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IT IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
13 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW
LEARN THE FACTS FROM FICTION

#1 FACT - DO NOT THINK ALL BREAST LUMPS ARE CANCEROUS - 80% ARE NOT!
FACT: Because catching breast cancer early is so beneficial, report any changes to your doctor immediately.

#2 FACT - WOMEN WITH LUMPY BREASTS (also known as fibrocystic breast changes)
DO NOT HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER

#3 FACT - BE AWARE OF OTHER SIGNS THAT MAY INDICATE BREAST CANCER
BEFORE A LUMP CAN BE FOUND
Women should also be on the alert for other kinds of changes that may be signs of cancer. These include swelling; skin irritation or dimpling; breast or nipple pain; nipple retraction (turning inward); redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin; or a discharge. Underarm lymph nodes and swelling can occur before a tumor in the breast is large enough to be felt.

#4 FACT - THE STATEMENT THAT ALL WOMEN HAVE A 1-IN-8 CHANCE OF GETTING BREAST CANCER IS NOT COMPLETELY ACCURATE.
FACT: The reality is your risk increases as you get older. A woman's chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 233 when she's in her 30s and only rises to 1 in 8 when she's reached 85.

#5 FACT - A FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER INCREASES THE RISK OF A
WOMAN GETTING BREAST CANCER,

FACT: the family-history risks are these: If a first-degree relative (a parent, sibling, or child) has had or has breast cancer, your risk of developing the disease approximately doubles. Having two first-degree relatives with the disease increases your risk even more.


#6 FACT - BREAST CANCER HISTORY IN YOUR FATHER'S FAMILY IS JUST AS
IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTANDING A WOMEN'S RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER AS HER MOTHER'S FAMILY HISTORY

#7 FACT - THERE ARE HUGE BENEFITS REAPED FROM REGULAR MAMMOGRAM
SCREENING.
MAMMOGRAMS CAN DETECT LUMPS BEFORE THEY CAN BE FELT, AND THE EARLIER LUMPS ARE FOUND THE BETTER CHANCES ONE'S CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.
The American Cancer Society has said unequivocally:
"all studies show that following the screening mammogram guidelines is the most effective thing a woman can do to reduce her chances of dying of breast cancer."
For the most recent screening guidelines GO TO: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/20/health/new-acs-breast-cancer-screening-guidelines/index.html


#8 FACT SADLY, BREAST CANCER IS NOT PREVENTABLE
Although it is possible to identify risk factors (such as family history and inherited gene mutations) and make lifestyle changes that can lower your risk (reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption, losing weight, getting regular exercise and screenings, and quitting smoking), roughly 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors, meaning that the disease occurs largely by chance and according to as-yet-unexplained factors.

Currently the best we can do is early diagnosis via patient self-examination, regular physician examinations, and strictly following the guidelines for screening mammography

#9 MYTH / NOT TRUE:
Annual mammograms expose you to so much radiation that they increase your risk of cancer.
Reality: the amount is so small that any associated risks are tiny when compared to the huge preventive benefits reaped from the test.

#10 MYTH / NOT TRUE:
Breast implants can raise your cancer risk.
Reality: Women with breast implants are at no greater risk of getting breast cancer

#11 MYTH / NOT TRUE:
Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk.
Reality: Roughly 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors for the disease.

#12 MYTH / NOT TRUE:
Small-breasted women have less chance of getting breast cancer.
Reality: There's no connection between the size of your breasts and your risk of getting breast cancer.

#13 MYTH / NOT TRUE:
Having an abortion raises your risk of getting breast cancer.

CREDIT: This Blog Article was exerpted and modified by Murray Bruder MD, Associate Broker Steinborn and Associates Real Esate. The original article is from health.com in an article entitled: "25 Breast Cancer Myths Busted - Health Mobile" - No Author Attributed- The original article is available at:

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20533364,00.html

 

 

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Moving with your Pets to your Las Cruces HomeHey everyone!

I am starting a 3 part series on one of the most overlooked parts of moving to or around Las Cruces! Your pets! Sure, you're aren't going to forget your pets, but many people underestimate how complex a task it can be! It can quickly become stressful for both you and your pet. This blog series will help the transition be as smooth as possible for both you and your pets.

Prep Work

One of the most important preperations to moving is to keep a normal routine for your pet. Leave their beds, litter boxes, and food dishes in their usual places up until moving day. The same goes for their meal times.

