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Peanut Butter Recall. Salmonella Outbreak In 19 States

Peanut Butter10-2-2012 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reported that the CDC has confirmed at least 30 cases of salmonella poisoning, most of them children, across 19 states. ABC’s  Steve Osunsami reports that government officials trying to contain the salmonella outbreak told ABC that it doesn’t look good and to expect more reported cases of salmonella linked to jars of peanut butter sold at grocery stores across the country. What brands are being recalled? Continue reading “Peanut Butter Recall. Salmonella Outbreak In 19 States”

ABC News: TSA Security Caught Stealing From The Passengers They Are Paid To Protect!

Airport Security09-28-2012 That’s what ABC’s Brian Ross found out first hand when a TSA officer was caught stealing an iPad belonging to his investigative team.  When a new report came out saying 381 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers and their luggage, Brian Ross and his investigative team went to find out. On ABC’s Good Morning America his report told how his team went to 10 major airports that had a history of TSA theft problems. They checked in luggage all containing cash and iPads valued at $600. And at the airports security screening checkpoints they purposely “forgot” and left behind iPads. What did they find out? Continue reading “ABC News: TSA Security Caught Stealing From The Passengers They Are Paid To Protect!”

ABC Action News: Walk To School Day

Walking to SchoolDeiah Riley, ABC Action News, WFTS-TV in Tampa,  reminded us that Wednesday 10-3-2012 is “Walk To School Day. ”  Angela Ardolino editor of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine talks with Deiah Riley about why parents should consider incorporating walking or biking to school in their child’s routine and how to do it safely. With childhood obesity being a number one health concern in the news today, exercise is an obvious benefit.  Angela says that if your child walks or bikes to school just one day a week, it would be enough physical activity for them to avoid chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease and obesity. Also kids that walk to school do better in school in terms of learning. Kids that do something active before they go to school improves their concentration, improves their mood and makes them better able to handle school stress. Continue reading “ABC Action News: Walk To School Day”

ABC World News: New School Lunch Rules. No Surprise! Our Brats Rebel!

School Lunch09-26-2012 ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer reports that the new mandated guidelines for healthy school lunches aren’t going over too well in the school cafeterias.  It seems some kids are throwing out their lunches saying they are too healthy, while some kids say it’s not enough calories and they are hungry! In an effort to fight the national childhood obesity crisis,  the USDA now has calorie limitations on school lunches. ABC’s Senior National Correspondent,  Jim Avila tells us more. Continue reading “ABC World News: New School Lunch Rules. No Surprise! Our Brats Rebel!”

NBC Nightly News: Can You Die Of A Broken Heart? They Say Yes!

Long Time Partners09-24-2012 Brian Williams of NBC’s Nightly News sadly reported an obituary in the New York Times announcing the death of the mother of Christie Brinkley at the age of 91.  The obituary said her mother’s heart never survived losing the love of her life, her husband who predeceased her by seven weeks.  Brian Williams said it’s very common after the death of a longtime spouse. But is sadness also a medical condition?  Can we really die of a broken heart?  NBC’s Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman helps us to understand.  Continue reading “NBC Nightly News: Can You Die Of A Broken Heart? They Say Yes!”

Breast Cancer: New Study Will Lead To New Treatment Therapies

Medical Treatments09-24-2012 The airwaves are all abuzz with an exciting new study published in Nature, an international weekly journal of science. This new break through is being called “a road map to understanding the disease” and is predicted to lead to much more targeted and effective treatments. Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ Chief Health Medical Editor says “This study opens up all kinds of avenues for potential treatments.”  Dr. Besser mentioned that some doctors may already be changing their treatment strategies due to this information. Continue reading “Breast Cancer: New Study Will Lead To New Treatment Therapies”

ABC World News: Testosterone. Fountain Of Youth or Danger To Your Health?

Men's Health Low T09-19-2012 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reports that baby boomers are willing to do whatever it takes to stay young.  For boomer men, since 2006,  prescriptions of testosterone have doubled and they are expecting them to triple in the next five years.  You can see it in those ads for “a treatable condition called low testosterone or Low T” appealing to 70 million boomer men.  ABC’s Neal Karlinsky says ‘T’ is what is keeping older males competitive against their younger ambitious coworkers.  This boost of testosterone,  the illegal drug of choice among sports athletes, is now being touted by some as “the fountain of youth.”  Continue reading “ABC World News: Testosterone. Fountain Of Youth or Danger To Your Health?”

Rice Products May Contain Unhealthy Levels Of Arsenic. Limiting Intake Is Recommended.

Rice May Contain Unhealthy Levels of Arsenic09-19-2012  ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show reported a consumer warning.  Consumer Reports magazine released a new report on what it calls “worrisome levels of arsenic” in many types of rice products. Rice eaten just once a day can drive arsenic levels up in the human body about 44% and eaten twice a day can lead to a 70% increase in arsenic.  They are suggesting consumers limit their intake.  Continue reading “Rice Products May Contain Unhealthy Levels Of Arsenic. Limiting Intake Is Recommended.”

CNN: Almost 50% of Americans will be Obese in 2030! The Political Side.

Why Is America Fat?9-18-2012 CNN’s Newsroom reports on a new study that indicates that by 2030, every state in the nation will have at least a 44% obesity rate and that the adult obesity rate could go over 60% in 13 states.  Mississippi, having the highest obesity rate in 2011 of 35%,  is projected to have the worst increase, jumping to 67% in 2030.  Colorado with the lowest of 21% in 2011 will jump to 44% in 2030. How do these numbers effect government and the political arena? Continue reading “CNN: Almost 50% of Americans will be Obese in 2030! The Political Side.”

ABC World News: New Report. Salt May Be Harming Our Kids Health.

Salt09-17-2017 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer reported that a new study published in “Pediatrics,” The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, finds that children and teens are consuming as much sodium as adults putting them at risk for high blood pressure.  In fact of the more than 6000 kids in the study, 15% had high or elevated blood pressure (37% were overweight or obese).   In the 1970s just 1% had high or elevated blood pressure!  Continue reading “ABC World News: New Report. Salt May Be Harming Our Kids Health.”