Archive for February, 2010

An Evening of Gamelan Meditation

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Gamelan Meditation with Jay Gullo
(live music)
Friday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
Please register by contacting us at
610-742-3908 or createandheal.com

$15 a person

(Space is limited so please register early. Thank you!)

Enjoy the profound benefits of this live performance.
Jay Gullo, a meditation teacher for over 30 years, will
have you experiencing inner peace through the
hypnotic sound of the gamelan. Jay’s master of this
truly melodic instrument and his innovative “in the moment”
music has a tranquil, healing effect for those who hear it
and provides a unique experience for each session.

It’s an honor to have this experienced teacher and
mentor at Creative Healing Arts! Jay is also well
known for his practice as a medium and clairvoyant.

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FDA Unveils Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

FDA NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Feb. 9, 2010
Media Inquiries: Peper Long, 301-796-4671, mary.long@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA Unveils Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging
Initiative to focus on 3 types of procedures with high radiation doses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced an initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from three types of medical imaging procedures: computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine studies, and fluoroscopy. These procedures are the greatest contributors to total radiation exposure within the U.S. population and use much higher radiation doses than other radiographic procedures, such as standard X-rays, dental X-rays, and mammography.

CT, nuclear medicine, and fluoroscopic imaging have led to early diagnosis of disease, improved treatment planning, and image-guided therapies that help save lives every day. The FDA continues to support a strong dialogue between patients and physicians over the medical necessity and risk associated with these types of imaging studies.

However, like all medical procedures, CT, nuclear medicine, and fluoroscopy pose risks. These types of imaging exams expose patients to ionizing radiation, a type of radiation that can increase a person’s lifetime cancer risk. Accidental exposure to very high amounts of radiation also can cause injuries, such as skin burns, hair loss and cataracts. Health care decisions made by patients and their physicians should include discussions of the medical need and associated risks for each procedure.

“The amount of radiation Americans are exposed to from medical imaging has dramatically increased over the past 20 years,” said Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “The goal of FDA’s initiative is to support the benefits associated with medical imaging while minimizing the risks.”

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AntiCancer – A Way of Life

Friday, February 5th, 2010

From TheDailyPaul.com

Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 02/05/2010 – 10:30
in Daily Paul Liberty Forum

This is for all of us – whether you are suffering from cancer, know someone who is, or don’t have it. All of us have cancer cells in our bodies, but not all of us develop cancer. This is an interview with David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PHD, who beat his own cancer, speaking about how to help our natural defenses to prevent and fight the disease.

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