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Linking Poverty and Obesity: What is Causing the Poor to Be Overweight?

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Linking Poverty and Obesity: What is Causing the Poor to Be Overweight?

Over the past decade in particular, state-funded scientific studies have been seeking to identify the root causes of the obesity epidemic in western societies. Obesity rates have been found to be concentrated in communities with the highest levels of poverty and low income levels. In the long-run, this epidemic inflicts a big economic strain on…

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Summer Safety Tips for Diabetics

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Summer Safety Tips for Diabetics

For the average person, the heat and humidity of summer can be tough; but for patients with diabetes type 1 or 2, it’s even tougher. One of the complications of diabetes is the impaired ability of the body to adjust to rises in temperature. As a result, instead of cooling down, the body causes a…

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Why You Should Switch To A CGM

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Why You Should Switch To A CGM

Living with diabetes is no easy task. You must be constantly aware of everything that you put into your body and how it affects your blood sugar levels. Your days become intersected by glucose monitor tests and finger pricks. For many, the constant pricking and habitual monitoring can be painful and tedious; it also can…

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How Much Water Should I Drink a Day?

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How Much Water Should I Drink a Day?

Water is essential for human life and without it we would suffer severe dehydration and eventually die. But how much should we drink a day? What are the other benefits of drinking water?  It is suggested that you should be drinking at least 1.2 litres of water each day but it all depends on your…

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4 Things To Know Before Electing To Have Bariatric Surgery

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4 Things To Know Before Electing To Have Bariatric Surgery

If you have ever heard of “stomach stapling” or lap band surgery, or any of the other names given to bariatric surgery, then you probably realize how successful it can be. But before you start seeking out specialists to help you with your weight loss there are some things you need to be aware of.…

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Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep? You Could Have Sleep Apnea

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Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep? You Could Have Sleep Apnea

There is nothing like a good night’s rest. It can refresh and reenergize you and often keep you sane. However, there are some things that can disrupt those sweet, restful hours. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that can upset sleep and leave many sufferers with sleepless nights. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is…

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Getting Your Friend To Seek Mental Health Treatment

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Getting Your Friend To Seek Mental Health Treatment

It is not easy to admit that someone you love has a problem. If someone you care about cannot identify his or her own need for help, and you see that help really is needed, then here is a guide to getting your friend to seek mental health treatment. Can you determine the mental illness…

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What You Need To Know About Preventing Diabetes

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What You Need To Know About Preventing Diabetes

Most people battle the bulge at some point in their lives. The convenience of fast food and the often restrictive price of fresh fruit and vegetables mean that we don’t always eat as well as we should, and the slim stomach of youth often gives way to an unattractive roll of flab that makes it…

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Living Life And Managing Pain

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Living Life And Managing Pain

Pain, whether it is physical or emotional, is something most people do not want to deal with. However, for some it is a constant and chronic roadblock to carrying on with a normal life. All types of pain may lead to other issues, including depression or anxiety. These can result from the sufferer no longer…

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7 Lifestyle Tips for Managing Diabetes Effectively

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7 Lifestyle Tips for Managing Diabetes Effectively

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t live a normal, healthy lifestyle. Many diabetes patients are living fine. You too can – simply by living within certain limits and following some proven safety tips. Here are 10 tips that will help you live a healthy lifestyle that is free of complications: 1. Watch what you eat…

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