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Through our in-depth features, frequently-asked questions and other resources, you can find unbiased, research-based answers to many of life's challenges.


Feature Article:

Smoke alarmMU Extension expert recommends replacing older smoke detectors

Even if you regularly check the batteries and test your home smoke alarm, you may not be alerted if a fire breaks out. The key message of this year's National Fire Prevention Week campaign is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home, including the basement. Larger homes may need more alarms...more



Feature Publication:

Seasonal and simple: A guide for enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables



Adults & Children

Teen Pregnancy, Child Development,
Parenting, Child Care, Adolescents



Aging Well, Memory Loss, Osteoporosis, Dehydration, Abuse, Hyperthermia


Coping with Disaster

Talking to children in times of crisis,
Emergency Food Pantry


Developmental Disabilities

Resources for People with Disabilities


Food & Fitness

Eating Well, Keeping Fit, Obesity, Exercise,
Food Preparation, Weight Loss


Food Safety

Storing Food Safely, Canning, Freezing,
Food Poisoning, Safe Microwave Cooking, Thawing



Talking to children about Cancer, Mammogram, HRT, Medications, Medicare



Environmental Safety, Remodeling, Home Ownership, Energy Efficiency


Money Matters

Bankruptcy, Retirement Planning, Taxes, Insurance, Credit, Fraud, Personal Finance, Consumer Action



Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marriage Trends, Enriching Relationships



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