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  • NEW STUDY FINDS CONNECTION BETWEEN PLANT BASED DIETS & HEART HEALTH

    NEW STUDY FINDS CONNECTION BETWEEN PLANT BASED DIETS & HEART HEALTH

    Eating mostly plant-based foods and fewer animal-based foods may be linked to better heart health and a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. "While you don't have to give up foods derived from animals completely, our study does suggest that eating a larger proportion of plant-based foods and a smaller proportion of animal-based foods may help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other type of...

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  • WOW! UBER NOW OFFERING FREE TRIPS TO DOCTOR VISITS!

    WOW! UBER NOW OFFERING FREE TRIPS TO DOCTOR VISITS!

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    From first dates, to girls nights and trips to our favorite restaurants, we have all used Uber for everything under the sun. Every year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation.* No-show rates are as high as 30% nationwide.** And while transportation barriers are common across the general population, these barriers are greatest for vulnerable populations, including patients with the highest burden of chronic disease.  According to Uber, the service allows healthcare professionals to order rides for patients going to and from the care they need. Once the ride is completed, the organization (meaning the...

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  • THE SURPRISINGLY POSITIVE POWER OF TEXTING, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

    THE SURPRISINGLY POSITIVE POWER OF TEXTING, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

    Texting gets a bad rap. It’s blamed for everything from fostering social isolation to increasing teens’ risk of ADHD to driving down adolescent self-esteem to damaging the spine — a phenomenon known as “text neck.”
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  • WHY FIBER IS KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT

    WHY FIBER IS KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT

    There are plenty of ways to lose weight. Some weight loss plans, like Body Complete RX  are healthy and effective. Others will just simply deprive you of your food and sanity. Regardless of how you lose weight, there are a few basics to keeping or maintaining that weight loss. One of the must haves in your diet is high fiber food choices. Fiber: The natural fat blocker Fiber has a very desirable or diet friendly effect on fat. During the digestive process, certain types of fiber, particularly soluble fiber, will bind to the bad fat or trans fat and carry it through the...

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  • GENETIC COUNSELORS OF COLOR TACKLE RACIAL DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE

    GENETIC COUNSELORS OF COLOR TACKLE RACIAL DISPARITIES IN HEALTH CARE

    Altovise Ewing was a senior at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., when she first learned what a genetic counselor was. Although she had a strong interest in research, she suspected working in a lab wasn't for her — not enough social interaction. Then, when a genetic counselor came to her class as a guest lecturer, Ewing had what she recalls as a "lightbulb moment." Genetic counseling, she realized, would allow her to be immersed in the science but also interact with patients. And maybe, she thought, she'd be able to help address racial health disparities, too. That was 15 years...

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  • SHEEN INSTAGRAM BEAUTY TOUR: THE BODY COMPLETE KIT - #BODYGOALS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

    SHEEN INSTAGRAM BEAUTY TOUR: THE BODY COMPLETE KIT - #BODYGOALS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

    By Eartha Terrell | Beauty, Sheen Magazine | Top Story Sheen continues to welcome you along our journey as we search for the best up-and-coming beauty brands delivering high-quality products in hair, makeup and skincare. It’s inevitable, you’re scrolling through your timeline and see all these bikini-proof beach bodies with beautiful hair and perfect skin, and think to yourself, “She’s #bodygoals.” Social media has a way of inadvertently making us all feel a little insecure about ourselves and our bodies, but no worries, you’re not alone. Like many of us, Samia Gore struggled with self-esteem issues related directly to her body image and decide...

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