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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Suicide

From 1999 to 2016, Alabama experienced a 21.9 percent increase in suicides across all age groups. As the media continues to cover suicide incidents among the nation’s youth, parents are often concerned about how to discuss this to…

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

Take steps to ensure that your well water is safe after a flood. One method of disinfection is shock chlorination.

Upon Return to Your Home
After a flood, it is strongly recommended that a licensed water well driller…

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Talking with Kids About Daddy Going to Jail

Going to jail can cause confusion for many fathers and their children. Remember that although you will not be physically present in your child’s day-to-day life, you are still a parent and can continue to play an important role in your ch…

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Family Game Night Recipes

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Having a family game night can be a great way to spend quality time with one another. Of course a game night is not a true game night without food. The next time you and your family get together for some family f…

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Alabama Extension Agents To Work with National Fatherhood Initiative

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There is a father absence crisis in America. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.7 million children, live without a father in the home. The Alabama Cooperative Extension is working with a national initiative th…

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Estate Planning Workshops Planned Throughout the State

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – More than half of the adult population in the United States does not have a last will and testament. It is not a subject people like to discuss, but it is important to plan for what will happen to your estate whe…

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Exercise Helps You Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Exercise and various physical activities are recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can improve your overall health and fitness with regular activity.

A person does not have to join a gym to get exerci…

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Simple Illness Prevention: Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Following some basic sanitation procedures can help you avoid the flu and help stop the spread of flu and other diseases. It is just that simple.

“Washing your hands helps avoid getting sick from a variety of …

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Winter Storms

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single communi…

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Eating Smart • Being Active

The Eating Smart • Being Active program provides nutrition education to limited-resource families by working with clients in their homes and with neighbors, using what is available in the home, and helping in the development of healthier…

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