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From jack-o’-lanterns to pies: Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere

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Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere – in grocery stores and piled high at farmers’ markets, community pumpkin patches and parks – signal the beginning of the fall season and the advent of Halloween.

At our homes, transformed into traditional Halloween jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins are deftly carved into frightening faces that glow eerily at night from the candlelight flickering deep within them.

But pumpkins are far more than the fascinating orbs so frequently used as the basis for seasonal displays. They represent a $145 million dollar U.S. industry, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The United States is among the top five pumpkin-producing countries in the world.
As a member of the Cucurbitaceae family of melons and cucumbers, within the genus Cucurbita of squashes and gourds, pumpkins are natives of North America.

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Laurie Edwards-Tate on natl. TV today!

Media Alert

President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Laurie Edwards-Tate will be on Politics and Profits with Rick Amato, 3pm ET/12pm PT. Check your listings!

Better Breathers Symposium/October 27th

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ATTEND THE BETTER BREATHERS EVENT SPONSORED BY AT YOUR HOME FAMILYCARE
OCTOBER 27TH!
“We support the important work of the American Lung Association, says
Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare. It is
with great honor that I serve as a Member of the ALA Board, and we
sponsor in support of wiping out lung cancer and improving the health
quality of air which we all breathe.”
Register here> http://action.lung.org/site/TR?fr_id=16370&pg=entry

Donate to Meals on Wheels

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“At Your Home Familycare encourages you to support Meals on
Wheels.This wonderful program delivers meals to the homes of
vulnerable, isolated seniors who would otherwise have no
source of nutrition. Please give generously today! Your
urgent support is badly needed.”
Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS
President and CEO
Click link to donate.
https://www.meals-on-wheels.org/fill-the-plate

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know

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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 forefront.

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.”

The good news is that there is a 5-year relative survival rate of 99% for those with early-stage breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society further indicates that there are more than 3 million survivors in the U.S.

Early stage breast cancer oftentimes means that early detection was a critical component of a high success rate.

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

Support Meals on Wheels

“At Your Home Familycare encourages you to support Meals on
Wheels.This wonderful program delivers meals to the homes of
vulnerable, isolated seniors who would otherwise have no
source of nutrition. Please give generously today! Your
urgent support is badly needed.”
Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS
President and CEO
Click here to donate> Meals on Wheels

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Better Breathers event sponsored by At Your Home Familycare

 

ATTEND THE BETTER BREATHERS EVENT SPONSORED BY AT YOUR HOME FAMILYCARE
OCTOBER 25TH!
“We support the important work of the American Lung Association, says
Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare. It is
with great honor that I serve as a Member of the ALA Board, and we
sponsor in support of wiping out lung cancer and improving the health
quality of air which we all breathe.”

Register here> Better Breathers Symposium

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Las Vegas: Finding resilience to hate in the face of tragedy

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(image via wikimedia/Darwin Cruz)

Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate

On a Sunday evening in Las Vegas as country
music enthusiasts were enjoying an outdoor concert, at approximately 10:08 pm the sounds of repetitive gunfire replaced revelry with tragedy.

From a hotel room 32 stories up at Mandalay Bay a mass shooter, 64-year old Stephen Paddock, opened fire with what has been described as automatic weapons.

Tragically, 59 people were killed and over 500 wounded, during what has now been described as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Rumors started to fly, as many quickly ascribed this horrific incident as being terrorist, racial, or political in nature.

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

The allure of pumpkin and spice

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(image via pixabay)

Many avid candle lovers anticipate pumpkin-scented candles, signaling the advent of the fall season.

The scent of pumpkin, along with cinnamon, and apple, suggest that fall, Halloween and the winter holidays are just around the corner.

Few can deny the relief of the long-awaited cooling trend following summertime heat, lending itself nicely to wearing a cozy sweater, relaxing by a blazing fireplace and sipping hot apple cider spiced with a hearty cinnamon stick–ideally shared with a loved one.

In fact, pumpkin scent is purported to be an aphrodisiac, with the promise of raising testosterone levels in many men.

Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago suggests, “Throw away the perfume and get some pumpkin pie.”

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

As the leaves start to fall: The colorful beauty of autumn

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

Autumn is here when, on Thursday, September 22, the autumnal equinox begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

“The exact moment when the sun appears to arrive at the intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator is when autumn begins,” according to Live Science.

“It is the summer’s great last heat,
It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.”
-Sara Morgan Bryan Platt

As the days become shorter, and nights become longer, people tend to move more inward both into themselves and their homes, as they find comfort in rediscovering sitting by the fireplace, indoor activities and the warmth of family and friends.

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