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Avoid Mental Burn Out by Zoning Out [381]

Avoid Mental Burn Out by Zoning Out [381]

Diabetes Miracle! This post is for those who regularly go from one task, right to the next. It’s specifically for the athletes who are training and focusing hard for hours at a time. I’m talking to the people who are super engaged throughout the day, and for that reason might feel regularly stressed, tired, or “all…

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Adequacy, transparency of provider networks among things to watch

Adequacy, transparency of provider networks among things to watch

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Niklas Morberg via Flickr At a recent San Francisco Bay Area chapter event, health journalists received a primer on the narrowing networks of current health plans and the delicate balance between managing health care costs and providing reasonable access. Panelists Anne Price, director of the Plan Management Division of Covered California; journalist and…

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GPF: Tips For Coaches and Athletes on Improving Mental Strength [380]

GPF: Tips For Coaches and Athletes on Improving Mental Strength [380]

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 posts, that give you practical tips and advice. This one will give both coaches, and athletes some tips on how to develop, share, and even borrow mental…

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A sampling of perspectives on Brill’s take on health reform

Diabetes Miracle! I’m sure a lot of you have Steven Brill’s “America’s Bitter Pill” on your bedside table by now – I’m not going to try to recap it here. But I did want to share a few links to some of the more thoughtful (or provocative) articles and reviews, representing critics on both the…

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What Is Exercise Addiction and Dependence?

What Is Exercise Addiction and Dependence?

Diabetes Miracle!     (Note from GGS: We get a lot of questions at Girls Gone Strong regarding exercise addiction and dependence. “How do I know if I’m addicted to exercise?” “Why do I feel so guilty if I miss a training session?” “I HATE rest days! Do I have to take them?”   This…

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What Is Exercise Addiction and Dependence?

What Is Exercise Addiction and Dependence?

Diabetes Miracle!     (Note from GGS: We get a lot of questions at Girls Gone Strong regarding exercise addiction and dependence. “How do I know if I’m addicted to exercise?” “Why do I feel so guilty if I miss a training session?” “I HATE rest days! Do I have to take them?” This is…

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Reporter finds nonprofit hospital’s suit against uninsured patient was just one of many

Reporter finds nonprofit hospital’s suit against uninsured patient was just one of many

Diabetes Miracle! Dianna Wray In January 2012, EMTs took Ignacio Alaniz by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital, one of the largest nonprofit medical centers in Texas. Alaniz had been working underneath his Buick Century, trying to get it started. When it rolled over him, he suffered a punctured lung, nine fractured ribs and a broken…

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How To Win All Day Every Day [379]

How To Win All Day Every Day [379]

Diabetes Miracle! That title got your attention huh? Okay here come my random thoughts and tips for the day. “Winning” just sounds good doesn’t it? It’s like something that we are all wired to want, or we are told that we should want it at all costs. It feels nice, and somehow it elevates us. Typically,…

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Questioning the wisdom behind removing third molars

Questioning the wisdom behind removing third molars

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Parveen chopra via Fickr Americans spend about $3 billion annually getting wisdom teeth removed. But some experts are now questioning whether the procedure is always necessary, Elise Oberliesen recently reported in a story for the Los Angeles Times. “Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say ‘watchful waiting’ is a…

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Experts share realities behind generic, specialty drug pricing

Experts share realities behind generic, specialty drug pricing

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Abby via Flickr Health journalists received a few lessons in economics during a discussion last week on some alarming drug trends – largely the result of a broken market – that are threatening patient care and undermining the U.S. health care system. At a New York City chapter event, Phil Zweig, a longtime…

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