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Exercise and Common Problems in Pregnancy

March 26, 2014
Exercise and Common Problems in Pregnancy

Exercise and Common Problems in Pregnancy








During the months of pregnancy, women experience common ailments due to the their body changes. Understanding these problems can help you educate your patient. Many doctors today feel that exercise is not harmful during pregnancy, as long as it is consulted with a physician prior to engaging in the exercise.

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Physical Examination Week 4

March 23, 2014

Physical Examination Week 4








We will continue our discussion on the patient interview, history taking, and documentation. First we will have a few words about accuracy of laboratory tests. The importance of maintaining accurate and well written documents.

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Gynecologic and Obstetrics Week 2 Lecture

March 13, 2014

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Before we can understand the process of performing a gynecological and obstetric exam, we will review some female anatomy. Below this post you will find a copy of the lecture in PDF format. Please bear in mind that it is not my intention to embarrass or offend anyone in class, but sometimes it is imperative to show pictures that some people in class may find embarrassing to look at. Remember we are all professionals here and the pictures we use are for educational purposes only. Thank you!

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Medical Terminology for Physical Therapy Students

March 3, 2013


Medical Terminology for Physical Therapy Students

Welcome everyone to the new semester at our academic university, My name is Dr Anthony Bendik and I will be your instructor for this course. I hope everyone had a wonderful and exciting winter break. On the first day of class, I will only take up a little of your time to give you a layout of the details of this course. If after this brief introduction, you have questions you would like to ask me personally or in private, I will be here after class at my office down the hall in room 510. The title of this course is Medical Terminology, and the textbook we will be using this semester is called “Medical Terminology Decoded”.

I am the author of the book and I wrote it primarily for students who have no medical background whatsoever. You will find that my lecture presentations follow the sequence of pages in the textbook, although the textbook is primarily filled with text, my presentations will have plenty of images to help you grasp the concept of what we are talking about. The textbook was also written so that the student can minimize notetaking and dedicate their attention to understanding the concepts being discussed in class.

This is your first year as a physical therapy student, and this class will prepare you for courses that you are required to take before graduation. Attendance is mandatory.  The textbook is available online at the following link:


in the meantime, while we are waiting for your books to arrive, I will make available handouts so we can begin with the material of Chapter 1. For your convenience my lectures will be posted immediately after each class on my website at


Dr. Anthony Bendik

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Medical Terminology Decoded is Now on

October 6, 2012

“Medical Terminology Decoded” is the first edition designed for anyone wanting a better understanding of medical words that are used everywhere in the healthcare industry. I wrote this edition specifically for the medical terminology course that I teach at the university level. My main concern was that I wanted to make it as easy enough for the reader who had no background in science, but still be interesting enough for those who already have some scientific background.


I am hoping that schools, colleges, and other medical establishments throughout the world will find some benefit with this book. There is no question that medical terminology can be very complex, but this book can help you step-by-step to understand with a simplistic approach.


On many of the pages you will be required to write in the answer to a particular question or statement. Chapter 1 is very important because it introduces the concept of prefixes, suffixes, and root words that are the basis for medical language to be understood. The preceding chapters introduce topics related to the human body and are follow with examples of medical terms related to that specific topic.


Chapter 9 will take you through 500 questions or statements related to medical terminology. If you do decide to enter the health field, I hope that this book serves as a springboard to a new and exciting career. I have been fortunate to have been taught by excellent professors and challenged by students in my classroom. I hope that this book can foster an enthusiasm for learning medical words as it has for my own students.


I am grateful to all my friends, colleagues, students, my father, my mother, my son and entire family for their unwavering support, patience, and belief in me.


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Dr. Anthony Bendik


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Assessment of Vital Signs

September 21, 2012

This week’s lecture covered the subject of vital signs. So what are vital signs? The body’s most basic functions can be either measured or monitor if the patient is hospitalized. Traditionally there are four vital signs that are of concern to the healthcare professional. These four vital signs are pulse rate, respiration rate, body temperature, and blood pressure. The reason why these four vital signs are so important is that it gives us an idea of the general status of an individual’s health. It is also vital in the assessment of an patient’s overall health.

