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Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

How Summer Camps Fostered A Confidence To Help Me Thrive With Diabetes

In all the years of living with diabetes, I never thought about the example I might be for the people around me, with and without diabetes. An example of what I mean are my memories of summer camp in Maine.


Camp had always been about friendship and the skills that I developed, during my 9 summers in Maine, but it... Read moreChevron

posted 07/29/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

How Is Type 1 Diabetes Affected, The Higher Up You Go?

Having a condition like diabetes shouldn't stop you from pursuing high altitude activities. What exactly can we take away from the scientific literature surrounding this topic?


A recent review paper published in Diabetes Care 2014; 37: 2404-2413Read moreChevron

posted 07/27/2015, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

How Exercise Improves Pain Tolerance

Although study after study has shown that exercise helps reduce fibromyalgia pain, we've had little understanding of why until now. Scientists have long known that during prolonged strenuous workouts, our bodies release endorphins, a kind of natural opiate that reduces pain and enables us to continue exercising. But they haven't known why (or... Read moreChevron

The HealthGal

The HealthGal, Health Guide

Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Is Your Brother, Not Your Mother, Influencing Your Weight?

A recent study suggests that siblings may have a greater impact on your weight than your parents.  Previous studies suggest:


  • If mom is overweight during Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|

Weighty headlines: breakfast, saturated fat, fasting

Recent headlines have highlighted new studies covering the weight sector, and showcased some new findings.  Here are just some of those recent headlines and studies:


Researchers report in the June 5th issue of the Cell Press journal, Read moreChevron

posted 06/08/2014, comments (0)|

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