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About Allie Beatty

Allie's Voice is where I put my thoughts on health news. I have Type 1 diabetes but I talk about things that apply to everybody. Reach me on Twitter @AlliesVoice. Please subscribe to Allie's Voice. When you subscribe to Allie's Voice, it's a free way of supporting my nonprofit, Dip a Stick® for Diabetes. Learn more at www.dipastick.org.

#Parents are Good #Housemates!

TweetFor the first time in 130-years, more young adults live with their parents than with partners and/or roommates. For what it’s worth, the cost of living isn’t cheap. Whether you’re a retired parent or a young adult trying to make … Continue reading

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A Balloon to #LoseWeight?

TweetA balloon has been reported to help obese patients lose nearly 4% of their body weight in a 6-month study. After swallowing a pill, it balloons to take-up a portion of the persons stomach. In effect, the person eats less … Continue reading

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How Much #Time Does #Confidence Take?

TweetTime is money and money is the goal of every business.  This is the simplest explanation as to why women who take more time to polish their appearance ultimately make more money. Maybe it’s confidence. Maybe it’s how she represents … Continue reading

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Is Your #UV Resistance #Gene Turned-Up?

TweetYay genetics!! Breaking news – we have a gene for protection from damaging UV rays of the sun. We all have a gene inside of us that emits some degree of protection from damaging ultraviolet rays. Researchers found that people … Continue reading

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How to Reduce #Cancer Risk

Tweet Cancer doesn’t play by the rules. In most life situations, when you attack something with a lethal cocktail – it goes away. There’s nothing nice to say about cancer.  Some people even believe that cancer thrives on negativity. I … Continue reading

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Is that #GMO You’re Eating?

TweetThe government has unilaterally decided that if a food is made from a genetically modified organism (GMO), it doesn’t need to be labeled as such because it’s ‘safe’. The purpose of GMO is to modify an organism such that it … Continue reading

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#Potatoes Spike #BloodPressure

TweetOh dear, potatoes. One of the popular and cheapest vegetables may be the culprit of undesirable blood pressure spikes. In all fairness, potatoes aren’t the first thought in your head when asked about a healthy vegetable. It lives in the root vegetable … Continue reading

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When #Celebrities Talk #MentalHealth

Tweet Over 20% of Americans live with depression, anxiety, or a combination of mental health challenges. Anxiety is arresting. Depression is a vacuum for motivation. When a celebrity speaks-out on it, it helps to shave a layer of shame away … Continue reading

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@Pfizer Unknowingly Aids #LethalInjections? #Psh #PFE

TweetA death sentence by lethal injection is done in a 3-step process: anesthesia, a paralytic, and finally cardiac arrest. Needless to say, US drug makers have stopped making the drugs to facilitate euthanasia. When that happened, the powers that be … Continue reading

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New Hope for #Virus Protection

TweetA healthy person will develop antibodies to fend-off a typical bacteria infection. If the bacteria is a toughie, they get treated with antibiotics. Viruses, however, are not that simple. NPR did a great video on how viruses invade the body. … Continue reading

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