Bacteria

Raw Milk Health Alert

There’s a new warning about raw milk. It could be contaminated with bacteria.

05/29/2013

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Health Department Issues Warning About Contaminated Raw Milk

There’s a new warning about raw milk. It could be contaminated with bacteria.

05/29/2013

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CDC Study Finds 58% Of Public Pools Tested Positive For E.Coli

Many parents probably remember that popular primer on bodily functions called “Everybody Poops.” Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that human feces are found in more than half of public swimming pools.

05/17/2013

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Eating Boogers To Boost Your Immune System

Don’t blame us, it’s science. At least according to a one doctor.

05/02/2013

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Consumer Reports: Ground Turkey May Be Breeding Ground For Bacteria

As more of us try to eat healthy, we’re replacing ground beef with ground turkey. It can be a better choice, but an investigation by Consumer Reports found ground turkey can also be a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

04/30/2013

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CDC Warns Health Care Centers To Watch For CRE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking health care centers to be on the lookout for bacteria resistant to a class of antibiotics. The bacteria are called carbapenam-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE.

03/06/2013

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Unstoppable Superbugs Invading Medical Facilities

KDKA AM’s Larry Richert talks to Dr Andrew Sahud, Chief of Infection Prevention at AGH, about what superbugs are and how they are trying to stop them.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/30/2012

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Consumer Reports’ Testing Of Pork Finds Reasons To Take Precautions When Eating It

Some things just go together: holidays and ham, breakfast and sausage, baseball and hot dogs. Pork products are part of American culture, but what might be cultured from pork is the subject of a Consumer Reports investigation.

11/28/2012

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Use Of Hand Sanitizer Linked To Fewer Sick Days

Missing work because you’re sick? It’s a big problem with 407 million days of lost time at the cost of $260 billion a year. There may be an easy way to avoid illness and it’s within your reach.

08/21/2012

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Local Dairy Stops Producing Milk, 5 Sickened

Consumers are being advised to throw out or return glass-bottled, pasteurized milk from the Brunton Dairy in Aliquippa, Beaver County.

08/02/2011

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Lunch Meat Could Be Source For Bacterial Infection

When it comes to lunch meat, do you heat it up? If it’s not steaming hot, it could be a source for a bacterial infection called listeriosis.

05/05/2011

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