Celebrating mental health throughout the month of May

Celebrating mental health throughout the month of May

May is Mental Health Awareness month across America and was first observed in 1949.

Throughout the month of May, millions of Americans will be participating in celebrations, events, walks and more which highlight the importance of mental health while helping to reduce any prevailing stigmas that create barriers to diagnosis and treatment.

This year’s theme is Live Your Life Well, which focuses on prevention and positive lifestyle choices which foster mental health.

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Hazelnut Chocolate Blini: Springtime dessert with cancer-fighting ingredients

Hazelnut Chocolate Blini: Springtime dessert with cancer-fighting ingredients

Rich with healthy fresh raspberries, ground hazelnuts and dark chocolate, the fabulous Hazelnut Chocolate Blini with Raspberry Drizzle recipe from Dana Jacobi, at the American Institute for Cancer Research, might just become an all-time favorite springtime dessert!

Easy to make and loaded with cancer-fighting ingredients, crepe-like blini are ideal for a lovely springtime brunch.

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Uniting the world on Earth Day: U.S. and China to sign historic Agreement

Uniting the world on Earth Day: U.S. and China to sign historic Agreement

April 22 is Earth Day which falls on the same day every year!

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 and brought together approximately 20 million Americans who demonstrated their love, appreciation and concern for our planet.

This historical event resulted in the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts, according to earthday.org.

Earth Day continues to inspire millions of people, not only in the US, but worldwide.

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REGROW amendment promotes regenerative medicine and quality of life

REGROW amendment promotes regenerative medicine and quality of life

Introduced by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., in collaboration with Sens. Susan Collins, R-Me., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., the Regrow Act became an amendment in the Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health Workforce Authorities Modernization Act (S.2700), which was recently passed unanimously by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension.

The addition of the REGROW Act to S.2700 has the potential to help propel modernization of the FDA’s current regulatory approaches toward safe and effective cell therapies, while advancing regenerative medicine in general.

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REGROW: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk champions hope for millions

REGROW: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk champions hope for millions

When U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., introduced S.2689 on March 16, 2016, it was subsequently referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Known as the REGROW Act (Reliable and Effective Growth for Regenerative Health Options that Improve Wellness), this groundbreaking bill promises to expedite and reduce barriers to badly needed clinical trials, while creating pathways for purposes of investment and development.

In a conversation with a spokesperson from Kirk’s office, it became clear that the senator is known for his philosophy of “never giving up,” which might help to explain both his amazing recovery and his passion for the REGROW Act.

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For a delicious springtime soup try healthy split pea

For a delicious springtime soup try healthy split pea

Green peas are a healthy legume vegetable commonly sold from December through the end of spring.

Known for their healthful properties, including vitamins K, C and B, they also contain rich cholesterol-lowering plant sterols.

Believed to have originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of West India, today they are grown in a variety of temperate and semi-tropical regions.

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Springtime wishes!

All of us at At Your Home Familycare wish you continuing springtime joy and pleasure! – Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS, President and CEO

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Enjoying springtime asparagus: Grilled asparagus with caper vinaigrette

Enjoying springtime asparagus: Grilled asparagus with caper vinaigrette

Asparagus, a member of the lily family, has been a popular vegetable since Greek and Roman times.

Asparagus later found its way into the palatial Versailles greenhouses of Louie XIV of France.

In the U.S., asparagus was first introduced and cultivated in New England. Today, California is the top asparagus-producing state in America.

Asparagus is low in calories and fat and rich in fiber, protein, calcium and vitamin B, making it a healthy as well as tasty vegetable.

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Valentine’s Day is almost here: Make yours sweet and healthful

Valentine’s Day is almost here: Make yours sweet and healthful

February 14 is Valentine’s Day!

It is considered the most popular time of year to express love and affection for those held most dear.

Sharing tokens of appreciation and gifts such as greeting cards, flowers, candy and more is one of the most joyful aspects of this holiday.

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Go Red celebrating 10 years of women’s heart health

Go Red celebrating 10 years of women’s heart health

Friday, February 5 is the day to wear red and show support for women’s hearth health!

Heart disease used to be perceived as a disease that primarily affected men. Today, it is well established that heart disease is the leading cause of death each year for women in the United States, killing 1 in 3 women aged 20 and older.

Due largely to the outreach, education, research and support efforts of the American Heart Association, 34 percent fewer women in the U.S. have died from heart disease over the last 10 years.

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