Monthly Archive: October 2016

DEA National Take-Back Initiative

The dangers of old medications are there and must not be ignored. As some medications age, they can lose potency. Even worse, some can actually grow bacteria.  “Once the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective,” says Ilisa Bernstein of the Food and Drug …

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The ‘5 Second Rule’ Has Fallen

The long touted ‘5 Second Rule’ that has long been the belief of the food world has fallen. Eating foods off the floor is not safe no matter how quickly it is picked up.

Donald Schaffer, a Rutger’s University Extension Specialist, states, “the popular notion of the ‘five-second rule’ is that …

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