If at all possible, try to pack little by little leading up to moving day. This will help lessen the confusion of a complete and sudden change in their environment.

Seal Boxes. I know this sounds like a pain, especially the farther away from moving day you are, but most pets are naturally curious and they may unpack some boxes for you way ahead of time.

Don't ignore your pets. I know that this time will be crazy for you but imagine how your pets feel. They may be more stressed out than they let on so make sure you give them some attention.

 

A Short Car Ride

If you are only moving a short distance away, it is a good idea to get your pets acquainted with your new Las Cruces home. Take a short car ride to your new home and let you pet explore it for themselves. It doesn’t need to be a day trip, just an hour or two. Make sure you secure all exits (doors, windows, gates, etc.) so they don’t make a getaway.

Long Car Ride

If your pets don’t have much travel experience, start taking them on short car rides a few weeks before the move. Moving day will be much less stressful if they are used to car travel.

Make sure you get reservations at pet-friendly hotels/motels ahead of time. Most hotels/motels are not pet friends and getting one on short notice can be problematic.

Put together a “Travel Kit” for your pets. Include in this kit food, litter (for a cat), bottled water, a few treats, their favorite toy, paper towels, leash, any medication they need, and air freshener.

Air Travel

Find out about your airlines policy on pets as early as possible. They will have regulations that have to be met before they board your pet.

Reserve a spot for your pet as early as possible. Space for pets is limited so reconfirm 48 hours before departure.

Book a direct flight, if possible. The fewer layovers and stops will reduce the stress on your pet.

It is usually required to have identification tags must be present on your pet at all times. Even if your pet is microchipped, make sure your pet has id tags on his collar.

Other Tips

Check on local ordinances. Some states and cities have restrictions on so-called aggressive breeds.

Pack a recent photo and written description of your pet just incase your pet pulls a Harry Houdini and escapes.

Obtain a copy of your animals health records from your vet. And research a new vet near your new home.

Next Week we will go over some tips for moving day. Moving day is probably the most chaotic and you want to make the transition as smooth as possible!

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A Simple strategy to save THOUSANDS of dollars on your Mortgage!


You will shave years off your Mortgage payoff, you will save thousands of dollars in interest payments while gaining 10's of thousands of dollars in extra equity.
You can do all of this without paying any more than your current mortgage payment, and this system has nothing to do with refinancing your mortgage.


THE SECRET IS TO MAKE BI-WEEKLY MORTGAGE PMTS
STEP 1 is to just take your current Mortgage Payment and divide it in half.
STEP 2 is to pay the Mortgage Company that half payment every 2 weeks.
STEP 3 is to arrange with your bank to allow the Mortgage Company to make an automatic withdrawal payment of an amount equal to half of your current payment every 2 weeks. THE BEAUTY OF THIS PROCESS IS THAT IT IS ALL ON AUTOPILOT.

HERE IS WHAT YOU GAIN BY USING THIS SIMPLE SYSTEM
As an example, assume you have a 30 year fixed rate Mortgage ($200,000 @ 6%) and a monthly payment of $1200 Principal & Interest.


1. SHAVE YEARS OFF YOUR MORTGAGE
Obviously that Mortgage will pay off in 30 years. Making bi-weekly payments your Mortgage will now payoff in 24 years. You will have shaved off 6 years of payments.

2. SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN INTEREST PAYMENTS

Making monthly payments you will have paid the bank $231,667 over the life of the Mortgage. Making payments every 2 weeks you will only have paid $180,360. This is a saving of more than $51,000 in interest payments.

 

3. GAIN THOUSAND OF DOLLARS IN EQUITY

The average homeowner moves every 7 years. With traditional monthly payments you will still owe the bank $179,279 and you will have equity of $20,721. Your bi-weekly payments will have reduced the amount you owe to only $168,460 giving you an equity of $31,539. This is almost $11,000 more equity!

The Secret to Saving Thousands of Dollars on Your Mortgage

If you have any problems with your mortgage lender or bank regarding this procedure - we can help you
Just email: evelyn@homeslascruces.com
or Call evelyn: at 575-650-7224

Share this video with your friends everyone should take advantage of the benefits of this simple process.

Also, if you or any of your friends are thinking of buying or selling a home, give Evelyn a call today!

