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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday - Some Public Service Information


I an just passing this information on to you. The way I view things - information is a good thing, but I don't go nuts about it. As you know I go nuts about other things - teehee. sandie



http://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/that-isn-wax-on-your-apple/

Thanks Trish.



In case you were not aware - it is a couple years old now, but when it first came out I wasn't aware of it. So I'm passing this one to you again:

"Dr. Oz had a show on the fastest growing cancer in women, thyroid cancer. It was a very interesting program and he mentioned that the increase could possibly be related to the use of dental x-rays and mammograms. He demonstrated that on the apron the dentist puts on you for your dental x-rays there is a little flap that can be lifted up and wrapped around your neck. Many dentists don't bother to use it. Also, there is something called a "thyroid guard" for use during mammograms. By coincidence, I had my yearly mammogram yesterday. I felt a little silly, but I asked about the guard and sure enough, the technician had one in a drawer. I asked why it wasn't routinely used. Answer: "I don't know. You have to ask for it." Well, if I hadn't seen the show, how would I have known to ask? We need to pass this on to our daughters, nieces, mothers and all our female friends and husbands tell your wives !! "

Now last year when I had my mammogram - I had to ask for it. The gal got a little ticked and went out to get it - they had only one in a huge practice for just mammograms! A doctor used it. She said did you hear that on Dr. Oz - I said yes and showed her my paper - she asked if she could keep it and of course I gave it too her. She said they would have to order more!

SO ASK! At the dentist and for mammograms.

Thanks Linda



For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: Get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze. Thanks Jeannie



Thought of the Day:

"Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't." ~ Francis Bacon

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40 comments:

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Good to know! I always feel like I'm poisoning myself when I'm sitting there letting them take x-rays. You'd think they'd have to cover you up as much as possible!! Thanks for sharing!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Very interesting info--Thanks, Sandie.I've had a number of different radiological tests this past year. God only knows what side effects they might have in order to get the needed info.

Beansieleigh said...

Wow, I had never HEARD of the thyroid guard! I will pass that info on to my daughter! Very good to know, so thank you Sandie, and have a great weekend! ~tina

Sally said...

Thanks for the info, Sandie. I'm due for a mammogram, so I'll be sure to ask for the guard.

I hope you have a good weekend!

Hugs!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

For every thing on this earth, there is a theory that it is not good for you. Thank you for the information, Sandie. :)

Clint said...

Good info---I passed this on to Cindy. Of course, this is good for men to know, too!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Thanks for the info Sandie.

Hope that you don't have to use the water and dish washing liquid where you are. but it is worth knowing.


Happy Saturday

x

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Have a dental appointment this MONTH and will ask them to cover the thyroid if they take x-rays. (Which they almost always require.) So thanks.

Never asked for it during a mammogram,either. Brother. Always something, isn't there?

Well, take care and have a wonderful Saturday. Will have to try that Dawn and water trick! Susan

Rae said...

Informative and useful information. The wax stuff is alarming. Being a nurse, I knew already about the thyroid guard. I don't understand it not being offered routinely though. Nice of you to provide this helpful info.

Marti said...

Interesting about the thyroid's susceptibility to damage from x-rays. I will have to remember this when I have my mammo next month. Thanks for the info.

Jill said...

Really good information. Thank you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is important information, glad you passed it on. I actually saw that show and the more people share the story the more lives that can be saved. Happy Saturday!

The Boston Lady said...

Thanks for the info Sandie, especially regarding the thyroid shield. Ann

TexWisGirl said...

the francis bacon quote is classic!

Sandra said...

love that francis bacon quote, have not seen it before and it is soooo true.

Shanda said...

I've been hearing about this and only remember once a dentist putting the cover over my throat!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Wow! I never knew. Thank you for sharing that. I'll be sure to ask. It never ceases to amaze me what we bloggers learn from one another.

Eva Ason said...

Dear Sandie, A lot of good info today. I love the last quote, and it's very true. Have a great day!

Eva

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good reminder about the Thyroid cover! Hope you are having a great Saturday! hugs, Linda

Inger said...

Thanks for all this good information. I just had my mammogram and I have also had countless dental X-rays since last summer due to an infection I can't seem to get rid of. But now I know next time.

SweetMarie said...

Great quote! This is awesome info Sandie! It's ridiculous that you have to ask for something like this!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

ruthie said...

Thank you for your quotes. I needed to read them today!

Jeanie said...

Great information today, Sandie.
My good friend is having surgery next friday to remove a cancerous thyroid and she suspects dental x-rays as the cause.

Retired English Teacher said...

That was pretty interesting information about thyroid cancer. I just had my mammogram last week. Too bad I didn't know to ask. But then again, why should we have to ask?

Sweet Tea said...

As of next Wednesday, I will be a 30 yr SURVIVOR of thyroid cancer. I used to be diligent about asking for an xray shield, but have grown lax. Must start doing it again. Wish I had seen the Dr. Oz program.

Esther Joy said...

Delightful blog with some great tips!

S. Etole said...

Very useful information. It seems strange the thyroid guard isn't used routinely, doesn't it.

Angela said...

I can guarantee you that the next time my kids go to the dentist or myself we will be using that neck thing or they will not be doing x-rays of us!

Hugs,
Angela

Ann said...

a wealth of information today. I had no idea about the x-ray apron thing

Belle said...

Thanks so much for the information. I will tell all my family. God bless.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

well, talk about "good to know" - THANK YOU!

...AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND. ...Marsha

Buttercup said...

This is great information. I'm the queen of going to the dentist and I don't remember anyone suggesting this. Thanks!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Good information, Sandie! Thanks!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

excellent information! (dental and the dawn dishwashing liquid!
love
tweedles

Granny Annie said...

What I love is when the technician puts on an apron and they don't put one on the patient.

Rhonda said...

Ya know I read also about the guards in the drawer for our protection....and thanks for the other tibits...it is always good to learn from someone's wisdom...have a blessed Sunday

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

good info!-thanks for this, sandie.
good to know.

Sharon said...

Very interesting information, Sandie. Thanks for the tip.

Last time I checked I was still alive - so I guess my mission isn't done yet!!

xo

DaCraftyLady said...

I just had a mammogram and did get the guard glad to hear about it. :)thanks for the info. See my blog for your award! ♥ Debb

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thank you, Sandie! You are a wealth of information. BTW, You are definitely AMAZING!! hugs ~ t.