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ID-255

BerryCare: Building a Blackberry Community

7/30/2019 (new)
Authors: Dawn Brewer, Annie Koempel, Amy Kostelic

So you've heard how blackberries are good for your health. Growing blackberry bushes as a garden project can be quite rewarding, especially if you do it as a group. Your local Cooperative Extension Office or non-profit organization may have the perfect place for planting the bushes where berries can be shared with an identified community. With a little sunshine and good drainage, the right variety, and proper blackberry plant care, a group can work towards a successful harvest.

Departments: Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Family Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 1.87 mb
Pages: 3



ID-256

BerryCare: When Blackberries and Other Berries are in Season

7/30/2019 (new)
Authors: Dawn Brewer, Annie Koempel, Amy Kostelic

Blackberries are fresh and in season during the mid summer months. But this does not mean you cannot eat them year round. In addition to buying frozen berries during the winter months, you can also plan ahead and freeze your berries when they're in season. Frozen berries are just as healthy and easy to use as fresh.

Departments: Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Family Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 2.14 mb
Pages: 4



ID-257

BerryCare: Protection from Pollution with Phytonutrient-Rich Berries

7/30/2019 (new)
Authors: Dawn Brewer, Annie Koempel, Amy Kostelic

Pollution in the environment cannot always be avoided. However, eating for good health may help reduce the effects of pollution in the body. Choosing more nutritious foods, such as those high in phytonutrients, may reduce oxidative stress and protect the body from the negative health effects of pollution.

Departments: Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Family Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
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Size: 2.28 mb
Pages: 4



FCS5-468

International Travel: What You Need to Know Before You Go

7/2/2018 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter

Individuals and families are planning leisure trips to destinations all over the world. Regardless of which international travel destination you choose, careful planning is a must. While planning an international trip may seem daunting, there are a few tips that you can follow to make sure that you have the best travel experience possible whether you are a novice or seasoned traveler.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 1.40 mb
Pages: 5



FCS5-469

Travel Arrangements

7/2/2018 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Brooke Jenkins-Howard, Sally Mineer

Going on a vacation is supposed to be a relaxing, stress free experience. Unfortunately, you cannot relax until you have made all of the arrangements for your vacation. Where will you go? How will you get there? How will you spend your time? Giving adequate forethought to get ready for your trip will make for a more enjoyable vacation. One option for consumers is to seek professional help from a travel agent or other travel professional.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 984 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-470

Money and International Travel

7/2/2018 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter

Deciding to go on a vacation is an exciting, and all too often stressful experience. Your fantasies of reading a good book while on the beach may be interrupted by intrusive financial concerns. How should you pay for your trip? How will you protect your finances while you are gone? Should you get travel insurance? What about scams or theft? There are numerous financial issues to take into account when planning a trip. Consider implementing some of the following strategies in order to protect your finances.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 481 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-471

Health and Travel

7/2/2018 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter, Brooke Jenkins-Howard, Sally Mineer

Getting sick on vacation is bad news. It has the potential to ruin the trip for everyone. Finding quality medical care while on vacation can be difficult as well. While you may not always be able to prevent illness when travelling, you can be adequately prepared to minimize your symptoms and to get back to reclining comfortably on the beach as soon as possible. Consider the following suggestions to prepare for the possibility of health complications while traveling.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, Family Science
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 299 kb
Pages: 2



FCS5-465

Planning Your Digital Estate

8/8/2017 (new)
Authors: Alex Elswick, Jennifer Hunter

With so much vital information stored online, the nature of estate planning has changed. Although you may still have many important documents in paper format, it is likely that much of your financial documents are digitized. It may seem obvious that important digital information such as online bank accounts should be addressed in estate planning, but other kinds of digital assets such as social media accounts, text messages, or even pictures stored in the cloud may have sentimental value for your loved ones. Email accounts and online retail accounts may house critical personal information that you may wish securely kept. Unfortunately, planning for these kinds of assets is typically neglected by individuals and their advisors. In order to ensure the safety and security of this kind of digital information, you will want to create a digital estate plan.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 350 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-464

Downsizing Your Home: A Guide for Older Adults

7/20/2016 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Kristyn Jackson

Downsizing to a smaller home has become a recent trend. Older adults in particular can benefit from such a move. Smaller homes typically require less maintenance and can result in significant savings for the homeowner because of lower utility bills, property taxes, and insurance. This publication will help you make decisions and plans for downsizing.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 476 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-463

