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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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Be Careful How You Use This Word [362]

Be Careful How You Use This Word [362]

Diabetes Miracle! The word “only” can be used in an optimistic, helpful way, and it can be used in a pessimistic, unhelpful manner. If you’re in the middle of a workout, and you’re trying to give it your all, you gotta be really careful with what you’re saying to yourself. Your words can help you…

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Freelancer concerns: You might get caught in your pajamas

Freelancer concerns: You might get caught in your pajamas

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Carla K. Johnson.Independent writers Cindy Kuzma and Jenni Prokopy and accountant Deborah Conatser (left to right) speak to the Chicago chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists on Nov. 11 in Chicago. Freelance journalist Jenni Prokopy recently agreed to do a podcast interview, not realizing that it would include video. Working…

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How to leverage local angles on fall prevention

How to leverage local angles on fall prevention

Diabetes Miracle! Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institutes of Health, speaks at Health Journalism 2011. One of the NIH initiatives highlighted last week by director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., during his keynote at the Gerontological Society meeting was a 5-year, $30 million cooperative effort with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) to conduct…

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Why some LA kids are affected by diabetes, obesity

Why some LA kids are affected by diabetes, obesity

Diabetes Miracle! In Los Angeles, the chances of a child developing type 2 diabetes fluctuates by ZIP code, according to Ellen Iverson, M.P.H., a medical anthropologist and public health investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. At the Nov. 6 AHCJ chapter meeting, at the Los Angeles Times, Iverson and Steven Mittelman, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician/cancer…

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Interactive atlases can help coverage of Diabetes Awareness Month

Interactive atlases can help coverage of Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Miracle! Sometimes it’s difficult to get a handle on major health determinants in your community, and it’s even harder to make them come alive in a story. Straightforward statistics can be dry or intimidating, while percentages and frequencies might fail to resonate. So how can you give your readers, viewers or listeners a little…

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