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Cartoon-Missionary-CookingFrom United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round. So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it's important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.

Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.
May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, and even as the month ends, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health partners continue to emphasize the importance of viral hepatitis prevention.

The word "hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver, and it is most often caused by a virus. In the US, the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications and certain medical conditions can also cause hepatitis.