K-State Veterinarian Offers Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain in Pets

Manhattan, KS— The holiday season is filled with hearty, delicious food, visiting with friends and family, decreased physical activity, busy schedules and weight gain. According to a Kansas State University veterinarian,  it is also a time for our family pets to gain weight as well. According to Susan Nelson, clinical professor at the university’s Veterinary […]

Governor Kelly and KDHE Ask Kansans to Use Antibiotics Wisely

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly proclaimed Nov. 18-24 as Use Antibiotics Wisely Week in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is asking health care providers and Kansans to use antibiotics wisely to help protect them from the growing threat of antibiotic resistance (AR). This weeklong observance led by the Centers for Disease […]

Ike, Interstates and Insurance: Tips for the Holiday Travel Season

Topeka, KS-  Grab an “I Like Ike” pin and wear it with pride, because you, like many Kansans, will likely be traveling this holiday season on one of the roads President Dwight D. Eisenhower developed as part of the Interstate Highway System. The “Father of the Interstate System” is responsible for 874 miles of interstate […]

KDHE Releases Healthy Kansans 2030 State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

Topeka, KS– Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) published the Healthy Kansans 2030 State Health Assessment (SHA) and State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), marking the conclusion of an 18-month-long initiative to move the health of Kansans in a positive direction. A nearly yearlong State Health Assessment included the analysis of 130 health […]

Hearing Loss Common in Farming, Can be Prevented

By Maddy Rohr, K-state Research and Extension news service MANHATTAN, Kan. — Natural hearing loss comes with age, but exposure to a loud environment — common in agriculture — can cause noise-induced hearing loss, said a pair of Kansas State University safety experts. Loud machinery, equipment and even animals can play a role in hearing […]

Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Quantity of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tubs from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material

Arlington, VA- Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® due to the potential presence of soft plastic film. This voluntary recall is isolated to three batches of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® that were produced August […]

Red Cross Offers Tips to Prepare for Freezing Weather

Kansas and Oklahoma- Well, it’s that time of season again! Freezing temperatures are forecasted across the Kansas and Oklahoma Region this weekend. The Red Cross encourages people to take a few minutes to prepare for the conditions. So, here are a few quick tips and reminders for you: Have an emergency plan in place. Know who […]

Tips to Avoid Foodborne Illness this Holiday Season

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — Clostridium perfringens is one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the U.S., with about one million cases a year – and yet it’s not necessarily a food pathogen that many people have heard about.   Kansas State University food scientist Karen […]