In this Issue:
  • Summer’s Bounty
  • Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!
  • Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool
  • Water Safety Month is May!
  • Car Seats and Tethers: How, What and Why
  • Making Your Own Cleaners is Safe and Inexpensive
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Take the Diabetes Risk Test, No Needles Required!
  • Cleaning Your Home After an Illness Like the Flu
  • “The Scoop” for Coffee and Tea Lovers
  • Health and Safety

    Summer’s Bounty

    The pickin’ is plentiful and life is good. Now is the time to take advantage of summer’s bounty. Summer produce is colorful and healthy. It tastes amazing. And right now, it’s everywhere!

    Fruits and Veggies in Season

    Buying summer produce now means you get fruits and vegetables that taste their best.  See

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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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    Water Safety is Key to a Fun-Filled Summer at the Pool

    Summer is here!  As the long, hot days of summer move forward there are many things to consider when it comes to children and water safety. Each summer we hear of tragic incidents of children drowning in pools, spas, and other bodies of water.  These tragedies may be avoided by following a few simple tips …

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    Water Safety Month is May!

    Do you have firm water safety practices? Are you a strong swimmer? Do you know Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)?

    Each May, as the temperature rises, the gravitation to fun outdoor water activities begins. Numerous partners, including the American Red Cross and National Recreation and Park Association, promote

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    Car Seats and Tethers: How, What and Why

    As a child passenger safety technician/instructor for the past twenty years, I am always amazed at how quickly technology changes in the field. Both car seat and vehicle manufacturers are constantly testing innovations, making it difficult to know exactly how to properly use a car seat. One innovation that tends to give caregivers problems …

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    Making Your Own Cleaners is Safe and Inexpensive

    Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful “green” cleaning products that are planet- (and you-) friendly and can be found alongside their more conventional cousins in the cleaning aisle. These products are non-toxic, biodegradable, non-petroleum-based, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/10/making-your-own-cleaners-is-safe-and-inexpensive/

    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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    Take the Diabetes Risk Test, No Needles Required!

    Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 27, promoting awareness of Type 2 Diabetes and challenging people to assess their risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

    Who is at …

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    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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    “The Scoop” for Coffee and Tea Lovers

    When there’s a chill in the air, nothing sounds better than a hot cup of coffee or tea. But what are the health benefits and risks of these popular beverages? The answer may be much easier to swallow than you think.

    Coffee
    Americans consume over 400 billion cups of coffee every year. The …

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