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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.

Why #Doctors Aren’t #Drug Biased

TweetFree lunch goes a long way. The rules of engagement for doctors and pharmaceutical reps have changed over the years. Doctors cannot be rewarded for the number of prescriptions they write for a certain drug. However, drug reps can offer … Continue reading

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Pillow Talk with @Fitbit About #Sleep

TweetGood Lord, I need this Fitbit app. My sleep hygiene is horrendous. Fitbit knows there are lots of people out there like me, which is why they collected a team of sleep experts to develop this new app called the … Continue reading

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#MemoryLoss and What to Know

TweetThere’s no stopping it. From the day were born till the day we die, we’re aging. With an aging brain comes memory loss. Many mature adults know the fear of Alzheimer’s disease as a futile battle. Changes in diet, exercise, … Continue reading

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How #TreeNuts Defend Against #ProstateCancer

TweetProstate cancer is a concern for most men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with it at some point in his lifetime. Exercise is shown to extend the lifespan of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now a new study … Continue reading

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Strengthening Your #Memory

TweetExercise is something we know we’re supposed to do for our bodies but did you know that timing of exercise could enhance your memory? The magic number is 4-hours after studying to integrate recent learning activity. Immediately after studying didn’t … Continue reading

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Lessons of #Life from EJ Johnson @prince_ej

TweetWhen your dad is a driving-force for changing the lives of people living among HIV, how can you establish a path of your own? This is how EJ Johnson, son of Magic Johnson, can shed light on infinite wisdom for … Continue reading

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Can #Money Buy #Happiness?

TweetThe age old question is can money buy happiness? In a roundabout way – yes! One researcher found that money enables you to buy more experiences in life. Of course, you could always take a picture to enjoy the experience more. … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sweet Spot for #Sleep?

TweetEverybody has a set number of hours they sleep. When I say “set”, I mean the number of hours you’d sleep if you didn’t have an alarm to wake you at a certain time. Mine’s about 10-hours but realistically I … Continue reading

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How’s Your #HandHygiene?

TweetSeeing is believing. This is exactly what it took for employees in a hospital to wash their hands. After viewing colonies of bacteria on everyday items like cell phones, door knobs, and mouse’s from computers. Until there’s emotional influence on … Continue reading

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Does Your #Fish Recognize You?

TweetYour dog would know it’s you. Your cat, albeit less excited, knows it’s you. But what about your fish? Researchers conducted a study with a special type of tropical fish that spits with high accuracy. After a special boot camp, … Continue reading

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