 

 

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Tucked away in downtown Las Cruces, the Rio Grande Theatre a completely modern performing arts center with a digital projector, sound and lighting systems. While sitting in one of the 422 seats you will enjoy the productions amazing visuals and sounds. Acoustical panels shape the sound to increase your audio experience all while keeping you comfortable with their climate controlled facility.

The Rio Grande Theatre has been entertaining people for over 70 years and is the only remaining two-story adobe theatre in the country. In 2005, the Dona Ana Arts Council renovated and reopened the facility and it has become the heart of performance art culture in the Las Cruces area. They host films, literary events, free perfomances, and special lectures.

With a paid staff of just five and a volunteer board of up to twenty-five, you may ask how DAAC can successfully fulfill our mission.The answer is volunteers, and we have numerous opportunities for volunteers at just about any commitment level. There are numerous volunteer opportunities at the Rio Grande Theatre including gallery docents and ushers.

Also located in the Rio Grande Theatre is the El Paso Electric Gallery and the Carolene de Mesilla Information Center & Gallery. They have exhibits year-round galleries focused on artists from the Las Cruces area. Each exhibit has an opening reception hosted by the DAAC and the artist in attendance in conjunction with the Downtown Ramble on the first Friday evening of each month.

Anyway you spin it, the Rio Grande is a treasure trove of New Mexican arts & culture with something to offer everyone.

For more information, with specific event dates and times visit their website

http://www.riograndetheatre.com/ or call (575) 523-6403

Las Cruces Magazine

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In New Mexico watering plants is incredibly important. Every plant needs what but drought-resistant varieties, which need only dainty sips once they've been planted. This makes them perfect for low-rainfall areas such as New Mexico. Susan Gottlieb, an expert on drought-tolerant gardens, says native plants have the best chance of surviving dry summers or whatever nature throws at them."Natives have evolved to thrive in your climate without a whole lot of extra work," Gottlieb says.

Include these 5 stunners in your landscaping retire your watering can and save some money.

California Lilac1. California lilac (Ceanothus): This beautiful shrub flowers in late winter/early spring, emits a lovely fragrance, and shows flowers that run from white to purple. The "Concha" variety is prized for its deep blue blossoms. California lilacs grow best on dry, sloping land or in front of any structure that protects them from wind. They also prefer well-drained soil, and they don't do well in clay.

Deer Grass2. Deer grass (Muhlenbergia rigens): Found in many desert gardens, deer grass is a spiky and dependable ornamental. It loves full sun, but also will grow in a little shade. Water every three days until established. After the first year, water only every three weeks. Deergrass underwent an early form of cultivation by many California Native American tribes who regularly burned areas to maintain stands of deergrass, and induce the production of long straight stalks for use in basketry. Each basket required over 3000 stalks, driving the need for cultivation

Salvia3. Salvia, heatwave series: These dependable perennials were developed in Australia to withstand extreme weather. As a bonus, they bloom spring through fall, to the delight of hummingbirds and butterflies. Colors include white, pink, and salmon. The tighter foliage of the Heatwave salvias allows them to be a given more prominent location in a garden setting which they well deserve considering they provide colour all through the warmer months right through autumn.

Dusty Miller4. Dusty miller (Senecio cineraria): This low-growing perennial is known for its silver-gray foliage, looks good as a ground cover, and thrives in containers stuffed with annuals. It hates standing around with wet roots, so plant it in soil that drains well. Many cultivars have been selected for particularly dense silvery tomentum, such as 'Cirrus', 'New Look', 'Ramparts', 'Silverdust', 'Silver Filigree', and 'White Diamond'. It has been recommended in North America for its fire resistance, resistance to browsing by deer, and its salt tolerance.

Tickweed5. Tickweed (Coreopsis): These yellow perennials add a burst of sunshine to any garden or border. More than 100 species are long-blooming (so long as you deadhead) and low-maintenance. They range from long and leggy to small and mounded. Also, they are easy to divide, creating many more plants season after season. Many of its 35 to 114 species are cultivated. Twenty-eight species are native to North America and the others come from Central and South America.

More than 30 states host Native Plant Societies, which can guide your selection and help you save water in your garden. To find a local society, check with your local extension agent or with the Native Plant Conservation Campaign, a friend to native and endangered plants.

You can find your local Plant Society at the NPCC website:

http://www.plantsocieties.org/#Affiliates

And the New Mexico chapter can be found at the following:

http://www.npsnm.org/

 

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