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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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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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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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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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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Potluck Taco Soup

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warm up this upcoming weekend with a hot bowl of soup. This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking Potluck Taco Soup. This recipe is a simple, one pot meal that makes clean up a breeze. If you have leftovers, fr…

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Returning Christmas Presents

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The fuzzy Christmas cat sweater isn’t your style? It’s okay if the Christmas presents you received are not on par. Returning a Christmas gift can be a source of anxiety for Christmas gift-givers and recipients. How…

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Safety During the Holidays

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warning! Proceed to the holiday season with caution. With so many things going on, many forget about safety during the holidays. People may encounter a number of hazards in the coming days.
Food and Kitchen Safe…

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Be Mindful of Winter Weather

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Winter is upon us, which means so is the threat of winter storms. Alabama Extension offers recommendations for staying safe and preparing for possible snow and ice, power outages and other impacts from severe win…

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Protect Yourself Against Fraud This Holiday Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but fraud and identity theft is the more serious crime this holiday. In the last year, consumers reported losing over $1.6 million to fraud. December is the prime time for id…

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ALProHealth Guidebook

The ALProHealth guidebook’s purpose is to assist you and your community coalitions in your efforts to plan for and implement policy, system, and environmental interventions that promote increased access to healthy foods and …

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Battling Holiday Stress and Depression

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Stress and depression are battles that many people fight year round, but those battles may be especially difficult during the holidays. Whether it is in a work environment trying to finish end-of-the-year project…

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Sticking to a Food Budget This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cooking for the holidays can destroy a monthly food budget. Whether baking treats for gifts or cooking to entertain family and friends, a large portion of the season is spent preparing food. If not careful, groc…

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Winston County Students are Living to Serve 

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many adults do not see teenagers as change agents. However, Zack Brannon, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Winston County coordinator, knows that young people can change lives.

A partnership between A…

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