by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 1018 comments and questions on Health issues. They are listed according to date.
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|Wants Queen Anne replacement part||Cookware Companies||Canada|
|Mesothelioma and cancer resource||Resources||USA|
|Why did I vomit?||Vomiting||South Africa|
|Is Ebola a pandemic disease?||General||Tanzania|
|Looking for NutraEase cookware||Cookware Companies||UK|
|Suggested mesothelioma resource||Resources||USA|
|References on CAT scans||X-ray Risks||USA|
|Suggested health resource||Resources||USA|
|Need Seal-O-Matic parts||Cookware Companies||USA|
|How are albinos different?||General||Tanzania|
|How to use waterless cookware?||Cookware Companies||USA|
|Concerned about scintigraphy test||X-ray Risks||Hungary|
|Heart health resources||Resources||USA|
Wants Queen Anne replacement part
June 20, 2015
Recently I purchased a Queen Anne dutch oven at a yard sale. The knob on the lid is missing so I am trying to get a new one. Info on the pot says its stainless steel, 6 quart , made in USA, 3ply 188. The screw is still in the lid waiting for a knob handle. Do you have such an item? Or is it an antique? Is this a waterless pot and if so how is it used?
Do you have a Canadian address or an 800 number in Canada that I could phone?? Here is hoping you can help me. thanks Sandra Josephson
sandra - Canada (26103)
Queen Anne was purchased by West Bend Co. a number of years ago.
See West Bend Canada for a listing of Canadian Service Centers for assistance.
Best wishes on getting your replacement part.
June 11, 2015
I contacted this form a while ago and never heard back. I just wanted to touch base to see if anyone had gotten a chance to read my email and consider my request to add our organization to your site? Thanks so much!
I really appreciate your help!
Jennifer - USA (26087)
Sorry for the delay. I added Cord Blood Stem Cells under Children section to Health Resources.
It looks like an interesting procedure that may need to be classified in another spot.
Mesothelioma and cancer resource
May 14, 2015
By way of introduction, my name is Debbie Slaughter with Mesothelioma.net. We are working to bring more awareness to a rare cancer, Mesothelioma, and I feel that your organization could be a great help in doing this. I’m hoping that you would be willing to add our website to your site as well.
We would be grateful if you would share our resource on your website so that people suffering from Mesothelioma and their families can better understand this terrible affliction. Mesothelioma is often misdiagnosed since it shares the same symptoms as pneumonia and other common illnesses.
Can you or your webmaster add this snippet of code where you think it's appropriate?
[Mesothelioma Help http://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma/]
We provide mesothelioma patients with free resources, support, education, and referrals to experienced mesothelioma doctors.
We are a current sponsor of the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Make a Wish Foundation and the National Patient Travel Center.
We’ve also established a scholarship for high school and college students that will help further educate students of this rare cancer.
Thanks so much for your consideration! Please send me an email back and let me know what you think. Have a great week!
Deborah - USA (25999)
I added a link to your organization's website on our Health Resources page. Best wishes in your work.
May 11, 2015
I believe our brand new group (www.mesotheliomagroup.com/treatment) would be a great addition to your resources page, providing cancer tips and support for your visitors. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or comments.
I would really appreciate your support,
Jacob - USA (25992)
Sorry for the delay.
Thanks for the resource. I added it to the Health Resources page.
Why did I vomit?
May 6, 2015
I don't know what made me vomit but I never ate the whole day and spent the whole day at school with empty stomach. but the next morning I vomited. I would really like to know what made me vomit.
Lehlogonolo - South Africa (25977)
It is often difficult to know what causes a person to vomit.
It is possible that when you ate your stomach reacted to eating after being empty all day. Or, you could have had some bad food that your body wanted to get rid of.
The most important thing is that you are well now.
Is Ebola a pandemic disease?
March 28, 2015
HI SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS MY NAME IS PRAYGOD AYUBU. I HAVE A QUESTION IS EBOLA PANDEMIC DISEASE.
PRAYGOD - Tanzania (25871)
A pandemic disease is an infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region, such as across multiple continents or even worldwide.
Ebola certainly has the potential of being a pandemic disease, but it seems to be getting under control. It certainly has not killed as many people as such pandemic diseases as smallpox.
Looking for NutraEase cookware
March 24, 2015
Hi im looking for nutraease cookware i am based in uk
naz - UK (25856)
You can check the NutraEase website for information.
There is also used to be an NutraEase (UK) Ltd, but they are out of business.
I hope that helps.
Suggested mesothelioma resource
March 24, 2015
While looking through sites that provide information on asbestos and mesothelioma information I came across your site. Thank you for your efforts in getting the word out about mesothelioma. While you do have some great mesothelioma resources, our site focus on connecting patients with specialist doctors and Cancer Centers I was hoping that you could add our site as a resource as well. Thank you for your consideration. Have a great day.
Chelsea - USA (25853)
Thanks for the resource suggestion. I added your site to the Health Resources page.
References on CAT scans
March 1, 2015
Where are you getting your info? I read that 3 cat scans gave people equal radiation of people that were in a nuclear war. They did measurements of radiation in these peoples bodies
- USA (25801)
There is a reference list at the end of the article. Another good reference is Radiation Dose in X-Ray and CT Exams, which states that the risk from most CT or CAT scans is low.
