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President/CEO: AYHF Laurie Edwards-Tate on Politics and Profits TV

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President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate will be on Politics and Profits with Rick Amato TV show at 3pm ET/12pm PT Saturday May 27, 2017.

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American Stroke Month: Understanding and avoiding strokes

Fmr. U.S. Sen. Mark Steven Kirk resuming his public duties following a stroke (Image: CSPAN video screen shot)

Fmr. U.S. Sen. Mark Steven Kirk resuming his public duties following a stroke (Image: CSPAN video screen shot)

Every 40 seconds an American will suffer from a stroke, attributing to over 130,000 deaths. With approximately 795,000 Americans suffering from a stroke each year, according to stroke center.org, it is estimated that 600,000 stroke events occur for the first time and 185,000 are recurrent.

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States.

As a sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain, a stroke is primarily
caused by blockages of an artery or arteries.

A stroke occurs suddenly and requires immediate medical attention.

There are three primary types of stroke, according to strokecenter.org:

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Wildlife conservation at work in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

(image courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

(image courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate)

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park was originally conceived with animal breeding and plant conservancy in mind. Boasting over 1,800 acres of open land, the park today houses approximately 2,600 animals representing over 300 species.

Animals from major continents find refuge in the abundance of open space provided by the park, whose inhabitants include African elephants, zebras, tigers, buffalo, gazelles, rhinoceroses, storks, pelicans and many more.

With an emphasis on providing the most natural environment possible for all its animal inhabitants, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers exciting opportunities for human visitors eager to enjoy it.

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AYHF CEO, Laurie Edwards-Tate discusses teen suicide on Politics and Profits

President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate discusses Netflix’s controversial streaming video series ’13 Reasons Why’ on Politics and Profits with Rick Amato.

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President/CEO: AYHF Laurie Edwards-Tate on Politics and Profits TV

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President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate will be discussing Netflix’s streaming video series ’13 Reasons Why’ that deals with teen suicide today on Politics and Profits with Rick Amato TV show at 3pm ET/12pm PT Saturday May 13, 2017.

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Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ graphically explores teen suicide

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(image via wikimedia/Amanda Nobles)

Teenage suicide is an American tragedy, with an estimated 10 out of 100,000 teens determining to end their lives each year. According to the CDC, in 2013, 17 percent of U.S. students in grades 9-12 seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months.

Writer Jay Asher, in his novel “13 Reasons Why,” brings the tragedy of teenage suicide to the fore in a graphically written method, depicting the tragedy of a school girl named Hannah Baker who leaves behind a series of pre-suicide tapes for her classmates.

Each person who received the package of her suicide diary is numbered among those she
believed contributed to her tragic decision. Her instructions to them were specific: Starting with the first recipient of her tapes, teenager Clay Jensen, each recipient was instructed to listen to the entire 13 individual tapes then give to the next person mentioned until all 13 persons had listened to them.

Asher’s spellbinding novel became the subject for a motion picture that was to star actress Selena Gomez as Hannah. Discussions on the film began as early as 2011. However, for a variety of reasons, the film project was eventually shelved in favor of a projected TV series. The project was ultimately taken on by streaming video king, Netflix.

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World Asthma Day: Breathing fresh air into a serious health issue

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(image via wikimedia)

Today is World Asthma Day and many Americans are celebrating in style!

On May 2, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. a massive lunch box
demonstration is planned in our nation’s capital, and all concerned
Americans are invited.

Located at Union Station and Massachusetts Avenue, between 1st and 2nd
Streets in Northeast Washington, D.C., an installation of 77,000 lunch boxes
or trays will be displayed.

The combined 77,000 lunch boxes represents the total number of American
children who miss school each day due to being stricken by asthma.

As a joint effort by the national Allergy and Asthma Network and Moms
Clean Air Force, also in partnership with Alliance of Nurses for Health
Environments and Breathe DC, each lunch box will contain a note about the
effects of asthma on children across the U.S. which will be delivered to
members of Congress to help raise awareness.

Asthma affects approximately 18-24 million Americans with approximately 6
million being children.

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PTSD: Painful memories that never fade

(image via health.mil)

(image via health.mil)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — PTSD — is a human response that can result from experiencing a highly traumatic event. Post-traumatic stress disorder has many root causes including genetic predisposition, hormones and temperament, sexual assault, physical attack, a life-threatening event, a natural disaster, an accident or other life-altering events.

Many members of the military experience PTSD, especially those who engaged in active combat. It can go completely undetected, and can occur at any time if left untreated.

Reports from the National Vietnam Veteran’s Study in the 1980s indicated that 15% of male Veterans had PTSD at the time of the study. During a follow-up study conducted in 2003, it was discovered that 4 out of 5 Vietnam-era Veterans exhibited PTSD symptoms 20-25 years later.

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AYHF: Proud Member of CAHSAH since 1990!

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At Your Home Familycare is a proud member of CAHSAH since 1990! AYHF President and CEO, Laurie Edwards-Tate, was the first elected Member of their Board representing Home Care Aide companies statewide.

Women Who CAN Change the Face of Cancer (Event)

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So very proud to be a local American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Member Host and Supporter!

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