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11/06/2012 New Ohio Casinos Prompt Cautions on Gambling Addiction COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As newly legal casinos continue to open their doors in Ohio, a new field specialist with Ohio State University Extension wants to be sure families understand the risks involved with gambling and where to turn for help if needed. Martha Filipic Jim Bates
09/28/2011 Two 4-H Events Offer Science Fun COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Making mozzarella cheese, spinning wool after a sheep-shearing demonstration, and creating a lamp from an empty pop can are just some of the hands-on fun but educational experiences available at two upcoming Columbus events sponsored by Ohio 4-H. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
03/15/2012 Chow Line: Calcium essential throughout life (3/16/12) My doctor suggested I take a few antacid tablets every day to get additional calcium. A colleague said I should space them throughout the day instead of taking them all at once. Is that true? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
07/23/2010 Chow Line: Farmed, wild catfish: know nutrition, safety (for Aug. 1, 2010) Our family really enjoys eating catfish. Is there much of a difference nutrition-wise between farm-raised catfish that we find at the store and wild catfish we catch on fishing trips? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
10/19/2007 Chow Line: Caffeine OK, but can irritate stomach (for 10/28/07) A colleague just experienced a bout of stomach flu. As she recovered, she said she felt OK as long as she didn't consume caffeine. Was it the caffeine or the coffee that upset her stomach? Martha Filipic Marti Andrews
03/04/2011 Chow Line: Help build culture of healthy living, eating (for 3/13/11) My family has tried over and over again to eat healthier, be more active, and lose some extra pounds, but our efforts always seem to fizzle within a few weeks. We want to start again, and this time, make it stick. Any advice?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
04/17/2007 Family Fundamentals: Look for early warning signs of autism disorders (for April 2007) We know several families with children who have autism, Asperger syndrome, or a similar disorder. How common is this? Are there early signs to watch for? Martha Filipic Pam Leong
09/02/2011 Chow Line: Watch the toppings for a healthy salad (for 9/11/11) Over the summer, our salads have gotten more and more elaborate. With cheese, almonds and other toppings, are we being as healthy as we think? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
04/08/2011 Nine New AgrAbility Fact Sheets Online COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio AgrAbility Program has produced nine new fact sheets designed to assist farmers after experiencing a disabling condition. Martha Filipic Kent McGuire
06/19/2009 Chow Line: Folic acid vital for women (for 6/28/09) Is there a new recommendation for folic acid for adult women? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
04/19/2011 Marestail Control Essential to Protect Soybean Yields COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No-till practices save soil and offer many other benefits, but soybean producers know there's at least one big disadvantage: Not tilling gives weeds, particularly problematic marestail, a chance to thrive.  Martha Filipic Mark Loux
02/12/2010 Chow Line: Vegetarian diet? Get nutrients you need (for 2/21/10) My partner used to be a vegetarian, and she wants us to try a vegetarian diet for a few months to see if it helps us feel healthier and possibly drop a few pounds. But aren't there nutrients we won't be getting if we don't eat meat? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/25/2011 Researchers Tackle Safety Issues with Leafy Greens COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Leafy green vegetables, power-packed with nutrients, are a growing part of the average American diet. Yet in 2009, leafy greens also made the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Top 10 Most Dangerous Foods." Here's what Ohio State researchers are doing to help.  Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry, Gonul Kaletunc, Ahmed Yousef
12/16/2014 Chow Line: Make healthful eating fun for kids (8/31/12) I’m trying to get my children to eat healthier, but they constantly ask for high-sugar cereal and other foods that aren’t good for them. How can I entice them to eat healthier foods? Martha Filipic Dan Remley
02/20/2009 Ohio State Faculty Member Honored as Fellow of Food Systems Leadership Institute COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio State University professor was one of 20 fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute honored at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) in Chicago. Martha Filipic Robert Birkenholz
05/02/2012 USDA Grant Turns Up Heat on Ohmic Processing COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sudhir Sastry has studied ohmic heating for decades, but the process continually sparks his curiosity. Sastry's team recently won a $492,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant on using the process to control enzymatic activity in tomatoes. Martha Filipic Sudhir Sastry
11/18/2008 Family Fundamentals: Give child choices to help improve behavior (for November 2008) We have been good at using "time-out" with our 5-year-old, but his behavior often doesn't improve. Any ideas? Martha Filipic Joseph Maiorano
10/13/2005 Family Fundamentals: Bankruptcy Still an Option Even Under New Rules (for October 2005) I was laid off last week and have no prospects yet. I’ve heard the bankruptcy laws have changed. If I can’t get ahead soon, will I still be able to file? Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling
03/26/2009 Chow Line: Promising research on peanut allergies (for 4/5/09) As a new mother, is there anything I can do to reduce the risk that my child will develop a peanut allergy? Should I avoid eating peanuts while breastfeeding? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
12/06/2011 Food Safety is Focus of $2.3 Million in Grants WOOSTER, Ohio -- An Ohio State University scientist and colleagues have garnered two food safety grants totaling $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Martha Filipic Jeff LeJeune
10/02/2012 Study: An Apple a Day Lowers Level of Blood Chemical Linked to Hardening of the Arteries COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries. Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
06/17/2011 Family Fundamentals: Treat your college-age students like adults, not kids (for June 2011) My daughter returned home for the summer from her first year of college. We don't agree on the rules of behavior, and the tension is building. What can I do (besides count the days until she returns to campus)? Martha Filipic Kara Newby
09/28/2007 Chow Line: Canning cherry tomatoes not advised Where can I find how to can cherry tomatoes? I'm having trouble finding guidelines. Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
05/04/2003 Chow Line: Vitamin C and iron are great partners (for 5/11/03) The last time I gave blood, I was surprised when they told me that citrus fruits were good sources of iron. Is that true? Martha Filipic Jaime Ackerman
01/19/2012 Proper Nutrition Vital for Livestock in Late Gestation WOOSTER, Ohio -- As livestock managers anticipate the beginning of the spring calving season, it's vital that they make sure their cows and heifers are getting the proper nutrition.  Martha Filipic Rory Lewandowski
07/13/2012 Chow Line: New to canning? Do your homework (7/13/12) Since I retired and I have more time on my hands, I’d like to try home canning. Where should I start? Martha Filipic Linnette Goard
03/15/2012 Family Fundamentals: Make wise choices when you get tax refund (for March 2012) We’re eagerly awaiting our tax refund, but we disagree on what to do with it. We do agree that we want to be smarter about our saving and spending habits. Are there good guidelines we can follow? Martha Filipic Joyce Fittro
07/12/2011 Webinars Help Consumers Put Dietary Guidelines into Practice COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nutrition experts with Ohio State University Extension are dishing up their expertise to help consumers put the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into practice by offering a series of free webinars. Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/30/2010 Chow Line: Onions good for flavor, health (for 8/8/10) We use onions when preparing supper almost every night. Do they add as much nutrition as they do flavor? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/04/2011 $5 Million Bioenergy, Bioproducts Project Offers Opportunities for Ohio Teachers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The potential of tomorrow's bioenergy and bioproducts rests in today's classrooms. And Ohio State University is taking part in a multi-state project offering teachers with training and toolkits to prepare students for careers in this growing field. Martha Filipic Denny Hall

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