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Happy and Safe Easter to All! By Johanna Hicks
Apr07

Happy and Safe Easter to All! By Johanna Hicks

Happy and Safe Easter to All! As families are gearing up for Easter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides some timely information to keep your egg hunts safe and fun.  Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries.  Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits ad colored eggs to America, and since then, Easter egg hunts have been enjoyed by children of all ages! You can make sure your Easter egg hunts are...

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Diabetes Can Be Managed! By Johanna Hicks
Mar31

Diabetes Can Be Managed! By Johanna Hicks

No April Fools – Diabetes Can be Managed! Each spring, the Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes series teaches individuals and their loved ones some methods to manage diabetes.  Even though this series is targeted toward those with type 2 diabetes, individuals with type 1 (or anybody, actually), will benefit from the nutrition and self-management techniques discussed in the series. We’ve had a good response, but it is not too late to sign...

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Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones By Johanna Hicks
Mar24

Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones By Johanna Hicks

Secondhand Smoke Harms Your Loved Ones Did you know that if you smoke around others, especially children, your smoking harms the people you care about?  Smoking can affect the health of nonsmokers.  Smoke that comes from the burning of a tobacco product or smoke that is exhaled by smokers is called secondhand smoke.  Inhaling secondhand smoke is called involuntary or passive smoking. The same cancer-causing chemicals inhaled by...

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Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! By Johanna Hicks
Mar17

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! By Johanna Hicks

Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers – This One’s for You! Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a wealth of information and I’d like to share one of our many programs with you – Parenting Connections!  Being a parent is simultaneously one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences that we will ever have.  Parents have a tremendous responsibility to care for and raise children in a manner that will prepare them to...

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Agrilife Update By Johanna Hicks
Mar10

Agrilife Update By Johanna Hicks

Parenting Connections Offered Through Extension I recently received a call from a young man asking about parenting classes.  I have the perfect solution!  “Parenting Connections” is a series developed by Dr. Stephen Green, Child Development Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. I am offering the series on two consecutive Thursday evenings this month, and the workshop is open to parents, caregivers, and...

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Hot Tips for Slow Cooker Safety By Johanna Hicks
Mar03

Hot Tips for Slow Cooker Safety By Johanna Hicks

Hot Tips for Slow Cooker Safety Slow cookers are a great kitchen appliance for helping those of us with busy days still serve a homemade dinner; but there are a few things you should know to make sure that meal is prepared safely. Read our tips from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension registered dietitian on slow cooker food safety: 1)      The Basics: Start with a clean cooker, utensils and work area. Wash hands before and during food...

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4-H Members to Showcase Talents By Johanna Hicks
Feb24

4-H Members to Showcase Talents By Johanna Hicks

4-H Members to Showcase Talents This time of year is busy for our Hopkins County 4-H members.  Many are participating in livestock shows in Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, while others are busily preparing for Fashion Show, Food Show, Educational Presentations, Public Speaking, Share-the-Fun, and Consumer Decision Making. I want to take this opportunity to invite you to observe them in action during our Bobby McDonald Memorial...

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Eight Tips for a Healthy Heart By Johanna Hicks
Feb17

Eight Tips for a Healthy Heart By Johanna Hicks

Eight Tips for a Health Heart To continue with the topic on heart health that I started last week, think of your heart as a metronome.  It keeps the beat to your body’s daily functions, pushing blood near and far to nourish every cell and fiber. As a powerhouse organ, you’ll want to keep your heart in tip-top shape, especially those who have diabetes, which can up your risk for heart disease.  Laurence Sperling, professor of medicine...

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February: Time to Think About Your Heart By Johanna Hicks
Feb10

February: Time to Think About Your Heart By Johanna Hicks

February: Time to Think about Your Heart Throughout the month of February, we are swarmed with decorations and candy that remind us of Cupid, love, and February 14th.  While the hearts that cover Valentine’s Day merchandise are meant to represent love, they should also serve as a simple reminder for us to take care of our hearts.  The next time you see one of these hearts, think about your own heart, and ask yourself if you are living...

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Hand Hygiene is Key! By Johanna Hicks
Feb03

Hand Hygiene is Key! By Johanna Hicks

Hand Hygiene is Key! Tis the season for flu, allergies, and upper respiratory problems!  Unfortunately, sometimes these are unavoidable.  However, there are some precautions you can take to lessen your chances of infection.  These are been well documented, but a reminder never hurts! Proper hand washing is a good health habit that is extremely important in preventing the spread of contagious illnesses, like the flu.  Wash your hands...

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