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Blood pressure check with a sphygmomanometer

September 14, 2012

If you are a health care provider or student in training at a medical facility, then you have or will be introduced to blood pressure or vital sign procedures. The initial step in measuring a body’s function is to assess and individuals body temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and respirations. If done correctly, one can rule out or discover an underlying medical problem. So it is extremely important that all students become highly proficient in recording basic vital signs. Body temperature is normally between 97.8 Fahrenheit to 99 Fahrenheit, converting to Celsius, it would be between 36.5 C- 37.2 C. for adults, most common method for measuring body temperature would be orally with a digital thermometer or with an ear thermometer.

The pulse rate for a healthy individual runs between 60 to 100 beats per minute. But many athletes can have much lower pulse rates because of body conditioning and is considered normal under such circumstances. A common place to check the pulse rate is at the radial artery or by placing two fingers over the lateral side of the wrist (same side of the thumb).

Another important vital sign is respiration rate, the average respiration rate for an adult is between 15 to 20 breaths per minute. Respiration rates below or above the normal range would indicate an abnormal condition.

Blood pressure can be recorded using either a sphygmomanometer or any number of digital blood pressure units available in today’s marketplace. The videos above offer a great visual presentation on how to take a blood pressure reading and an explanation on vital signs. Always remember to record all your findings on paper, proper documentation of a patient’s vital signs or history is essential to health management.

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Dr. Anthony Bendik

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Two Wonderful books for Mothers to Be

May 28, 2012

Okay it’s official and you’re having a baby! All kinds of things are running through your mind, you need a bigger place and tons of other things that need to be done before the arrival of the baby. You don’t know what to do first and you’re frustrated because he can’t think straight and you begin to have a panic attack. The most important being right now is your health and we can be confident that if you eat properly and I mean healthy meals, you’ll be able to have the energy to do all the things before the arrival of your baby and all the preparations that need to be done before.
There are two wonderful books you should consider reading. First is the title” Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be”. The two authors, one being a trained chef and the other a registered dietitian have collaborated together to put out an excellent book for mothers to be. The book is filled with recipes, suggestions, advice and information for every woman planning childbirth.Eating for Pregnancy

Second book is called “Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom’s Healthy Eating Guide”.  The author of this book is also a registered dietitian and addresses topics as the munchies or cravings, sex while pregnant, what to expect the next nine months, and plenty of interest being recipes to include in your diet.
I hope this short review has been of some help and if you would like to leave a comment please do so, I am always happy to hear from my readers.Feed the Belly

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

May 25, 2012

This video is the property of Vidant Health and was posted initially on and what follows below is the description of the video. I would like to thank Vidant Health for making this video available for distribution.

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Your doctor has recommended that you have surgery to treat an abdominal aortic aneurysm. But what does that actually mean?
The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the organs in your body.
An aneurysm is a bulge or swelling in a blood vessel.
This type of bulge occurs when a blood clot … or blood clots develop in the aorta, causing to expand.
In your case, your doctor has determined that a portion of the aorta passing through your abdomen – the area between your legs and your chest – has developed a blood clot. In most cases these clots are caused by fatty deposits that build up inside the arteries.
Aneurysms are dangerous because the blood clot weakens the blood vessel and can cause it to burst.
The surgery your doctor has recommended will remove the blood clot …
… and reinforce the weakened wall of the aorta.

So make sure that you ask your doctor to carefully explain the reasons behind this recommendation.

Is Your Heart on Schedule?

July 27, 2011

Let’s face it our professional jobs or responsibilities at home do not lend any benefits to cardiovascular system. So it is up to us to monitor it. Your heart is a muscle and requires maintenance in the form of physical activity that increases our heart rate way above the resting level. Keep in mind that whatever exercise program or routine you adopt, it should be one that is flexible.

Exercise Your Heart

I have four different exercising routines that I can choose from because my daily schedules change drastically from week to the next.  This will help you maintain some sort of exercise program no matter what surprising changes that may occur in your schedule. There is no excuse for not doing some exercise every day. Let’s talk about my leg routine that doesn’t require me to be in the gym. Let’s say I have no time to go to the gym and I will be stuck in the office for most of the day. I simply fall back into my most simplistic leg workout.

Here’s a Good Heart routine

I can simply do squats in my office, even while talking on the phone with a client. I will do a half squat or simply  use my chair as a guide. Begin in a standing position with your chair behind you,  lower yourself as if you were going to sit down. As soon as your buttocks touches the chair, return to a standing position. You have just completed one repetition of a squat. Now I normally do 20 repetitions per squat set. But if you are just starting, I recommend that you keep your repetitions to a maximum of 10 repetitions per set. Of course in a busy office one cannot take the time out to do several sets, but doing a set here and there throughout the day and you will be surprised of how many sets you can do at work. You will be surprised also that many people in your office will begin mimicking your routine. This is a great way to increase circulation throughout your entire body and maintaining a high level of alertness because you are delivering oxygenated blood to your brain.

