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Got Food Allergies? Add Milk To The Worries For Your Meal

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). More Stories To Republish Since her son Matt was an infant, Lynda Mitchell knew he had a milk allergy. She controlled the symptoms by switching his baby formula. But when he was 1, Halloween proved horrifying. While trick-or-treating in a pumpkin costume, Matt grabbed...

November 23, 2017November 23, 2017by
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This Thanksgiving, Carve Out Time To Talk About End-Of-Life Wishes

The roast turkey and pecan pie may be the same as always, but growing numbers of families plan to add a tradition to their Thanksgiving holiday this week: a frank talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Paul Malley, president of Aging with Dignity, the agency behind Five Wishes, a popular living will, says requests...

November 23, 2017November 23, 2017by
18.5 tons of Trader Joe’s chicken, turkey salads recalled
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18.5 tons of Trader Joe’s chicken, turkey salads recalled

Green Cuisine is recalling 18.5 tons of Trader Joe’s deli salads because of consumer complaints of hard silica and glass fragments in the turkey and chicken salad products. The individual-serving salads have use-by dates through today, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food Service and Inspection Service (FSIS) website. Green Cuisine of San...

November 22, 2017November 22, 2017by
Doctor’s Rx For A Stiff Knee: A Prescription For 90 Percocet Pills
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Doctor’s Rx For A Stiff Knee: A Prescription For 90 Percocet Pills

Insuring Your Health Kaiser Health News contributing columnist Michelle Andrews writes the series Insuring Your Health, which explores health care coverage and costs. To contact Michelle with a question or comment, click here. I recently hobbled to the drugstore to pick up painkillers after minor outpatient knee surgery, only to discover that the pharmacist hadn’t yet filled...

November 22, 2017November 22, 2017by
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Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of U.S. law, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found. Southern Illinois University associate professor William Halford administered the shots himself at a Holiday Inn Express and a Crowne Plaza Hotel that were a 15-minute...

November 22, 2017November 22, 2017by
FDA posts alert for Puerto Rican poultry for lack of inspections
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FDA posts alert for Puerto Rican poultry for lack of inspections

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) late Monday issued a public health alert to inform consumers that 6,907 pounds of chicken products produced by Puerto Rico’s Productos Dany Inc. may contain products that have been recalled because they contain previously recalled ingredients. These products were imported by the Puerto Nuevo-based Trafon Group but...

November 21, 2017November 21, 2017by
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Shingles: Don’t Let It Get You The Way It Got Me

Shingles tried to kill me. Like an insidious invading army, the virus that more commonly causes chickenpox in children attacked the right side of my head, leaving me permanently deaf in my right ear. Shingles almost destroyed my voice box, too, and it caused my right eyelid and lower lip to temporarily droop. It struck...

November 21, 2017November 21, 2017by
Despite ACA Cost Protections, Most Adolescents Skip Regular Checkups
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Despite ACA Cost Protections, Most Adolescents Skip Regular Checkups

As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular checkups could help families address such problems, and the Affordable Care Act paved the way by requiring insurers to fully cover well-child visits, at no charge to patients. But, both before and after the ACA was...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by
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Wrecked And Retching: Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked To Long-Term Pot Use

For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. “I’ve screamed out for death,” said Queen, 48, who lives in San Diego. “I’ve cried out for my mom who’s been dead...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by
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Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts To Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks

San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved, the county’s chief public health officer said. “Our goal is to get that vaccine in as many arms as...

November 20, 2017November 20, 2017by