Your Rights, One Voice: Mason’s Story

As a parent, you want the best for your child, from health care to home life to education. Raising a child with type 1 diabetes can make the stakes higher—even when everything is going well. But how do you react when a necessary part of your child’s life keeps him from success? That’s the situation […]

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Training for the Climb with Asthma

Don’t let asthma stop you… Learn how Dr. Renee trained for the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb this March. I have recently made a decision to participate in the Fight For Air Climb in Chicago on March 11, 2018. I know you are probably saying, “Why would someone volunteer to climb 180 flights […]

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This Is My Truth. This Is Diabetes.

When you ask Jessica where “home” is, she pictures the Indian reservation in upstate New York where her parents are from. Jessica’s family is part of the Haudenosaunee—the people of the longhouses—where entire family units live together in one house with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and siblings. Close family ties define her community. At […]

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CONTROLLING ASTHMA: 5 TIPS FOR EVERY ASTHMATIC

Don’t let asthma knock the wind out of you. Asthma is a lung disorder that is characterized by sudden fits of wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people who have asthma is continually growing. Approximately sixty-five percent of adults currently have persistent […]

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ADA Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) announced Tuesday, May 1st that Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE would serve as new CEO. She joined the ADA National Board of Directors in January 2018. Ms. Brown lives with Type 2 Diabetes and is an enthusiastic fundraiser and volunteer for her local chapter. Ms. Brown joins the ADA from Sam’s Club, […]

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Effects of Cardiac Rehab on Family

The patient’s family plays a vital part in the rehabilitation process. One of the most important factors in the patient’s recovery is family involvement and support. What are the possible effects of disability on the family? Family members are affected by the patient’s disability, and, many times, become co-managers of the patient’s care. They may […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Established in 1987, the Department of Health and Human Services selected April as its advocacy month to help reduce stigma related with alcoholism, increasing awareness about causes, treatment, and recovery. The theme for 2018 is “Changing Attitudes: it’s not a ‘rite of passage’”. This is a month to talk to friends and family […]

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How Your Lungs Get the Job Done

Your lungs work hard. Even when you’re resting, they’re diligently transporting oxygen into your bloodstream and moving carbon dioxide out. They’re part of a serious business run by an intricate structure of organs and tissues—aka your respiratory system. To keep you alive and breathing, your lungs are on the clock 24/7, 365 days a year. […]

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National Public Health Week

The first week of April is National Public Health week! National Public Health Week is a week long initiative by the American Public Health Association  to engage all communities and all sectors of health in a conversation about the role each of us can play to put good health within everyone’s reach. Each day of NPHW 2018 […]

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