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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...

 

September is Ovarian Cancer Month

What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian Cancer is a cancer that starts in the cells of the ovary or ovaries. The ovaries are two small oval shaped organs that lie deep in the pelvis on either side of the uter...

 

5 Tips to Help Manage your Back-to-School Mental Health

If you’re headed back to school, chances are you’ve already made at least one checklist. Got your schedule? Check. What about your supplies? Check. Talked with friends about which classes you...

 

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...

 

Are Parents to Blame for their Child's Obesity?

Most parents don’t let their children blame others if the child is doing something that is the child’s fault. They tell their children to own up to their mistakes and find a way to fix them. When...

 

Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake

Ingredients • 2 large or 2.5 lbs. zucchini, cut into quarters • 10 oz. grape tomatoes, cut in halves or 2 large tomatoes, diced • 7 garlic cloves, crushed • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded...

 

Oven Baked Zucchini Sticks

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Ingredients 2 pounds zucchini, (about 4 medium), trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons prepared pesto Salt to taste...

 

Pediatricians group urges parents to avoid these chemicals

A leading US medical organization representing more than 60,000 pediatricians recommends parents and children avoid certain chemicals used in food processing and called for the U.S. government to...

 

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week starts Wednesday, August 1st and runs until Tuesday, August 7th. Akwesasne will participate in several ways and one is for moms to send in a ‘Brelfie’ (AKA a selfie while...

 

How Much Screen Time is Too Much? Here are the limits 10 tech executives set for their kids

At work, they promote apps and platforms. At home, they’re just like every other parent: struggling with how much technology to allow their kids to use. Before having kids, tech entrepreneur Nirav...

 

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4 Ways You Can Help Your Child Deal With Stress

Adults often complain they are “stressed out.” Increasingly, statistics show, American children are stressed out as well, and the effects on their health, emotional state, and cognitive ability ca...

 

Drowsy Driving: Don't Be Asleep at the Wheel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2018) – The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is...

 

A Message from the Seven Dancers Coalition

Traditionally our Haudenosaunee communities similar to other tribes and nations were harmonious and balanced based on the equal respect between the...

 

Eight Simple Habits to Change for a Healthier 2018

As sure as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, each year millions will make big, lofty New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. But without specific, attainable goals...

 

8 Healthy-Sounding Foods That Aren't

Fat-Free Salad Dressing It sounds virtuous, but fat-free salad dressing is a health-food don’t. If you check the ingredient list you’ll see that this product is essentially sugar water, with...

 

Simple Steps to a Better Night's Sleep

Most people know they need to eat right and exercise to be healthy. But what about sleep? We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, and sleep is essential to better health. But many of us are...

 

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