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Sunday, September 23, 2012
DPH Warns Consumers About Potential Salmonella Contamination of Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health warns consumers that Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter Made With Sea Salt may be related to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infection. DPH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public health officials in several states to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infection that may be linked to consumption of this product. Nationally, there have been 29 reported cases of illness, with three illnesses reported in Connecticut.

Monday, September 10, 2012
High blood pressure is out of control for too many Americans
  Federal health officials released a report last week underscoring the nationwide concern and costly health problem of high blood pressure. Almost 67 million American adults have high blood pressure, and half of them do not have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke