Browsing All posts tagged under »4th of July«

Something not so tasty in your barbecue — brush debris

July 4, 2012 by


Foreign object ingestion is a common reason for visiting an emergency department (ED), particularly for children (1–3), according to the CDC. In recent years, internal injuries have been reported following unintentional ingestions of wire grill-cleaning brush bristles by both children and adults (4–6). A series of six cases from a single hospital system with two […]

What’s Inside The Bun – Cancer-linking preservatives

July 2, 2011 by


By William Neuman Published: July 1, 2011 If there is no such thing as a healthy hot dog, how do you limit the damage at this weekend’s weenie roast? Linda Boardman, president of Applegate Farms, has proposed new labels to the U.S.D.A. to no avail, according to an article in yesterday’s New York Times. Don’t […]

Picnic Peeves

July 1, 2011 by


The ultimate backyard picnic holiday is only a few days away.  As a kid, I loved going to 4th of July picnics and getting together with friends and family.   As a kid, I never worried about how long the food was sitting around and when it should be tossed.   We still tease my mom about […]


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