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Salmonella that Killed Dozens of Dogs, Sickened 14 People

So far, at least 5 people have been hospitalized by Salmonella poisoning. It is believed that tainted dog food is the colporate. 14 people from around 9 different states have reported symptoms. It can be contracted from handling infected dog food then not properly washing hands before eating. “Our folks are really wanting people to be aware of it. They want to be aware  that this is causing people to get sick because they may have product in their  homes. For every one that is reported, there may be 29 others,” said CDC spokeswoman Lola Russell. In 2005, aflatoxin, a toxic mold, was found in food made at the same Diamond  Pet Foods plant in South Carolina, which resulted in the death of dozens of dogs. Fox News reported, “the company offered a  $3.1 million settlement. The Food and Drug Administration determined the deadly  fungus likely got into the plant when it failed to test 12 shipments of corn. The recall covers a number of pet food brands made at the Gaston plant,  including Canidae, Natural Balance, Apex, Kirkland, Chicken Soup for the Pet  Lover’s Soul, Country Value, Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge,  Professional, 4Health and Taste of the Wild.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/05/salmonella-in-dog-food-sickens-14-people-in-us/?test=latestnews#ixzz1u2XYrnqL

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This is yet another example of teachers giving the education system a bad name. Teachers are supposed to be leaders and help show students responsibility. They need to be able to set examples, not use them to sell their drugs.

6 Teens Got Sick after Drinking Hand Sanitizer

A new trend is forming, while 6 teens were taken to a California hospital after reportedly drinking hand sanitizer. “Dr. Bill Mallon, who works in the emergency room at Los Angeles County USC  Medical Center, told KTLA he had seen too many young people come into the  hospital with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.” Teenagers lack having on-hand alcohol, so they often turn to other means to get drunk. “Sanitizer is 62 percent ethyl alcohol and 120-proof after distillation.” So, parents be aware of this and cough syrup, vanilla extract, and mouthwash.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/24/teenagers-drinking-hand-sanitizer-to-get-drunk-doctors-say/#ixzz1sxzdTHfM

Oregon Boy, 12, Dies of Heart Attack

A 12 year-old boy, Isaac Arzate, from Oregon, collapsed on a baseball field, just 3 months after surviving a heart attack while playing basketball. “Marion County Deputy Medical Examiner Rodge Womack confirmed Monday that the  Salem boy died later at a hospital.” Isaac survived his first collapse with the help of his coaches, who performed CPR while calling and waiting for the paramedics. A few days later he had surgery to repair a heart defect.

For more information, visit: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/23/boy-12-dies-after-collapsing-at-baseball-practice-months-after-surviving-heart/?test=latestnews

Justice For Ryder, the Loss of a Child

June 22, 2011 was the day after Ryder’s first birthday. He had just turned into a big, beautiful one-year-old. Though, this day was no ordinary day, this was the day that Ryder was taken away from his family. Ryder’s mother, Tawney Johnson, had come home during lunch to visit her brave little boy. Tawney returned to work at noon, and by 12:14pm, the nanny had called 911, stating Ryder was holding his toy and had fallen backward, and that his eyes were rolling back in his head. A CT from the emergency room showed bleeding at the front left portion of Ryder’s brain. The nanny later changed her story to her being in the kitchen where she heard a big thud. “Kelli Anne Jacobsen, 27, of Richland, was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter for recklessly causing Ryder’s death by inflicting abusive head trauma to the boy.” “Dr. Kenneth Feldman, said the brain bleed that Ryder suffered normally is caused from severe whiplash events that also can cause neck muscle and spinal cord bleeding, documents said. Tawney and her friends have been devastated ever since. For now, Tawney has been medically unable to work and has since then started a “Justice For Ryder Foundation”. They are selling bracelets and key chains to help support her through this time she needs to grieve.

Don’t forget to “LIKE” on his Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/makenzieinvolved?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Justice-For-Ryder/165426830232728

For more information on the story of Ryder or on the case, go to: http://www.justiceforryder.blogspot.com/

Also read: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2011/10/28/1696278/manslaughter-charges-filed-against.html

