Recipe for Safe Canning

When it comes to canning the garden’s harvest, safety rules over creativity. And to can safely means following the USDA…

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Pills, powders can't replace training and diet for young athletes

Young athletes, eager to be a starting player or earn a scholarship, may be tempted to follow the lead of…

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Ready, Set, Go Back to School

As the child’s first teacher, parents have the responsibility of nurturing their child’s potential. The tasks include understanding the child’s…

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June is Dairy Month

June is the month when we are reminded to be sure to include three cups or the equivalent of milk…

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How to Handle Food from a Flood

Flood water can be toxic so precautions need to be taken to prevent illness. There are special ways of handling…

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Parents Play Key Role in Decreasing Aggression in Children

There are several things parents can do to insure that their child is neither the bully nor the child who…

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Don't Pack Bugs in your Picnic Basket

Before fixing a picnic, be sure to prepare, store and pack food safely. Otherwise, the most dangerous bugs at your…

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Summer Sun Safety

Whether you are going camping, going to the beach or simply heading out for little league games, it is more…

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Finding a Grain of Truth

There you are in the grocery aisle, surrounded by rows and rows of bread products claiming to be a whole…

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Using Herbs

When it comes to seasonings, the first ones that often come to mind are salt and pepper, but there are…

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Fast Food for Emergency Meals?

Many Americans have fast food on a regular basis, making a quick stop at the drive-through. When emergencies strike, an…

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Is the Cost of Food Eating Up Your Budget?

Do you know how much money you spend on food on a weekly or monthly basis? As you think about…

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What is E.coli?

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a bacterium that has been in the news a lot for the foodborne illness…

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What are Triglycerides?

Triglycerides are not spoken about as much as cholesterol but it is still important to know your numbers and take…

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Walk to be Fit for Life

We know that being physically active promotes good health. Most of us want to be healthy but for some reason…

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Choose Healthfully when Eating Out

With our hectic lifestyles we are spending more and more of our food dollars at fast food and full service…

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Eat Plenty of Fiber for Good Health

We often hear that we should get plenty of fiber to help with digestion but aiding in digestion is only…

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Let's Get Walking, Tips to Get You Moving

An informational brochure on the Benefits of Walking, Walking for Fitness, an 8-Week Walking Program, Tips on Walking, Pedometers, a…

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Hiring a Contractor

With home ownership comes the inevitable: at some point, repairs need to be made. Although most contractors are trustworthy and…

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Be Prepared for Emergencies-creating a 3-day food/water supply

Individuals and families can eliminate some stress, worry and inconveniences by planning for emergency food needs. How much and which…

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Get active by starting simple!

Most of us are aware that physical activity reduces our risk for chronic health problems like obesity, diabetes and high…

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Women: Take Action Against Heart Disease

Heart disease is generally thought of as a man’s disease but one in eight women aged 45-64 and one in…

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Practice Healthy Habits for Your Heart

While cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans, you can decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease by making…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries:A Healthy Alternative

On February 14 there are lots of gifts exchanged between people who want to show their affection, respect or love….

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FDA Approved a New Over the Counter Diet Pill

The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved a diet drug for over the counter sales. The drug, alli,…

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High Blood Pressure: You Could Have it and Not Know

According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as one of every three American adults have high blood pressure…

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Be 100% Fad Free

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is encouraging us to be “fad free” in our food choices. The ADA defines a…

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Diverticular Disease is Common in People over Age 60

Diverticular disease is a term used for persons who have diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is a condition in which small…

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Time to Spring into Active Living

Winter is over and gone with it should be the excuses for not being physically active. The warm weather and…

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Keeping Safe Eggs Safe

Eggs are an easy-to-prepare high-protein food. Whether they are colored for Easter eggs or used for a light evening meal…

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