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Incorporate Surprise Workouts & Improve Your Mentality [446]

Incorporate Surprise Workouts & Improve Your Mentality [446]

Diabetes Miracle! When was the last time you went to the box without knowing the workout until you got there? When is the last time you let a coach tell you what you were going to do minutes before it was go-time? Do you always “have to know” the plan, so that you can think…

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Things to keep in mind about the King v. Burwell SCOTUS ruling

Diabetes Miracle! The court ruled that the subsidies were integral to the functioning of insurance markets under the ACA, and that Congress constructed the law with that in mind. The Court did not use an alternative legal argument to uphold the subsidies – saying that the law was ambiguous but the executive branch (in this…

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Reaching rural populations and providers: more from #ruralhealth15

Reaching rural populations and providers: more from #ruralhealth15

Diabetes Miracle! Photo: Pia Christensen/AHCJMedical student Russell Stanley (left) and Dr. Kevin Blanton (right) share the stresses and triumphs of providing care in rural settings at AHCJ’s June 19 Rural Health Journalism Workshop. Distance dominated much of the conversation at AHCJ’s recent Rural Health Workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, a vast state with wide open…

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GGS Spotlight: Sheila Viers

GGS Spotlight: Sheila Viers

Diabetes Miracle!   Meet Sheila Viers!   Name:   Sheila Viers Age: 33 Location: Santa Monica, CA   What does being a Girl Gone Strong mean to you? To me, being a Girl Gone Strong means being a woman who owns her power. She is physically strong and nourishes her body with food and movement that help her…

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GPF: 10 Inspiring Quotes for Uninspiring Times [445]

GPF: 10 Inspiring Quotes for Uninspiring Times [445]

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 or life. All of the other posts on this site are written about me, so I like to share different perspectives (especially so that you don’t get too tired of my ramblings)….

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New report ranks best, worst states for older women’s health

New report ranks best, worst states for older women’s health

Diabetes Miracle! Photo by pingnews via Flickr. Want to stay healthy as you age? Move to Minnesota. Or perhaps Hawaii. These states rank number one and two in a new report on the health status of women. Minnesota was tops in the nation with an “A-“ on a composite index of women’s health and well-being,…

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Experts stress increased need for more long-term care initiatives, funding

Experts stress increased need for more long-term care initiatives, funding

Diabetes Miracle! In a run-up to the July 13 White House Conference on Aging, (WHCOA) policy experts are stressing the need for increased funding for long-term services and supports (LTSS). G. Lawrence Atkins, Ph.D. executive director, Long-Term Quality Alliance and president, National Academy of Social Insurance, reviewed key lessons from the Federal Commission on Long-Term…

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New AHCJ board members elected for 2015-16

New AHCJ board members elected for 2015-16

Diabetes Miracle! Jeanne Erdmann and Mary Shedden Jeanne Erdmann, an independent journalist based in Missouri, and Mary Shedden, editor of Health News Florida, join four incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2015-16 board of directors. Incumbents starting a new two-year term include AHCJ President Karl Stark, of The Philadelphia Inquirer; AHCJ…

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Are You Ready for Overhead Pressing?

Are You Ready for Overhead Pressing?

Diabetes Miracle!   Most people are mentally ready, and love the feeling of hoisting something heavy over their head. However, some are not yet physically ready.     It’s no secret that most people don’t move as much as they should. Extended periods of time sitting in front of a computer, hunching over a smartphone…

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Notes and quotes from King v. Burwell decision

Notes and quotes from King v. Burwell 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 Here just a few notes, key quotes and links to coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. The decision is here. The…

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