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Stories by Laurie Edwards-Tate

Since 1984, Laurie Edwards-Tate has served as President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare, a non-medical Home Care Aide Organization, serving seniors, disabled, infirm and children. Laurie is Board of Director 2018 (elected), Palomar Health; Executive Board Member; Chair Board Human Resources Committee; Member of Audits & Compliance Committee; Community Relations Committee.

Memorial Day: No Greater Love Moment of Remembrance, taking pause at 3 pm

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2014 — Many of us are looking forward to a three-day weekend. Many of us think of it as the gateway to summer, a break to enjoy warmer weather, family, friends, and favorite activities. I wholeheartedly embrace our national celebration of the American way of life. But let’s please remember the reason for ...

Relevancy is good medicine for healthy aging and longevity

SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2014 — A life filled with purpose provides meaning to existence and the motivation to create goals which accomplish it. Researchers are finding that having a higher purpose in life, extending beyond mere day-to-day survival, has major health benefits and could also provide protection against many forms of dementia. Discovering what ...

First human polio virus clinical trial raises hope for curing cancer

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2014 — A non-lethal form of the polio virus may prove to be a viable treatment option or even a complete cure for malignant brain tumors and other forms of cancer. While conducting polio virus research in 1998, Dr. Matthias Gromeier of Duke University Medical Center discovered by accident that the ...

Preventing child abuse, honoring the youngest among us

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 — The devastation of child abuse will be brought front and center across America this April through the impact of the Blue Ribbon Campaign. Childhood abuse comes in many forms; these include psychological and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and abuse by neglect. It strikes children in families everywhere, regardless ...

Alcohol Awareness Month is nothing to joke about on April 1st

SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2014 — April Fool’s Day marks the beginning of Alcohol Awareness Month,  and it is no laughing matter. Established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the theme for this year’s Alcohol Awareness Month, “Help for today. Hope for tomorrow.” raises awareness for the millions of ...

Springtime ignites with melodious birdsong

SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2014 — Gracing humanity with their melodious symphonic sounds, North American songbirds call attention to the advent of springtime. Many species of songbirds fly northward from faraway lands imbued with migratory passion. This predictable migratory event is fueled by their desire to find plentiful food supplies, suitable mates, and ideal nesting ...

Springtime: A glorious time for spring cleaning and renewal

SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2014 — For those residing in the northern hemisphere of the Earthly globe, springtime is upon us. With spring’s promise of rebirth and new beginnings, few can deny the experience of pure joy created by seeing melting snow, blossoming leaves, or blooming flowers and hearing the sound of nature’s melody created ...

February is National Heart Month: Celebrity showcases prevention

SAN DIEGO, February 4, 2014 — The world was astounded when beloved actor James Gandolfini died of a heart attack last year. At the age of 51, his life was suddenly cut short as he left behind his wife, his children, and multitudes of grieving fans. “The idea that a heart attack is ‘natural’ for ...

Guide dogs bring light to the shadows cast by glaucoma

SAN DIEGO, January 21, 2014 — Glaucoma leads to loss of peripheral vision or blindness if it is not properly treated. There are approximately 10 million Americans who are blind and visually impaired, and close to 1.3 million who are considered legally blind, according to guidedogs.com. Further, it is estimated that approximately 10,000 people in ...

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Perfect time to celebrate the gift of sight

By Laurie Edwards-Tate (Twitter: @AYHFamilycare) SAN DIEGO, January 14, 2014 — Throughout the month of January, glaucoma awareness is brought to the fore with its message of prevention and hope. The precious gift of sight, one of the most critical of all the senses, is not able to be fully experienced or enjoyed by those ...