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The idea of medical research tends to bring to mind the idea of people being studied like lab rats from a doctor who tells you nothing about what they are doing or why they are doing it. As a result, people tend to not feel very good towards the id...

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If you're facing a major illness or stressful life change, you don't have to go it alone. A support group can help. Find out how to choose the right one. Support groups bring together people facing similar issues, whether that's illness...

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Why is the word “Diet” always seen as some sort of ugly monster? Aren’t we all on some sort of diet? The definition of diet is “food and drink regularly provided or consumed”. A diet should be considered everything we...

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You may have heard about him as he’s lovingly referred to as the “300 pound vegan” on Instagram and among his buds in the NFL. And it isn’t an oxymoron. David Carter, the Chicago Bears’ defensive lineback is arguably t...

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For people with prediabetes, lifestyle modification is considered “the cornerstone of diabetes prevention.” Diet-wise, this means individuals with prediabetes or diabetes should aim to reduce their intake of excess calories, saturated f...

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Sometimes the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are so subtle that it’s typical for people to have diabetes for about five years before they’re diagnosed. While there are some basic indications such as high blood glucose levels and other labo...

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Think you’ve missed out on the garden memo this year? Think again! Did you know you can still plant vegetables today and harvest them before winter? Yes, it’s true! (I promise!) Keep in mind a few things before planting: know when the f...

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We all do it---ignore the problems in our lives or avoid unpleasant situations. Typically, the denial type behavior isn't necessarily harmful. However, the combination of this attitude with the diagnosis of a chronic illness can be risky. Most...

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Back-to-school season is upon us! Between all the book lists, supplies, clothes and other items needed to prepare it can sometimes be easy to forget about medical care plans. A medical care plan is an agreement set in place between the parent of a...

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