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Use of Raman Molecular Imaging in Diagnosing Mesothelioma

(Guest Post by Krista Peterson)

Doctors are often presented with the old adage, “if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.”  Despite the plots of medical TV shows, in real life the most obvious diagnosis often turns out to be right.  However, every now and then a “zebra” slips through, so researchers continue to come up with new and better diagnostic technologies so doctors can see the stripes before it’s too late.

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Asbestos Health Risks in an Older Home

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Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health problems and even mesothelioma. Many of us who invest in older homes see it as an opportunity to make a new home from one that served an earlier generation.  Restoring and remodeling can be energized by your goal to make the house your own, but there can be hidden – and not so hidden – toxic problems that you need to address as well. Being cautious around possible asbestos products is essential when remodeling any home. Read More…

Natural Asbestos Is a Hazard, Too

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You may associate asbestos with insulation and other industrial uses. But asbestos itself is not man-made. It is a mineral that can be found in rocks and soil. And in its natural form, asbestos can be just as deadly as the asbestos in old buildings and auto brake pads. Read More…

The Lowdown on Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Treatment & Attorney

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Mesothelioma is a serious health issue almost always caused by the inhalation of asbestos. Often times symptons of mesothelioma don’t appear for 20-50 years after being exposed to asbestos, so it’s important to get checked out if you have ever worked in an environment that has been found to contain asbestos, including construction workers,  shipyard workers, asbestos miners, and even anyone who may have washed the clothes that contained asbestos! Read More…

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