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Recall Alert Issued For One Major Kellogg’s Cereal
A bowl of crunchy cereal is purely delicious- until it gets you sick!  The Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled one of it's cereal for exactly that reason.  According to News 10 abc, Kellogg's Honey Smacks have been nationally recalled after causing outbreaks of Salmonella i…
Local Home Health Aid Turns Out to be a Mobster
This is the stuff movies are made out of.  Seriously, this news story could be a movie plot.  Unfortunately, it was reality for a trusting couple not far from Albany in Gilboa, New York.  The Times Union reported a story today about a home health aid known as ‘Anna&Clo…
Nurses Can Get Free Chipotle This Tuesday!
Chipotle is showing their appreciation for nurses this week with a deal to get free food!  I saw this posted by Refinery 29, and as a huge supporter of nursing and people in public service, I had to share.  This Tuesday (June 5th), nurses of all kinds can get hooked up with a 'Bu…
Dog Treats Recalled Due to High Hormone Levels
A national announcement was made recalling dog treats after an animal was made sick.  According to News 10 abc, multiple dog treats, including Castor & Pollux 'Good Buddy' and Merrick's 'Backcountry' dog treats.  It was reported that the treats were fo…
New Teen ‘Challenge’ Causing Harm Involves Deodorant
Because people couldn’t stop at Tide pods? Or just use hygiene items as directed?  According to News 10 abc, a warning is going around about a new ‘challenge’ involving deodorant.  News 10 abc reported on a UK girl who suffered second degree …
Multiple Tortilla Chip Brands Recalled For Allergen Concern
Right before Cinco De Mayo!  The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) has announced a voluntary recall of multiple brands of tortilla chips.  According to the FDA, certain Good Health, Utz, Golden Flake, and Weis brand tortilla chips are being recalled because of the concern of …
Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Causes First Fatality
As if you needed one more excuse to get out of eating your greens, here's a good one.  News 10 abc has reported that the Romaine lettuce E. Coli outbreak has caused it's first official fatality.  According to News 10 abc, the death was reported in California, noted by F…
Capital Region Given Warning About Ticks
With warmer weather comes bugs, creatures, and critters of all kinds.  Of course, that includes ticks.  As reported by News Channel 13, the Department of Health is urging Capital Region residents to be on the lookout for ticks.  Last year seemed to me to be one of the worst tick …
3,000 Cases of Ice Pops Recalled
I'm beginning to feel like no food is safe with all of the recalls!  Now, according to News 10 abc, about 3,000 cases of ice pops made under The Ziegenfelder Company are being recalled.  The ice pops being recalled are sold as "Budget Saver Cherry Pineapple Monster …
Warning Released For Rat Poison-Laced Synthetic Marijauna
Spectrum News is reporting that a new warning has been issued by State health workers due to reports of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison.  While this hasn't been found in New York yet, there have been reports in five other states, and a cause enough for concern that offi…
Health Organization Warns of New Wave of Flu Virus
News 10 abc has reported about a warning by the CDC of a new wave of the flu virus happening now.  For people who aren't aware (as some aren't), the flu virus has multiple different strains.  As reported by News 10 abc, the A-strain had been more dominant in the beginni…
Capital Region Residents Sent Warnings on Water Contaminants
Water contamination alert! (Yes, Again. Because this is not the first water alert that I've written about and I'm sure it won't be the last). Levels of the contaminate Haloacetic Acid (a byproduct of the disinfectant process) have been found at average levels in public water supply th…

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