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Manage the Stress Following Tornadoes and Severe Storms

May 22, 2024, 9:27 am | David Brown

Iowans are coping with the surge of tornadoes and severe storms that impacted many communities. It is very important to identify early signs of stress and to incorporate stress management strategies, said David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Mental Health Matters for Everyone: Let’s Talk about It

May 1, 2024, 1:47 pm | Kimberly Cavalier, Anthony Santiago

Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May but discussing mental health can be a daily practice for everyone. Human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share practical steps for improving mental well-being.

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Walk With Ease into Better Health

April 1, 2024, 3:18 pm | Dawn Dunnegan

Although walking is a safe activity that benefits health, sometimes it can be difficult to start a walking program and stay motivated. That is why Iowa State University is offering Walk With Ease to help Iowans ease into better health, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

ISU Extension and Outreach Seeks Community Partners for ‘My Wellbeing’ Program

March 20, 2024, 3:35 pm | Debra Sellers

Being well is an ongoing journey and is different for each person because of varying situations and choices. That is why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “My Wellbeing.” This research-based educational series is designed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

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Protect Yourself from Fraud, Identity Theft and Scams

February 29, 2024, 11:53 am | Carol Ehlers

Protecting yourself from fraud, identity theft and scams is a good idea, particularly for older adults, who scammers often target. This is an important message during National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9, and any time of year, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Virtual Program Offers Tips for Parenting

February 8, 2024, 8:45 am | Malisa Rader

Raising children can be rewarding but it also can be challenging for families, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. To better handle the challenges, parents and caregivers are invited to the next virtual sessions of “ACT Raising Safe Kids.”

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Manage Winter Energy Costs and Utility Bills

February 1, 2024, 11:38 am | Carol Ehlers

Faced with inflation and rising energy costs, many households may struggle to pay their utility bills. It's important to get a good handle on how much to budget each month to cover your various utility bills, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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