Investigating Your Health Insurance Options

12/10/2015 (new)
Authors: Jennifer Hunter, Kristyn Jackson, Nicole Peritore

Identifying healthcare wants and needs for you and your family is an important first step to finding a healthcare plan that will provide adequate healthcare coverage at a sufficient price. This publication will help you determine a health care plan that will best suit your needs.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 1.42 mb
Pages: 6



FCS7-213

Relatives Raising Children: Health and Safety Tips for Younger Children

4/21/2014 (new)
Authors: Carol Gnatuk, Deborah Keys

Raising grandchildren can be challenging and rewarding. Keeping children healthy and safe can be simple, but it does take thought and preparation. This publication provides suggestions and guidelines that may help.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 1.84 mb
Pages: 7



FCS4-419

Steps Toward Hiring a Dependable Contractor

8/29/2013 (new)
Authors: Bob Flashman, Renee Setari

When building or repairing your home, the general contractor you hire can be either the biggest help or the biggest source of problems you will encounter. You can learn to protect your interests and avoid financial disaster by becoming an informed consumer.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 267 kb
Pages: 4



FCS5-455

Paying for Continued Education

11/13/2012 (new)
Authors: Bob Flashman, Megan Hempfling

Various forms of continued education and training are available. They range from a four-year program at an expensive private college or university to a less expensive state university or even a community or technical college. Once you decide where you want to continue your education, you can search out the various forms of financial aid that are available, both from the educational institution itself and from outside sources.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 220 kb
Pages: 3



FCS5-456

The Value of Continued Education

11/13/2012 (new)
Authors: Bob Flashman, Megan Hempfling

For most students, high school is not the end of their career preparation. Education and training beyond high school provide greater opportunities for finding and keeping a job, particularly in tough economic times. Continued education can have an impact on family well-being.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Family Resource Management (FCS5 series)
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Size: 246 kb
Pages: 4



FCS7-207

Ten Tips for Talking with Your Child or Teen about Sexuality

9/20/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Erin Yelland

Parenting involves teaching children to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy sexual development. It is an important parenting responsibility to talk to your children about sex, sexuality, and related topics.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 574 kb
Pages: 6



FCS4-413

Home Accessibility: Assistive Technology

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Assistive technology allows people to do things that they might not otherwise be able to do. It reduces the impact of a disability and increases the opportunity for enjoying an optimal level of safety and independence.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 363 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-414

Home Accessibility: One Size Fits All

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

A well-designed home promotes independence and allows us the satisfaction of being able to stay in control and remain at home as we age or as our needs change.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 640 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-415

Home Accessibility: Bedrooms

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your bedroom a safer and more user-friendly space.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 641 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-416

Home Accessibility: Bathrooms

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can help make your bathroom a safer and more user-friendly space in your home.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 464 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-417

Home Accessibility: Kitchens

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your kitchen a safer and more user-friendly space.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 272 kb
Pages: 2



FCS4-418

Home Accessibility: Resources

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

The following information will help you find resources and support for improving your residential situations, assessing your needs and determining which modifications and assistive technologies are most appropriate for you.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
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Size: 214 kb
Pages: 2



FCS7-200

Life Story: What Is It and How Do You Write It?

6/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Brian Downer, Amy Hosier, Glenn Watkins, Faika Zanjani

Whether it is our own or that of someone we love, writing a life story can be a rich and rewarding experience. It is also a gift that can last for generation after generation. To get started, it is important to be organized, prepared, and flexible.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences, UK Graduate Center for Gerontology
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 185 kb
Pages: 5



FCS7-201

Enhancing Quality Care Relationships Through Life Story

6/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Brian Downer, Amy Hosier, Glenn Watkins, Faika Zanjani

Sharing and documenting life story and health history promotes a quality caregiving relationship. A life story is an account of the series of experiences that make up our lives and define who we are.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences, UK Graduate Center for Gerontology
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 171 kb
Pages: 4



FCS7-202

Exercising the Brain Through Life Story

6/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Brian Downer, Amy Hosier, Glenn Watkins, Faika Zanjani

Life story also contributes to brain health, as the process of documenting and sharing life story is a form of brain exercise.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences, UK Graduate Center for Gerontology
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 181 kb
Pages: 3



FCS7-203

Planning and Decision Making Through Life Story

6/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Brian Downer, Amy Hosier, Glenn Watkins, Faika Zanjani

Life story focuses heavily on the past, but we can use these experiences to help us think about and plan for the future.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences, UK Graduate Center for Gerontology
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 178 kb
Pages: 3



FCS7-204

Enhancing Mental Health Through Life Story

6/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Brian Downer, Amy Hosier, Glenn Watkins, Faika Zanjani

