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About Allie Beatty

Allie's Voice is where I put my thoughts out 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 and get the weekend edition.

Is @FitToFatToFAETV a Secret #Weightloss Pill?

TweetIf you haven’t seen the show on A&E “Fit to Fat to Fit“, you’re missing out. Personal trainers in optimum health meet their soon to be clients, who are not so healthy. In order to see eye-to-eye with their clients, … Continue reading

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C-Section Babies, Bacteria Bsths

TweetOrganic delivery of a baby is unscheduled. When you deliver by C-section, it’s a scheduled procedure, which affords convenience for the doctor and the mother. C-section delivery also leaves the baby in a situation where it’s immune system is lacking … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need #Mosquitoes?

TweetNowadays mosquitoes aren’t looking like vital players in the circle of life. Apparently being considered little natural nuisances wasn’t bad-ass enough for them. Now what? Do we quarantine travelers? Temporarily cease procreation? Kill-off all mosquitoes? Without mosquitoes, some birds and … Continue reading

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Spotting #HealthTrends Faster with #ElectronicMedicalRecords

TweetThe New York Times posed a good headlining question: give up your data to cure disease? Many of us know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Begrudgingly, our health system is adopting computerized portal to keep … Continue reading

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Is the #BMI Outdated?

TweetMuscle weighs more than fat. On this premise, many professional athletes in sports like football and weightlifting are categorically overweight. We all know that’s malarkey and some doctor agree. A BMI overlooks the important levels like blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose. … Continue reading

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I’m Not a #MorningPerson. It’s in my #Genes

TweetIf you’re like me, you’re not a morning person. As luck would have it, that’s a genetic variation we hold. No joke. Researchers at 23-andMe have shown that these genetic variations are commonly found in all people who are not … Continue reading

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The Importance of #EyeContact

TweetWe’ve all been schooled on the importance of eye contact. Insofar as nonverbal cues, eye contact takes the prize. Our eyes convey so much without our mouths speaking a word. In fact, species can communicate by mere glances. Try it … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame the #Season Being #SAD

TweetMost of us you dread winter, unless you’re an Olympic athlete for a winter event. But according to a new study the idea of sadness in the winter or what is believed to be‘seasonal affect disorder’, is a farce in  … Continue reading

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#Bedbugs Resistant to Common #Insecticide

TweetThis isn’t good news. In fact, I know my older sister is losing her sheet because of this headline. Bed bugs have become resistant to the  commonly used insecticide, neonicotinoids. Researchers have pulled-out their 30-year old crop of bed bugs to … Continue reading

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How Long Have #Eggs Been in Our #Diet?

TweetWe’ve eaten eggs in our diet for over 50,000 years. The longer answer delves into the history of how many birds have reached extinction because of our appetite for large bird eggs. The circumstantial evidence that led researchers to suspect … Continue reading

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