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Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

By Elizabeth Smoots, MD Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas makes little or no insulin. The hormone insulin is needed to move glucose into body cells where it can be burned for energy. But if this does not happen

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Calming Techniques

Ever felt nervous about a work project, a doctor appointment or being late for a meeting? Everyone feels anxious sometimes and the result can be headaches, stomach upset, a racing heartbeat or feeling miserably tense. At times like this, you

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Carbs: The Lowdown

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD In the world of nutrition, sometimes carbohydrates get a bad rap. The negativity may be due to misinformation because so many foods contain carbs, and some are healthier than others. So let’s separate fact from fiction

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Stay Sun-Safe

No tan is healthy. Hopefully, you use sunscreen to protect your skin. Nearly 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer every year. When used correctly, sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer and protect your complexion. In the U.S. only

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Dealing with Negative People

Sooner or later, everyone interacts with negative people. Whether at work, home, or social situations, some folks seem to always look on the bleak side, finding fault and complaining. Unfortunately, even if you’re a natural optimist, dealing with negative people

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Coping With COVID-19

By Eric Endlich, PhD Facing a pandemic such as COVID-19 can be stressful and scary. There are continuous news reports of outbreaks and other developments. How can you remain calm? Manage your media exposure. Staying current on important changes (e.g.,

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Types of Asthma

It’s the peak season for pollen — a trigger for asthma symptoms. That’s why the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.  More than 25 million Americans have this chronic condition. Asthma causes

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What causes anxiety?

While most of us experience anxiety on occasion, when it becomes severe or prolonged we may become concerned about its origin. Possible causes of anxiety include: Genetic predisposition: Conditions such as panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder seem to run

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The Mediterranean Table

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD The Mediterranean Diet has been popularized by the foods that are abundant in the countries along the Mediterranean Sea, including Greece, Italy and Morocco. But you can replicate the same dietary pattern with foods from your

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Take the Pressure Off

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. Normal healthy blood pressure is under 120 systolic and under 80 diastolic. Elevated blood pressure (EBP) is 120 to 129 systolic and less than 80 diastolic. People with EBP are likely to develop

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