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Read article: Invisible forces shaping our mental well-being
Invisible forces shaping our mental well-being
Mental health illness is a prominent issue that affects millions of individuals. According to the ...
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Read article: I want it my way: Appoint a Power of Attorney to help
I want it my way: Appoint a Power of Attorney to help
On a good day, I wonder if my family hears what I say or if all they hear is "blah, blah, blah!" However, when I talk about what I want to happen if...
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Read article: Steps to choose health insurance
Steps to choose health insurance
Purchasing health insurance requires choosing which insurance plan works best for you, whether you are choosing from your workplace options or from...
2023 ISPP Scholar Liz Gutierrez with Executive Director Alvarez and Lt. Gov Stratton and staff member
Read article: In her own words: Elizabeth Gutierrez
In her own words: Elizabeth Gutierrez
As an ISPP Scholar, Elizabeth Gutierrez is appointed with the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus/Latino Caucus...

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Learn tips for a healthy pregnancy, toddler nutrition
URBANA, Ill. — The 1,000 days between a person's pregnancy and their child's second birthday offer a unique opportunity to build a healthier and more prosperous future, so knowing how to care for mother and baby during this period is vital. The University of Illinois Extension...
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Extension’s diabetes clinic finds the fuel to fight cancer
EUREKA, Ill. – Food is one tool to support cancer prevention, treatment, and care. Join Nutrition and Wellness Educator and Registered Dietitian, Jenna Smith, to discuss the research on how foods may reduce your risk of cancer and ways to incorporate nutrition to help manage side effects of...

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Family and Consumer Sciences Digital Nutrition Education Outreach Associate