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Making healthy food choices is one important thing you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease—the leading cause of death in the United States. Research from the American Heart Association, … more
When was the last time you sat down for a meal with your family? Was it last night, last week or last month? Family meals don’t have to be reserved for special occasions. Family meals can happen … more
Americans of all ages carry lunches to school or work. You can ensure a safe lunch -- if you handle it properly. Keep these tips in mind when packing lunches: • When preparing the lunches, use … more
A “Healthy Living” class series will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4th from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. at the Extension Office in Quitman (618 S. Main St., Quitman). This free class series for adults … more
We are definitely in the dog days of summer!  The heat is a serious issue for all ages. Everyone should take precautions during these extreme temperatures. You may be asking what is the difference … more
The phone call can come at any hour. Your elderly parent has fallen ill and needs your help. If you haven’t gotten the call yet, chances are you will. About 70 percent of our parents will require … more
The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members.  This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You … more
February is Heart Health Month and according to the American Heart Association there are seven steps to follow to help control your risk for heart disease. Get Active - Daily physical activity … more
The Wood County Extension Office will be offering a “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” Class series during February. Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or perhaps need a refresher … more
As winter weather settles in and the gardens are put to bed, a gardener’s thoughts turn to next year. Next year, I’ll try vegetables in containers. Next year, I’ll plant a shade garden. Next … more
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