Organic on the agenda

Washington, DC - It’s a term you see on labels and in advertising, but what does it mean to consumers? The word is “organic,” and consumer interpretations of organic claims for non-agricultural products is the topic on the agenda at an October 20, 2016, roundtable sponsored by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Spanish Club

Yuma, Arizona - The Main Library hosts “Spanish Club” every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Learn basic vocabulary and phrases, and practice speaking Spanish with other learners in a supportive, low-stress environment. The group will meet in the second-floor classroom. There is no charge to attend.

1828: Dirtiest Election Ever?

Yuma, Arizona - Think this election season is turbulent? Join political historian Ian McDougall October 12th and 13th at Yuma County Libraries as he explores the mudslinging and corrupt dealings that defined the presidential campaigns of the 1820s. Learn about the underhanded tactics used by both Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams as they vied for the U.S. Presidency, and how the election shaped modern politics.

Reducing accidental poisonings

Yuma, Arizona - Last week YFD responded to a report of a poisoning involving a 1 year old who drank an unknown substance. According to National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, approximately 45 percent of unintentional injury deaths occurred in and around the home. Unintentional home injury deaths of children are caused primarily by fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking and poisoning.

Home Remedies: What to do about bad breath

Rochester, Minnesota - There are many causes of bad breath, also called halitosis. Your mouth may be the source. The  breakdown of food particles and other debris by bacteria in and around your teeth can cause a foul odor.  If your mouth becomes dry, such as during sleep or after smoking, dead cells can accumulate and decompose on your tongue, gums and cheeks, causing odor. Eating foods containing oils with strong odor such as onions and garlic, can lead to bad breath. Foul-smelling breath also may be a symptom of illness, such as lung disease, diabetes or liver failure.