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FDA Recalls Peanut, Almond Butters Tied to Salmonella Risk

Peanut and almond butter lovers, beware: The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of various brands potentially tied to a salmonella contamination earlier this week. Which products are being recalled? nSpired Natural Foods, a unit of Hain Celestial Group, is voluntarily recalling… read more >

Understanding Parkinson Disease

With the sudden tragic death of Robin Williams and his wife’s revelation that he was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson disease, this common, progressive neurologic disorder is back in the news. And it is common—approximately 1 percent of persons aged 60 or… read more >

ALS: Why is Everyone Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Is your Facebook feed flooded with videos of friends and celebrities doing the “Ice Bucket Challenge”? Everyone from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg has dumped buckets of ice water over their heads in an effort to raise awareness for ALS. But how much do you… read more >

Listeria Hysteria: What You Need to Know

Food recalls happen as much as three times a week, but they rarely make the news. However, when the food item is widely disseminated and is possibly contaminated with a dangerous pathogen like listeria, it becomes a big story. That’s exactly what happened last week. What… read more >

No Symptoms? Say Goodbye to Pelvic Exams

A routine doctor’s visit can be stressful, particularly for women, who deal with the added anxiety of undergoing a pelvic exam. But there’s good news for women who dread pelvic exams—the American College of Physicians has just released new guidelines recommending against pelvic exams… read more >

Do Weight Loss Supplements Work?

If the majority of your health tips are coming from the high-definition mouths of daytime TV doctors, you may want to reconsider your sources. One of America’s favorite celebrity MDs, Mehmet Oz, faced harsh criticism from Chairman Claire McCaskill, D-MO when he recently appeared… read more >

Meet Scholarship Winner Rory Nicolaides

When One Medical Group announced its inaugural scholarship competition, which would award a $10,000 scholarship to one exceptional third-year medical student with a passion for primary care, the applications came pouring in. With over 100 impressive applicants from 32 different schools, the judges had their work… read more >