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#VideoGames Increase #Kids Diabetes Risk?

TweetIt’s the lack of activity that restricts muscles from soaking up  excess glucose from the blood that offsets the balance of blood sugar. Is it fair to point a finger at video games? Probably not but it grabs headlines. Obesity … Continue reading

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How the Discoverers of #Insulin Died

TweetGather round, children. It’s story time. Today, being World diabetes day moves me to share the unfortunate ending of Fredrick Banting and Charles Best, the scientists who discovered insulin to treat diabetes. The discovery of insulin was sparked by an … Continue reading

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Is Omission Guilt in #Politics?

TweetFriday, Hillary Clinton learned she had pneumonia. She was prescribed antibiotics and 48-hours later appeared at a 9/11 ceremony. If she hadn’t collapsed, nobody would be the wiser. However, the fact that she pushed herself to a breaking-point just shy … Continue reading

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Treat #Dementia With #PeriodPain Relief

Tweet Inflammation is the biggest offender in memory loss. It’s this damaging inflammation that leads to brain cell death, giving rise to dementia. Women who use the prescription drug, mefenamic acid, for menstrual cramps may have been mitigating the inflammatory … 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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What Does #AddedSugar Mean to You?

TweetA majority of us don’t need to know every detail about everything. However, sometimes we need to be more informed to make better decisions. For example, added sugar isn’t a great thing for anybody, diabetes or not. In July 2018, nutrition labels … Continue reading

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How Do You Measure-Up in #Sleep?

TweetWe all need to sleep. How much sleep we get varies greatly depending on age and gender. Stress and lifestyle choices have a lot to do with that, as well. On average, most of us regardless of age, gender, and nationality … Continue reading

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#CRISPR Snips are not #GMO?

Tweet In the case of the mushrooms, the CRISPR genetic editing tool has enabled a mushroom such that it doesn’t turn brown as quickly when cut. If that’s the case of vegetables, can they snip out the gene coding for … Continue reading

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@salkinstitute Where #Skin Regulates #bG

TweetDid you know that your “gamma” could make insulin? The problem with insulin-producing cells is that we can only get them harvested from a cadaver or harvested from  a human embryo. Both of those options are either in short-supply or … Continue reading

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@AlliesVoice Has an #Fix for Expensive #Insulin

TweetNow that most of us are on an “Obamacare” plan, wellness is theoretically available to all who need it. Right? People who rely on insulin have invariably seen a spike in their copays. Insulin available in the US is made … Continue reading

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