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Radiation Exposure

Tony Gwynn's Biggest Hit and His Advice for Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

After wearing number 19 for the San Diego Padres, Tony Gwynn was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot on which he was eligible. But his biggest accomplishment (to me) was when he courageously faced cancer surgery in August 2010.

13 Exposed To Radiation At Nuclear Waste Dump

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Employees who were working at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump when it started leaking didn't show signs of exte...

Nuclear Power: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Some say there is no riskier source of electricity than nuclear power. Others argue its minimal greenhouse gas footprint makes it a vital alternative to carbon-belching coal and natural gas in the pitched battle to curb climate change. To still others, nuclear power's advantages in the carbon war are eclipsed by the crippling economics of getting a nuclear power plant built. Everyone is right.

Smart Meters, Dumb Science

David H. Bailey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science
David H. Bailey

The health risk to radiation by smart meters is hundreds or thousands of times less than that of cell phone usage, which in turn is so small as to be barely measurable even in large multi-nation studies. So why do people still oppose smart meters?

Nuclear Laboratory Fined After Workers Contaminated With Radiation

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy fined a nuclear research lab in Idaho more than $400,000 on ...

Catherine Pearson

Imaging, Radiation Exposure Up, Even At HMOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Money may not be the driving force behind increased medical imaging, according to new research that finds imaging, even when provided through HMOs whi...

Workers At Nuclear Research Site Potentially Exposed To Plutonium Radiation

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Seventeen Idaho National Laboratory workers were undergoing full-body scans after they were potentially exposed to low-leve...

Atomic Worker Advocates Stunned By Labor Department Manual

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

CINCINNATI — Advocates for U.S. atomic workers sickened by radiation exposure say they're stunned that a federal claims training manual uses fic...

Medical Imaging Company Busted Giving Illegal CT Scans

Posted 10.08.2011 | Denver

Medical imaging company Heart Check America, which has been forced to shut down its Colorado clinics, has been ordered to pay $3.2 million by the Colo...

2 Fukushima Workers Exceed Radiation Exposure Limit

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- Two nuclear plant workers have exceeded Japan's radiation exposure limit for men, and others who toiled without sufficient protection in...

Reassessing Radiation Care And Response In The U.S.

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Japan's nuclear emergency highlights a big medical gap: Few treatments exist to help people exposed to large amounts of radiation. But ...

Is Radiation Panic Contaminating Your Life? 5 Ways To Detox From The Fear

Deborah King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

It seems that the only thing that spreads further than radiation from a nuclear disaster is the panic it produces around the world. Here are five tips for releasing the fear you're feeling before it escalates.

Radioactive Plume? The Coast Is Clear

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Jon LaPook

The situation in Japan is dangerous and fluid, but after consulting with experts on radiation and nuclear accidents, here's why I'm not worried about my family flying to California.

What Have They Done to the Rain?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It is raining outside right now. And coming down with the rain are measurable -- if trace -- quantities of radioisotopes from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors.

How to Protect Yourself From Radiation

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hyla Cass, M.D.

The nuclear catastrophe raging through Japan's nuclear power complex is generating an intense fear of radioactive fallout potentially reaching North America.

WATCH: Tokyo Resident Talks About Crisis With HuffPost

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Huffington Post spoke with Tokyo Resident, blogger, and reporter Matt Alt for the Huffington Post Japan Crisis Live blog (Click for breaking news) on ...

How Iodine May Help Protect You From Radiation Damage

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anne Dunev

How much radiation a person can handle without developing cancer is very individual. Having sufficient iodine can help protect your body against many types of radiation.

The Nazi Virus

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

Even as we were prosecuting Nazis at Nuremberg for their barbaric behavior, including their notorious medical experiments on death camp inmates, we were, it turns out, conducting our own medical experiments on a vulnerable and unsuspecting population.

X-Rays and Children: Know the Limits

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As the need for orthopedic imaging of children rises during summer months due to increased physical activities,parents need to better understand safety guidelines for X-rays.

Real Health Care Reform: Limit Excessive Care and Remove Nonclinical Factors From Medical Decisions

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

It may sound simple, but limiting excessive care and basing medical treatment on science tempered by compassion has proven very difficult to accomplish.