WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Watermelon: Tasty, nutritious

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It's summertime, so of course it's also watermelon time. Other than a great taste, what are some nutritional benefits to watermelon?

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The importance of using booster seats

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all. In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult's life in a crash does not fit a young child.

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Detoxing with a balanced diet

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Tanya Davis

From time to time I hear someone mention they have either fasted or gone on a restricted diet to "detox" - and, of course, to lose a lot of weight relatively quickly.

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Child safety seat check-up event rescheduled

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Securing your children properly in age- and size-appropriate child safety seats - in the back seat of your vehicle - is the most effective thing you can do to protect them in the event of a crash.

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Summer canning safety

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
By Tanya Davis

If your summer includes plans to can your homegrown vegetables, I hope you also find time to test your pressure canner dial gauge.

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Eating healthy on a budget

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Does your budget make you want to eat peanut butter and Ramen noodles?

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Managing acid reflux with healthy lifestyle changes

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Do any of you suffer from heartburn or what others call gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

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Is your child buckled correctly?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
By Tanya Davis

There are rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, belt-positioning booster seats and high-back booster seats.

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Local women place at TEEA conference

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Seven Wise County Extension Education members represented Wise County at the District 3 Texas Extension Education Association Conference April 16 in Mineral Wells.

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Walk Across Texas team update

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Fifteen teams are participating in Wise County Extension's Walk Across Texas, an eight-week, fun and fitness program for teams of up to eight people.

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Don’t miss the county health fair

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
By Tanya Davis

As you mark your calendars for the many activities taking place this spring, make plans to attend the Wise County Health Fair 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Take the 40-Gallon Challenge

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is challenging people across the state to reduce their water use by approximately 40 gallons per day.

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Walking: The best exercise for diabetes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Exercise is something most of us love to hate. But there is good news.

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15th annual Wise County Walk Across Texas

Saturday, February 16, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health.

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Changing to a healthful meal plan

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Last week's article pointed out five essential things women can do to reduce their risk of heart disease.

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Women and heart disease

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By Tanya Davis

A little over half of women know the leading cause of death for women is heart disease.

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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes classes offered

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Wise County together with Angel's Care Home Health and the Wise County Extension Diabetes Coalition are planning Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes.

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Responding to stress

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By Tanya Davis

According to the American Psychiatric Association "one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress.

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Fast food with slow cookers

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By Tanya Davis

To make this cold weather a little more bearable for those of us who are warm-weather minded, I hope you are utilizing your favorite soup/stew recipes.

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Step Up & Scale Down with program

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
By Tanya Davis

As the time draws closer to setting those New Year's resolutions (or maybe a better term, 'goals for the year') remember that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Wise County is launching Step Up & Scale Down, a new 12-week weight management program to help with your efforts.

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