Jmarick

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Date registered: June 26, 2015

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  1. Hurricane Preparedness — September 8, 2017
  2. Lifestyle and Health — December 2, 2016
  3. A Healthy Thanksgiving: Avoiding Holiday Foodborne Illnesses — November 21, 2016
  4. Holiday Leftovers 101 — November 9, 2016
  5. The Art of Gifting — November 4, 2016

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Hurricane Preparedness

With another named storm following Hurricane Irma, are you prepared?

Take the time to consider your family’s needs and make appropriate plans now. Having a plan alleviates stress and allows for more efficient preparedness on your part. The following list is only part of the University of Florida’s Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery plan: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2017/09/08/hurricane-preparedness-2/

Lifestyle and Health

Every day people choose how they live. The foods they eat, if they exercise or not. The link between lifestyle and health is addressed so often, at times people dismiss this until it affects them personally. Research tells us that living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce our likelihood of developing …

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

A Healthy Thanksgiving: Avoiding Holiday Foodborne Illnesses

It’s that time of year. Yes, food and fellowship are plentiful! Spending time around the dinner table and sharing a meal with those we cherish is such a treat. Don’t be careless, take the appropriate measures to ensure the meals you prepare follow food safety guidelines. The USDA advises following safe food preparation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/11/21/a-healthy-thanksgiving-avoiding-holiday-foodborne-illnesses/

Holiday Leftovers 101

Many families prepare a turkey (or chicken) each Thanksgiving, yet fail to plan to utilize the leftovers. Planning appropriately can help you extend your food dollar, decrease some cooking time, and decrease the stress of feeding those guests.  Adding an extra pound or two when purchasing your bird can make such a difference. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/11/09/holiday-leftovers-101/

The Art of Gifting

The holidays are fast approaching! Pause long enough to avoid the pitfalls of overspending! Budgets are always tight during holidays. Gifts are not about the cost, rather a display of the true relationship of the people involved.

Gift giving at its finest, is a true art form. I have a dear friend …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/11/04/the-art-of-gifting/

DEA National Take-Back Initiative

The dangers of old medications are there and must not be ignored. As some medications age, they can lose potency. Even worse, some can actually grow bacteria.  “Once the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective,” says Ilisa Bernstein of the Food and Drug …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/10/21/dea-national-take-back-initiative/

The ‘5 Second Rule’ Has Fallen

The long touted ‘5 Second Rule’ that has long been the belief of the food world has fallen. Eating foods off the floor is not safe no matter how quickly it is picked up.

Donald Schaffer, a Rutger’s University Extension Specialist, states, “the popular notion of the ‘five-second rule’ is that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/10/07/the-5-second-rule-has-fallen/

Just Keep Moving!

With age, there are tendencies to decrease activity levels. This can lead to poorer qualities of life during the golden years. Maintaining an active lifestyle has been proven to lead to better health outcomes.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports “only 1 in 4 adults over the age of 50 engage in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/09/29/just-keep-moving/

4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the 4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults this week. This consumer update addresses four key points to help people better manage their health in regards to medication intake.

Number 1-Establish an open dialog with your physician/physicians. This is critical for a variety of reasons. First, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/09/23/4-medication-safety-tips-for-older-adults/

Home Blinds…inspect yours to ensure your child’s safety

Children can easily become strangled if they become entangled in the unsafe window blind cords. After years of under-reporting and outcries from families that have experienced an injury or death of a child due to window blinds, you can now receive a FREE retrofit kit. Yes, FREE! The Window Covering Safety Council urges …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/09/02/home-blindsinspect-yours-to-ensure-your-childs-safety/

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