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Leaving summer behind: The Joys of autumn

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The crispness of autumn is here!

Beginning in the United States September 22 this year, Fall continues until the advent of the winter solstice in December.

As the sun progressively sets earlier, temperatures become noticeably cooler.

According to Wikipedia, the word autumn originated with the Etruscans, and later was adopted by the Romans.

The word “fall” became popular through the colonization of British colonists in North America.

The words autumn and fall are both acceptable descriptions for this beautiful season profuse with natural colors of red and gold.

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Enjoy summer fruit all year with healthy Peach Freezer Jam

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Love fresh peaches and want to enjoy them far beyond the summer?

Making simple and delightful Peach Freezer Jam could just be the answer.

This healthy recipe, published in Southern Bite, would help any diva quickly become the hostess heroine for family and friends–giving them the year-long taste of summer as it gives way to fall and beyond.

Peach Freezer Jam

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds fresh ripe peaches

2 tablespoons lemon juice

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A yummy way to end the summer: Healthy grilled eggplant panini

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Profusely purple eggplant is common in North America, and is healthy and delicious.

A member of the nightshade family, this healthy fruit is related to both the tomato and potato and is used as a vegetable.

According to Wikipedia, eggplant originated in southern and eastern Asia since prehistory, with reference made in Qimin Yaoshu, an ancient Chinese agricultural treatise dated 544.

Eggplant is also known to have grown in ancient Greece, Rome, Africa, the Mediterranean and Arab countries.

 
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Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare appointed as member of The American Cancer Society’s Community Action Network Committee

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Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, is
pleased to announce she has been appointed as a member of the  American
Cancer Society’s Community Action Network Committee!

 

According to Edwards-Tate, “The ACS CAN provides advocacy for public
policies which raise awareness, and helps to ensure that cancer
remains at the top of our nation’s  public dialogue. I am honored to
have the opportunity to work with a special group of such
knowledgeable and dedicated committee members.”

 

For further information about the American Cancer
Society Community Action Network go to acscan.org

Anti-Aging: How nutrition benefits your hair and skin

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Healthy hair and supple skin often signal overall good health.

Given that Americans spend an estimated several billions of dollars every year on the latest dermatological procedures and over-the-counter products, there is no denying that having great hair and skin are highly sought after.

Achieving success through increased health, while also improving appearance, is not as difficult as it might seem.

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The American epidemic of emotional abuse

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Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%), according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Emotional abuse does not discriminate based on age, gender, socio-economic status, education, religion or creed.

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Black raspberries are the king of the berries: Enjoy them in a black raspberry cobbler

 

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If scrumptious black berries are available close to home or at the local grocer, whether fresh, frozen or dried, they are a summertime must!

The following Black Raspberry Cobbler, published in SavingRoomforDessert.com, (with recommendations added for special diets) , will surely delight the palate at the end of a summertime meal

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Research raises hope for a Zika virus cure

Research raises hope for a Zika virus cure

The Zika virus is spread primarily by the Aedes mosquito. Found predominantly in Asia and Africa, the Aedes mosquito has spread to other parts of the world where there are warm temperatures and prevalent bodies of water.

The Zika virus poses a great threat to pregnant women, due to its ability to spread to the fetus. There is no known cure and no vaccine to protect against the Zika virus.

The threat of Zika virus has qualified it as a growing epidemic threat, and the World Health Organization (WHO) now considers it an international health emergency, according to www.directrelief.org.

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At Your Home Familycare receives California Full License Status

Congratulations to At Your Home Familycare for being among the first select group of non-medical home care aide organizations in California to receive Full License Status from the Department of Social Services!

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Summer travelers beware of the Zika virus

Summer travelers beware of the Zika virus

It’s officially summer and now is the time to choose which vacation spots would make for the most fun and interesting trips.

Popular travel destinations such as Africa, Asia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico and the Gulf states in the United States can be some of the riskiest areas to visit when it comes to potential to contract the Zika virus.

Found in many tropical regions worldwide that  have warm climates and are at lower levels of elevation, the Aedes aegypti mosquito carries the Zika virus.

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