TV EXCLUSIVE: Family Says Penn Didn’t Protect Researcher Who Died After Working With Dangerous Radiation
Barbara Boyer’s first thoughts when she learned her 47-year-old husband Jeff was dying: how to tell the two young daughters he adored.
Some doctors say there’s a potential link between cell phones and breast cancer, for certain women. They’re seeing evidence of breast cancer that could be connected to where some women keep their mobile phones.
First-of-it’s-kind technology is giving local doctors a better look inside the body, with significantly less radiation. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more.
According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, women may be able to reduce breast cancer risk by making certain healthy lifestyle choices.
Preventing breast cancer. A new report says women can make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of getting the disease.
Tests of air in Pennsylvania show an elevated level of radiation, but a state spokeswoman says it is far below levels of concern and is not considered a threat to public health or safety.
Dr. Uli Rodeck, professor of dermatology and radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson Univeristy Hospital, has received a federal grant to test several drugs that would treat radiation exposure.
Radiation protection expert compares radiation on cars to dust on a desk.
Temple University chartered a flight to Hong Kong for its students who wanted to leave its Tokyo campus.
Taking iodine pills saturates the thyroid gland and can prevent radioactive iodine from entering the body. It can help prevent thyroid cancer.
“Radiation affects most of the cells that are reproducing rapidly — your gastrointestinal tract, your bone marrow cell. Another effect is on our genetic make-up, birth defects,” Dr. Curtis Miyamoto explains.
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel Cancer Center are working on a new way to deliver radiation to save healthy tissue around a tumor.