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GGS Spotlight: Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB)

GGS Spotlight: Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB)

Diabetes Miracle!     Name:Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake (JVB)     Age: 37     Location: Minneapolis, MN     What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, Girls Gone Strong stands for purpose and action. Yes, we derive our physical strength from our hard work in the gym but that strength…

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SCOTUS: Some things to note as we wait for a decision

SCOTUS: Some things to note as we wait for a decision

Diabetes Miracle! By Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States (Roberts Court (2010-) – The Oyez Project) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On March 4 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell. A ruling is expected in late June – though it’s possible it could come earlier. The…

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Successful CrossFitters Use These Strategies [397]

Successful CrossFitters Use These Strategies [397]

Diabetes Miracle! The reason you aren’t at the level you’d like to be, might have nothing to do with your physical capacity. You’ve learned all the moves, you are consistent, you train hard, you train smart, and you eat pretty healthy. But…you haven’t quite broken that barrier to feel like you can compete with the best…

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Bipartisan, bicameral caucus launched to put caregiving in spotlight

Diabetes Miracle! Who says Congress can’t cooperate? Two Republicans and two Democrats today announced the formation of the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus to support family caregivers. U.S. senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S. representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) are leading the effort to bring…

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When hospitals buy physician practices, patients hit with fees

When hospitals buy physician practices, patients hit with fees

Diabetes Miracle! Photo” PINKÉ via Flickr WSB-Atlanta recently explored what happens when hospitals buy physician practices, which has been happening all over the Atlanta area. Prices for patients go up. The same physicians – in the same offices, with the same treatments – start charging more. “Everything is exactly the same,” said cancer patient Mike Rosenberg. Except…

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Under­standing, explaining primary issues of King v. Burwell

Under­standing, explaining primary issues of King v. Burwell

Diabetes Miracle! Photo by dbking via Flickr With oral arguments in King v. Burwell scheduled for tomorrow, the Supreme Court will likely rule in late June. The case challenges whether subsidies, in the form of tax credits, can go to people in states using the federal exchange, or only to those in the states running…

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How To Do A Bent Press

How To Do A Bent Press

Diabetes Miracle!   I’m gonna be honest with you: There really aren’t too many movements that I don’t like to do in the gym with any toy I have at my disposal (barbells, Valslides, kettlebells, dumbbells, you name it). It’s often reminiscent of an episode of Oprah’s favorite things around Movement Minneapolis: “YOU get a…

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Mindset Challenge: Move Slowly On Purpose [396]

Mindset Challenge: Move Slowly On Purpose [396]

Diabetes Miracle! I like to get shit done, check things off my list, and be as efficient as possible. I don’t like wasting time. But, I find that when I’m physically rushing, I’m also mentally flustered because I’m breathing quickly and my thoughts are all over the place. Recently, each time I catch myself moving way faster than I…

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Does UnitedHealthcare’s prior-approval rule mean more ‘mother-may-I’ medicine is coming?

Does UnitedHealthcare’s prior-approval rule mean more ‘mother-may-I’ medicine is coming?

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: U.S. Pacific Fleet via Flickr The nation’s largest health insurer will require physicians and hospitals to request prior approval before doing most hysterectomies, a move that may indicate a trend toward more pre-authorization for tests and procedures. In a statement posted on its website, UnitedHealthcare cited evidence from the American Congress of…

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CrossFit Open WOD 15.1 Tips | Mental Performance [395]

CrossFit Open WOD 15.1 Tips | Mental Performance [395]

Diabetes Miracle! For each WOD of the 2015 Open, I will make a few tips and suggest some Mentality WOD posts that will help you. These 5 weeks are a huge physical and mental challenge, and you have to be adaptable, prepared and confident to get the most out of yourself. For all of The Open workouts,…

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