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Houseplant Selection - Articles Articles
New varieties of old-favorite houseplants are available. This article recommends plants that can thrive in a home environment. More
De-stress for Health
De-stress for Health - Articles Articles

De-stress for Health

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Katie Greenawalt, MS, CHES

When it exceeds a certain level, stress stops being beneficial and can cause major damage to your body, mind, and health. More
Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?
Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement? - Articles Articles

Coconut Oil: Why All the Excitement?

Mary Reistetter Ehret, M.S.,R.D.,L.D.N., Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Saturated fats raise the “bad cholesterol” (LDL, or low-density lipoprotein), which may lead to atherosclerosis (heart attacks and strokes). More
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Spined Stilt Bug - Articles Articles

Spined Stilt Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits. More
Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains
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Sprouting the Truth About Sprouted Grains

Stacy Reed, MS, Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Grains that can be sprouted include any viable seed, such as alfalfa, clover, corn, whole-grain wheat, barley, rye, millet, rice, and oats. More
Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health
Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health - Articles Articles

Lifestyle Patterns for Mind Health

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Diet, exercise, sleep, and mental acuity are the most prominent lifestyle factors influencing the heart and brain. More
Fish and Shellfish: Purchasing to Preparation
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Fish and Shellfish: Purchasing to Preparation

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health benefits of eating fish include Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D. More
Mediterranean Eating on a Budget
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Mediterranean Eating on a Budget

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

The Mediterranean eating pattern is followed by the 22 counties surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. It has been increasingly heralded as one of the healthiest diets world-wide. More
Sodium Specifics
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Sodium Specifics

Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Amber E. Denmon, MS, RDN, LDN

The American Heart Association recommends an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 milligrams per day for most adults. More
A Centennial Farm in Beaver County, PA courtesy of Maria Graziani
Understanding Agricultural Preservation in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
With each year of easement purchases and acreage, Pennsylvania continues to protect quality farmland and the farmer’s ability to farm. More
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Dairy Outlook: January 2018 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: January 2018

David L. Swartz, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Current predicted Class III price for the first 11 months of 2018 is averaging $14.57/cwt. To face the year with optimism is to be sure dairy producers really understand their cost of production. More
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Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs - Articles Articles
Learn the best ways to prevent and remedy damage to woody plants caused by ice and snow. More
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Year of Planting
Models for the Future Apple Plots: Year of Planting - Articles Articles
Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers. More
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De-Icers and Plant Health - Articles Articles
Find out what effect winter de-icers can have on plants and which types are least harmful. More
Time for Change
Resolutions throughout the Year - Articles Articles
Successful New Year's resolution should be done throughout the year. More
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