Tag: CDC

The Flu Has Now Spread To 43 States in the U.S.

There is doubt that every winter we are cursed with the flu bug. But this year may be the worst strains yet as the influenza outbreak has now reaches 43 states. Think that’s no big deal? Well it is spread from just 36 states to 43 in just one week. Levels spiked during the holiday

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YouTube Obesity Awareness Video Says Stop The Cycle

More than one-third of American adults are obese. Obesity is caused by poor dietary habits, a lack of exercise, and overall sedentary lifestyle. Many of these habits take root in childhood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17% of children ages 2 to 19 are obese in the U.S. While the

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Healthy Barbeque Behaviors

The 4th of July might as well be national barbeque day. Commemorating Independence Day usually means hot dogs, hamburgers, beers, sun, and time spent with family and friends. While we should all enjoy ourselves this holiday weekend, it is important to consider our health to make sure that we are well enough to continue celebrating

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What the beef?! Ground Beef Recalled After E. coli Outbreak

On Monday, federal agriculture officials stated that a meat packing company is recalling ground beef after E. coli illness had been reported in four states. Based in Detroit, Wolverine Packing Co., pulled 1.8 million pounds of beef that was produced March 31 to April 18. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

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Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Today the Food and Drug Administration proposed strict rules regarding the regulation of electronic cigarettes, water pipe tobacco, hookahs, nicotine gels, and cigars. The proposed regulations, which may be finalized after 75 days for public comments, consumers will have to be 18-years-old to purchase these products, vending machines would not be allowed to sell these

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