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91,000 Pounds of Turkey Recalled Before Thanksgiving
91,000 pounds of turkey have been recalled, not long before Thanksgiving!
According to News 10 abc, the Jennie-O company is recalling 91,000 pounds of ground turkey, due to concerns for salmonella.  There’s been a big salmonella outbreak across the country, so this latest re…
More Medical Marijuana Suggested In Report Released by the State
A new report released by the New York State Department of Health had some interesting suggestions.
News 10 abc initially reported on the Department of Health Report, as the second two-year report the state has released.  Reading through, I found the recommendations interesting...
NY is Part of a Drug Resistant Salmonella Outbreak in 29 States
So much for a delicious chicken dinner.
Chicken is apparently the culprit in a big Salmonella outbreak that has hit 29 states.  Here's the big issue though (on top of just Salmonella)- according to News 10 abc, testing done showed that the Salmonella involved in the outbreak was resist…
As of This Week, Mental Health Now Has To Be Taught In Schools
New York has focused on mental health a lot recently, from setting standards for national guidelines for screening teens to designing a license plate for mental health awareness.  Now, a new law is taking effect in New York mandating that education on mental health be provid…
One Common Grilling Item That’s Actually a Hazard
I never would’ve guessed of all the things involved with grilling that one common item would be a hazard!  But apparently, there’s some danger in grilling outside of just the charcoal and flames.  According to News 10 abc grilling brushes can be ha…
Capital Region Pools Land on List for Worst Health Violations
Hot summer days call for a dip in the pool. But is that water you’re going in to really that sanitary? I mean, I swim in pools one way or another.  But, when you start to think about it, there are a whole lot of different people that share public pools, which means a whole lot o…
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 …

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