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How bad is your favorite food?

That pasta carbonara sure is creamy. But, it’s usually packed in with enough calories – and guilt – to last for a week.
Have you thought about the calories in your favorite dish?
According to Men’s Health magazine, the worst food in America is the Aussie cheese fries with ranch dressing at Outback Steakhouse, reports this New York Times story.
“This concoction of fries topped with melted cheese, chopped bacon and spicy ranch dressing contains 2,900 calories. That’s the equivalent of 14 Krispy Kreme doughnuts. And, since most people should be consuming 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day, that’s a day and a half’s worth right there.”
YIKES.
What about yours? What is your favorite guilty pleasure? And how many calories does it have?

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DOCTOR IS IN: Signs and symptoms of Salmonella

By Monica M. Farley, MD

Recent news about peanut butter and Salmonella has left many people wondering what they need to know to protect their health and their family’s health.

From a doctor’s point of view, I want to be sure information is available about the health effects of Salmonella, and how to know if you have symptoms. Of course, some groups of people are more vulnerable if they come in contact with salmonella than others — such as infants, the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or immune system impairment.

The bottom line for recognizing symptoms: they usually start about 12 hours to three days after infection look for diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and headache. Also nausea, loss of appetite and vomiting can last four to seven days.

Many people with salmonella will clear the disease within five to seven days and do not need treatment. If there is severe diarrhea, however, intravenous fluids may be needed. Some people have to go to the hospital for care. If …

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