February is American Heart Health Month. When looking for heart-healthy recommendations like eating for heart health and exercising for heart-health, our functional medicine practitioners investigate a patient’s unique needs, offer education and guide individuals through customized wellness plans to adapt their lifestyle for heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one person dies every 36-seconds from cardiovascular disease. Preventing and treating heart disease involves practicing healthy nutrition. One method to consider when eating for heart health is The Institute for […]
Why people with diabetes, like Tom Hanks, may be at increased risk of coronavirus Ryan W. Miller USA TODAY Published 1:51 PM EDT Mar 12, 2020 As the new coronavirus spreads and sickens more people in the USA, people with preexisting health conditions are at particular risk, public health officials say. Actor Tom Hanks, who revealed that he was living with Type 2 diabetes in 2013, confirmed Wednesday that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. People with diabetes are among those at increased risk for complications from COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
Public health experts say the initiative is the most ambitious program of its type in the country and could be a model for other universities. U.C. Davis has made free coronavirus tests — twice weekly, with overnight results — available to all 69,500 people in the city of Davis and hundreds of nonresidents who just work there. It has also trained dozens of graduate students to help with contact tracing; recruited hotel and apartment owners to provide free isolation and quarantine housing to anyone in town exposed to the virus; and hired some 275 undergraduate ambassadors to combat health disinformation […]
Alabama currently has the highest coronavirus positivity rate in the nation. Data from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows the percent of reported COVID-19 diagnostic tests that come back positive currently sits at 35 percent. The next closest state, Iowa, sits at 31 percent. Alabama’s positivity rate has been high for much of the pandemic, reaching nearly 50 percent as recently as this month. But as cases here and throughout the country declined following the post-holiday surge, Alabama’s rate has stayed the highest. [Can’t see the map? Click here.] Alabama’s 7-day average for new virus cases has ticked up […]
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I don’t know why my friend got cancer and I can’t make any broad statements about it. That doesn’t stop me from wondering, what if? What if his childhood acne would have been seen as a digestive issue? What if his anger problems would have been seen as a leaky gut problem? What if his body was nourished with the right foods, the right sleep, and the right environment, would he be alive right now? The repetitive sad thoughts that run through my mind constantly, do beat me down, but they’re also behind my fire for this website. This website […]
Chances are, if you’re a diabetic, you will be affected by President Joe Biden’s reversal of a rule signed by President Trump in December which was designed to lower prescription prices for insulin and epinephrine. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thursday announced the rule would be put on hold until it can be reviewed in the next 60 days. Insulin is used in the treatment of diabetes. Some 20 million Americans suffer from it. Epinephrine is used to treat severe allergic reactions. Bloomberg Law reported the freeze is the Biden administration’s large-scale effort to review all […]
Reaction from former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., Katie Pavlich and Charlie Hurt on the ‘Special Report’ ‘All-Star Panel’ President Biden was never shy of criticizing former President Trump for his messaging on coronavirus, but just over a week into his presidency his administration is already walking back statements he has made about the pandemic and vaccine rollout. On Monday, Biden was optimistic, saying that by springtime anyone who wants to get a vaccination would be able to do so. “I think it will be this spring. I think we’ll be able to do that this spring. But it’s going to […]