diabetes self management

5 Diabetes Self-Management Tips for a Healthier Life

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or you’ve had diabetes for a long time, it’s important to stay informed and be proactive with your health care. Following through with the latest research-based recommendations can greatly improve your quality of life.   Ready to take control of your own health? Let’s talk briefly about what diabetes is and […]

Transgender Healthcare: What You Need to Know

Individuals who identify as transgender have the same basic healthcare needs as everyone else. However, they may also require specialized care related to transitioning medically. Many transgender individuals face discrimination and uninformed healthcare professionals, making it extremely difficult to access services and get appropriate care.   In fact, the National Transgender Discrimination Survey1 found that […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Noticing a lot more pink lately? That’s because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each October, this international health campaign promotes awareness of the disease and raises funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.    With 1 in 8 American women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, it’s critical to continue […]

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E-Cigarette Dangers – 5 Facts You Need to Know

Although marketed as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, experts have begun to sound the alarm about e-cigarette dangers. The growing popularity of this practice is concerning, especially since there are still no long-term studies on the effects of vaping.    According to a recent study, nearly 1 in 20 U.S. adults use e-cigarettes […]

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Flu Season Ahead: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Annual Flu Vaccine

As fall approaches, we look forward to the crisp, cool days ahead. A new school year begins, autumn festivals entice us with apple and pumpkin delights, and the colorful leaves begin to drop all around.    It’s a wonderful time of year. Let’s make sure you and your family enjoy all it has to offer […]

Living with HIV

What You Should Know About Living with HIV

If you’re living with HIV, taking charge of your health is the single most important step you can take to get healthy – and stay healthy.   That means considering all your treatment options, choosing prevention methods, and knowing where to go for advice.   Fortunately, you don’t have to figure all this out on […]

Travel First Aid Kit

Planning a Vacation? Don’t Forget to Pack a Travel First Aid Kit

Make a little room in your luggage for a travel first aid kit. It won’t cost much, and it won’t take up much space.

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Preparation Takes Sting Out of Childhood Vaccinations

From early childhood through adolescence, the most important thing is to explain to kids an age-appropriate…

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How Long Before Traveling Do I Need Travel Vaccines?

Check with your primary care provider or travel clinic when you book your flight. You may need to see a provider at least four-six weeks before leaving the country to allow enough time to complete vaccinations.