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Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

Posted 15 days ago by

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 – If traveling is in your near future, there are a number of things you can do to keep from getting sick and spoiling your trip. "We are having a bad cold and flu season, so it is really important to remember to practice good general health hygiene so as to not get sick or spread germs," Dr. Irvin Sulapas said in a news release from the Baylor College of Medicine. He's an ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Imodium (loperamide) for Over-the-Counter Use: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Limits Packaging To Encourage Safe Use

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by

ISSUE: To foster safe use of the over-the counter (OTC) anti-diarrhea drug loperamide, FDA is working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single dose packaging and to limit the number of doses in a package. FDA continues to receive reports of serious heart problems and deaths with much higher than the recommended doses of loperamide, primarily among people who are intentionally ...

Dirty Water Taking Toll on Americans' Health, Wallets

Posted 23 Jan 2018 by

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 – Water pollution is damaging Americans' health, and at a high financial cost, too, new research finds. Water-related recreational activities lead to more than 90 million cases a year of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses in the United States, according to the study. The researchers calculated that those illnesses result in $2.9 billion a ...

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by

-- One in six Americans gets food poisoning each year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. That adds up to 48 million cases annually. The germs behind food poisoning and the symptoms they cause vary. But symptoms frequently include: Abdominal cramps. Diarrhea, which may be watery or bloody. Nausea and vomiting. Loss of appetite. Possible fever.

Raw Meat Not the Safest Choice for Your Dog or for You

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – While your dog or cat might love the taste of raw meat, a steady diet of it might be a bad idea, a new study warns. Raw meat diets for pets have become increasingly popular, but there is no evidence that they are healthier than typical pet foods, the researchers said. In fact, some studies have reported that raw meat diets may pose a threat to pets and their owners due ...

Bah, Hum (Stomach) Bug! Essential Holiday Food Safety Tips

Posted 25 Dec 2017 by

MONDAY, Dec. 25, 2017 – A stomach bug can quickly put a damper on your Christmas Day festivities. If you're teaching children how to prepare favorite family recipes, include important lessons about food safety, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The last thing you want to give your family is a foodborne illness. Here are some suggestions from the pediatricians' group to avoid one: Every ...

Packing The Right Medications for a Healthy Trip

Posted 22 Dec 2017 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 – Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are the top priority, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bring enough for a few extra days in ...

Spread Joy, Not Foodborne Illness, for Thanksgiving

Posted 22 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 – Though foodborne illness can put a quick end to Thanksgiving festivities, that need not be the case, food safety experts say. That's because ensuring that homemade holiday meals are not only delicious but germ-free is within the grasp of not just experienced chefs, but rookie cooks as well. Food safety starts while you're grocery shopping for ingredients, said Brian ...

Climate Change May Bring 'Browner' Waters, More Disease

Posted 2 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 – A surge of diseases could become a consequence of climate change, scientists warn. Extreme rainfall and melting permafrost associated with a warming climate are causing more organic matter to wash into lakes, rivers and coastal waters. This so-called "browning" of the world's waters reduces the ability of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays to disinfect them effectively, and ...

Health Tip: Keeping Home-Delivered Food Safe

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by

--Whether you have a new baby, a sick family member or are simply ordering take-out, you are probably having food delivered to you at home. suggests how to keep delivered meals safe: Refrigerate delivered food at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below if you don't eat it immediately. If you don't think you'll eat all the food at once, divide it into portions and refrigerate or freeze what ...

Heath Tip: 10 Mistakes People Make in Food Preparation

Posted 19 Sep 2017 by

-- Homemade food should be nutritious and safe. But experts at the website cite 10 common food-preparation mistakes: Tasting older food to see if it's still good. It's better to be safe and just throw it out. Putting cooked meat back on a plate that held raw meat. At the very least, the plate should be washed with hot water and soap. Better yet, use a different plate. Thawing food ...

Health Tip: Leading Causes of Food Poisoning

Posted 12 Sep 2017 by

-- More than a million Americans each year suffer the symptoms of food poisoning, including nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever and dehydration. Here are leading causes of food poisoning, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Bacteria and viruses, such as Salmonella, norovirus, campylobacter, E. coli, Listeria, clostridium and perfringens. Parasites, ...

Health Tip: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Posted 8 Sep 2017 by

-- More than 400,000 Americans get sick every year from antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. These infections, which resist the effects of antibiotics, are harder to treat and often lead to more severe illness. The CDC suggests how to protect yourself and your family from bacteria: Take antibiotics only when needed. Use a food ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Sponge Cleaner

Posted 21 Aug 2017 by

-- Even microwaving a kitchen sponge won't sterilize it of all harmful bacteria, a study from the University of Furtwangen in Germany found, countering some earlier research. "Because sponges are primarily moist and designed for absorption, they have the potential to pick up bacteria like salmonella, E. coli and staphylococcus," the AARP says. The association suggests how to keep a kitchen sponge ...

Health Tip: Avoid a Sure Way to Ruin Your Vacation

Posted 14 Aug 2017 by

-- Many an overseas traveler has had a rumbling stomach and abdominal cramps, two common warning signs of traveler's diarrhea. This pesky and often dangerous menace can spoil a vacation as fast as its symptoms can creep up on you. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests ways to keep traveler's diarrhea at bay: Drink only bottled beverages, including water. Check to make sure ...

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