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Turkeys should only be thawed in the refridgerator, cold water or the microwave. (Photo: jax10289/iStock)

Holiday Cooking

Prevent Foodborne Illness Over Holidays As turkeys fill grocery store freezer cases, many people find themselves cooking more than they might during the rest of the year. Holding the title of household chef or Thanksgiving host doesn’t bring automatic food safety knowledge though
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When approaching a new dog, always ask the owner or handler if you can pet it. (Photo: Matthias Zomer/Pexels)

Nice Doggie

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more. While minor bites do not require a trip to the emergency department, it is a good idea to visit your
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Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illnesses each year. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Food Poisioning

Foodborne Illness Is Often Avoidable Each year, Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illness. While some are caused by eating out, like the recent outbreak of more than 135 cases of norovirus at the Chipotle in Sterling, Va., others originate in home
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