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GPF: 5 Things To Know About Resilience [430]

GPF: 5 Things To Know About Resilience [430]

Diabetes Miracle! It’s time for “Guest Post Friday!” On Fridays, I feature tips and stories from other individuals who have helpful input about the mental side of fitness, training and life. All of the other post on this site are written about me, so it’s nice to hear from different perspectives. I select witty and honest pieces, that give…

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Journalists expose weaknesses in Idaho’s fragmented, threadbare mental health system

Journalists expose weaknesses in Idaho’s fragmented, threadbare mental health system

Diabetes Miracle! Audrey Dutton Emilie Ritter Saunders Last fall, The Idaho Statesman newspaper and NPR member station Boise State Public Radio ran a series titled, “In Crisis,” that explored Idaho’s fragmented and underfunded mental health care system. Statesman business reporter Audrey Dutton (@IDS_Audrey) and Emilie Ritter Saunders (@EmilieRSaunders), who was then the BSPR digital content…

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Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

Diabetes Miracle! Please welcome these new professional members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Gwin Grimes, editor, Alpine Avalanche, Alpine, Texas (@Rockslides) Jake Harper, health reporter, WFYI, Indianapolis (@jkhrpr) Karen Rider, independent journalist, Cromwell, Conn. Ellen Rolfes, multimedia reporter, PBS NewsHour, Arlington, Va. (@ellenmhr)…

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How Over-Dieting Can Damage Your Health

How Over-Dieting Can Damage Your Health

Diabetes Miracle!   Dieting—typically seen as “less food, more gym”—seems to be our default when it comes to weight loss. We may acknowledge that strength training is important, and we might have some grasp on our hormones’ roles and functions, but we are conditioned to go back to this “solution” in desperate times.    …

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Add This Word To Your Coaching & Self-Talk [429]

Add This Word To Your Coaching & Self-Talk [429]

Diabetes Miracle! Have you ever said anything that sounds like one of these statements: “I can’t do pistols” “I didn’t finish it under the time cap” “I couldn’t run as fast as coach wanted me to” Or, have you coached someone else by saying something like these: “You didn’t get all 100 pull-ups completed” “You’re…

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Babies or bust? What new data on millennial birth rates means for the future

Babies or bust? What new data on millennial birth rates means for the future

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: H is for Home via Flickr It’s no secret that raising children is an expensive proposition. But for millennials, who entered adulthood during the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, the 2007-09 recession appears to have done a double-whammy on their decision to enter parenthood. A recent study by the Urban…

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More aging boomers at risk of becoming elder orphans

More aging boomers at risk of becoming elder orphans

Diabetes Miracle! Maria Torroella Carney Are you familiar with the term “elder orphan?” That’s how one researcher describes a coming wave of childless and unmarried baby boomers and seniors who are aging alone and unsupported, with no known family member or designated surrogate to act on their behalf. Nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65…

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What that recent emergency department survey didn’t tell us

What that recent emergency department survey didn’t tell us

Diabetes Miracle! Earlier this month many of us received a news release from the American College of Emergency Physicians about a survey that indicates emergency department visits are rising along with coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act. This was happening even though one important goal of the health law is to connect people with primary…

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Seniors struggle to access adequate dental care

Seniors struggle to access adequate dental care

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Maggie Osterberg via Flickr Many Americans lose their private dental benefits when they retire. But Medicare, the nation’s health insurance program for seniors, does not cover routine dental procedures. The situation leaves millions of elders, living on fixed incomes, making hard choices about when to seek care – and, as in Thelma…

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How To Deal With Toxic People

How To Deal With Toxic People

Diabetes Miracle!   Step one: realize that they’re probably not that toxic (in most cases, anyway).   When caught in a difficult or uncomfortable situation, it’s not uncommon to want to believe that we are the one being wronged; that we are the victim of someone else’s behavior. We’ll reel at our friends about how…

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