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Petition Asks Tyson Foods to Stop Feeding Antibiotics to Healthy Chickens

The prevalence of antibiotics in our food worries doctors and public health officials, who fear that we're building up so much resistance to antibiotics that they won't be able to help us ward off ill…

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What You Need to Know About Superbugs

Whether you’ve had a sinus infection or ear infection, a UTI or a cut that turned oozy and red, chances are you’ve taken antibiotics. In fact, most of us are so familiar with antibiotics that we ca…

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What the ‘Organic’ Label on Chicken is Hiding

If you think buying organic chickens keeps you safe from added antibiotics, think again. Organic chickens are not necessarily 100% antibiotic-free. There is a loophole, allowing unhatched eggs and fre…

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Real Food: Harder to Find Than You Think (Infographic)

Does your food look real? Does it taste real? Okay. But is it actually real? We all know the difference between a spring salad and a microwave burrito, but even lean chicken, "fresh" produce and vibra…

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WHO Report Sounds Alarm on Superbugs

According to a recent study published by the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic resistant bacteria have spread to every part of the world.  What used to be a concern primarily linked to major…

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Rise of the Superbugs: How Antibiotics Are Killing Us

Every time I look at my social media feeds, it seems like another friend or acquaintance has come down with a nasty case of "the sick." Episodes of cold and flu that used to run their course in a coup…

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Antibiotics — Making Us Fatter?

Our gut bacteria are gaining more and more press nowadays -- assisting our immune functions, taking hand in nutrient absorption, and even warding off cancer. But, most recently, our imbalanced microbi…

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4 Medical Procedures You May Not Need

No matter your personal views on the controversial Affordable Care Act, there’s one aspect of the country’s healthcare system that most of us can agree on: healthcare is incredibly expensive. A rou…

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Antibiotic Resistant Germs & the Havoc They Wreak (Infographic)

What happens when our best medicine becomes powerless? Well, preventable deaths and hospitalizations for one, but also: antibiotic resistant bacteria finally get taken more seriously. The recent salmo…

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Antibiotic Drug Resistant Threat Growing at Alarming Rate, Warns CDC (Infographic)

Antibiotic drug resistance is a growing threat all around the world, and one that affects us all. More than two million people in the U.S. get sick every year due to antibiotic-resistant infections an…

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