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Plants provide the "staple" food for most people around the world. It is estimated that over 12,000 species of plants have at one time or another been used for food. However, only about 150 or so are … more
In a year where it seems like our world has been turned upside down, it could be easy to say there is nothing to be thankful for in 2020. But this is exactly the time to think about what we have … more
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) are the victims of foodborne illnesses. With Thanksgiving plans likely looking a little different this year due to … more
It isn't even Thanksgiving yet, and Christmas movies are already a staple on TV and streaming services. In fact, the Hallmark Channel began airing its first of 40 new movies on Oct. 24. So that … more
Scarab beetles form a large family of insects totaling more than 30,000 species, of which well over 1,300 are found in the United States. Tumblebugs and dung beetles are interesting examples of … more
We’re two weeks past national election day, and there’s still a lot of ‘hanging chads’ out there. True, that type of balloting isn’t used any longer, but the way this … more
So, we've made it past the election and we are a little more than a month and a half away from the end of the year. Who else is exhausted? I know I am.  more
As we rapidly approach the holiday season, families will begin to start planning their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Catering these meals is gaining popularity, but there are many who cringe at … more
The Virginia or common opossum is North America's only marsupial or pouched mammal, and one of the Earth's oldest surviving mammals. It originated in South America and later spread to the temperate … more
While it is not necessarily a new concept, the term ‘health halo’ may be a term that most are not familiar with. A “health halo” occurs when a single health buzzword or … more
When a person suffers a cardiac event, rehabilitation is key to the improvement of cardiovascular health. Cardiac rehabilitation cannot change a person’s past and the trauma they suffered, but … more
I continue to see signs that read “please practice social distancing.” My question is shouldn’t we be done practicing by now? And why have we ever included the word … more
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