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Giving Birth Is Hard Enough. Try It In The Middle Of A Wildfire.

Days before there was any sign of fire, Nicole and Ben Veum of Santa Rosa, Calif., had been waiting and waiting for their baby to arrive. Nicole’s due date came and went. Her doctor called her into the hospital — Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital — to induce labor. That was Friday. “So we were very...

October 12, 2017October 12, 2017by
Ohio meat-poultry company recalls products for bacteria risk
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Ohio meat-poultry company recalls products for bacteria risk

Newswanger Meats in Ohio recalled more than a ton of beef, pork and chicken products after routine county tests showed bacteria in the company’s water supply for its processing facility. The Shiloh, OH, company distributed the meat and poultry products to Ohio City Provisions, a butcher and grocery store, and Fresh Fork Market in Cleveland....

October 11, 2017October 11, 2017by
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4 Takeaways As HHS Relaxes Rules On Contraception Coverage At Work

On Friday, the Trump administration announced new regulations governing contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The rules will make sweeping changes to the law’s requirement that most employers provide coverage of birth control with no out-of-pocket costs to women. The changes were hailed by religious groups, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which...

October 11, 2017October 11, 2017by
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In Oregon, End-of-Life Wishes Are Just A Click Away

Just four hours earlier, Sallie Cutler had been sharing Mother’s Day lunch with her mom, Alyce Cheatham. Then, that same evening, Cheatham, 96, landed in a Portland, Ore., emergency room, lethargic, unable to speak and paralyzed on her right side by a massive stroke. Cutler now admits her first impulse was to demand action. “It’s,...

October 11, 2017October 11, 2017by
Chocolate is Finally Put to the Test
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Chocolate is Finally Put to the Test

Botanically speaking, seeds are small embryonic plants—the whole plant stuffed into a tiny seed and surrounded by an outer layer packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to protect the seedling plant’s DNA from free radicals. No wonder they’re so healthy. By seeds, using the formal definition, we’re talking all whole grains; grains are seeds—you plant...

October 11, 2017October 11, 2017by
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Mango Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

I’m super stoked for chia seed pudding right now. I can honestly say I’ve never been one to crave such a thing, and I kind of put off trying it for the longest time because it seemed too … healthy. Which sounds crazy, being a dietitian and all, but I just never expected chia seeds to be...

October 10, 2017October 10, 2017by
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Will California Kick Butts Off State Beaches? Not This Year

For years, state lawmakers have been trying to eliminate secondhand smoke and cigarette butts from California’s 280 illustrious beaches and natural parks. Once again, they have come up short. Late Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills that would have banned or drastically curtailed smoking and vaping in parks and beaches run by the state....

October 10, 2017October 10, 2017by
State closes raw milk dairy; Salmonella matched to sick people
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State closes raw milk dairy; Salmonella matched to sick people

State officials suspended the license of Pride & Joy Dairy today and again warned the public to not drink any of the dairy’s organic, unpasteurized, raw milk because lab tests have confirmed it is contaminated with a rare strain of Salmonella that hospitalized two people. Until further notice, the dairy “may not legally bottle and...

October 8, 2017October 8, 2017by
Stores, DOD recall Birds Eye peas for Listeria; company mum
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Stores, DOD recall Birds Eye peas for Listeria; company mum

Several U.S. grocery retailers and the U.S. Defense Commissary Agency, which provides food to military personnel and families around the world, are recalling Birds Eye brand peas because a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Complete distribution details were not available Thursday. However, the recalled peas have best-by dates in July 2019, so there is...

October 7, 2017October 7, 2017by
Meat loaf mislabeled as pot roast; Publix product recalled
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Meat loaf mislabeled as pot roast; Publix product recalled

Sandridge RMH Acquisition LLC Thursday recalled more than half a ton of ready-to-eat beef products from its Morton, IL, after a consumer complained that the product was meat loaf, not pot roast as indicated on the packaging. The official reason for the recall is “misbranding and undeclared allergens,” according to the USDA’s Food Safety and...

October 7, 2017October 7, 2017by