Eat Healthy, Be Active

Yuma, Arizona - Have you ever been asked by a doctor or health care provider to lower how much salt, fat, or added sugars you eat? On Saturday, September 15th, the Main Library will host “Eat Healthy, Be Active” at 10:00 a.m. Melissa Wyatt, Yuma County Family, Consumer, and Health Sciences Agent for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, will discuss using a variety of spices to add flavor while reducing salt, fat and added sugars.

More patients survive sudden cardiac arrest with new EMS technique

Washington, DC - A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before, or soon after, reaching a hospital.

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Washington, DC - Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.

EXP2 protein helps deadliest malaria parasite obtain nutrients during infection

Washington, DC - Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have deciphered the role of a key protein that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum uses to obtain nutrients while infecting red blood cells. Their study appears in Nature Microbiology.

Governor Ducey Joins Walgreens For Expansion Of Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks

Yuma, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey Thursday joined Walgreens to highlight the expansion of safe medication disposal kiosks across Arizona, aiding the state’s fight against prescription drug and opioid abuse. Walgreens developed safe medication disposal kiosks to provide a convenient and secure way to dispose of unwanted over-the-counter medications, prescriptions or controlled substances - including opioids.