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Airport Body Scans: What’s the Risk?

When I arrived at Philadelphia International Airport to get on a plane for a business trip recently, I actually got excited at the prospect of a full-body scan. No, I’m not an exhibitionist. I’d just heard and read a lot about the controversial scans and figured it would be interesting to experience it. The controversy more »

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Adam Dicker, MD

Radiation Exposure in Japan – What Is the Impact?

The past few days have brought devastating news from Japan. The ravaging effects of earthquakes and a tsunami have resulted in the deaths of what officials are estimating is tens of thousands, with millions injured and homeless. Adding to the misery is the uncertain fate of several of Japan’s nuclear power plants. Fears of a more »

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New Research on Cell Phone Radiation

Like most people I am constantly on my cell phone. I remember concerns from years ago about cell phones and brain cancer, but thought those claims were unfounded. Apparently the question of potential harm from overexposure to cell phones persists, so much so that researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) decided to take more »

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