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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

6/10/14 Health News: Minimize Your Exposure to Acrylamide in Food ♦ limit your exposure to pesticides in food ♦ Prevents Unnecessary Tests and Improves Patient Care

7 Ways to Minimize Your Exposure to Acrylamide in Food
What is acrylamide? Acrylamide is a toxic substance that forms when foods containing simple carbohydrates and the amino acid asparagine are cooked together at high temperatures. A statement by the European Food Safety Agency said that acrylamide in food is both carcinogenic (potentially cancer-causing) and genotoxic (can damage the genetic material of cells). Therefore acrylamide …continue reading
You can limit your exposure to pesticides in food
The support for choosing “clean” foods, free of chemicals contained in pesticides, is broadening. Organic food sales grew by more than 7 percent last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a hike partly driven by consumer concern about the use of pesticides in food production and their impact on health and the environment. What are pesticides? Pesticides act on … continue reading
Cleveland Clinic Initiative Prevents Unnecessary Tests and Improves Patient Care

A program at Cleveland Clinic reduced the number of unnecessary lab tests by blocking physicians from ordering the same test for hospitalized patients more than once a day. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, the initiative prevented nearly 12,000 unnecessary tests over a two-year period. The program aimed to improve patient satisfaction by preventing unnecessary needle sticks, as well as to reduce anemia caused by excess blood draws  Continue Reading

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