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Parents skipping needed care for children, pediatricians say

Parents skipping needed care for children, pediatricians say

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Alex Prolmos via Flickr High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) discourage families from seeking primary care for their children, according to the American Association of Pediatricians. The problem is so severe that the federal government should consider limiting HDHPs to adults only, the AAP said in a policy statement published in Pediatrics. “HDHPs discourage…

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On the move: Latest news about AHCJ members

Diabetes Miracle! The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Christie Aschwanden, Jennifer Boen, Karen Brown, Pieter Droppert, Ellen Durckel Vestewig, Pamela Fayerman, Nancy Finn, Kristin Gourlay, Tara Haelle, Harriet Hodgson, Naseem Miller, Crissinda Ponder, Maria Ortiz Briones, Joe Rojas-Burke, Liz Seegert and Emily Willingham. Christie Aschwanden (@CragCrest ) has been…

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Hashimoto’s and Diet: What To Eat And What To Avoid

Hashimoto’s and Diet: What To Eat And What To Avoid

Diabetes Miracle! One of the first things you’ll find when you Google “thyroid” and “diet” is advice telling you to stop eating broccoli and it’s cousins in the Brassica Family including cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, etc.   You might have heard that broccoli is bad for your thyroid, but what’s the whole…

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Don’t Fear Change [364]

Don’t Fear Change [364]

Diabetes Miracle! There is often a lot of anxiety and worry leading up to a change. When things are changing, or are about to change, you might feel confused or angry. I think a lot of the anxiety happens because we don’t exactly know what to expect, or because people assume that change is a…

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Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

Diabetes Miracle! Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Yngrid Fuentes, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism, Berkeley, Calif. Noelia Gonzalez, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism, Berkeley, Calif. (@noeliagmo) Stacey…

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GPF: Benefits of Spontaneity [363]

Diabetes Miracle! It’s “Guest Post Friday”! On Fridays, I feature thoughts from individuals who have strong input about the mental side of fitness, training and life. I select witty and honest articles, that give you practical tips and advice. This post was originally found HERE on StopandBreathe.com. Although I would consider myself a “planner”, I definitely…

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In global struggle to care for aging populations, plenty of room for improvement

In global struggle to care for aging populations, plenty of room for improvement

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Chester Paul Sgroi via Flickr Compared with other industrialized nations, patients age 65 or older in the U.S. are generally in poorer overall health and have more challenges paying out-of-pocket expenses than their counterparts in other industrialized nations, according to a new study in the November 2014 issue of Health Affairs. (Remember,…

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How, and why, some schools provide dental care for needy children

How, and why, some schools provide dental care for needy children

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Herald Post In a continuing series of stories, “The Burden of Poverty: A Backpack of Heartache,” reporters at the School News Network, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., are exploring the deep challenges poverty creates for local students and their families as well as strategies schools are employing to helping disadvantaged students succeed….

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GGS Spotlight: Genevieve Carisse

GGS Spotlight: Genevieve Carisse

Diabetes Miracle!   Meet Gen Carisse!   Name:   Geneviève (Gen) Carisse Age:  41 Location:  Toronto   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you?  Health, empowerment, independence, role model.   How long have you been training?  For over 15 years in general fitness and as a Powerlifter.   I was originally drawn to…

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Why do rural hospitals close and what does it mean to communities?

Why do rural hospitals close and what does it mean to communities?

Diabetes Miracle! Image by Bob Harwig via Flickr. Jayne O’Donnell and Laura Ungar had an interesting story recently in USA Today about rural hospital closures. The pace of closures has picked up in the past few years; the hospitals blame readmission penalties under the ACA, inadequate federal reimbursement policies, and the mandate to switch to costly electronic…

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