What If… Breast Cancer? Dr. Sara’s Prevention Top 10 List

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With every mammo I get, I think about what I would do if diagnosed with breast cancer. First, I'd wig. Then I'd get all empowered and put on my big girl face, and get down to biznuz. Patients and friends have asked me to post on this topic, usually because they've been diagnosed with breast cancer or … [Read more...]

Help, Kelp?! What to Do with Japan’s Radiation (Possibly Heading Our Way)

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While I'm sure you've heard of the nasty earthquake in Japan - not sure you've heard that Japanese nuclear reactors spewed significant amounts of radiation that may be heading our way here in America. Learn about this now: IODINE. Talk to your doctor about protecting your thyroid with supplemental … [Read more...]

Nuclear Japan: Latest News

BBC this morning: "A partial meltdown did occur in reactor 1." According to BBC reporter Richard Black: "On Sunday, officials said the same thing was suspected in reactor 3 - although later, they appeared to retract this statement." This morning I heard many conflicting reports about the worst of … [Read more...]

US Aircraft Carrier Detects Radiation Offshore Japan

Japanese officials insist there is no public health risk from the failing nuclear reactors in Fukushima. My read of the news: I have no idea if that is true, and suspect the opposite. The BBC is reporting this morning that one of the US aircraft carriers detected radioactive fallout 100 miles offshore … [Read more...]

Nuclear Risk Worsening: Prevention Never Premature

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Now authorities are admitting that the nuclear crisis in Japan, predicted by my grandfather five days ago and in my first blog, is far worse than Three Mile Island, and possibly as bad as Chernobyl but as yet unclear. BBC is reporting this morning that levels of radiation are significantly above the … [Read more...]

Surgeon General States Buying Iodide a Worthy “Precaution”

US Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin, told NBC that buying iodide is a worthy "precaution." She does not consider it an overreaction, and said you are right to be prepared. Meanwhile, workers at the nuclear power plants in Japan have abandoned the reactors, as reported in breaking news on the Associated … [Read more...]

Radiation Dilemma: Resources

Yesterday the US Surgeon General said: Get iodide. It's a worthy precaution. But don't take it yet. Meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health says: Don't take iodide. Here's their new site of FAQ on radiation in California. The situation continues to worsen in Japan, and an MIT CNN … [Read more...]

NYT: Radiation Extremely High at Reactors

We finally have news today from a US official who has independently assessed the nuclear reactors, and states the amount of radiation is "extremely high" as reported on the front page of the New York Times this morning. Not surprisingly, the US and Japan are split on the potential nuke danger. Actual … [Read more...]

Radiation in Cali: Not Normal, Not Dangerous But Are Physiologic Doses of Iodine Warranted?

We know that 45% of survivors from the last nuclear blast in Japan had thyroid problems. I posted one week ago that potentially massive amounts of radiation could come our way on the US Left Coast if Japan's reactors had a meltdown, and we're still unsure if that may happen. Fortunately, right now the … [Read more...]

What If… Breast Cancer? Dr. Sara’s Prevention Top 10 List

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With every mammo I get, I think about what I would do if diagnosed with breast cancer. First, I'd wig. Then I'd get all empowered and put on my big girl face, and get down to biznuz. Patients and friends have asked me to post on this topic, usually because they've been diagnosed with breast cancer or … [Read more...]