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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. Subscribe for free to Allie's Voice weekend e-news to support the nonprofit, Dip a Stick® for Diabetes. Learn more at www.dipastick.org.

Can His #Face Tell If He #Cheats?

Guys just can’t win in this game, can you? This doesn’t help. A study of men with wider faces are more likely to cheat? The parameter used in the study was called the (face) width to height ratio. This is … Continue reading

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How #Kids Today Are Like #Neanderthals

Research is showing that teens nowadays take their time growing-up. NPR tells us that our distant relatives, the Neanderthals, grew-up similarly to the kids nowadays. Taking your time to put the finishing touches on a brain will only serve you … Continue reading

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Why #Puberty is Challenging for #T1D

All good things come with age, if you look at it from that perspective. However the challenges we all face with puberty are magnified for teens with Type 1 diabetes because of the necessary hormone we know as human growth … Continue reading

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End #Anxiety With #Journaling

Whether or not you know this, 40 million Americans suffer with some degree of anxiety. If you’re more comfortable with non-pharmaceutical approaches to alleviate the undue stresses of control, try journaling. A study shows that writing-down your sources of anxiety … Continue reading

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Advice for #Teen #Tattoos and #Piercings

Not the face! Recently, a convention of learned folk got together to advice parents and teens and young adults on good practices for piercing and tattoos. Parents, this is your obligation to confer with your aspiring offspring to create their … Continue reading

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#Trump and #Nixon Influence Wisdom on #MedicalMarijuana

Marijuana, according to John Oliver of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight“, is basically catnip for people. There’s truth in humor but it’s actually so much more. The medicinal plant of cannabis may be the answer to ailments that have been unresolved … Continue reading

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Multipurpose #Vaccine Coming Soon!

If you’re  a parent who hates to see your child cry in pair and fear of shots in the doctors office…this may be good news if those shots are vaccines! The brilliant minds at MIT have created a vaccine that … Continue reading

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#Trauma on Our #Health

It turns-out our brains have a vital role in regulating our immune response. It also happens to be that our brains can be disoriented when a stressful event or trauma hits. So where does this leave us for the impact … Continue reading

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How Many #Emotions Do You #Express?

I learn something new every day. Today’s life lesson is that scientists have discovered that humans have 27-emotions. Now I feel woefully ill-prepared because offhand I can count on one-hand, literally, the ones of which I know. Let’s get into … Continue reading

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Hitting #Snooze Hurts Your #Heart

Drinking decaf coffee and power naps may not be the worst offenders to getting a goodnight sleep. The booby prize goes to the snooze button. This dandy little device may permit you another few minutes of rest but at what … Continue reading

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