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Let’s Keep Moving! – Balance

a group of people works out in a public park

In our “Let’s Keep Moving!” series, we’re looking at different types of physical activities and how they can benefit our health. Today, we’re discussing the importance of balance. A chief, albeit obvious, benefit of good balance comes in… Read More

A curfew for poinsettias!

Poinsettias grow in a greenhouse at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Bradenton

Let’s talk poinsettias: most people either love them or hate them – there is little middle ground. Many people love their cheery colors, while many others hate that the plants can be temperamental, dropping all  their leaves if… Read More

Let’s Keep Moving! – Strength

people swim in an indoor community pool

In our “Let’s Keep Moving!” series, we’re looking at different types of physical activities and how they can benefit our health. Today, we’re discussing your strength. Even small increases in muscle strength can make a big difference in… Read More

Let’s Keep Moving! – Endurance

a man jogs through a wooded park

In our “Let’s Keep Moving!” series, we’re looking at different types of physical activities and how they can benefit our health. Today, we’re discussing endurance. Endurance (or, aerobic) activities increase your breathing and heart rate. These activities help… Read More

Jumping and crawling insects that want to suck your blood- Halloween Edition Part 2

Although mosquitoes are the first insect we think of when talking blood-feeding insects-  there are a few others that can make our skin crawl at the thought of them on us or in our homes. The insects discussed… Read More

Flying insects that want to suck your blood-Halloween Edition Part 1

Of the one million identified insect species worldwide, less than 1% are considered true pests. Those pest insects are either harmful to us, to our food crops, or to our homes. They can also cause aesthetic damage. To… Read More