Suggested health resource
December 14, 2014
I stumbled across school-for-champions.com , and thought the information provided on your website was very helpful and informative.
I think you will be interested in a resource that I have personally found extremely beneficial. The site mesotheliomahelp.org provides caregivers, patients, and others (including veterans, emergency personnel, firemen, mechanics, homeowners, etc) resources and tools to gain knowledge about a horrible type of lung cancer. Their main mission is to spread awareness for asbestos exposure, which leads to Mesothelioma. It is the only site to feature a live chat option (24/7), annual $10,000 scholarship, Q & A sessions, and much more.
If you would like more information about this site, please let me know. I think that it would be wonderful if you could link to www.mesotheliomahelp.org/asbestos/ and share it with your visitors? I think a great place would be
We really need your help to overcome this deadly disease!
I hope you have a great day.
Robert - USA (25646)
I added a link to your site from Health Resources.
Best wishes for your organization and work.
Need Seal-O-Matic parts
December 10, 2014
I am looking for a Seal 0' Matic company which not only sells Seal O' Matic cook wear but services it as well. I have a set which is obsoleat and need replacement parts. Thank you.
Faye - USA (25630)
Try Regal Ware Customer Service. They have a listing for Seal-O-Matic, as well as customer service to help you.
Also, you can also find parts through eBay.
Best wishes in getting your replacement parts.
How are albinos different?
November 27, 2014
How do albinos differs from us?
PRAYGOD - Tanzania (25595)
An albino is a person who lacks pigment or colors in his or her skin, hair, and eyes. It is a genetic defect, and the person is often sensitive to bright sunlight.
However, besides the lack of color or pigment, the person is completely normal.
How to use waterless cookware?
November 16, 2014
I had a set of Seal O Matic waterless cookware passed down to me but it didn't have the directions on how to cook in it and my aunt now has dementia.I know it was bought late 70,s because I was there and not out of school when she bought it at a home party and asked then if I could always have it and now I do but with the price of the set I don't want to mess any of it up by doing something wrong.If you can help me in any way I would greatly appreciate information you can give me to help me cook in it and be able to keep passing it down in the family.
Thanks ahead for your help,
Cindy - USA (25549)
Take a look at Waterless Cookware by Kitchen Craft, which used to make Seal-O-Matic. The site can give some basic information. Any waterless cookware recipe book can also give you guidance.
Best wishes with your cookware set.
Concerned about scintigraphy test
November 5, 2014
Dear Ron Kurtus!
I am writing to ask for your help regarding risk of radiation exposure via a whole body bone scintigraphy. I found your article at http://www.school-for-champions.com/health/x-ray_health_risks.htm very interesting and helpful, however unfortunately I wasn't able to find data on scintigraphy there.
I am a 38 yr old female and would like to have children possibly within 1-2 yrs. As you probably know it is getting more and more difficult to be able to bear a healthy child as we are ageing due to the declining quality of the eggs. You probably also know that unlike men we cannot produce new ones.
Hence my worry, as scintigraphy will require an isotope injection and then the whole body is to be scanned. I am not quite sure of further details on this technology.
I was warned by the professional who scheduled me for the exam that I cannot go near pregnant women and small children for 24 hrs after the exam, as that is the time it usually takes for the isotope to leave the body via the kidneys. I was also asked to bring 1.5L liquid for the appointment which I will need to drink quickly to help my body get rid of the radiating material.
I realise tat you are not a physician but seem to see the technical side of this matter and would be happy to have your advice, if possible within a very short time as my appointment is next Monday, 10 November 2014.
I have been trying to search the Internet for more info but so far your site has been the most informative on this matter - I would also be grateful if you could point me in a direction of where to get further information on my problem.
Please respect that I do not wish to see the specifics of my medical issue taken from this email and discussed without my specific permission on any platforms or media. Thank you.
Thank you in advance if you can find time for this question andare able to advise me.
Alinas (I hope you understand that due to the personal details shared I wish to use 'Alinas' only as my name)
Alinas - Hungary (25504)
The amount of radioactive material inject in scintigraphy is small, although you still need to take precautions. One thing is that you should not become pregnant for at least a month after the test or until you've had another period. Once the isotope is out of your system, you should be relatively safe.
You get much more radiation from a CT scan or other types of x-rays.
Certainly, tell your doctor of your concerns to get reassurance on the issue.
Some websites on the subject, including risks are: Bone Scan and Renal Scintigraphy.
I hope that helps. Best wishes for continued good health.
Heart health resources
August 15, 2014
I’m writing to introduce EducatorLabs.org, a new volunteer-based startup that conducts free research for educators. We conduct research on all types of topics and for all different ages.
Currently, we’re collecting information on women’s health - in particular, heart health. If you have any resources you think would be useful to us, other than those listed on this page of your site:http://www.school-for-champions.com/health/resources.htm , we would love to see them! If not, no problem at all.
I’m passing along some resources that are related to this important topic. Please add them to your site if you agree that they’d be a good fit.
Let me know if you decide to post them - I will share the good news with the rest of the team!
Thank you for your time!
Rebecca - USA (25272)
Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to the Health Resources page.
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