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Questions and Answers on Hepatitis A Outbreaks Associated With Eating Raw or Undercooked Green Onions (Scallions)

Q1: What did FDA announce today?

A1: FDA advised consumers that three recent hepatitis A outbreaks have been associated with eating raw or undercooked green onions (scallions).

Q2: Does this announcement apply to all products containing green onion...

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Health Food Shopping on a Budget

It can be tough to make ends meet, especially if you are immune-compromised with HIV or face other illnesses. Being on HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) or disability benefits hardly stretches to the allotted time, so how can those who most n...

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Enhancing Your Immune System the Natural Way ... With Food

When I found out I was HIV-positive, suddenly the words "immune system" took on a new sense of relevance and urgency in my life. I decided right away on a path of natural means to keep my immune system strong. I did some research and decided that a...

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Meals Programs in NYC

In HIV and other illnesses as well, nothing can take the place of eating properly. Candy bars and vitamin pills are not meal replacements even when they are packaged together. Despite the cutbacks to HIV/AIDS meal programs, it is still possible to pu...

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Treatment Issues for Women: Muscle Mass

Muscle Mass

There is more benefit to having muscle than just looking good! Muscle provides important fuel for the day-to-day operations of the body, including fighting infections.

If you lose more than 5% of your weight without trying (7 lbs. for a...

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Consumers Advised of Risks Associated With Raw Sprouts

FDA is updating its health advisory on the risks associated with eating all raw sprouts because of a recent E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with alfalfa sprouts. This advisory is also being updated to specifically include raw and lightly cooked m...

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Medicine Chest: Drugs and Food

Antiretroviral drug therapy is just one way to help keep the immune system in check for people living with HIV. Other factors like stress reduction and good nutrition can help strengthen your body's own defenses against disease and some of those side...

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Nutrition and Lipodystrophy

What Should You Eat If You're Dealing With HIV and Lipodystrophy?

That's a simple-sounding question without one simple answer. Lipodystrophy is a complicated syndrome, including high blood fats, insulin resistance, and fat redistribution. Because th...

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Treating Unintentional Weight Loss Nutrition Options: An Important Piece of the HIV Puzzle

Unintentional weight loss has long been recognized as a reason for concern in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Both studies and experience have helped us to understand that unintentional weight loss can be a signal of a potential secondary proble...

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Mangia Bene!

Art by Robert Leach

Winter has arrived, and it's my least favorite time of year. My body doesn't respond well to the season; no matter how many layers of clothing I put on, when I'm cold, I'm cold. Therefore, I tend to be out of doors as little as n...