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Have Diabetes? Now What?

Have Diabetes? Now What?

In last week’s article, we reported on diabetes statistics and risk factors. In continuation with National Diabetes Month, here are some tips for living with diabetes.   Maintaining diabetes is a balancing act—food, activity, medicine, and blood sugar levels—but it can be done.   Follow a healthy eating plan, including eating more fruits and vegetables
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It’s National Diabetes Month

It’s National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. The American Diabetes Association encourages everyone to use the month to raise awareness about the disease.   More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 of them don’t know they have it. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type
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The Health Benefits of Reading

The Health Benefits of Reading

Seventy-five percent of adults in the United States report reading at least one book in the past year. Perhaps this is due to the many benefits of reading. In addition to increasing your lifespan as detailed in our previous post, reading improves health and well-being in these additional ways.   Slows cognitive decline – Numerous
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Important Medication Safety Tips

Important Medication Safety Tips

The older we get, the more likely we are to use additional medicines, which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects, including interactions. As we age, physical changes can affect the way medicines are handled by our body, leading to potential complications. For instance, our liver and kidneys may not work as well, which
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A Chapter a Day…

A Chapter a Day…

Good news for avid book readers. A recent study finds that reading a chapter a day could extend lifespan by up to 2 years. In addition, study authors say the more often you read, the better.   Researchers analyzed data from more than 3600 men and women age 50 and up. The participants self-reported their
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