Documenting our life story encourages us to constructively think about and examine both positive and negative personal experiences, the meaning and emotions we attach to our experiences, and the lessons we have learned over time.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences, UK Graduate Center for Gerontology
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 180 kb
Pages: 3



FCS7-205

Legacy Building Through Life Review

6/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Brian Downer, Amy Hosier, Glenn Watkins, Faika Zanjani

This fact sheet describes different types of things that make up a legacy, talks about how we can develop a meaningful legacy, and offers a variety of ways to communicate our legacy to others.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences, UK Graduate Center for Gerontology
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 170 kb
Pages: 2



FCS7-206

Stand Up to Falling: What to Do When You Fall

5/10/2012 (new)
Authors: Matthew Carlson, Amy Hosier

A fall can happen to anyone. A fall often happens suddenly, and the experience can be startling and upsetting regardless of your age. Adults age 65 years and older are at the greatest risk of falling and jeopardizing health and independence. Many falls can be prevented by making simple changes, but it's good to plan ahead in case you do fall.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 1.20 mb
Pages: 4



FCS7-195

Adolescence and Military Deployment

8/17/2011 (new)
Authors: Laura Compton, Amy Hosier

For adolescents (12 to 17 years old), the normal stressors of development along with the added stressors of parental deployment can be overwhelming. Support for adolescents facing parental deployment is a critical issue for mental health professionals and military families.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 434 kb
Pages: 4



FCS7-196

Renewing Infant Attachment Bond Following Military Deployment

8/17/2011 (new)
Authors: Laura Compton, Amy Hosier

With the length of deployment averaging 12 months, this process may be confusing for children of military members, especially those of young ages. Even when close parent-child bonds exist prior to deployment, extended absences may negatively impact this bond. Therefore, military members and their families must be patient in the renewal of attachment bonds following the long separation during a military deployment.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 1.07 mb
Pages: 4



FCS7-194

Bullying 101: The Basics for Parents and Caregivers of a Bullied Child

7/29/2011 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Deana Reed

Bullying is a serious issue that has been the subject of discussion for several years. This publication will help parents identify the symptoms of a bullied child, understand why they don't report the abuse and learn how to support them during their coping process.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 858 kb
Pages: 5



FCS7-197

Sexual Health in Young Adulthood: Protecting Yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

7/29/2011 (minor revision)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Erin Yelland

For young adults ages 18 to 24, sexual health is an important factor in their development. These are the years of greatest fertility and most frequent sexual activity.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 568 kb
Pages: 6



FCS7-198

Stand Up To Falling: How to Prevent Falls

7/15/2011 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier

Four steps can help older adults and those susceptible to falls to protect their independence and reduce their likelihood of falling.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 2



FCS7-189

Stand Up to Falling: Physical Activity, Exercise and Fall Prevention

6/2/2010 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier

Physical inactivity leads to muscle weakness and loss, and has a negative effect on flexibility and balance, increasing a person's risk of falling. To significantly minimize the chances of falling, strength, balance, and flexibility must be increased.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 773 kb
Pages: 4



FCS7-190

Stand Up to Falling: Medications and Fall Prevention

6/2/2010 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier

Medication causes some older adults to fall. Many seniors are prescribed medications to treat various ailments or diseases, and such drugs may have side effects that lead to falls. Combinations of medicines also create greater chances for adverse drug interaction and/or side effects. Taking four or more prescription and/or over-the-counter medications significantly increases the risk for falling.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 200 kb
Pages: 4



FCS7-191

Stand Up to Falling: Home Safety and Fall Prevention

6/2/2010 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier

About 50 to 75 percent of falls happen in the home. Many of these falls are caused by home hazards that we overlook every day. Falls can be reduced and prevented by identifying and correcting hazards in your home. Remember, falls are preventable!

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 490 kb
Pages: 5



FCS7-192

Stand Up to Falling: Vision Impairment and Fall Prevention

6/2/2010 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier

Whether vision impairment or disease, age-related trouble with vision increases the risk for falling and fall-related injury. A key to safety, wellness, and fall prevention is to keep your eyes healthy. Have regular eye exams, use appropriate prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and work with a doctor to maximize vision in both eyes.

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 1.09 mb
Pages: 5



FCS7-193

Stand Up to Falling: A Matter of Balance and Fall Prevention

6/2/2010 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier

The eight-session, evidence-based falls management program is led by trained volunteer lay leaders. The program aims "to reduce [the] fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults."

Departments: Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: Human Development and Family Relationships (FCS7 series)
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Size: 646 kb
Pages: 4