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Tips to help avoid turkey fryer tragedy
Be extra careful if deep frying a turkey is part of your Thanksgiving celebration, urges the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
Expert warns: Don’t overlook safe turkey-handling practices for a happy holiday
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing: good food, family time, friendship and memories. But one thing you don’t want to share, warns a food-safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is pathogenic bacteria.
How to survive cooking for a large group at Thanksgiving
This Turkey Day, leave the stress behind with some helpful tips and resources for pulling off dinner for a crowd.
Small changes the key to getting weight under control and improving your life
I just returned from speaking at the 2013 Lifestyle Medicine Conference in Washington, D.C. I was inspired by this event to get back to our prevention roots by addressing the pillars of health — diet and exercise — and also facilitating other lifestyle interventions — smoking cessation and stress management.
Nurses in Mass. want to limit number of patients
Nurses in this state are trying to get support for a ballot initiative that would limit the number of patients they can treat at one time.
Why do pro athletes recover before you do?
It's a mystery: When we twist our ankle playing tennis, it can take weeks to heal, but when a pro athlete does it, he often misses barely a beat.
Man on road to recovery after receiving new heart
Some say there are people who “wear their hearts on their sleeves,” meaning anyone can tell how happy they are or how much in love they are.
Rock Doc: Undulant fever in cattle and people
A few bacteria have some tricks up their sleeves. One of them is the rod-shaped Brucella bacterium, the agent that causes brucellosis, or what is sometimes known as "undulant fever" because it causes people to run debilitating fevers that wax and wane over long periods of time.
Sign of consciousness in 'vegetative state' patient
A patient in a seemingly vegetative state, unable to move or speak, showed signs of attentive awareness that had not been detected before, a new study reveals.
5 myths about the Affordable Care Act
As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act continues, let's look at some of the most persistent myths about the law — and some new ones that have cropped up.
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