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Stay healthy – wash your hands

One of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is to keep your hands clean. Wash your hands with warm soapy water: • before and after preparing food • after touching raw eggs, meat, poultry and fish or their juices during food preparation • before eating •...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017
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Create a car winter emergency kit

Wintertime can be dangerous for travelers. Not only do you sometimes have to contend with deteriorating road conditions caused by snow and ice, but life-threatening situations can arise if you find yourself stranded on the road for a significant amount of time. Here are some tips...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016
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Sharing the joy of cooking

Many people today have less time to prepare meals and fewer cooking skills. They may eat meals away from home and spend money on foods that are not nutritious. When meals are cooked at home, you have more control over your nutrition and food budget. If you are a good cook,...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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Keep your balance this winter

Winter in Kentucky is often synonymous with inclement weather. Snow, ice and black ice not only make it hazardous for drivers, but such weather can also make it hazardous for pedestrians. Falls, slips or trips can result in injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to broken...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016
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Healthy gift ideas for Christmas

Holiday feasting, snacking and partying could add extra weight that is difficult to shed in the new year. Many times around the holidays we give gifts of candies, cookies, pies and other baked goods. While these items could be eaten in moderation, we also have the option of...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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How to cook a country ham

Country ham is a regional delicacy that many of us enjoy but may not know how to properly prepare. Here are some tips and tricks to make country ham the star of your holiday dinner. Country hams may contain mold, which is a result of the curing process. Mold is normal, but it...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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Let’s talk turkey safety

It is nearly Thanksgiving; and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. It is so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared because we do not want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness. It does not matter whether...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Holiday shopping on a budget

Although summer may not seem that far behind us, the holiday season will soon be here! Holidays are often an exciting time of the year. Spending time with family, enjoying time off work and celebrating with family traditions are enjoyable activities. However, the holidays also...
Posted On 08 Nov 2016
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Diabetes and multivitamins

Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. An additional 86.1 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Many people believe...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016
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Make sure to have a fun and safe Halloween

The candy, the costumes, the frights … and did I mention the candy? The fall is here again, and Halloween is once again upon us. Here are some tips about your child’s costume: • Your child’s costume should be made from flame retardant material. If it is a homemade costume, treat...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016
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