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Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Apples

12.21.2014 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

News from the CDC Advice to Consumers The information CDC has at this time indicates that commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples may be contaminated with Listeria. Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness. Out of an abundance of caution, CDC recommends that U.S. consumers not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples, including plain caramel apples as well ...

Got a Question About Your Pet’s Health?

12.17.2014 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

Do you have questions about the foods, drugs, and other issues involving your pet? The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) may be able to answer them. FDA regulates animal drugs, animal food (including pet food), and medical devices for animals, and conducts research that helps shape regulatory decisions, among other ...

Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season

12.09.2014 · Posted in COPD and Flu

CDC Urges Vaccination, Treatment Early data suggests that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges immediate vaccination for anyone still unvaccinated this season and recommends prompt treatment with antiviral drugs for people at high risk of complications who develop flu. So far this year, seasonal ...

Having Asthma Could Double Your Risk of a Heart Attack

11.24.2014 · Posted in asthma awareness, Heart Health Awareness

What does asthma, an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes breathing problems, have to do with your heart? According to new research, active asthma can double the risk of a cardiovascular event like a heart attack, stroke, or related condition, and taking daily medication for asthma can increase the risk of a cardiovascular event by 60 ...