Prevencion de Caidas: Soluciones para su hogar

Florida home and landscaped yard with a car in the driveway. Home, driveway, garage, red SUV, palm trees, flowers, shrubs, house, yard, landscaping.  UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones.

Miles de adultos mayores se caen en su casa cada año. A medida en que uno envejece, su casa puede presentar algunos retos. Pero usted puede hacer cambios para que su casa cumpla con sus necesidades mientras reduce el riesgo de las caĺdas. This is the Spanish-language version of FCS2228/FY734, Fall Prevention: Solutions for Your Home. This 3-page document provides tips to help you reduce the risk of falls at home. Written by Leigh Ann Martin, Emily Minton, and Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised January 2018.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy858

Vida Saludable: Use sus medicinas de una manera segura

Elaine Turner, left, assistant professor with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and Paul Doering, a UF professor of pharmacy, discuss how grapefruit juice affects absorption of certain drugs Tuesday 7/3. Turner and Doering are members of a new UF committee that will produce consumer-targeted educational materials on drug interactions. Special emphasis will be placed on clarifying the "grapefruit juice effect," which experts say has been overstated in the press.

Las medicinas nos pueden hacer sentir mejor y mejorar nuestra salud, pero si no las usamos correctamente nos pueden hacer sentir peor o hasta causarnos problemas de salud mayores. This is the Spanish-language version of FCS8594/FY667, Healthy Living: Use Your Medicines Safely! This 5-page document provides tips to help you use your medicines safely. Written by Paulina Wittkowsky, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised February 2018.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy668

Healthy Living: Diabetes Care During Sick Days

Hand held electronic diabetes monitoring devices. Metabolic diseases, blood sugar. Image used in the 2012 Annual Research Report.

When you are sick, your blood glucose levels are harder to regulate. Being sick often causes blood glucose levels to rise, which can lead to serious health conditions. It is important to have a plan to manage your sick days so you are prepared ahead of time. This 3-page fact sheet is a major revision that provides information on the ways illness can affect blood glucose, suggestions for easy foods to have on hand, and a checklist to use when deciding whether a call to a doctor is in order. Written by Jennifer Hillan, Emily Minton, and Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised February 2018.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy884

Healthy Eating: Improving Your Convenience Foods

A depiction of the different packaging and processing of fresh fruit now available in US grocery stores. UF/IFAS photo: Thomas WrightConvenience foods are foods that require little preparation. Some convenience foods only require heating and are ready to eat in less than five minutes! The majority of convenience foods are processed foods. However, precut, prewashed, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables also can be classified as convenience foods. They are healthy foods but are usually more expensive than less prepared fresh fruits and vegetables. This 2-page fact sheet is a major revision that discusses pros and cons of convenience foods, improvement of nutritional quality, common convenience foods and easy additions, and additional tips. Written by Emily Minton and Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised March 2016.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1312

Healthy Eating: Drink to Your Health

Strawberries, kiwi fruit, wheat grass, a banana, and a strawberry flavored milk shake. Fragaria, fruits, foods, red, sweets, healthy eating
Shakes and smoothies are a great and delicious way to incorporate more fruits and nutrients into your diet. This 2-page fact sheet is a major revision which provides a variety of refreshing and exciting smoothie and shake recipes as well as preparation tips. Written by Jennifer Hillan, Emily Minton, and Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences. Original publication date: March 2004. Revised March 2012 and September 2015.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy696

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

fresh herbs hanging to dryPeople worldwide are becoming more adventurous when cooking with fresh herbs. If you are just starting to use fresh herbs in your cooking or need a refresher, these tips for washing, storing, and cooking with herbs will lead you in the right direction. This 8-page fact sheet discusses the history of herbs, how to buy them fresh, how to wash and store them, dried herb blends, common herb and food combinations, and several recipes using herbs. Written by Emily Minton and Martha Maddox and published by the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, October 2015. (Photo credit: Credit: LiliGraphie/iStock/Thinkstock.com)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1209

Consejos para pleanear contra desastres para gente mayor

Through its Hurricane Preparedness for Hotels and Motels Program, the Florida Energy Extension Service helps the tourist industry keep guests safe during lightning storms.FY1462 is the Spanish language version of FY620, Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults. This 4-page publication offers an abundance of information pertaining to water storage and use, food, first aid, important papers, electronics, medical needs, stress reduction, and evacuation which can help older adults plan for natural disasters and other emergencies. Written by Carolyn Wilken, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton, and published by the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, May 2003.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1462

Healthy Eating: Nutrition and Diabetes

Figure 1. Whole grain breads are a great source of dietary fiber, as well as many vitamins and minerals needed for good health.A healthy diet, along with exercise and medication, can help control diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. A healthy lifestyle also helps reduce the chances of developing diabetes for those who are at high risk. For a healthy diet, follow these tips. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Linda B. Bobroff, Jennifer Hillan, and Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, February 2015. (Photo:iStock/Thinkstock.com)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy685

Alimentacion Saludable: Nutricion y diabetes

Figure 1. Whole grain breads are a great source of dietary fiber, as well as many vitamins and minerals needed for good health.Una dieta saludable, junto con ejercicio y medicinas, pueden ayudar a controlar la diabetes y reducir el riesgo de complicaciones. Un estilo de vida saludable también ayuda a personas con alto riesgo de diabetes a reducir las probabilidades de padecer de esta enfermedad. Para una dieta saludable, siga estos consejos. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Linda B. Bobroff, Jennifer Hillan, y Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, February 2015.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy665

Healthy Living for Elders: Use Your Medicines Safely!

