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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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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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Keep germs at bay during holiday travels with the four tips. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)

Healthy Holidays

4 Ways to Fight Germs During the Holidays Millions of Americans will travel to celebrate the holidays with family or enjoy an exotic vacation. Donna Duberg, assistant professor of biomedical laboratory science at Saint Louis University, suggests taking action to keep germs at bay
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