In this Issue:
  • 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
  • Cold, Allergy, or the Flu?
  • Holiday Giving
  • Thanks, I Kneaded That
  • Dine In Day Pledge
  • Health and Safety

    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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    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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    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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    Holiday Giving

    Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

    According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

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    Thanks, I Kneaded That

    One of the most beloved smells across cultures and classes is baking bread. It brings about associations of home and comfort – even among folks who have never even experienced baking bread at home! The tactile experience of touching, folding, and pushing dough – or kneading – is considered by many to be one of …

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    Dine In Day Pledge

    Dine In Day, December 3rd, is a day to set aside and share a nutritious meal with family, friends, and colleagues and have good conversation. Dining In at home together really does make a difference in the lives of our families – biological or otherwise. Sharing a meal is so fundamental to the …

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