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Fend Off Sickness This Winter

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The flu claimed the lives of 910 people in the United States in 2019, according to the CDC. In addition to the flu-related deaths, there were an estimated 16,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 visits to physicians an…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification Program Expanding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s breastfeeding friendly child care certification program is expanding rapidly. Christina LeVert, the Extension professional guiding the initiative, said 31 child care p…

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Volunteer on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service invites the world to share in Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community.” Many Americans observe the holiday by volunteering their time and talents in their co…

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Safely Owning and Operating a Chain Saw

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Approximately 36,000 people are treated for chain saw injuries each year.

Chain saws are important tools to use in land management. Whether implementing habitat management or maintaining clear roads, chain saw…

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New Regulations Aim to Stop Vaping Epidemic Among Young People

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—New federal regulations make it illegal for retailers to sell any tobacco product including e-cigarettes to people under 21. Adrienne Duke, a family and child development studies specialist with the Alabama Coopera…

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Make Recycling a New Year’s Resolution

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—  Recycling 10 plastic bottles saves enough energy to power a laptop for more than 25 hours. In fact, there are many benefits of recycling that help communities, the economy and the environment. In the ne…

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Alabama Extension Addresses Student Needs

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Ten Alabama universities received a grant to address food insecurity among college students in the state. Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute will administer the grant over a two-year period. …

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Bring Spring Inside During the Winter with Paperwhite Bulbs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s evident that spring has arrived when the smell of flowering paperwhite narcissus is in the air. However, people can bring this smell in their home this winter. During the dreary winter months, people can for…

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Stop Committing Crape Murder

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This time of year, too many crape myrtles are slaughtered. Homeowners go wild pruning these trees, possibly damaging and stunting their growth and beauty.

Crape myrtles are a popular choice because of the brig…

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25th Annual Beekeeping Symposium Set for Feb. 1

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A lot of people are buzzing about the 25th Annual Beekeeping Symposium. At this year’s symposium, beekeepers with all levels of expertise have the chance to expand their knowledge.
Registration
The symposium is…

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Auxin Herbicide Trainings Scheduled Throughout the State

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Many producers plant cotton and soybean varieties that are resistant to dicamba herbicides. Before making these herbicide applications, producers must have state certification and annual training because of a high…

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A New Year’s Day Meal

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Health, luck and money; that’s what many people are hoping for in the new year. Well, at least it is for those eating a traditional New Year’s Day meal of ham, greens and black-eyed peas.

Ham is supposed t…

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The Lowdown on Fad Diets

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Don’t fall victim to fad diets in the new year. These diets often promise individuals quick weight loss and other health benefits if they follow a specific set of guidelines. However, these claims are oft…

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Live Christmas Trees: Recycle and Reuse

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The parties are over and the decorations are packed. Now, there is just one thing left to do – get rid of the Christmas tree. For those who have live Christmas trees, this can sometimes be a bothersome issue. L…

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