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Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight
The Agriculture Department inspector showed up at Rick Schiller's home last November to collect potential evidence from his freezer: three pounds of chicken thighs, wrapped in plastic and stamped with a Foster Farms label.
Why Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is so scary
I cried when I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman. The news scared me: He got sober when he was 22 and didn't drink or use drugs for the next 23 years.
Let's combat obesity 'one pump at a time'
Two years ago, a friend of mine convinced me to try a group fitness class at the Meadville Family YMCA. At the time, I wasn’t a huge fan of group workouts, but I also understood that some people thrived on them.
Heroin resurgence seen sparked by cheap cost, easy availability
Heroin, suspected of killing actor Philip Seymour Hoffman this weekend, has for years been a forgotten drug, overtaken by abuse of prescription painkillers. Now it's back, and in a big way.
3 apps to help you get a better night's sleep
With help from a few smartphone apps, you can look forward to a good night's rest and an even better morning.
If a dough exists someone has already deep-fried it
Chillag is a charming writer, and the Doughscuit certainly sounds delicious. But I fear it is the harbinger of a terrible new food trend: Deep-frying various doughs, making up a dumb name for them, and proclaiming them revolutionary.
Why 'live to work' mindset wins out in U.S.
Overwork is not good for productivity. If you're doing physical labor, you get tired. If you're doing customer service, you get cranky. If you're sitting at a desk doing so-called knowledge work, you get stale and unimaginative.
County tops region rankings, fares well statewide in health study
The 2013 County Health Rankings showed that Crawford County ranked the highest in overall health among all five northwestern Pennsylvania counties.
DASH-ing to the finish line to be named best diet
Every year, U.S. News & World Report provides an annual rating of popular diets. The overall winner was the DASH diet (the Paleo Diet came in last place).
How cold is it? Social media has answers
The "polar vortex" enveloping much of the country this week has people searching for superlative ways to express just how cold it really is. Here are some funny attempts we found on social media.
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