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Pumpkin Spice 101

In this fact sheet and the associated video food scientist, Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS answers questions behind the science behind the popular fall drink, the pumpkin spice latte. Shelke shares how the drink and the spice mix is made, explains any safety concerns involving the ingredients, and the science behind why we love it so much.

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Catching Fall Foliage Colors Across America

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Catching the fall foliage at its peak in the United States just became a little easier, thanks to the work of senior scientist Xiaoyang Zhang in the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University. He and research scientist Yunyue “Bob” Yu of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed a method to monitor and predict changes in leaf coloration using satellite imagery. Maps are available at http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/news2014_201410_FallFoliage.php.

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Vanderbilt Experts Offer Advice for Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies

Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true terror into the hearts of their parents—food allergies

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The Halloween Fear Factor: Film, Psychology and Philosophy Experts Available to Discuss Why People Enjoy the Thrill of Being Scared

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Tips to Trick or Treat Safely From the Scariest Place of all - The Emergency Department

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Each year, 9.2 million babies, children, and teens are injured severely enough to need treatment in emergency departments all across America, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Nothing is scarier than a trip to the emergency room," said Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Health System. "In a season devoted to frights, it is our goal to keep everyone safe

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A Toothy Grin Lasts After Halloween Says Loyola Dentist

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A big sack of candy is the top priority of children at Halloween but with some easy substitutions, adults can offers kids treats that preserve dental health and Halloween fun. "Every year right after Halloween I get emergency visits from parents with kids who have damaged teeth caused by Halloween candy," says Martin Hogan, DDS, division director of dentistry, Loyola University Health System.

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Keep Kids Safe So Halloween Doesn’t Become a Nightmare on Your Street

For one night you get to be someone completely different, have a mission of collecting candy at every house you see and it’s OK to be scared. It’s no wonder Halloween has become one of the most exciting holidays for kids. But, without some safety reminders a child’s dream come true could turn into a parent’s worst nightmare.

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#TexasTech Experts Available for #Halloween Stories

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#Halloween Story Pitch: Can #Ebola Crisis Eventually Turn Into Worldwide Bio-Horror?

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween: GW’s Medical, Marketing, Urban Development and Religion Experts Available

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