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Healthy, tasty caramel popcorn for Halloween

image via flickr/by Randy Son Of Robert

image via flickr/by Randy Son Of Robert

Halloween is a fun time of year, when family and friends get together for frightening good times.

Trick or treaters parade neighborhood streets, knocking on doors frantically in search of sugary delights to soothe their anxious palates.

Halloween is also a time when candies, sweets and other treats abound, creating a tendency to over consume them and making it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Superhero help is on its way with a popular snack recipe from Cooking Light!

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The truth about breast cancer: Breast Cancer Awareness Month


One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

To put this phenomenon in perspective, walk down the street of a typical neighborhood and count out 8 dwellings. Residing in one of them will be a woman who will become stricken with breast cancer.

As the most common form of cancer in women, striking women of all ages, National Breast Cancer Awareness is the ideal time to bring this epidemic to the fore.

In his 2016 Presidential Proclamation, Barack Obama had this to say:

“During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we honor all those who lost their lives to breast cancer, and we recognize the courageous survivors who are still fighting for it. For these individuals, and for their loved ones who give their unwavering support during the most trying times, we recommit ourselves to the essential and necessary work of forging a future free from cancer in all its forms.”

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Can vitamin D prevent Alzheimer’s disease?


Alzheimer’s is a tragic disease and a societal health problem of epidemic proportions that requires urgent attention.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.3 million Americans suffered from the disease in 2015. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that one in nine Americans age 65 and older (11 percent), one-third of those age 85 and older (32 percent) and four-fifths of those age 75 and older (81 percent) have Alzheimer’s make this situation even more alarming.

Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is on the rise and is expected to explode as more and more Baby Boomers reach age 65.

Developing in the brain as many as ten years prior to its onset, Alzheimer’s has several stages.

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Leaving summer behind: The Joys of autumn


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

Homemade Peach Jam on wooden background

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


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


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

Laurie Edwards-Tate

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


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


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



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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