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Allie;s Voice – Episode 1

#ZapZika with GMO #Mosquitoes

TweetIt’s summer and we’re all looking for a safe-haven from Zika. Would you believe that the FDA has approved the release of genetically-modified mosquitoes to fight the virus? Yep. Birth defects like severe microcephaly are  the first evidence of Zika-related … Continue reading

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What’s the Problem Covering #CGM @Medicare?

TweetIf you’re a person with Type 1 diabetes, who’d argue the necessity of a CGM for you? Those who don’t know, of course. The benefit of a continuous glucose monitor enables the tracking of glucose trends: is my bG falling? … Continue reading

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The Darker Side of #Bullying

TweetBullying is indefensible. You have to acknowledge that bullies learn how to bully somewhere. Excuses aside, the incidence of suicide is higher with bullies and those bullied. Hurt people hurt people. People who are hurt so badly they cannot use … 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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#LateTerm Babies Are Smarter #Kids

TweetA late term pregnancy is when a baby is born during the 41st week.  Late term birth increases the risk to mother and baby. But there’s an interesting new finding about these pregnancies. A study has shown that these late-term babies … Continue reading

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A Balloon to #LoseWeight?

TweetA balloon has been reported to help obese patients lose nearly 4% of their body weight in a 6-month study. After swallowing a pill, it balloons to take-up a portion of the persons stomach. In effect, the person eats less … Continue reading

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When #Celebrities Talk #MentalHealth

Tweet Over 20% of Americans live with depression, anxiety, or a combination of mental health challenges. Anxiety is arresting. Depression is a vacuum for motivation. When a celebrity speaks-out on it, it helps to shave a layer of shame away … Continue reading

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New Hope for #Virus Protection

TweetA healthy person will develop antibodies to fend-off a typical bacteria infection. If the bacteria is a toughie, they get treated with antibiotics. Viruses, however, are not that simple. NPR did a great video on how viruses invade the body. … 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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@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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