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  • July 19, 2006

    Select group of undergraduates from across U.S. and world conduct summer research at K-State

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is again host to a select group of undergraduates from the United States and international universities, providing them with direct experience at planning and carrying out research. Students chosen to participate in K-State's Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program spend nine weeks at the university working with faculty mentors and with […]

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  • July 18, 2006

    Coping with the heat starts with fluids

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Fluid replacement is key to health any time of the year, but particularly in summer heat and humidity when the body┬┤s cooling system has to work overtime, said Mike Bradshaw, health and safety specialist for Kansas State University Research and Extension. Simply put, dehydration occurs when the body loses fluids faster than […]

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  • May 24, 2006

    K-State expert says new college graduates still have lessons to learn when it comes to handling money

    MANHATTAN - After final exams, new college graduates face an even bigger test - their resolve when it comes to managing money. Joyce Cantrell, an instructor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University, says young people with their first jobs may be relieved to have money finally flowing into their bank accounts. […]

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  • May 11, 2006

    Pathologist says 'baby talk' beneficial to infants and toddlers

    MANHATTAN -- "Baby talk" can help young children develop language skills -- and a lack of this early babble has been linked to general delays in speech development for some children, according to a Kansas State University speech-language pathologist. Engaging in baby talk helps infants and toddlers learn pre-conversational skills, the sound system of language […]

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  • May 10, 2006

    Parents to Children: Home Again?

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the school year winding down, parents of college-age children may be airing out their child's room in anticipation of the child's homecoming. Trouble is, a child who's been living on his own at school is not likely to still view himself as a child, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University […]

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  • May 4, 2006

    End Confusion About Nutrition and Health

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Even consumers who acknowledge the connection between food, nutrition, and health associate the word "diet" with denial, said Susan T. Borra, registered dietitian and president of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Speaking as part of the Grace M. Shugart lecture series in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, Borra […]

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  • April 13, 2006

    K-State Professor Conducts Kansas-Oriented Study Assessing Financial Risk Tolerance

    MANHATTAN -- A study by a Kansas State University professor has found that people are good at assessing their risk tolerance when it comes to their finances -- but that they could do better. Risk tolerance means how much risk a person is able, or tolerant, to take, according to John Grable, an associate professor […]

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  • April 13, 2006

    K-State Center on Aging Observing Careers in Aging Week

    MANHATTAN -- Courses in gerontology aren't just for people interested in working directly with the elderly, according to Gayle Doll, director of the Kansas State University Center on Aging. They also can be beneficial to people seeking careers that will be affected by demographic trends that show America's elderly population is growing. "U.S. Census Bureau […]

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  • March 23, 2006

    Grant to Benefit Guard, Reserve Families - Kansas Communities Invited

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the war in Iraq moving into its fourth year, many in the state have friends, neighbors or co-workers serving in military reserve units or the National Guard who have been called to serve in Iraq. As part-time commitments become fulltime assignments, family members at home often are without support services typically […]

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  • March 17, 2006

    Tips Simplify Income Tax Preparation, May Mean Money in Your Pocket

    PAOLA, Kan. - Consider the time invested in income tax preparation as an investment, said Diane Burnett, Kansas State University Research and Extension family and consumer sciences agent in Miami County. Burnett, who has a master's degree in family financial planning, views income tax preparation as a time to review your income and expenses and […]

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