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MedHelp's Special Coverage Disaster in Japan

See post below for some great information:

Don't forget - http://www.facebook.com/medhelppulse#!/medhelppulse?sk=app_4949752878
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MedHelp is donating $1 to Red Cross in Japan for every Like to our Facebook page. Please help MedHelp reach our goal of donating $10,000 to Japan, "Like" MedHelp and share the link to help Japan now!

Thank you, everyone, for your continued help.
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I copied the info here for Barb:

Radiation Exposure: Should You Worry?
Radiologist Garry Choy, MD, shares his view on the risk of exposure from the nuclear reactor leaks in Japan and discusses signs of acute radiation exposure
http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/277042/Japan-Crisis-Should-you-be-worried-about-radiation-exposure-
* A special expert blog written by our radiology expert Garry Choy, MD

Emergency Supplies Every Home Needs
If a disaster were to strike, are you ready? Get this checklist of essential supplies every home needs
http://www.medhelp.org/general-health/articles/Emergency-Supplies-Every-Home-Needs/146
* information courtesy of the CDC

Radiation Exposure FAQs
Radiation exposure is not something you hear about every day. We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about this rare, but serious, health risk.
http://www.medhelp.org/general-health/articles/Radiation-Exposure-FAQs/145
* information courtesy of the CDC

What to Do in a Natural Disaster Emergency
When disaster strikes, it's important to be prepared. Learn what to do in the event of an earthquake, tsunami, tornado and hurricane
http://www.medhelp.org/general-health/articles/What-to-Do-in-a-Natural-Disaster-Emergency/144
* information compiled from the CDC and American Red Cross

And in case you missed it, please check out the archives of the special chat we did live from Japan with emergency relief workers. This chat was moderated by our very own Enoch Choi

Live from the Japan Disaster: Medical Response on the Ground
http://www.medhelp.org/health_chats/archive/59


In recognition of colorectal cancer awareness month, we did a few pieces that we featured in today's newsletter:

Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the U.S. Find out the signs, symptoms and how to reduce your risk.
http://www.medhelp.org/cancer/slideshows/Ways-to-Prevent-Colorectal-Cancer/140

Cancer-Fighting Diet
Diet and digestion have more to do with cancer prevention and recovery from cancer treatment than you may realize
http://www.medhelp.org/cancer/slideshows/Cancer-Fighting-Diet/148

Other new content:

10 Worst Foods for Your Bladder
One in six adults have urinary urgency and urinary frequency. But simple tweaks to your diet can drastically improve your symptoms. Which foods aggravate your bladder the most? Find out now.
http://www.medhelp.org/general-health/slideshows/10-Worst-Foods-for-Your-Bladder/138
* written by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, who is an expert in our urogynecology forum

Pictures of Common Skin Rashes
Are you a victim of unbearable itching and painful, reddish bumps and blisters? Check out these nine different kinds of rashes, what they look like and what causes them.
http://www.medhelp.org/dermatology/slideshows/Pictures-of-Common-Skin-Rashes/136
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And link to the archives from the live health chat about Radiation with Dr. Choy:  Reference to thyroid/radiation concerns are answered directly by Dr. Choy:

http://www.medhelp.org/health_chats/archive/60

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