Living Well In The Panhandle

Grilling Foods: Keep Your Family Safe

Did you know that the majority of people grill on July 4th (82%), followed by Birthdays (72%), Labor Day (70%), Memorial Day (62%) and the Super Bowl (30%)? Grilling is an all-time favorite for many households and now that the weather is warming, more families are using their grills to prepare family meals. Enjoy grilling …

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Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season in Jefferson County

 Tax season is a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is vital. The preparation fee is expensive for many families. Some use computer software to avoid fees. However, in doing so they may overlook some tax deductions.   Free tax preparation has always been offered …

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Super Summer Snacks

  It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here and the kids are out of school! Often times, when kids (and parents too) get away from their normal routine, poor eating and snacking habits creep in. It’s important for kids (and parents) to have a variety of go-to snacks that are tasty, healthy, and …

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Don’t Fry Day

Photo credit: dumpaday.com May 27, 2016, the Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day.” The “Don’t Fry Day” campaign is meant to spread awareness of the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer.  According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, every hour, one person dies of melanoma.  With summer fast approaching, we …

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When is Heartburn Something to Worry About?

Do you ever feel that burning, uncomfortable, and often painful feeling in your lower chest, sometimes spreading to the throat after eating?  Most of us have experienced heartburn (acid reflux) at some point in our lives, dismissing it with “I’ve eaten too much again.”  It’s not uncommon and is actually a normal process, with most …

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Mind Your Milk

“Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits.  But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family.  According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1993 and 2006, more than 1,500 people in the United States became sick …

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Families Should Play Together for Exercise

You may not need coats and your yard may not have these leaves but finding fun and creative ways to engage children in exercise is important.  You can consider yourself successful if they have fun doing so without knowing they are meeting physical activity recommendations by participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate or …

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Family Bonding

Family game night promotes bonding.Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org Warmer weather is here and it is time to plan some fun activities with the family.  This is also the time of year when many city organizations have prepared outstanding festivals.  Most festivals have something for everyone in the family. It is always important to socialize as a …

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Clean It Up with Homemade Cleaners

Spring has sprung and this is the perfect time to clean and freshen your house.  But you don’t have to spend a lot of money on cleaning products when you can whip up your own with a few simple, inexpensive ingredients. The basic ingredient list includes: White Vinegar Baking soda Rubbing alcohol Ammonia Mild dish …

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Breaking Bread: Feeding Family and Friends

“Breaking bread”, or eating a meal with others, is a deeply personal way to foster a sense of belonging. Food is a social glue; it brings us together for conversation, a time to catch up, a chance to connect with loved ones, and it fills our bellies as well. If you wish to “break bread” …

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