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Fresh Conversations 2020 Virtual Series

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020 - 11:00am
Online via Zoom
Fresh Conversations offers friendly conversation to help you maintain your health and independence. Adults over 50 years of age, can join us online to learn from each other, discuss current nutrition and health topics, and discover new ways to be active. After attending each session, participants...
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The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes throughout the entire country. University of Maryland Extension (UME) is committed to maintaining the resources Maryland needs to continue thriving...

COVID-19 Resources

*Update: Maryland Farmer COVID-19 Relief Program announced 10/19/20 - Full details at Maryland Department of Agriculture National Resources Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 - USA.gov Coronavirus Information and Resources - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Protect Yourself and...
Four students take part in stormdrain stenciling at an elementary school
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA), a program of the University of Maryland Extension, to collaborate on a variety of...

Water Consortium Symposium: Is Maryland's Water Future Sustainable and Secure? Opportunities and Challenges

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
FWS Patuxent Research Refuge’s National Wildlife Visitor Center
The symposium will explore the management, policy, socio-economic challenges, research and outreach needs, and opportunities in sustaining Maryland's water supply for future generations. The symposium will revisit the Wolman Report and Recommendations developed after Maryland's last severe drought...

Sodium in Your Well Water: A Health Concern

Knowing the amount of sodium in your drinking water is important for your health, especially if you have high blood pressure. Sodium is an essential mineral for maintaining a healthy fluid balance and is important for brain function and muscle contractions, but consuming too much sodium can elevate...

A Mindfulness-based Approach in Reducing Stress

Stress is a universal phenomenon. It is crucial for the human existence as it helps us prepare for the challenges and threats of daily life. However, chronic exposure to stress can deeply impact our health and wellbeing. Hence it is important to manage daily stresses. Mindfulness is one of the key...

Stress and Health

We usually associate “stress” with overpowering emotions and out of control situations. It is true in most cases, however, it is not the whole truth. Stress is a body’s respone to a change. It helps in preparing for uncertainty and urgent situations. However, chronic exposure to stress can lead to...

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