A Good Heart is essential for a long life

A good heart can be only maintain by a proper exercise and diet program. So if you want to reap the rewards of a long life you will need to make the necessary adjustments in your lifestyle. If you smoke …quit ..smoking has been liked to cancer and heart disease. Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and plenty of water.  

Do you have a simple routine you would like to share with us? If so I would like to hear about it and share it with our readers here. If you would like to submit your own article on our website please submit it to the following e-mail :, this is Dr. Anthony from Your Educational Podcast and Video. Before beginning any exercise program, consult your primary physician.   

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Dr Anthony

Yepod is quite addicting

July 2, 2011 is a unique website that caters to millions of Internet users in over 120 countries. Yepod creator Dr. Anthony, a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, developed Yepod as unique experience that offers a wide-variety of articles in several categories.

People around the world will always find something of interest. Yepod was designed originally to help people cultivate their English reading and speaking skills. It has grown to become a popular favorite of people fluent in English as well. Yepod has a very strong following because it offers a mix of educational pod-casts, videos and articles that focus on a wide-variety of topics.

Topics include but not limited to health, news, entertainment and much more. Yepod is not your typical boring health-related news website that focuses on  any one topic, but a website that is filled with carefully selected news stories and topics that are of interest to millions of people around the world.

Everyone who visits Yepod learns something they did not know before they visited. That is what makes Yepod stand out as being one of the top informational websites. Yepod is quite addicting, users who scroll through all the sensational articles can’t stop once they start. Yepod truly appeals to a diverse group of Internet users with wide variety of interests.

Dr. Anthony strives to keep the content fresh and filled with content that is informational and interesting to read. In some of Dr. Anthony’s recent posts, he goes from discussing the final hours of Federico Garcia Lorca‘s life, a recent Hollywood’s icon death, then goes on to discuss the epidemic of people suffering with diabetes, or into a short discussion on the implications of older people taking more than one medication at a time.

Dr. Anthony’s main passion is to keep people updated on all the hot-breaking news while offering some helpful tips and information on ways to stay healthy as well. Not too many websites offer the mix of information and content that Yepod offers.

That is what truly has Internet users coming back for more. People want to read articles but they do not want to be bored to tears. Yepod’s goal is to make reading breaking news and articles enjoyable. Dr. Anthony knows how to appeal to a massive audience . He strives to make sure people take as much away from the website as possible. By offering

the perfect blend of news, entertainment and health-related articles, Yepod has become an over-night sensation around the world.

Internet users enjoy the fact that no registration is required and Yepod is completely free to use. Internet users have the choice of selecting articles by category or scrolling content page-by-page. Some Internet users prefer to select from categories such as art, business,cooking, education, English and more, but others like the mystery of scrolling through all the contents page-by-page.

What is great about Yepod is that users never know what’s to come and it is that type of guessing that them coming back to for more each and every day.

For anyone who is looking for a change, is a great website that has lots to offer. Perfect for those who are fluent in English and those who are learning to read and write English. is one website that every user should keep an eye on.

Medical English Final Exam Review

June 7, 2011

This is a final exam review for my medical English students…hope it helps…

Dr Anthony

Medical English Review

June 5, 2011

Here is the Medical English Review 2….. I promised my students…and for those who are not my students but are regular visitors to my site..feel free to view it…

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Dr Anthony

Why Learn a Foreign Language?

