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ChitChat's Tricky Thyroid

Links to Special Articles:  Radiation & Thyroid/Iodine Concerns are in archived Health Chat with answers by Dr. Choy (Radiologist)

Mar 25, 2011 - 0 comments
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Hi all,

MedHelp did quite a bit of special coverage this last week around the disaster in Japan & I'd like to share it with you in one easy-to-find place!  Feel free to reference/post any of this info on your community, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.

The 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



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

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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Co-CL Thyroid Community
http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Thyroid-Disorders/show/73


Radiation Exposure: What You Need to Know – Thurs. 3/24 at 4pm ET – Sign up!

Mar 23, 2011 - 3 comments
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Radiation Exposure: What You Need to Know – Thurs. 3/24 at 4pm ET – Sign up!

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



About this chat
Radiologist Garry Choy, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the health risks of radiation exposure, how you can protect yourself and the signs and symptoms of radiation sickness in this free one-hour health chat on Thursday, March 24, at 4pm ET/1pm PT.

Of the many fallouts from the tragic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, one of the most dire is the leaking of radioactive materials from the damaged nuclear reactors. On Thursday, March 17, 2011, President Obama stressed, “We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States.” Still, the events bring to mind the question of radiation exposure. Get the facts in this free, one-hour health chat.

Garry Choy, MD, is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in diagnostic radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and answers questions in MedHelp’s radiology forum.






MedHelp is donating $1 to Red Cross in Japan for every Like to their Facebook page

Mar 22, 2011 - 0 comments
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Hi Everyone!

MedHelp is donating $1 to Red Cross in Japan for every Like to their Facebook page. Please help MedHelp reach their goal of donating $10,000 to Japan, "Like" MedHelp and share the link to help Japan now!

http://www.facebook.com/medhelppulse#!/medhelppulse?sk=app_4949752878

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