Digital Monitoring: Fitbit Versa

The Fitbit company has recently released a new digital monitoring tracker for users: the Fitbit Versa. It’s the newest member of its fitness trackers, going a step further to be a competitive smart watch. With its plethora of features and affordable price, the Fitbit Versa could be your next smart watch.  

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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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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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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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The Future of Glucose Monitoring

Tech companies are always looking for new ways to improve how we monitor our health. There’s a new gadget that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration that can help diabetes better monitor their blood glucose levels. The device, the Freestyle Libre Flash Monitoring System, uses a sensor to detect blood glucose levels […]

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The Case for More Vegetables

Do you eat enough vegetables? It’s possible you’re not getting the daily recommended serving of vegetables. According to a study by the Center for Disease Control, only one in ten Americans eat enough vegetables.  The study was part of the CDC’s 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, which looks at how Americans eat and behave. […]

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