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
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.
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