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  • Chick-fil-A
    Chick-fil-A's antibiotic-free chicken could change poultry farming
    Chick-fil-A restaurants announced yesterday they will source only chicken from suppliers that do not use antibiotics (Feb. 11, 2014). This level of greater transparency will reduce antibiotic resistance in humans and knock down many of the...
  • Antibiotics
    Antibiotics in Animals
    The use of Antibiotics in meat started being used decades ago. Farmers realized that it caused their animals to weigh more; and being they get paid by the weight of the animal it caused many to succumb to the use of daily doses in the animal feed...
  • More dog treat recalls
    More chicken jerky treats recalled
    In yet another jerky treat recall, this time Dogswell and Catswell brands, through the company Arthur Dogswell LLC, is voluntarily recalling a number of its products. These products are sold through retail outlets (online and stores), and mail...
  • Cattle are bought and sold at Malton Livestock Auctioneers
    Antibiotics and livestock
    A new study has just been released pertaining to antibiotics and livestock. This study released on July 2, in the journal Plos One is elevating concerns regarding the prevalent use of antibiotics in U.S. livestock.In North Carolina, at two types...
  • Fecal transplant healthy organic bacteria treatment for antibiotic exhaustion
    Fecal transplant healthy organic bacteria treatment for antibiotic exhaustion
    It’s an outpatient procedure. Poop from one healthy donor is transplanted into another who may be unhealthy and having colon or stomach problems, and isn’t finding any of the normal procedures of any help. The most common use is in a...
  • Senators act to limit antibiotic use in farm animals
    Senators act to limit antibiotic use in farm animals
    From a news wire out of Washington Wednesday, The Pew Charitable Trusts recognized Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Susan Collins (R-ME), for introducing the Antimicrobial Data Collection Act, which would require...
  • Cat drugs
    New antibiotic approved for cats
    Veraflox, a new antibiotic that its manufacturer describes as "superior" to other drugs,has received U.S. government approval for use in cats.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), based in Maryland,announced in the Federal...
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    Probiotics, what you need to know
    One of the most popular supplements for health is the probiotic. The research is clear that the state of the bacteria in the digestive tract is very important to health. The health marketing machines have filled this need with a variety of...
  • azithromycin
    Antibiotic risk for cardiovascular death
    Azithromycin (Z-pack) may increase risk of sudden death for adultsAzithromycin one of the most popular medications prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ears, lungs, skin and throat...
  • Garlic
    Garlic is magical!
    As an unemployed college educated young woman in America with no healthcare, when I came down with a throat infection, my options were limited. I didn't have insurance, I couldn't really afford a trip to the hospital and the hoards of...
  • Are you being treated properly in the Tri-Cities?
    Are you being treated properly in the Tri-Cities?
    Fall has come to the Tri-Cities and so has the illnesses. All too often I meet parents at my son’s school or at church and the discussion starts out with, “how is your child feeling?”We visit the doctor seeking relief for our...
  • Azlthromycin
    Common antibiotic Azlthromycin to reduce COPD flare-ups
    Azlthromycin a common antibiotic used to treat infections from bacteria now used for acute symptoms of COPDAppearing in the August 25th New England Journal of Medicine are the results of a large multi-center clinical trial showing that the common...
  • Barberry Blessings
    Barberry Blessings
    Dear Donndez – I’ve sent you several pictures of these strange bushes that grow next to my driveway. Every year, when it starts to get cold, it has red berries, but the rest of the year they are just bushy with nasty thorns. No one...
  • New study tests cranberries vs antibiotics for recurring urinary tract infection
    New study on recurring UTI infections yields surprising results
    If you’ve been using nutritional cranberry supplements to keep your UTI (urinary tract infections) under control there is both good news and bad. A new study funded by the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development and...
  • Oil of Oregano
    Home remedy that can save the day and your wallet
    With healthcare premiums so high we are left with little or no choice when it comes to treating sickness. Small illnesses can mean big money and for many it can mean very little or no treatment at all. Fortunately, there are easy, affordable...