Mom who Loses Child Starts Foundation to Help Sick Children

In January 2007, a Pennsylvania family had been battling their son, Caleb’s, ear infection and an ongoing cold. One morning he woke up stiff, with glazed eyes. His parents took him to the emergency room where they found a brain tumor. Caleb was sent to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP, where he stayed for 5 days in a coma. The family was constantly surrounded by supporters, around 30 people at all times to give their support. On the fifth day, Caleb passed away, leaving his Mother, Nicole Mitschele devastated. During the stay at CHOP, she had noticed that a lot of children went weeks without visitations from friends and family. “‘A lot of kids on the same floor—in fact, a little boy in the next room—had been  in the hospital for more than a year and hadn’t had a visitor in 2 or 3 weeks,’ Mitschele said.  ‘Lots of the kids had siblings [outside of the hospital]  or the parents had to keep working, so they had to take care of other  responsibilities.’” Determined, Mitschele started a foundation to help sick children of all ages, undergoing long-term hospital treatment. She called the foundation “Pennies from Heaven” and has helped around 128 families since May 2010. “’We’ve paid numerous mortgage payments, or electric, gas, oil or other utility  bills,’ Mitschele said.  ‘We’ve even paid for bus tickets for families to  get to the hospital. We’ve gotten stacks and stacks of applications—I keep every  single one.’” They have fundraisers and rallies to help raise the money. Donations are taken at: http://www.calebspennies.org/

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/23/foundation-helps-pay-bills-families-with-sick-children/#ixzz1subW9a3V

New Fitness Guru With Practical Approach

Staying in shape is nearly impossible these days with McDonald’s and Pizza Hut around every corner. In the US, more than one-third of adults and approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents are clinically obese. And, over 285 million people around the globe have Type II Diabetes. But, I’m sure you have been collecting your own statistics at the mall or on the streets. You no longer have to be afraid of embarrassing fat and cellulite. Here’s how: Aaron has spent over 15 years trying every diet and exercise imaginable. He knows what works and what is just a fad. Part of his reasoning for sharing his secrets with you is “Because of the huge demand for training and nutrition methods that work I developed ActualStrength.com to give readers all the information and direction they need to make decisions about their training and fitness ambitions.” His raw passion for health and fitness helps to give you the best information for all of your diet and exercise needs. After years of personal research he delivers a powerful message that knowledge is key in being successful. “Though physical strength and build are of great importance-the intellectual and emotional strength of an individual is ultimately what makes the man-or woman.  Everyone needs to understand that achievement in the weight room should represent achievement and confidence in the real world.” Now is the time to take back control of your health, and Aaron is just the man to do it. No gimmicks. No fads. Just actual Strength that will last.

Check out Aaron’s website at: www.actualstrength.com

Mysterious Skin Disease Kills 19, Vietnam Seeking Help

Quang Ngai: Vietnam is seeking international help, after 19 dead and over 170 people have reported symptoms of a skin infection. The symptoms start out as a skin rash on the hands and feet, leads to liver problems, and then results in multiple organ failure. Vietnamese health officials haven’t found the cause of the deadly disease. BBC News reported: “‘This disease is challenging as we have not identified the root causes. If it is just an external skin disease why is it causing deaths and failures inside internal organs?’ Deputy Health Minister Thanh Long said on Friday.” For more information, visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17799053

The Many Benefits From Gardening and Sunshine

I haven’t always been into gardening, but over the last few years I have started to enjoy it more and more. For one thing, it keeps my mind busy so not to wander into the unfriendly areas of my brain. Another great reason for getting my hands dirty, is to help connect me with my surroundings. Nature can be such a beautiful aspect of the world. Taking a break from reality and the technology of the world can make an immense impact on your mood, give you a positive image of the world, and gives you an opportunity to be out in the sunshine. Sun stimulates the production of Vitamin D, which has many benefits, such as: reduces the possibility of risk of getting multiple sclerosis and type 2 diabetes, reduces blood pressure, help prevent bone loss, reduce the severity of cataracts, and much more.

Some of the physical benefits of moderate sun exposure can include an improved immune system, lower cholesterol, increased metabolism, improved digestion, and better liver function. Life can be tough at times, especially during the winter. Help improve your life and the relationships in it by being happier person and maintaining a healthy self-image. Adding in some gardening and backyard improvements or upgrades will help give a sense of pride and enjoyment with your surroundings, and can also produce a nice little workout! On days you are feeling blue, just step outside and catch some sun rays and enjoy the many benefits of sunshine and the Vitamin D it helps produce. Although, getting too much sun exposure can create health problems. So pay attention to your body’s signs of burning (redness, itching, burning sensations) and use a mild sunscreen. Also, have your doctor check anything that is an unusual color, changing in size, or concerns you at all. Stay smart and stay happy!

For more information, please visit: http://onlineradiologytechnicianschools.com/2010/feeling-sunny-25-health-benefits-of-sensible-sun-exposure/

Man pleads guilty to torturing, killing mom’s dog

This individual needs some serious medical attention. It starts out as animal abuse, then progresses to hurting actual people, including helpless children. I wish the best to his Mother and family, and I hope he receives the treatment and/or punishment he deserves!

Channel 2 News

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – An 18-year-old Grand Junction man pleaded guilty Thursday to torturing and killing his mother’s dog.

Nelson pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals for killing his mother’s dog and hanging it from the Eagle Rim Foot Bridge in Grand Junction in August of 2011.

He is due back in court for sentencing in June.

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