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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

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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


United States Department of Health and Human Services. Brain basics: Preventing stroke. Retrieved from…

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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


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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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Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

…If you are determined to salvage carpeting soaked with contaminated water, consult a professional cleaning company that services carpets at its own cleaning and drying facilities. A steam cleaning (hot water extraction) method is preferable…

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Chemical Emergencies

…er it came out of and take it with you to the phone. Call the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), 9-1-1, or the operator and tell them exactly what your child ingested.
Follow their instructions carefu…

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Faith Communities Encourage Healthy Eating, Active Living

…le in helping their members lead healthy lifestyles. Faith communities care about members’ health, offer programs and services to support their members, serve as centers of their communities, and have leaders who are widely respected.

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