May 5, 2011

Hello everyone and welcome to Your Educational Podcast(a great place to improve your English). I am your host, Dr. Anthony and today’s podcast is called “Why learn a foreign language?”I used to ask myself this question many times when I was growing up. It was during that time that I felt I was being forced to learn a new language. When I was about thirteen years old, my family moved to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States and their first language was Spanish. So I found myself in a totally new educational system unable to understand the language. After spending an exhausting and confusing day at my new school, I would spend two hours with my private Spanish tutor. By the time I was eighteen years old, I could speak, write, and read Spanish fluently. In retrospect, I am glad that my parents encouraged me to learn a second language. Knowing a foreign-language can broaden your personal and professional experiences. Many of us will not argue that English is an important global language to master. There are also other languages that have equal importance in knowing. Spanish has become an important language In the United States. It is estimated, that approximately ten percent of the United States population consists of Hispanics, whose first language is Spanish. This statistical revelation has g a motivated many Americans to consider becoming bilingual. Another language to consider is Chinese. Despite how the world economies have been performing these days, China is a country with over 1.2 billion citizens that are very serious about learning English as a second language. Students should consider adding Chinese to their studies. Many universities are encouraging her students to take part in the exchange programs and studying abroad. The new opportunities to further our education have put an overwhelming burden on us to succeed. You will find that once you have mastered your foreign-language skills, it will open up doors to many possibilities. You can use your foreign language skills in many areas, for example, the health field, banking, government service, teaching, flight attendant, hotel management and the list goes on and on. Proficiency in a language puts you at a higher bracket to be hired by a potential employer. Business companies want their employees to be able to cross cultural barriers. This means higher profits for the company and yourself. With your foreign language skills, you will be able to increase your business contacts, and at the same time, make friends along the way. Your new friends will admire your ability to speak in another language, and respect you for being a highly intelligent individual. Speaking of intelligence, many researchers believe that being bilingual increases your IQ. Knowing another language helps stimulate different areas of your brain. Let’s not forget that knowing a second language enables you to relocate to a new country and establish a new residence. You will be able to acclimate yourself easier, you also be able to read foreign newspapers, magazines, books and navigate the Internet with your newly acquired language. Learning a language is challenging, difficult, and very frustrating, but the rewards outweighed all of the hardships that you will encounter. Remember that it is never too late to start learning a new foreign-language. I like to think my students around the world for listening to Your Educational Podcast and I look forward to reading your comments. This is Dr. Anthony, signing off……

Motivate yourself through exercise

April 29, 2011

Exercise has an incredible ability to clear your mind despite the fact that it can be exhausting. Eventually as you get more advance and the weeks go by, your body will be more conditioned to the regime of intense physical training. So don’t give up!…you have a lot to gain..

To a healthier you,

Dr Anthony

Healthcare providers ask many questions

April 10, 2011

If you are going to be a healthcare provider, you must ask the proper questions to your patient…in order to get to the root of the problem. Remember the patient is seeking you out to resolve certain health problems that affect their daily living. We must leave no stone uncovered…ask more questions…spend more time with your patients…

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Dr Anthony

How to do a SOAP note

April 8, 2011

Many soon to be doctors,physical therapists,nurses, and other health professionals need to learn how to read and write a SOAP note. The video above gives a short simple explanation of how to do one. I hope many of my students will find it as a good review.

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Dr Anthony

The Ligaments of the Knee

April 6, 2011

The above video is a review of the ligaments of the knee. The ligaments discussed are medial collateral,lateral collateral,medial meniscus,lateral meniscus,posterior cruciate,anterior cruciate. The bone structures that make up the knee are tibia,fibula, and femur.

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Dr Anthony

Medical University Class Session 3

April 3, 2011

Session 3 of medical university class presented by Dr Anthony, your host of Your Educational Podcast and Video.

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Medical University Class Session 2

April 1, 2011



A medical university class on how to conduct a proper patient interview. In this segment the doctor introduces some useful clinical documents that can facilitate patient care.  Stay tune for other videos on this similar topic.

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Dr Anthony

Medical Terminology for ESL Students 4

February 28, 2011

An introduction to medical terms relating to the human skeletal system. Presented by Dr Anthony and Your Educational Podcast and Video. Learning medical terminology is easier than you can imagine…you just need to understand the common roots,prefixes, and suffixes used. We will cover the common roots,prefixes,and suffixes in our next video.

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Dr Anthony


Facial Exercises? Give it a try!

January 17, 2011

Many of us are concerned about our facial appearances so much that we spend thousands of dollars to maintain it. Facial exercises can help maintain a youthful look for many years. But lets be realistic about it..if you smoke and have a poor diet, then you put yourself at risk for aging faster than you would hope for.  Healthy living will give you an edge on life and perhaps a more vibrant looking facial glow…

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Dr Anthony

Chiropractic: An Introduction

January 3, 2011

  Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Key Points

People seek chiropractic care primarily for pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headache, and extremity (e.g., hand or foot) problems.

In the United States, chiropractic practitioners must meet the licensing and continuing education requirements of the state in which they practice. All states require practitioners to complete a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at a properly accredited college.

