Protecting Seniors From Scammers

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — It seems as though every day brings warnings about phone and internet scammers, with older Americans being particularly vulnerable.
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 7.3 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and…
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Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods
Possible wood contamination has led to the recall of more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free…
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Health Tip: Prevent Rotavirus

– Rotavirus causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain. It is highly contagious, especially among young children with weaker immune systems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Children can become dehydrated and may…
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Health Tip: Store Refrigerated Food Safely

– Refrigeration can help keep food safe from germs and prevent food-borne illnesses.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these refrigeration tips:

Marinate food in the refrigerator instead of at room temperature. Bacteria can multiply…
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Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of U.S. traffic deaths, but doesn’t get enough attention as a traffic safety issue, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report says.
“If we want to get to zero deaths…
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Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — More American infants are being born with their intestines outside of their bodies, and the disturbing trend might be linked to the opioid crisis, health officials reported Thursday.
The condition, called gastroschisis, is…
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