7 ways to boost your happiness

I get it. We all want, and deserve, that sense of well-being. But save your money. Achieving happiness is easier than you may think. We all experience emotional highs throughout...

Listeria Fast Facts

General Information:Approximately 1,600 cases of listeriosis are reported in the United States every year, with 260 resulting in death, according to the CDC. Typically, Listeriosis affects older adults, pregnant women,...

What are natural flavors, really?

DailyBurn: Low-calorie foods that will actually fill you up Why natural flavors are everywhere in your food In the Environmental Working Group’s Food Scores database of over 80,000 foods, “natural...

‘One hell of a journey’

I guess I’m just another statistic. Leaving for home on May 18, 2008, after my graduation from Muhlenberg College, with my parents and a car full of everything I owned,...

Mad Cow Disease Fast Facts

The official name of mad cow disease is bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). BSE lesions are characterized by sponge-like changes seen under an ordinary microscope. Eating contaminated meat or other products...

West Nile Virus Fast Facts

Those who become ill may develop West Nile encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus. According to the CDC, only...

Avian Flu Fast Facts

The official name for the most commonly seen and most deadly form of the virus is called “Influenza A (H5N1),” or the “H5N1 virus.” In March 2013, a strain of...