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USDA Says Foster Farms Plants To Make Changes, Remain Open Despite Salmonella Link

Three poultry processing plants linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella will remain open after implementing immediate changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2013

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USDA Threatens To Shut Down 3 Calif. Plants Linked To Salmonella Strain

The federal government is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing plants linked to a drug-resistant strain of salmonella that has sickened hundreds.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/09/2013

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Superbug Found In Los Angeles May Be Cause For Concern

A new threat emerges as a strand of untreatable and potentially deadly bacteria has begun spreading throughout the U.S., and health officials say one of these bugs is in Los Angeles.

03/05/2013

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Peanut Butter Recall Expands To Include 240 Sunland Products

The Sunland Company has announced a voluntary peanut butter recall over possible Salmonella concerns.

10/06/2012

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4 California Clinics Received Steroid Shots Linked To Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Federal officials say four California clinics received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak that has caused five deaths and 40 cases of the illness in other states.

10/05/2012

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Trader Joe’s Orders Recall Of Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter

Trader Joe’s has announced a recall of one of their creamy peanut butter brands over a health-related concern.

09/22/2012

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Officials Warn West Nile Virus ‘Endemic’ In LA County

This year’s West Nile outbreak is on pace to become the biggest on record since the disease first was first recorded in the U.S. in 1999.

08/29/2012

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Flu Shots and Where To Get Them

Should I get a flu shot or not? Get the info here.

CBS Los Angeles–11/23/2011

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California Lettuce Recall Spreads To 19 States, Canada

A California farm that issued a voluntary lettuce recall over listeria contamination concerns says its notice has gone out to 19 states and Canada.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/03/2011

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Cargill Announces Recall Of 36M Pounds Of Ground Turkey

The United States Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday the recall of 36 million pounds of Cargill ground turkey that was linked to a death in California..

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/02/2011

CDC: Lead Poisoning In Adults Is Down

Federal health officials say the lead poisoning rate for U.S. adults has fallen by more than half in the last 15 years, but it remains unusually high in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Kansas.

06/30/2011

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CDC: Preparing For A Disaster Like Preparing For Zombie Attack

The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention wants the public to be ready in case of a zombie attack. The idea is that getting ready for zombies is the sort of preparedness needed to survive a disaster or sudden epidemic.

05/20/2011

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Obesity Costs Take Toll On Bank Accounts

According to a study by George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, the annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man.

04/05/2011

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US Life Expectancy Surpasses 78, A New Record

U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years.

03/16/2011

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CDC: A Third Of Americans Sleep Less Than 7 Hours A Night

More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even driving.

03/03/2011

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