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Sugar Christmas Cookies Recipe

Sugar Christmas Cookies 1 cup Crisco 1 cup butter 5 cups plain flour 3 cups sugar 4 eggs 4 tbs milk 4 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt Make dough and refrigerate for 24 hours. Sprinkle a flat surface with flour and roll your dough out using a rolling pin. Dough should be 1/8” in thickness. Be sure your cookie cutters are dipped in flour as well. Place cookies on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake 10-15 mins or until golden brown at 375 degrees. Place cookies on cooling rack for 5 mins. Icing Confection Sugar Water Food Coloring Pour a box of confection sugar in a mixing bowl. Add water to...
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How to measure your filter

How to measure your filter: Did you know that your filter has a nominal size and an actual size?  Click the link to see our instructional video on how to measure your air filter. ...
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Does consistency prevent attacks?

Would you take your medicine as prescribed if you knew that it would lead to less asthma attacks?  If asthma patients took asthma drugs as prescribed on a consistent basis, one-quarter of severe asthma attacks could be prevented, according to some U.S. researchers. Inhaled corticosteroid medication is the most effective treatment for controlling symptoms and preventing asthma attacks. Patients who take their medication on a daily basis, as prescribed, are at a lesser risk of having frequent asthma attacks.  There is a relationship between medication adherence and asthma events in a manner that...
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EPA Announces Grant to Address Environmental Justice Issues Nationwide.

The EPA announced it has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 46 non-profit and tribal organizations, working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. The EPA also announced it is seeking applicants for $1 million in environmental justice small grants expected to be awarded in 2012. EPA’s environmental justice efforts are aimed to ensure equal environmental and health protections for all Americans. The grants enable non-profit organizations to conduct research, provide education, and develop solutions to local health and environmental issues in communities overburdened by harmful...
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Parents need to be careful in all seasons

Studies have shown that Children with asthma and pollen related allergies are more likely to wheeze, cough and have shortness of breath and other asthma-related symptoms, even when pollen levels are considered low.  Parents and children need to be aware and careful in all seasons.  Despite daily medications, children with pollen sensitivities are 37 percent more likely to have upper respiratory symptoms when pollen in the air is low.  It’s common sense that if a child is asthmatic and allergic to pollen, when they’re exposed to pollen, they would be at risk of asthmatic symptoms. Asthma...
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Cold season is here…are you prepared?

Cold season is upon us. During the holidays, it seems that everyone is getting sick. Most adults will get two or three respiratory infections each year, but a child can get as many as 10 or 12 of them.  So how do you decrease your chances of getting sick this winter? Do you know how to boost your immune system to fend off a cold and flu? How about what to do if you do get sick?  Prevention is the key to staying well, and actions that boost your immune system are the best way to do this. Getting plenty of sleep along with a well-balanced diet can help people stay healthy.  At least seven hours of...
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