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Family and Child Development Impact Report 2017

… are the family childcare providers.

Human Sciences Response: In 2017, Alabama Extension initiated a transition to e-services. To test the desire and need for this information, Extension educators set up a booth at the National Associati…

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Vaping and E-cigarettes: What are the risks?

…nter for Health Research.

Impacts on the Brain
A 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found evidence that nicotine exposure in teens “may have lasting adverse consequences for brain development.…

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Flea Populations Most Active in Fall

…. Homeowners who lack the time to control fleas themselves or who are uncomfortable applying pesticides can enlist the services of a professional pest control firm.
More Information
For more information on controlling fleas this fall, vi…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Talking about Sex

…information about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases, see the United States Department of Health and Human Services link to MEDLINEplus Health Information at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html.

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants Around Homes

…, but the best management technique is to prevent TCA from entering your property. In cases of a large infestation, the services of a pest management professional may be required. Check with your county Extension agent, state department of …

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Beware of Invasive Pests

…e are three plant diagnostic labs throughout the state, located in Auburn, Birmingham and Gulf Shores. These labs offer services related to plant, soil and insect samples. Samples are examined and control recommendations are provided based …

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kNOw to Stroke

…m https://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/what-is-stroke/what-is-tia/.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Brain basics: Preventing stroke. Retrieved from  https://www.ninds.nih.gov/sites/default/files/Brain_Basics-P…

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Beware of Building and Recovery Scams After Storms

…rtists who are waiting to profit from victims’ misfortune.

Scam artists may use price gouging, home-repair or tree services and even charities to get your money during these times, said Isaac Chappell, an Alabama Extension human scienc…

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The Brown Recluse Spider

…uture inspections. Sticky boards placed along walls can also be used for monitoring purposes. Professional pest control services can use flushing agents as a monitoring tool in an effort to locate breeding areas.

The person conducting th…

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The Black Widow

…ly for licensed or certified pest control professionals. Follow all instructions on the product label.

Enlisting the services of a professional pest control operator is an option to be seriously considered for black widow infestations.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Suicide

…een incidences when apps, online forums, texts, and calls have been factors in youth committing suicide.

Suicide Services
Parents should stay informed about suicide Services. Following are local and national Services with helpful i…

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Talking with Kids About Daddy Going to Jail

…les/COIP-Parent-Guide-508.pdf

Alabama Resources

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The Sesame Street Workshop
http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/incarceration

10 Facts a…

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103 Ways to Save Money

… you paying for unnecessary features? If you have both a landline and a cell phone, you might want to cancel one of the services.

33. Use fewer paper products, such as paper plates, cups, and towels. You will be both saving money and hel…

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Caring for Trees: Hiring an Arborist

… proof of insurance. The words “Licensed and Bonded” are usually displayed or discussed openly by professional tree services and arborists. They should have personal, property, liability, and workers’ compensation insurances. Call the…

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