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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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#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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#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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#SheldonCooper is the Human Version of #Face++

What can Face++ tell you about a picture? According to this news, the program can identify with a high percentage of accuracy if a white person is gay or not. Interestingly enough, the data pool initially came from a dating … Continue reading

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Do You #Sleep With #Dogs?

Just because you’re a dog person doesn’t mean you’ll automatically let Fido sleep in your bedroom. But if you let your four-legged friend room with you, a recent Mayo Clinic study explains a few ground rules for the sleepover. First … Continue reading

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Should We Treat #T1D Like a #PeanutButterAllergy

The riddle of Type 1 diabetes has been a bit of a lifelong obsession to me. Type 1 diabetes is brought on by an autoimmune attack. What that means is the body attacks the insulin and/or insulin-producing cells. So I’m … Continue reading

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