While the tablets can protect the thyroid from absorption of radioactive iodine that is released in a nuclear crisis, the West Coast folks who are popping and/or stockpiling the pills are not going to come into contact with levels high enough to warrant the consumption of the pills.
“Nuclear meltdown” is certainly a dramatic phrase. But after speaking to a former NRC commissioner, it became clear that it is not a scientific term.
Surgeon and author of The Checklist Manifesto explains how coping with complexity has become the biggest 21st-century struggle.
Leading cancer physician dissects the history of cancer, which he calls ‘the defining disease of our generation.’
Science writer discusses lessons learned from research for her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Corporate watchdog and Deadly Spin author discusses his struggle with his whistleblower status and describes the post-healthcare-reform industry spin.
UCLA professor of health services and author of Instant Recess explains why what’s good for the waistline is good for the bottom line.
Singer-actress reflects on her 40 years in entertainment and 18 years as a breast cancer survivor.
“America is hemorrhaging talent. We can no longer waste the skills and dreams of countless young men and boys of color.” That truth was echoed throughout a two-day national town hall in Los Angeles to address the health disparities facing boys and young men of color across California and the nation. Researchers and community leaders […]
Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder-CEO shares her thoughts on the controversy over mammograms and how often women should be screened.