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Holiday Toy Hazards

Posted On December 21, 2014

(Undated) -- Christmas is just days away and if you're still shopping for little ones, you should know that some toys are more dangerous than others. Doctor Elaine Schulte with the Cleveland Clinic says hazards come in all varieties.   Research from Nationwide Children's Hospital shows riding toys like foot-powered scooters, tricycles and wagons are…

CDC Says Flu Season Starting Early This Year

Posted On December 20, 2014

(Undated) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season is coming early and it's hitting hard. The health organization says the flu is widespread in 29 of 54 states and territories they track, but was widespread in only four at this time last year. Federal health officials warned earlier much of…

CDC Links 5 Deaths To Listeria Tainted Caramel Apples

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- Federal health officials are linking five deaths to a listeria outbreak involving caramel apples. The CDC said today at least 28 people have been sickened in ten states. Two of the four deaths were reported in Minnesota in late October and November. The CDC is warning people not to eat any pre-packaged,…

Child Being Monitored After Showing Ebola-Like Symptoms

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- A child is being monitored at a Chicago hospital this morning after showing Ebola-like symptoms. "The Chicago Sun-Times" reports the child was found to have a fever while at O'Hare International Airport. He was then admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Officials say as of early this morning, the child…

Avoid Excessive Holiday Drinking

Posted On December 19, 2014

(Undated) -- The holidays are a time for celebrating, which typically means alcoholic drinks. But many holiday drinkers don't drink often, leading to a lower alcohol tolerance. Addiction psychiatrist Doctor Jason Jerry at the Cleveland Clinic says it can lead to a dangerous situation.   One plan that can help is to decide ahead of…