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Fireworks explode against a dark sky and above a large body of water.
Filed Under: Community, Children and Parenting, Health June 29, 2018

Many people celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. However, it pays to be cautious with these beautiful explosives. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

An African American woman with braided hair and wearing a white sweater shares a board book with her infant daughter who wears a coral shirt.
Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting, Healthy Homes Initiative May 29, 2018

Most parents are too busy for a college course in child development, but want to help their babies grow into children who are successful in learning and ultimately successful in life. (Photo by Canstock)

Photo of a gray and white Craftsman style house illustrates a list of seven tips for making homes healthier.
Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting, Healthy Homes Initiative March 5, 2018

Taking care of your home will make it a healthier environment for your loved ones. (Illustration designed by Beth Barron)

Filed Under: Children and Parenting December 19, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Diet and exercise are popular New Year’s resolutions, but sleep is just as important when cultivating healthy lifestyles.

Sleep deprivation can cause a myriad of health concerns in both adults and children, including excess body fat, said Lori Elmore-Elmore-Staton, an assistant professor in the Mississippi State University School of Human Sciences.

“Sleep is related to obesity. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more hormones telling you that you’re hungry, and it releases less hormones telling you that you’re full. It thinks you need more energy because something is wrong,” Elmore-Staton explained.

Still life arrangement of a pair of knitted infants booties, a hospital ID band and a pacifier.
Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting October 31, 2017

Identity theft takes many forms, but theft of a child’s identity is one of the most difficult frauds to detect and can go unnoticed for years.

The Federal Trade Commission defines child identity theft as another person using a child’s personal or financial information to make purchases, get benefits, file taxes or commit fraud.

Susan Cosgrove, family resource management area agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Newton County, said this theft often goes unnoticed until the child gets ready to enter college.

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