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For the Caregiver of a Breastfed Baby

…ast one year with the addition of solid foods. Caregivers play a vital role in helping mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. Following are ways caregivers can support her:

Encourage Breastfeeding
Frequent breastfeeding helps a mot…

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Helping Children Cope with Stress, Grief After a Disaster

… be observant and patient with children who have survived a disaster.

Children may ask questions such as, “Why did God do this?”

It is difficult for children to understand that sometimes bad things do happen to Good people. Childr…

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Buying Organic— What Does It Mean?

… can influence the way you maintain your home garden.

Fact and Myth
When asked the difference between organic goods and those labeled all-natural, eco-friendly, or naturally grown, consumers may respond that these are one and the …

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Managing Stress: Guide for Understanding Stressful Situations

…e a traumatic event. They may make you feel as if you cannot conduct your daily activities, such as getting out of bed, going to work, or being around those you love. When stress feels like it is piling up and you feel overwhelmed, profess…

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Checklist for Handling Stress or Traumatic Situations

…g with stress.

What skills worked for you in the past?
How can you use these strengths more effectively?

Set goals from the here and now. Ask yourself the following:

What are my goals for today, this week, this month, this y…

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Escape Vapes

…00 Amount of funding
12 Community events 189 Presentations
802,956 Statewide Social Marketing Campaign Reach (Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile listening areas)
26 Schools
10 Counties participating *
29 Radio markets…

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The Brown Recluse Spider

…t injects cytotoxins that cause tissue death or necrosis of the bitten area (Figure 2). Many brown recluse spider bites go unnoticed initially or result in mild stinging. Some people may feel a burning sensation within 30 minutes after the …

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An Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

…PROACTIVE
The best way to protect your home and family is by preparing ahead of time.
MITIGATE
• Keep your home in good repair.
• Remove hazards from your yard.
• Buy appropriate insurance.
• Learn about Firewise Communities.

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Prepare Now for Potential Flooding

…ng and Evacuating
Diabetes in an Emergency
Emergency Preparation for Dogs
Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out
Food Storage Charts
Preparing to Evacuate a Farm
Standby Generators for Emergency Power
Protecting …

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Flood Recovery Resources

…ne Resources

VIDEO: Contamination in Flood Waters
Returning Home
VIDEO: Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out
Reentering a Flooded Home
Flooding and Fire Ants
Drying Out After A Flood
Pumping Out Floodwater

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Extension Launches Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

… will conduct the visit to determine if the providers are successfully following all 10 steps.

Certification will be good for two years. Multiple websites will host the names of certified providers including the Alabama Cooperative Exten…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Squash Casserole

*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.

We hope you enjoy the following recipes collected from farmers across the state of Alabama. The recipes include produce the farmers themselves have grown on …

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Suicide

…escents, and the lack of communication around suicide often increases the need to attach blame to someone or something. Gossip around the suicide may lead to blame, which can strain and dissolve relationships, being placed on friends, famil…

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

…tion Phase
Tools Needed

A garden hose long enough to reach from an outdoor water faucet to the well
Protective goggles and gloves
Clean 5-gallon bucket
5 gallons of water
Funnel
Unscented household liquid bleach less th…

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Family Game Night Recipes

…ines made for separating rolls by pressing them together with your fingers. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Take off the sheet pan and set aside to cool completely. While it cools, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, y…

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