DEAR DOCTOR K: I am recovering from a painful bout of food poisoning. What can I do to reduce my risk of getting it again?
DEAR READER: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Yuck! Food poisoning is not something you want to repeat if you can avoid it. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce your risk. Food poisoning commonly occurs when food or water is contaminated during improper cooking, handling or storage. The most common contaminants are bacteria, such as salmonella, Campylobacter and E. coli.