Rochester, Minnesota  - You don’t necessarily need to be seen on an annual basis if you’re doing well and don’t have any health concerns. It would be a good idea, however, to establish a primary health care provider for yourself. Then, make an appointment to see that provider to review the preventive screening tests and exams you need, and to decide how often you should have them done.

Rochester, Minnesota - The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Taneja recently published two studies ─ one in Genome Medicine and one in Arthritis and Rheumatology ─ connecting the dots between gut microbiota and rheumatoid arthritis.

Washington, DC - ConAgra Foods, a Russellville, Arkansas establishment, is recalling approximately 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The metal fragments range in size between 2 and 9 millimeters (mm) in diameter, and are curled, malleable and shiny. The metal fragments may be embedded in the sauce contained within the frozen entrée products.

Scottsdale, Arizona - To help your health and nutrition goals, eat more foods that add these protective nutrients to your diet:

Washington, DC - Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Van Buren, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.