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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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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American Diabetes Alert Day

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The […]

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Have You Smiled Today

Smiling is one of the easiest things we do. We learn to do it as newborns and continue to smile throughout our lives. Despite being something that is easy and comes naturally, we often can find ourselves needing a reason to smile or even refusing to smile. Whether it is due to anger or sadness, […]

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Digital Monitoring: Lazy Jar

Need some motivation to maintain your fitness? Have you tried betting against your motivation? If money is a major motivator for you, then the app Lazy Jar might be up your alley. The premise is simple: set a goal and if you fail at meeting it, the app deducts money from your bank account.  Lazy […]

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