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Why Managing Diabetes Is A Full-Time Job

I don’t think ‘we‘ as diabetics give ourselves half of the credit that we should. Having diabetes is like running a marathon – where there isn’t a finish line. Some days you’re keeping up to pace, and other days you’re falling behind. It’s an around the clock job. No days off. No vacation. You can’t just forget about it […]

The Mothership at 60

Today The Mothership turns 60! I stand by all the warm and fuzzy things I wrote on her 50th, so I wanted to share with you ten of my favourite Mothership moments. Happy birthday, dearest Mum – I love you loads. Thank you for keeping me on the straight and narrow for 38.5 years. Thank you for providing me with Read More takes its work on the road now offers a service to news organizations and to institutions that disseminate health care news releases.  If a host organization can gather an audience big enough to make the trip worthwhile, and if our calendars...Show More Summary

How Well Do You Know Your Food Labels?

23 minutes agoHealth : Well

Test your supermarket savvy with this quiz, adapted from the new book "Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies -- How What We Eat Define Who We Are."

Most Tony nominations ever: How does 'Hamilton' stack up to history?

26 minutes agoHealth : Booster Shots

Just how tall do the record-breaking 16 Tony nominations racked up by "Hamilton" on Tuesday stand up in Broadway history? Here's a rundown of a dozen other productions with the most Tony nominations, according to the American Theatre Wing: Matthew Broderick, left and Nathan Lane in "The Producers"...

Mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur dies at 69

27 minutes agoHealth : Booster Shots

The mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur died in her Bay Area home Monday night, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies responded to a report of a possible cardiac arrest at 9:34 p.m. at the home of Afeni Shakur in Sausalito, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The 69-year-old was taken...

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Kim Fields, Von Miller axed on 'Icon Night'

28 minutes agoHealth : Booster Shots

Stuff just got real up in the ballroom, fellow "Dancing With the Stars" fans, because the whittling began in earnest. No more one-offs, like the good natured but robotic Geraldo Rivera or the has-been brat Mischa Barton. No one misses them anyway because they barely registered in this season 22...

'Hamilton' writes its own history and breaks record with 16 Tony nominations

30 minutes agoHealth : Booster Shots

“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about America's founding fathers wrote its own bit of Tony Award history Tuesday morning by picking up 16 nominations, breaking the record held by “Billy Elliot” and “The Producers.” “Hamilton,” already something of a shoo-in to win best musical,...

'TURN: Washington's Spies' recap: In war, pragmatism trumps idealism

30 minutes agoHealth : Booster Shots

War, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. That’s why a Redcoat officer forms an uneasy alliance with a newly discovered enemy on “Cold Murdering Bastards,” Episode 302 of AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies.” When the truth comes out that cabbage farmer Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is a covert...

What Publishers and PR People Don’t Understand

Lauren Marie Fleming (otherwise known as Queerie Bradshaw) wrote a fantastic post on BlogHer about not having a lot of followers but her blog and social media accounts still having worth.  The irony is that I read the post, and ultimately ended up featuring the post, because her name caught my eye.  It was an […]

These lady salamanders are better off without men

43 minutes agoHealth : The Checkup

A group of Amazon Women salamanders that reproduce without men can regrow lost limbs faster than their ordinary counterparts.

Pregnant Women Dumped By Covered California Into Medi-Cal, Without Notice Or Consent

45 minutes agoHealth : The Checkup

Lynn Kersey has some advice for pregnant women who bought health insurance policies from Covered California and want to keep them: Don’t report your pregnancy to the agency. “It’s not a requirement …...

5 Ways to Step Into Your Courage Zone

You want more. You want better. You want to expand your capabilities and your achievements. And so you probably hear a lot about breaking free from your "comfort zone." It's a popular concept because we all feel a little bit too lazy,...Show More Summary

Maintaining Momentum Over the Summer

Why is it that when the warm weather comes along, we suddenly slough off all our wonderful, productive habits as we apply a layer of sunscreen? You know what it's like: you just get into the groove of your yoga practice or of writing...Show More Summary

Understanding the Power of Thought

It can seem overly simplistic to say that thought creates our experience. Most of our thoughts are so invisible to us they don't look like they generate our personal reality. When I tell my clients their experience comes from thought, some only see the simplicity of this explanation and miss the profundity of the implications. Show More Summary

Reclaiming Mother's Day After the Second Anniversary of My Mom's Death

As Mother's Day approaches, I feel an old, familiar dread. My mother died two years ago and no, I'm not over it yet. Worse still, I may never be. After the second anniversary of her death, I assumed I'd finally be all right. At least I'd be over the worst of the grief. But the grief continued to rise and fall in unpredictable patterns. Show More Summary

The Healthiest Way For Older People To Waste Some Time

If you were raised on the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s, you were probably taught that games -- Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Pick Up Sticks, Monopoly etc. -- were for rainy days. In my family it was a sin to be indoors on a sunny Saturday or Sunday, or after school, or on summer vacation. Show More Summary

Act Fast When It Comes to Stroke

In observance of Stroke Awareness Month, Meridian Neuroscience is kicking off a series of informative community events, providing expert advice, tips, and the latest information about stroke prevention and treatments. The events will take place at Meridian Health locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

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