Monthly Archive: February 2016

RFID theft. What is it?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. In today’s society, we need to be aware of this because thieves are using a RFID skimming equipment to steal data from credit cards, debit cards, driver’s licenses and passports. Thieves skim the data off the cards by passing in close proximity to a person with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/02/26/rfid-theft-what-is-it/

How old do you feel?

How old do you feel? Even better, how about calculating how old your heart is…the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have developed an amazing tool, Heart Age Calculator, that allows you to calculate the age of your heart!

Of course this is only for those with no history of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/02/19/how-old-do-you-feel/

Medication Inserts and Your Health

How many of us really read the medication insert provided each time we have a prescription filled? With each prescription filled, an insert describing the medication, side effects, and so forth accompanies the medication, but did you realize that these inserts change as new research for the medication uses are discover …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/02/12/medication-inserts-and-your-health/

Protecting Yourself from Scams and Financial Theft

At a recent financial literacy event for college students, a statement was made that every hour, over 1200 people are affected by some sort of financial scam or identity theft. If that is not enough to get your attention, on the news today was a blurb referencing yet another phone scam, this time using Publishers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/02/05/protecting-yourself-from-scams-and-financial-theft/