Category Archives: podcasts

Allie;s Voice – Episode 1

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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#Time is #Money and Money is #Lifespan

TweetThe top 1% and the lowest 1% have a 15-year difference in their lifespans. Although the difference in lifespan between the richest and the poorest is remarkable, the nuances between a person making $6 million per year compared to someone … Continue reading

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#OnlineShopping Plus #Alcohol Equals #Binge

TweetIt’s been a long week. You think to yourself nothing would relax me more than a glass of wine and those shoes. If only it stopped with the shoes. A study shows that late night online shopping tends to get … Continue reading

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It’s Not the #Flu. It’s #Allergies!

TweetHave you noticed a relentless rash of sickness the last few months? According to experts, we are dealing with a vicious and early unleashing of pollen. El Nino has influenced  climate changes that have confused our little buds. This has … Continue reading

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Younger #Siblings Are Good for Your #Health

TweetWhen I told my younger sister about this study, she said “you’re welcome.” I’m a middle-child so I can happily  share the good news again. The study alludes that kids are more likely to have a healthier body weight if they … Continue reading

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Losing #Money as the Motivation to #Exercise?

TweetIf you lost a financial reward, would you be more compelled to work harder? According to this finding, negative incentive is more powerful than positive reinforcement. Loss of money is more of a carrot than a reward that you didn’t … Continue reading

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