Laurie Osgood

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Name: Laurie Osgood
Date registered: June 15, 2016
URL: http://gadsden.ifas.ufl.edu/

Biography

Laurie B. Osgood is the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at the Gadsden County Extension office. You can contact her at: (850) 662-3287

Latest posts

  1. Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer! — July 11, 2018
  2. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month — March 20, 2018
  3. Cleaning Your Home After an Illness Like the Flu — March 2, 2018
  4. Cold, Allergy, or the Flu? — February 7, 2018
  5. An Apple a Day May Keep the Doctor Away — October 26, 2017

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Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!

Does the mere thought of ticks make you feel itchy all over? Ticks are not a fun thing to talk about, but we can’t ignore them. Ticks can pose a real threat to your outdoor summer fun. Here in the Florida Panhandle, you can find ticks all year-long. But ticks are the most active in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/11/dont-let-a-tick-ruin-your-summer/

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/03/20/march-is-colorectal-cancer-awareness-month/

Cleaning Your Home After an Illness Like the Flu

Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are most common during the fall and winter, with peak activity occurring between December and February.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/03/02/cleaning-your-home-after-an-illness-like-the-flu/

Cold, Allergy, or the Flu?

What Are the Differences of the Symptoms of a Cold, The Flu And Allergies?

Laurie Osgood, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Gadsden County, FL

You’re coming down with something…you have a stuffy nose, you’re coughing and you have a sore throat. Do you have a cold, the flu …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/02/07/cold-allergy-or-the-flu/

An Apple a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Apples are an ancient fruit, grown for thousands of years, and belong to the Rose family of plants. The Rose family also includes plums, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pears, and almonds.

According to Professor Peter C. Andersen, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, the basics of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/26/an-apple-a-day-may-keep-the-doctor-away/

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp – 7 Keys to a Healthy Camp Counselor Experience

It’s getting hot outside and that means summer camps are heating up! Being a camp counselor is a fun summer job and it’s a great way to learn leadership skills. As a camp counselor, it is your job to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/06/11/staying-healthy-at-summer-camp/

Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes?

Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/05/23/harvesting-your-garden-what-to-do-with-all-those-radishes/

What in the World is a Watermelon Radish?

The watermelon radish is a member of the mustard family, which includes arugula, broccoli, and turnips. It has an edible round white root with a green stem and leaves.  The inside flesh is rimmed in white with a dark pink circular pattern, resembling a watermelon, and is crisp and sweet, with a mild peppery taste.

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/05/10/what-in-the-world-is-a-watermelon-radish/

8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health.

According to the Centers for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/05/03/8-important-questions-to-ask-your-mother-on-mothers-day/

Roasting Seasonal Vegetables

Looking for a colorful and fresh side dish? Then you should try roasting your vegetables! Roasted vegetables are quick, easy, and flavorful. When roasted, vegetables become brown and crisp on the outside, making their natural sugars caramelize. This caramelization process makes the vegetables sweet and full of flavor.  An added …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/03/13/roasting-seasonal-vegetables/

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