The Drs: Social Anxiety In Dogs + Cancers Thickening Blood

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The Doctors: How To Handle Your Dog’s Social Anxiety

The Doctors welcomed veterinarian Courtney Campbell back to the show, to answer a question from their own producer Keegan. Keegan said her dog will get incredibly anxious and protective around other people. Her dog’s name is cash and footage shows him hiding under the table and barking at everyone other than his owner. Dr Campbell explained that dogs can feel social anxiety and the only way he knows how to handle it is by barking and getting defensive.

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Dr Campbell suggested looking for triggers with just one person in the room, letting him adjust. He should get treats whenever strangers come over, showing that it’s a good thing. Second, he suggested having a halter or muzzle on the dog for a little more control. There’s also a garment called a Thunder Shirt which could be effective to embrace the dog and make them feel more secure. Your dog will feed off your energy, so it’s best for you to stay calm. Use constant commands and work on easy ones like sit and stay, so that when the dog is in a tight situation, he will know to still follow you.

The Drs: Social Anxiety In Dogs + Cancers Thickening Blood

The Doctors brought in veterinarian Courtney Campbell who explained how to deal with social anxiety in dogs. ([email protected] / Flickr)

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The Doctors: Rare Blood Cancer

The Doctors then introduced David, a 54-year-old man who was experiencing fatigue and shortness of breath after he turned 40. He was an experienced skiier and could no longer make it down the mountain without stopping several times. He was an experienced scuba diver and could no longer dive. Over the next couple of years, his symptoms increased and he suffered from pain, itching, and lack of concentration. In 2009 a blood test revealed that he had polycythemia vera or PV.

The Doctors: What Is Polycythemia Vera?

The Doctors then welcomed Dr Steven Stein, who explained that there is a group of rare blood cancer that occur in about 200,000 patients, and they tend to occur in patients over the age of 60 but they can occur at any age. The most common type is PV. With PV, the body’s bone marrow makes abnormal blood cells, either too many or too few, and they can be irregular-sized or shaped. It can cause a thickening of the blood which can lead to blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. Thicker blood doesn’t flow as quickly through your blood vessels as regular blood.

Symptoms can increase in intensity over time and can vary from patient to patient. It’s important that patients are aware of their symptoms, which can include fatigue, headaches, dizziness, itching, and chest pain. A blood test can determine if you have PV. David suggested seeking resources and learning more about the disease, such as PVreporter.com. Also, work with your doctor to find the best treatment for you. There is currently no cure, but managing your symptoms is possible. You can also visit PVstateofmine.com.

The Doctors: Hilarious Alarm Clock

It can be pretty hard to wake up in the morning, which is why The Doctors shared another solution being shared on YouTube, showing the Wake Up Machine that literally smacks you in the face repeatedly to wake you up in the morning. At that rate, as Dr Travis Stork said, it’s probably safer to press the snooze button! Snooze was the word of the day and you can use the word snooze on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win a Sengled Pulse LED light set with speakers.

The Doctors: Tuberculosis Scare At California Hospital

For their News in 2:00, it was reported that health officials are tracking down thousands of people, including 350 infants, who may have been exposed to tuberculosis. A nurse in the infant care center at Santa Clara Medical Center in San Jose, California tested positive for the disease that could be fatal if not treated. The bacterial infection travels through the airways when someone with TB coughs, sneezes, or even talks. The hospital is offering antibiotics as a cautionary measure. Babies are most vulnerable to TB.

The Doctors: E-Cigarettes & Respiratory Disease

Ever since the introduction of e-cigarettes, there’s been a debate over their safety. Now a new Harvard School of Public Health study linked a severe respiratory disease to the flavoring chemical in e-cigarettes, finding that 75% of flavored e-cigarettes contain the chemical which can cause “popcorn lung.” The condition is incurable and causes scarring in air sacs in the lung, leading to excessive coughing and shortness of breath.

The Doctors: Ev Longoria Dubai Cares

Eva Longoria’s foundation received an award at the Dubai International Film Festival from Dubai Cares. Eva opened up about her older sister who was born with down syndrome.

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