Food Safety News - April 19, 2018 Unusually high percentage of E. coli victims hospitalized

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Unusually high percentage of E. coli victims hospitalized

By Coral Beach

An E. coli outbreak traced to chopped romaine lettuce has spread to another five states and public health officials are reporting a hospitalization rate of almost 60 percent, which is twice the usual rate. There are 53 confirmed cases spread across 16 states, as of Wednesday's update from the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Continue Reading

Officials in Michigan, Utah warn about new hepatitis A cases

By News Desk

Public health officials in Utah and Michigan are alerting people to possible exposure to the hepatitis A virus after confirmation of infected foodservice workers. The illnesses are part of a multi-state outbreak that has sickened about 1,200 people and killed almost 50. Infected people are usually contagious before they develop symptoms. The highly contagious virus... Continue Reading

Another company recalls kratom after illness reported

By Kelsey M. Mackin

A company in Utah is recalling “NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom” labeled bottles of kratom supplements because they has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. At least one illness has been reported in connection with this brand of kratom. The recall notice does not specify what strain of Salmonella federal inspectors found in the NxtGen kratom, but at least 132 people in 38 states have been... Continue Reading

GAO says some USDA food safety standards are outdated

By News Desk

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  should carry on with its work to reduce pathogens in meat and poultry, but first, the agency needs to improve documentation, add some timelines to its tasks and check on the effectiveness of on-farm practices. Those three new recommendations by the Government Accountability Office (GAO),  the auditing,... Continue Reading

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Understanding Flexibility From A Neurological Standpoint With A Johns Creek GA Stretch Practitioner

By Donna Beley

Being flexible is a very beneficial bodily function that can help you to be more athletic, feel healthy and avoid injuries and pain. Those that feel like their muscles are tight may believe that they need to stretch their muscles in order to loose them up. While this type of tightness, which is called mechanical tightness, is very common, there are other types and causes of tightness as well.

Neurological tightness could be the type of problem that you are contending with. If you are having a hard time loosening your muscles, consulting with a stretch practitioner will allow you to find out if you are dealing with flexibility issues that are neurological in nature.

Explanation of Neurological Tightness

If the muscles have become too contracted and have to be extended, then this is mechanical tightness. This is something people experience after exercising and overworking their muscles or muscle groups. To alleviate the tightness, try implementing a regular stretching routine.

On the other hand, neurological tightness in a muscle will actually occur when the muscle is being overstretched. The brain will then send down natural signals for the muscle to contract if it does feel overstretched. A stretch practitioner will be able to provide you with an examination to determine what type of tightness you are experiencing.

The Different Types Of Care

Even though a diagnosis of mechanical tightness can be resolved with therapeutic massage and other forms of stretching, neurological tightness necessitates a different manner of care. With neurological tightness, your provider will need to determine the exact kind of tightness you're experiencing by performing a thorough exam. This is a tightness that often develops when the nerves themselves have become stretched. A stretch practitioner can perform many different therapies to massage the nerves and to reduce the discomfort and pain you are experiencing.

Continued Assistance

Even though the nerve care can provide improvements, you will still receive continuing support from your stretch practitioner. This will usually involve an extended period of therapy. You will additionally be given tips to ensure that the problem does not recur.

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