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How to Give Your Kids Stability When Coronavirus Closes Schools

Reprinted with permission from Quartz Nearly 300 million children are out of school due to coronavirus, with countries like Japan, Italy, and Iran closing their entire school systems to try and stem...

 

Feeling Anxious about the coronavirus – here are five ways to cope

1. Take a break from the news. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by concerns about coronavirus, consider monitoring and potentially limiting the amount of media you consume. Try filtering their media...

 

Smoking & Diabetes

(January 13, 2020) No one starts out in life thinking they are going to be a smoker or a diabetic. We come into the idea of smoking through curiosity, peer pressure or constant tobacco advertising...

 

Respiratory or RSV: a common respiratory virus

Reprinted with permission from Center of Disease Control and Prevention Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms....

 

World Diabetes Day is Friday, November 14!

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health...

 

America's biggest restaurant chains scored on their antibiotic use

Reprinted with permission from Chain Reaction V The Chain Reaction V report and scorecard ranks America's top restaurant chains on their policies...

 

Peanut Butter Banana and Pumpkin Sandwich

By: Dan Sweet, CCE Family Health and Well-Being Educator With Summer passing in the blink of an eye, we can now move onto the enchanting season of pumpkins and apples, Fall! This recipe is quick,...

 

5 Ways A Healthy Gut Makes A Healthy Brain

The idiom “trust your gut” means relying on intuition, rather than thoughtful, deep analysis, to make a decision. But research shows there is actually a tangible connection between gut health and...

 

Rabies Prevention

How can you prevent rabies in animals? There are several things you can do to protect your pet from rabies. First, visit your veterinarian with your pet on a regular basis and keep rabies vaccinations...

 

Bacon and Avocado Hash Brown Egg Cups

By: Dan Sweet, CCE Franklin County Meal prepping has become increasingly popular in the United States for people looking for healthy food on the go. Meal prepping involves making a large batch of...

 

Chocolate and Yogurt Zucchini Bread

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Ingredients: • 2 eggs • 1 cup sugar • 1/3 cup olive oil • ½ cup yogurt • 1 & ½ cups flour • 1/3 cup cocoa powder • 1 & ½ teaspoon ba...

 

Rabies Confirmed in Bat

Statement from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe on August 9: The SRMT Animal Control Office has reported a confirmed case of rabies in a bat located on McNeil Rd. Please keep an eye out for any changes...

 

Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Peppers

INGREDIENTS: • 4 bell peppers, halved, seeds and cores removed • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 2 tbsp. olive oil • 1/2 large onion, chopped...

 

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: • 1 1/3 cup sliced strawberries • 1/4 cup slivered red onion • 1 1/3 cup diced cucumber, about 1/2 large • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint • 1 tsp chopped fresh basil • 1 teaspoon...

 

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Fruit Scones

Submitted by: Dan Sweet, Family Health and Wellbeing Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County Ingredients: • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour • 1/4...

 

The 'Dirty Dozen' Fruit and Veggie List

Every year since 2014, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes their “Dirty Dozen,” a list of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables the nonprofit claim have the highest amount of...

 

When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online

For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram. Not long ago, the 11-year-old who, like all the other kids in this story, is referred to...

 

CDC: Children May Be Using Too Much Toothpaste

(February 1, 2019) Fluoride use is one of the main factors responsible for the decline in prevalence and severity of dental caries and cavities (tooth decay) in the United States. Brushing...

 

Christmas Cookies: Santa's Whiskers

Bake time 10-12 minutes Yields 60 cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) margarine 2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup finely chopped candied red or green...

 

Yummy Yummy Peanut Butter Blossoms

From the kitchen of Linda Ancona Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour 2...

 

Organic? Grass fed? Cage free? What Does It All Mean?

Submitted by Jessica Prosper, Community Ag Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County In general, there is a lot of confusion about the terminology used when describing food. With everyon...

 

The Ideal Diet to Combat Climate Change

You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk for obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Now, a study suggests there’s another good reason to regularly...

 

NYS Department of Health Confirms Cases of Serious Respiratory Virus

ALBANY, NY (October 12, 2018) –The New York State Department of Health is advising parents/guardians, other caregivers and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus...

 

PAIN MANAGEMENT ADDED TO LIST OF ELIGIBLE CONDITIONS FOR TREATMENT WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA

(September 24, 2018) On Monday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S8987A/A 11011-B) that adds acute pain management to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be recommended...

 

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