Figure 1. Fill all of your prescriptions at one pharmacy to avoid potential drug-drug interactions.Medicines can help us feel better and improve our health, but if we do not use them correctly, they can make us feel worse or even cause major health problems. To use your medicines safely, keep the following tips in mind. This 4-page large print fact sheet was written by Paulina Wittkowsky, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2014. (Photo: Thinkstock.com)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy667

Healthy Eating: Fluids (FCS8569/FY070)

Figure 1.  Older adults may not get enough fluids in their diets, so it is important for them to plan their fluid intake throughout the day.More than one-half of an adult human body weight is water. Water brings nutrients to the cells in our bodies and removes waste. Our bodies cannot function without an adequate water supply. This 2-page fact sheet was written by Linda B. Bobroff, Luisa Oliver-Cordero, and Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, 10. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy070

Alimentacion Saludable: Liquidos (FCS8569Span/FY071)

Figure 1. Puesto que es posible que los adultos de mayor edad no reciben líquidos suficientes en la dieta, es importante que planean su ingreso de fluidos durante el día.Más de la mitad del peso del cuerpo humano adulto, es agua. El agua transporta nutrientes a las células en nuestros cuerpos y remueve los residuos. Nuestros cuerpos no podrían funcionar sin una fuente de agua adecuada. This 2-page fact sheet was written by Linda B. Bobroff, Luisa Oliver-Cordero, y Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy071

Alimentación Saludable: Sugerencias para ensaladas (FCS8696Span/FY703)

Figure 1. Salad with shredded chicken, various lettuces, sugar snap peas, shredded carrots, sliced orange peppers, radish sprouts, spring onions, and a ginger-cilantro-sesame vinaigrette.¡Las ensaladas son rápidas y fáciles de preparar y tienen infinidad de opciones! Las ensaladas son una comida práctica y saludable, acompáñelas con galletas integrales o con pan de trigo. Pruebe algunas de estas opciones en su próxima ensalada. This is the Spanish Language version of Healthy Eating: Salad Suggestions. Written by Jennifer Hillan and Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy703

Healthy Eating: Salad Suggestions (FCS8696/FY702)

Figure 1. Salad with shredded chicken, various lettuces, sugar snap peas, shredded carrots, sliced orange peppers, radish sprouts, spring onions, and a ginger-cilantro-sesame vinaigrette.Salads are quick and easy to make and have endless possibilities! Paired with whole grain crackers or whole wheat bread, salads make healthy and convenient meals. Try some of the ideas this 2-page fact sheet for your next salad. Written by Jennifer Hillan and Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy702

Alimentación Saludable: Estrategias para comer solo (FCS80016Span/FY1319)

Figura 1.  Trate de comer fuera, al aire libre.Comer solo no es nuestra primera opción, pero si es el caso hay muchas formas para hacer la experiencia del comer solo más agradable. ¿Puede encontrar las estrategias en esta sopa de letras? Written by Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1319

Healthy Eating: Strategies for Eating Alone (FCS80016/FY1318)

woman eating outsideEating alone may not always be our first choice, but there are many ways to make eating alone more enjoyable. Can you find the strategies in this word search? Written by Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1318

Alimentación Saludable: La Importancia de Alimentarse (FCS80012Span/FY1311)

Figure 2.  Compartir una comida con un familiar, un amigo o un vecino hace que la hora de comer sea más agradable y mejora la ingesta de los alimentos.“Alimentarse saludablemente es uno de los ingredientes más importantes para mantenerse saludable. ¡Complete esta actividad de “llene el espacio” y encuentre el mensaje oculto!” This 2-page fact sheet was written by Emily Minton and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1311

Alimentación Saludable: Recetas que no requieren cocción (FCS8693Span/FY695)

Figure 2.  Un sándwich de ensalada de pollo hecho con pan integral, espinaca y tomate es una comida que no requiere cocción.Pruebe estas recetas rápidas y fáciles de preparar para comidas saludables y balanceadas. ¡No hay necesidad de cocinar! This 2-page fact sheet was written by Jennifer Hillan y Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy695

Alimentación Saludable: Juego de letras de bebidas saludables (FCS80015Span/FY1317)

Figure 2.  Credits: Joey Manley, CC 2.0, http://bit.ly/H8kJaN¡Escriba en orden los nombres de las bebidas que se dan a continuación y determine cuáles puede beber a cualquier hora y cuáles debe limitar!This 2-page fact sheet was written by Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1317

Alimentación Saludable: ¡Cambie su desayuno! (FCS80006Span/FY1299)

Figure 1.  Unte con queso crema bajo en grasa un bagel de grano integral y colóquele frutas frescas como fresas o rebanadas de durazno. ¿Está cansado de desayunar lo mismo todos los días? ¡Pruebe algunas de estas ideas que podría encontrar un nuevo desayuno y ser su favorito! This 2-page fact sheet was written by Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1299