| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:04 PM
"She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up."
I staged a Battle of the Toms on my blog last week after Gov. Tom Corbett stirred people up by comparing gay marriage to incest.
I argued that Lehigh...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:53 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is threatening to close three California poultry plants operated by Foster Farms blamed for an outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened at least 278 people nationwide.
In a letter sent Monday to Foster Farms,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:11 PM
For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat.
But the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to three of its central California processing plants is threatening to tarnish the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
As producers develop biosecurity plans for their dairy operations, taking into consideration feeds, feeding systems and nutrition is critical. Part of a successful plan is to gain an understanding of how diseases are commonly transmitted.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The Foster Farms salmonella outbreak this month has underscored the importance of cooking and handling poultry properly. Now attention is turning to beef because of a little-known practice called mechanical tenderization.
To soften a cheaper grade of...
| Oct 21, 2013
Sweden has virtually eliminated salmonella in store-bought chicken, even though poultry there is industrially produced, just like in the United States. And even in this country, a 2010 Consumers Union study found no salmonella in the organic store-brand...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most of the breast milk sold over the Internet is contaminated with bacteria, a new study suggests.
Researchers tested 101 milk samples they bought on milk sharing websites. They found that almost three quarters probably...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Breast milk may be best for baby, but ordering it over the Internet is not necessarily such a good idea.
Researchers recently bought more than 100 samples of expressed breast milk from two milk-sharing websites and then took them to the lab to see...
| Oct 29, 2013
Most mothers of my patients start off breast feeding their babies, but some of the mothers of newborns either cannot breast feed due to medical reasons, or they don't make enough milk to provide adequate nutrition for their infants....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 46-year-old woman and have never had a urinary tract infection before, but think I may have one now. Do I need to be seen by a physician for treatment? What causes UTIs?
ANSWER: Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is generally a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:47 AM
A recent outbreak of E. coli, which has sickened at least 26 people in three states, has been linked to a Richmond, Calif., catering company and officials are asking anyone who bought the company's salads and wraps to toss them out.
Athertone Foods Inc....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Name: SteriPEN Freedom
What it is: A pocket-size, rechargeable UV water purifier for cleaning questionable water whether you're traveling in Mexico or hiking beside a stream in the United States. The UV light kills 99.9 percent of all bacteria,...