Health & Wellness

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a challenge in our busy world. OSU Extension offers several community outreach programs that equip and encourage Oregonians to eat right and make exercise a part of their daily life. Take the Mastery of Aging Well course, check out some of our recipes, or read our publications and stories about health-related topics in Oregon.

Stories & Tips
Prevent and treat mold to make your home healthy
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Molalla eats its veggies and goes the extra mile

Surrounded by farmland, the town of Molalla is known for its 100-year-old rodeo. But some are trying to make it known for a healthy lifestyle.

Modeling healthy choices

Through Youth Advocates for Health, or YA4-H!, teens are mentoring younger children in communities from Astoria to Ontario to help them make healthy choices.

Popular Publications
 
Making a decision about a nursing home is seldom easy. In fact, it may be one of the hardest decisions you'll ever face.
 
Helpful food safety guidelines to help prevent foodborne illness.
 
For some elderly people, the use of alcohol becomes a problem, affecting all aspects of life--physical health, emotional well-being, and family relationships.
 
Tips to help keep your kitchen clean, which is a helpful step in reducing germs.

Featured Question

I am a childcare provider in Benton County. This summer a friend came over to visit and informed me I had poison hemlock growing in my garden. I had no idea!! In addition to daycare children I also have two little boys of my own and my heart almost stopped when I realized what could have happened because I had no idea what that plant was. Though I have researched on the internet, there does not seem to be any comprehensive chart or guide that lists and identifies these plants/weeds. Is there any publication or pamphlet etc that I could get that would help? I want to make sure that I know these plants are not in my yard as a potential threat to my children and those I care for.

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