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August 6, 2012

Swine flu redux: The CDC issues new warning about latest strain

  • 29 human cases of a new swine flu diagnosed in the past year source

» Just be careful around pigs: 12 cases were confirmed this week, and 10 of them came from the same fair in Ohio. All of the cases from this year are much more mild than those from the 2009 pandemic, but this current strain contains a gene that might make the disease easier to spread from pigs to people. The CDC says to just wash your hands and “avoid taking food and drinks into livestock barns” if you attend a fair this year.

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7:41 // 1 year ago
June 27, 2012
Because Walgreens does a variety of testing there is no stigma basically associated with coming here. You could be getting a cholesterol test or an HIV test - it’s the same clinic room for all of our testing and immunizations. It’s very private.
Washington D.C.-area Walgreens manager Bethany Kuechenmeister • Discussing the CDC’s new HIV-testing pilot program, which debuted in the Foggy Bottom location she manages last month, and the benefits that the program offers for those who worry about the social implications of getting tested. In honor of National HIV Testing Day, the company is offering free HIV tests, from 3pm-7pm until this Friday, at locations in 20 major cities across the country. source (viafollow)
17:00 // 2 years ago
February 7, 2012
CDC: majority of Americans’ salt comes from bread
Too much salted dough? A report by the Center for Disease Control claims the majority of salt in the American diet comes from bread consumption. You might find this surprising, especially considering evidently high-salt items like potato chips rank far lower on the list (tenth, in fact). The CDC attributes this to people’s willingness to overindulge in those sorts of foods, which despite a lower salt content in general can smuggle a high sodium total into the body. Salt intake for an otherwise healthy adult is advised at no more than 2,300 milligrams per day, but the average American consumes 1000 milligrams more than that. (Photo by Charles Haynes) source
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Too much salted dough? A report by the Center for Disease Control claims the majority of salt in the American diet comes from bread consumption. You might find this surprising, especially considering evidently high-salt items like potato chips rank far lower on the list (tenth, in fact). The CDC attributes this to people’s willingness to overindulge in those sorts of foods, which despite a lower salt content in general can smuggle a high sodium total into the body. Salt intake for an otherwise healthy adult is advised at no more than 2,300 milligrams per day, but the average American consumes 1000 milligrams more than that. (Photo by Charles Haynes) source

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14:55 // 2 years ago