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Men’s Health Month message needs to last all year long

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate-All about Men’s Health Month.

As the national celebration of Men’s Health Month comes to a close this June, it is critical that the subject of men’s health continues as part of the national health care discussion.

According to Dr. Gremillion, published in menshealthnetwork.org ,

“There is a silent health crisis in America…it’s the fact that, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.”

It is estimated that men die approximately 5 years earlier than women.

Here are morbidity rates by top disease processes which compare men and women, published by Men’s Health Network:

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

The Lincoln Reagan Dinner 2017

President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate was proud to be a silver sponsor for The Lincoln Reagan Dinner 2017 featuring keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (SC).

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The Solstice heralds the official start of Summer

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Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate-All about Summer Solstice.

Summer is coming to America! When the Sun is at its most northern point from the equator, summer solstice begins. It is also the longest day of each year, and the brightest having the most
hours of sunlight!

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, summer solstice in the Northern
Hemisphere occurs Jun 21, 12:24 A.M., Eastern Standard Time; Tuesday, June
20, 11:24 P.M., Central Standard Time; Tuesday, June 20, 10:24 P.M.,
Mountain Standard Time; and, Tuesday, June 20, 9:24 P.M. Pacific Standard
Time.

As the Sun is at its highest point in the sky, its rays hit the Earth more
directly, therefore causing a warming trend.

Most of us love summer as a time to soak up the Sun by swimming, camping,
visiting parks and participating in other forms of outdoor recreation.

It is also a time when most families travel, and many take to the
highways, byways and scenic routes while enjoying the sense of freedom
and camaraderie of the great American road trip.

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

American Lung Association breathing life into awareness of lung disease

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(photo by Sutton Porter/courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate-All about The American Lung Association

Established in 1904, the American Lung Association is one of oldest and among the most venerable non-profit institutions in America.

They began their efforts in 1904 by successfully battling tuberculosis. Later, they discovered the gene which causes cystic fibrosis.

The American Lung Association is responsible for leading the charge to drive down smoking rates and for advocacy efforts which resulted in smoke-free laws.

According to the National Institutes of Health, “People with lung disease have difficulty breathing … millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease.”

As the American Lung Association continues its important work of ensuring clean air to breathe and healthy lungs with which to enjoy it, they also embrace advocacy and research for lung cancer.

Lung cancer represents approximately 14 percent of all cancer diagnoses in the U.S. Every 2.5 minutes someone is diagnosed with lung cancer. Over 220,000 people receive a lung cancer diagnosis each year, making it the leading cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths in America.

Over 156,000 annual deaths are attributed to lung cancer, about 85,000 of them men, 72,000 women.

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

LungForce Gala a huge success!

President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate was proud to be a sponsor for the LungForce Gala event held aboard the Inspiration Hornblower in San Diego, CA.  The June 9th gala was a great success and thank you to everyone involved.

Pictured below: Lung Force Executive Director, Rita Redaelli, Janelle Wallace, Development Director at Lung Force and the LungForce Heroes who have survived lung cancer.

Enjoy the photos from the event below!

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London Bridge takes a temporary fall as terrorphobia rises

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Americans once believed in the invincibility of America and that following Pearl Harbor, war and terror would not come to these great shores. The attack on New York City’s Twin Towers killed that belief.

Writing for “The American Interest”, then Vice President Dick Cheney suggested that terrorism might not have an “end date” and that it might never be possible to say, “There, it’s all over with.”

And Cheney might have been entirely correct.

Global terrorism is on the rise; it increased by 25 percent in 2016, according to Breitbart News. The five countries with the highest number of terrorist attacks were Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan; they accounted collectively for 72 percent of all deaths from terrorism in 2015, according to CNN.

If attacks were up, they were less deadly; CNN reports that deaths caused by global terrorism are down by 10 percent. However, there was a 650 percent increase in fatal terror attacks on the 34 industrialized countries which make up the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), which include the U.S., UK, Germany, France and Turkey.

This past Saturday night, London Bridge was the scene of a brutal terrorist attack which killed seven and injured dozens more.

Traveling from London Bridge to a popular night spot, terrorists drove a white van into pedestrians, then poured into the crowd to brutally knife people simply enjoying the sites and having a good time.

The Islamic State claims responsibility for this attack, one of three terrorist attacks that night.

Read more on Laurie’s article at http:LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News

ATYH Familycare: Proud sponsor LungForce Gala

At Your Home Familycare is proud to be a sponsor of LungForce Gala.

Support lung cancer and lung health.

Join us June 9, 2017!

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AYHF CEO, Laurie Edwards-Tate on Politics and Profits

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President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate on Politics and Profits with Rick Amato.

Watch the videos below:

P&P TV: Gianforte Body Slams Reporter

P&P TV: He’s Baaaack! Mitt Romney to Run for Senate?

Better Breathers Club: Monthly meetings

Sharing your story with others who have lung disease can help! Proud to be a supporter and Community Advisory Board Member of the American Lung Association.

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Join me at 2pm ET/11am PT here to watch the 2017 National Memorial Day concert and parade!

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Honoring the brave men and women in uniform who
have given their lives for our freedom is a long-standing American tradition

In 1971, the U.S. Congress made Memorial Day an official national holiday which is celebrated the last Monday of May every year.

Wearing red poppies on Memorial Day is a very popular tradition, and is symbolic of war-torn battlefields with their promise of recovery and new life as poppies were the first plants to grow following a horrific battle.

In 1915, John McCrae wrote the very popular and poignantly beautiful poem, In Flanders Fields:

“In Flanders field the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

Read more on Laurie’s article and watch the live stream at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News