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Get Answers to Your Diabetes Questions

Diabetes is a demanding disease—living with it isn't always easy. You may have a lot on your plate every day and a lot on your mind sometimes. Checking blood sugar, taking medication, watching what you eat and other diabetes-related tasks can sap your energy. Worry and frustration over things like glucose numbers or complications may take an emotional toll. All of the stress, strain and fatigue that comes with managing the disease may sometimes lead to what's often called diabetes distress...

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11/27/2017 4:24:00 PM Comments(0)

Give Your Child the Gift of a Positive Body Image

If you're the parent of a young child, you might think you don't have to worry about body image messages until your child nears their teen years, but experts say even children as young as 3 years old can worry about their size and weight. So how can you help your child—girl or boy—feel good about their body at any age? Pay close attention to the messages you either intentionally—or unintentionally—share with your child. Check out these examples of do's and don'ts. DO DON'...

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11/27/2017 4:19:00 PM Comments(0)

Make Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

First you make 'em. Then you break 'em. Does that pretty much sum up your past history with New Year's resolutions? You're jazzed in January to get in shape, stop smoking, eat better—to achieve your goal, whatever it is. But by February, your resolution is kaput. As you've likely discovered, good intentions aren't enough to make resolutions stick. You've got to stack the odds in your favor. Here's how: 1. Be specific. Rather than a fuzzy resolution—for instance, "I'm finally going to...

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11/27/2017 4:17:00 PM Comments(0)

It's a great day to become a quitter

Every year, the American Cancer Society’s ACS Great American Smokeout is a day when everyone who smokes is encouraged to quit. The Smokeout has fallen on the third Thursday in November since 1976, when the California division of the American Cancer Society ACS convinced nearly 1 million smokers to quit for the day. The ACS took the event nationwide in 1977. Millions more people have quit smoking over the years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, slightly more than...

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11/14/2017 2:02:00 PM Comments(0)

Am I a Candidate for Hip Replacement?

Each year in the U.S., more than 330,000 people have surgery to replace diseased, injured or worn-out hips with new artificial parts, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The typical hip replacement patient is between 50 and 80 years old. But recommendations for surgery are based on a person's pain and disability, not age. Regardless of age, most people who have hip replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction in pain and a noticeable improvement in mobility and qu...

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10/25/2017 10:05:00 AM Comments(0)