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Support caregivers when they need it the most

Providing full-time care for an older loved one is a selfless job many of us would readily take on if needed, but it comes with its own set of challenges and frustrations. A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine said caregiver recognition...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Storing home canned foods

Storing home canned foods If you are lucky enough to have some home canned foods on hand (through your own or someone else’s hard work), be sure to store them properly so that you can enjoy the taste of summer throughout the coming year. Once jars have cooled for 12 to 24 hours...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016
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Choosing the right college major

Choosing the right college major If you are headed to college but still not sure what you want to do, you are not alone. Many students are in the same boat. Choosing a major is an important step toward a rewarding career, but many students change majors at least once; many...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016
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Proper safety barriers for residential swimming pools

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 382 children younger than age 15 drown each year in pools or spas. Of those, 290 (76 percent) are younger than age five. These drownings represent only those reported to CPSC, so the numbers are minimums. More...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Old-time canning recipes

Many old-time recipes are family favorites, handed down through the years and enjoyed by everyone. But for safe home canning, only current, research-based recipes should be used. Old or untested recipes from the internet, cookbooks or grandma’s recipe stash should not be canned....
Posted On 11 Jul 2016
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Be an aware buyer

Be an aware buyer We have all heard the old saying, “If something is too good to be true, it probably is.” This saying continues to hold true for consumers who are constantly bombarded with products claiming to be cure-alls in areas ranging from germ protection to quick and...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016
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How important is sleep?

How important is sleep? Do you feel like you are always tired? Perhaps you tell yourself that you will catch up on sleep when it gets to the weekend or when things “settle down.” Sleep is a very important part of staying healthy. And just like food, water and oxygen that are...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016
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Spring clean your refrigerator

Spring clean your refrigerator As you tackle spring cleaning, do not forget your refrigerator! Keeping your refrigerator clean is an important part of keeping your food safe. Start by throwing out perishable foods that should no longer be eaten. As a general rule, the safe...
Posted On 12 Apr 2016
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April is Child Abuse Prevention month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let us use this time to reflect on this problem and to recognize the importance of good parenting. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act is a federal law that broadly defines child abuse and neglect as any recent act or failure to act...
Posted On 05 Apr 2016
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April Fool’s Day – Laughing makes happy, healthy families

Laughter encourages many individual health benefits such as reduced stressed levels, lowered blood pressure, enhanced memory, stronger immune system and enriched creativity and alertness. Families who laugh together are also often healthier and happier. Happy families are often...
Posted On 30 Mar 2016
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