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Stunner On Birth Control: Trump’s Moral Exemption Is Geared To Just 2 Groups

Few were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to opt out of offering no-cost prescription birth control to their female employees under the Affordable Care Act. But a separate regulation issued at the same time raised eyebrows. It creates a new exemption from...

October 17, 2017October 17, 2017by
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Tending To Patients As Her New Home Burns

Julayne Smithson was working an overnight shift in the Intensive Care Unit at the Kaiser Permanente hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif., when massive wildfires started racing through the city. Smithson had no idea how close they were. She was too busy taking care of her patient. “One of the nurses came up to me and...

October 17, 2017October 17, 2017by
Cooperstown Cheese Co. raw milk cheese positive for Listeria
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Cooperstown Cheese Co. raw milk cheese positive for Listeria

New York inspectors today confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in Toma brand raw milk cheese, prompting them to warn consumers against eating the product made by Cooperstown Cheese Co. LLC. The company recalled the cheese “from customers” on Oct. 6, but neither the company nor the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets posted that recall information...

October 14, 2017October 14, 2017by
Ground beef recalled because of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses
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Ground beef recalled because of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses

  State and federal officials have traced two E. coli O157:H7 to ground beef from Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing LLC. The company recalled 133 pounds of their ground beef today after a sample tested positive for the bacteria, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ground beef was produced and packaged on July 24 and 25. The company...

October 14, 2017October 14, 2017by
HEB shredded beef products recalled for extraneous material
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HEB shredded beef products recalled for extraneous material

Following a consumer complaint about plastic in the product, J & B Sausage Company Inc., doing business as J Bar B Foods in Waelder, TX, Thursday recalled more than 6 tons of fully cooked shredded beef products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Fully Cooked Smoked Seasoned Shredded...

October 14, 2017October 14, 2017by
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Fires Prey On Frail Residents Living On Their Own

They were asleep when the fire reached their home. Charles Rippey, 100, and his wife, Sara, 98, had been married 75 years. They died together, after a caregiver struggled to save them but couldn’t get them out in time. A 27-year-old woman had spina bifida and used a wheelchair. In the hours after the fires...

October 14, 2017October 14, 2017by
Pinnacle won’t say where it distributed recalled Birds Eye peas
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Pinnacle won’t say where it distributed recalled Birds Eye peas

Referred to as “a very limited quantity” of frozen peas by the producer, the recall of almost 25,000 cases of product from retailers nationwide because of a Listeria risk wasn’t worthy of public notification according to Pinnacle Foods and the FDA. The recall, voluntarily initiated by processed food giant Pinnacle Foods on Sept. 29, was...

October 13, 2017October 13, 2017by
State OKs raw milk dairy to resume sales; Brucella risk remains
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State OKs raw milk dairy to resume sales; Brucella risk remains

Texas health officials agreed yesterday to allow a raw milk dairy to resume sales, but warned that the threat of antibiotic-resistant brucellosis infection remains for anyone who drank the dairy’s unpasteurized milk this summer. The strain of antibiotic-resistant Brucella (RB51) bacteria, isolated from a woman in a Texas hospital, is a genetic match for Brucella...

October 13, 2017October 13, 2017by
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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
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Video: Health After A Hurricane

If a hurricane strikes where you live, how does it affect your health and well-being? In this Kaiser Health News video, senior correspondent Julie Appleby and Georges Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association, discuss the ongoing public and environmental health concerns resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria — and the...

October 12, 2017October 12, 2017by