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How Could Sprouts Be So Damn Healthy, Yet So Damn Dangerous?

Dominating the news cycle this weekend was not so much about announcements of presidential bids and summer blockbusters, but an old terror rearing its ugly head – E. coli. E. coli, short for Escherich…

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48 Million People Suffer from Sneaky Illness: Protect Yourself

According to new reports from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in six Americans suffers from a food-borne illness annually. By the CDC estimates:  48 …

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What’s Lurking On Your Purse?

A recent post, “I Like It on the Kitchen Table,” got me to thinking about my purse and all the places it has been. One thing lead to another and soon I was immersed in a world of germs. The Germs o…

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An Ounce of Prevention In Your Hands

Do you wash your hands after using a public rest room... after changing a diaper... before eating? Chances are if you answer a telephone poll you will say you do because you know you should. …

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How to Keep UTIs From Zapping Your Mojo

Have you ever had a UTI (urinary tract infection)? If so, you’re probably cringing right now, tempted to cross your legs and hold your pee-pee in with both hands like a little girl who really h…

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6 Little-Known E. Coli Strains Now a Big Threat

E. coli O157:H7 gets all of the attention, with its name in headlines around the world and a fearsome reputation as a deadly foodborne bacterium. But flying quietly under the radar are O157:H7's six…

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The FDA is Out of Ideas: Needs Your Help to Keep Produce Safe

Do you wash your store-bought, pre-washed salad mix? Do you have a reverse osmosis filter on your home drinking water? Are you still buying packaged ground beef from your local supermarket, despite th…

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Factory Farms Breed Dangerous Food

The environmental and economic effects of factory farms on rural communities are well known. These facilities cannot process the enormous amounts of waste produced by thousands of animals, so they…

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4 Scary Things About Bottled Water

Tap water is regulated by the EPA as well as state and local governments, but bottled water is only checked by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA doesn't even get to most food plants every year…

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Sponges and Scrubbing Pads: Your Secret Weapon for Disinfecting

You'll be a bit horrified to read here in an excerpt from 4 Weeks to Maximum Immunity about the pathogens found on sponges and scrubbing pads. Who knew they could be so contaminated? Although I don't …

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