffering, medical expenses, and even death.
21:07:04 2021-01-25
Ever feel like your doctor wasn't listening? Guest author Dr. Leana Wen has 6 tips to make sure your health concerns are heard.
21:06:51 2021-01-25
Guest author Dr. Leana Wen discusses 10 things you should always bring with you to a doctor's appointment.
21:06:17 2021-01-25
Guest writer Dr. Leana Wen provides 5 tips that patients should know.
21:07:57 2021-01-25
Learn what diabetes is and why it is important.
21:05:31 2021-01-25
Guest writer Dr. Leana Wen discusses 6 different ways you can get rid of a headache.
21:06:45 2021-01-25
Guest writer Dr. Leana Wen debunks 8 common health myths.
21:08:10 2018-05-03
House Call Doctor host, Dr. Majd, has been podcasting here for a decade. Listen as she shares the next step in her journey, and learn how you can subscribe to her new video blog channel and how you can continue to follow her medical quests. Read the trans...
21:16:45 2018-04-26
Do you hate arriving 15 minutes early for your doctor's appointment only to find the doctor running an hour behind? House Call Doctor tackles this complex issue. Plus - check out a day in the life of a typical primary care doctor. Read the transcript: htt...
21:07:07 2018-04-19
Did you know that discarding medications in the trash or flushing them down the toilet can be harmful? Learn correct ways to safely and properly dispose of your medications. Read the full transcript here:
21:11:38 2018-04-12
Do doctors get paid for administering vaccines? Why are they late? What makes them so stoic? Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and D...
21:08:58 2018-04-05
When to worry and when to not worry about chest pain.
21:15:38 2018-03-29
Ever wonder what goes on in your doctor's mind? Here are 5 things doctors wish their patients would know. Read the full transcript here:
21:10:55 2018-03-22
Scrolling through the internet, misinformation about doctors run rampant. House Call Doctor sets the record straight on some of these most common myths. Are doctors really wealthy? Are they in cahoots with the pharmaceutical companies? Is there a financia...
21:08:47 2018-03-15
Most rashes are not dangerous, but sometimes they are signs of serious problems Dr. Rob explains how to tell.
21:15:09 2018-03-06
In Part 2 of medical tests you likely don't need, learn the controversy over testosterone levels, routine EKG screenings, allergy testing, and employer-requested vaccine titers. Read the transcript at
21:11:56 2018-03-01
Difficulty with sleep is one of the most common medical complaints. That's why today, House Call Doctor has 10 medication-free tips to help you catch your Z's. In Part 2 of this series, she'll provide prescription and over-the-counter alternatives. Read t...
21:14:55 2018-02-22
Are we tricked into believing that we need certain tests when we don't? In addition to the rising healthcare costs in the U.S., who wants a bill for something they don't need? Learn why some of these medical tests may be unnecessary. Read the transcript a...
21:09:37 2018-02-15
Have you left a doctor's office feeling frustrated because you simply can't seem to find a connection? Does your doctor seem to lack emotions? Why do some doctors seem so cold? Read the full transcript here:
21:09:01 2018-02-08
Ever wonder if you really need a physical? What does it entail, anyway? What can you expect during a physical exam? Listen to Housecall Doctor's explanation of what a physical exam really consists of. Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dir...
21:06:24 2018-02-01
Find out what causes athlete's foot and 7 ways to treat and prevent it. Read the transcript here:
21:12:56 2018-01-25
The flu is running rampant this season. How do you distinguish it from its less perilous cousin, a cold? Symptoms often overlap, so when should you be concerned? Read the transcript at
21:11:22 2018-01-18
What are the pros and cons of becoming a vegetarian? If you have considered becoming or are already a vegetarian, are you receiving the appropriate amounts of the recommended nutrients in your diet? What supplements should you take? Join House Call Doctor...
21:08:40 2018-01-11
With winter season in full swing, when should you worry about frostbite? And what steps should you take to avoid it or treat it? Read the transcript at
21:08:15 2018-01-04
Acute Bronchitis is often erroneously treated with antibiotics when it is typically caused by a virus. Learn what it is and how you can best treat it. Read the full transcript here:
21:12:39 2017-12-28
Spinal stenosis is a common cause of back pain. What is spinal stenosis? What causes it? And how do you diagnose and treat it? Housecall Doctor explains. Read the transcript at
21:09:55 2017-12-21
Last week, we discussed the top 10 tips used to treat insomnia without the use of medications. Today, let's learn about the 7 most commonly prescribed over-the-counter and prescription medications used to help you catch your Z's. Read the full transcript...
21:10:32 2017-12-14
Bruising is a common physical symptom. But it can infrequently be a sign of something more worrisome. How do you know when a bruise is something you should worry about? And what causes them? Read the transcript at
21:08:04 2017-12-07
Most of us have experienced dizziness at some point in our lives, and it can be one of the most vague and non-specific symptoms patients experience. So let’s shed some light on this rather mysterious symptom and talk about the 10 most common causes of d...
21:10:31 2017-11-30
Head lice is one of those school-aged bugs that seemingly wreak great havoc in our lives, with missed school days, work days, and wages. But how serious is head lice really? And how can we easily and most rapidly treat and eradicate it? Read the transcrip...
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