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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.

Of Course I Hug #Dogs. Don’t You?

TweetThis totally explains why my mom’s dog can’t stand me. I give him hugs all the time but according to this study, he hates it. To be fair, the correct explanation is dogs are ‘stressed’ by hugs.  This study isn’t … Continue reading

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#BreastDensity Letter Confusion

TweetWhen it comes to breast cancer, screening is essential. As it stands, some states send letters to patients, without the courtesy of verbal communication to explain the results. The verbiage in the New Jersey letter is somewhat confusing as to … Continue reading

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#Men Eat Your Reds to Control #PSA

TweetEating your greens helps fill the tank with immune-boosting wonderful. Now we can add another color group to the must have list. A study finds that eating red fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Until we’ve got … Continue reading

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@Parenting Why Do #Kids Eat Laundry Detergent?

TweetAre you familiar with the parental threat, “I’ll wash your mouth out with soap”? Yeah well more kids are taking it upon themselves to eat laundry detergent pods. In al fairness, they look pretty tasty. But that doesn’t make it … Continue reading

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Help Publish #Pregnancy with Type 1 #Diabetes #KickStarter

TweetIf you are a woman with type one diabetes who’s burning with the desire to become pregnant, Ginger Vieira and Jennifer Smith have read your thoughts.  Women with T1D are labeled as high-risk pregnancies. Labels belong on soup cans and … Continue reading

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@Parenting With #Love Means Healthy #Kids

TweetNever underestimate the power of a loving environment. Kids in a loving home are well-adjusted regardless of the gender combination of their parents. A homosexual  couple can instill love to their child as much as a heterosexual couple. After evaluating … Continue reading

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#Migraines Make You Flawless? #Botox

TweetBotox is magical. We know it treats wrinkles and back pain but now it’s a suitable fix for migraines. The same way botox injection relax muscles to quiet the appearance of wrinkles, the botox injection to treat migraines quiet the transmission of pain … Continue reading

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@CNN Tell the Life Story of #Cicadas

TweetIf you’re a cicada, life is 17-years. For a bug that’s ridiculously long. After 17-years underground, they emerge to change their threads and “canoodle” around town. Of course, they’re on a mission for a mate. The narrator of the YouTube … Continue reading

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#CRISPR Snips are not #GMO?

Tweet In the case of the mushrooms, the CRISPR genetic editing tool has enabled a mushroom such that it doesn’t turn brown as quickly when cut. If that’s the case of vegetables, can they snip out the gene coding for … Continue reading

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@salkinstitute Where #Skin Regulates #bG

TweetDid you know that your “gamma” could make insulin? The problem with insulin-producing cells is that we can only get them harvested from a cadaver or harvested from  a human embryo. Both of those options are either in short-supply or … Continue reading

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