Most chiropractic-related research has focused on the efficacy of spinal manipulation, especially for low-back pain. Researchers are also gathering evidence on the safety of spinal manipulation.

Tell all your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

Overview and History

The term “chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment done by hand. Hands-on therapy—especially adjustment of the spine—is central to chiropractic care. Chiropractic is based on the notion that the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily that of the spine) and its function (as coordinated by the nervous system) affects health. While some procedures associated with chiropractic care can be traced back to ancient times, the modern profession of chiropractic was founded by Daniel David Palmer in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer, a self-taught healer, believed that the body has “innate intelligence” or a natural healing ability. He theorized that “subluxations” (misalignments of the spine) can interfere with this ability, and that manipulation of the spine can help to restore or maintain health. Evidence-based explanations for the effects of chiropractic manipulations are the subject of ongoing scientific investigation, including studies supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Read more »

Students Complete Medical Tourism Course

December 29, 2010


Congratulations to the  students completing the Medical Tourism Course offered by DHU.

Dr Anthony taught and developed the curriculum. The Medical Tourism Course gave a better

understanding about global medical tourism and what to expect from this industry in the near future. Many countries

are now offering medical procedures at substantial savings to the customer/patient.  Many medical procedures not being properly covered by private insurance are now being offered by countries like Korea, Thailand, India, Philippines, etc to meet increase demands from prospective clients.



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Call for Articles and Papers

December 27, 2010


Call for Articles ! We are seeking articles or papers from anyone that has a

passion for any topic. We welcome contributors from any country.

There are no deadlines for submissions. If we decide that we like your

article or paper, we will publish it on our website. Submissions can be

sent to

Dr Anthony on television

June 2, 2010

Dr Anthony’s interview from Anthony Bendik on Vimeo.

Watch Dr Anthony on Arrirang’s Heart to Heart  program discussing chiropractic,oriental medicine,medical tourism, and teaching in South Korea.

Are you ready to work out?

July 21, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to Your Educational Podcast, I am your host Dr. Anthony and today’s topic is “Are you ready to work out? Maintaining our health through exercise and proper nutrition can keep our bodies strong and free of disease. If you as busy as I am, I need to find the time to exercise, especially between work and school. Many of us have noble intentions in the beginning by spending hundreds of dollars on a gym membership, only to find that it was a waste of hard earned income. So is there an alternative? Well yes many people find that getting back on the bicycle is a perfect solution to their needs. 

Many of us already have a bicycle or you can purchase one for a whole lot less than what it would cost joining a health club. Long before there were health clubs and spas, people depended on the bicycle to get to work. The challenge will be to commit yourself to an exercise program and fit it into your schedule without excuses. My ideal solution was to buy a stationary bicycle for my apartment. I also have a bicycle to ride outside. 

Especially when the weather is beautiful outside, I enjoy taking a ride down to the local park. Take along a backpack with the basics including your cell phone and plenty of water. I like taking my digital camera because I can always find something interesting to photograph. I sometimes will bump into a friend of mine and having a camera is a fun way of sharing memories. I can remember when I was a kid riding my bicycle, it seem like an adventure each time. My mother would be so upset because I would be outside for hours. I would ride my bicycle through nearby neighborhoods, parks, over ramps, and on dirt trails left behind by bulldozers. 

No matter your age, bike riding can provide an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise and general well being. You will soon see the benefits of riding a bicycle. You will notice that you don’t seem as short winded climbing the stairs at school or your apartment. Your knees will also benefit from non-weight bearing exercise.  Riding a bike strengthens the muscles in our legs as well. 

If you want to increase the intensity of your bike ride, look for a scenic ride on a hilly trail. Your will also enjoy the easier ride down the hills after conquering the upgrade. If you are not the outdoors type, consider buying a stationary bicycle. 

A stationary bicycle is another great piece of equipment to have at home. When the weather outside is less than ideal, a stationary bicycle offers a safer alternative to exercising outdoors. As soon you arrive home from work or school, you can go right into your exercise routine. Having a stationary bike eliminates virtually any excuse for not exercising. You can listen to your favorite music or watch television throughout the work out. 

Working in an exercise program into your schedule will help you maintain a strong immune system to combat a wide range of everyday illnesses, increase your energy level, and help maintain a good physical appearance. I would like to thank my students around the world for listening to Your Educational Podcast, this is your host Dr. Anthony signing off.