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Health and Lifestyle

Blood Sugar Spikes

 May 31, 2019

Stephanie Watson wrote an article highlighting information from Joan Bardsley, RN and CDE, who is an assistant vice president at MedStar Health Research Institute.  Many people are asking the question of why their blood sugar spikes in the morning.  The following is Joan’s answer. Many factors can be the reason for a high reading in […]

Could You Use Weighted Blankets

 May 29, 2019

Stephanie Pappas is a Live Science contributor who wrote an article giving more facts on how the weighted blankets work.  There seems to be a lot of debate concerning the use of these blankets.  They are also referred to as gravity blankets and were once a tool used in therapy and psychiatry clinics that have […]

What Makes Us Happy?

 May 24, 2019

We all want to be happy, right? We like to think that we deserve to be happy and I think we do. Have you ever thought about what is it that would make you truly happy and content? What is it that really makes us happy? Even though it is believed that having children was […]

Lemon & Salt Tonic

 January 23, 2019

  There are many potential benefits of real sea salt and lemon. The sea salt has been proven throughout the years and through science that moderate levels of this is actually good for your heart health and does not negatively affect blood pressure.  Stephen Seifert wrote an article reviewing the benefits of sea salt combined […]

Cancer Mortality Dropping

 January 21, 2019

According to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, with the exception of two forms, the 5-year survival rates for almost all cancer types have increased significantly. Ana Sandoiu has posted the findings of this document. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the National Cancer Institute […]

Genetic Immunodeficiency In Children

 January 18, 2019

Prof. Adrian Liston and prof. Isabelle Meyts, along with a team of scientists, were able to characterize a new genetic immunodeficiency resulting from a mutation in a gene named STAT2. Patients with this mutation are extremely vulnerable to normally mild childhood illnesses such as rotavirus and enterovirus. The analysis of the genetic defect allows clinicians […]

What Is Pheochromocytoma?

 January 16, 2019

  Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually grows in the middle of your lower back in your adrenal glands.  This is most commonly found in adults ages 30 to 50, but those of all ages can have it. About 10% of all cases are made up of children.  Few of these tumors spread to […]

Social Media

 January 14, 2019

  Can social media leave you socially isolated?  Randy Dotinga from HealthDay Reporter addressed this issue in a recent article.   When young people spend a lot of time on social media, mainly websites designed to bring people together, it seems to isolate them, according to new research. They also found that the heaviest users of […]

Meals Trigger Inflammation

 January 11, 2019

We are not only taking in nutrients when we eat we are also consuming a significant quantity of bacteria. That’s certainly not fun to think about! In order to fight these bacteria, our body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. An inflammatory response is triggered that activates […]

Surprising Sources Of Carbs

 January 7, 2019

  The normal foods that we associate carbs with are bread, pasta and cake.  We avoid these to keep the blood sugar level down. Carbs, however, can lurk in many less obvious places that we need to be aware of when counting carbs. Most people with diabetes aim for 45-60 grams of carbs per meal; […]