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Prediabetes Is a Wake-Up Call

Posted on July 28, 2020 - As experts are learning more about COVID-19, they’ve found that certain underlying health conditions raise a patient’s risk of serious complications and death. Diabetes is one of those conditions. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) explains that while having diabetes doesn’t raise a person’s risk of being infected with the coronavirus, people with diabetes are more likely to experience a severe case of the illness. High blood sugar weakens the immune system, making it harder for a person with diabetes to fight off the infection. The ADA also reports that COVID-19 infection can, in turn, make it a lot harder to manage diabetes.

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Enjoy the Health Benefits of Berries

Posted on July 23, 2020 - July is Berry Month! In case you needed any more motivation to enjoy these jewels of the fruit world, check out this information from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

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Tips to Stay Connected with Your Grandkids

Posted on July 21, 2020 - Running out of things to talk about on those video chats with the grandkids? AARP offers some fun suggestions.

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Is It a Stroke, or Heat Stroke?

Posted on July 16, 2020 - Every summer, many Americans suffer from heat-related illness, and experts caution that 2020 will offer extra challenges. People who quarantine in a home without air conditioning can overheat quickly, and many of the traditional spots where we go to cool down may be shuttered.

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What Is Herd Immunity?

Posted on July 14, 2020 - We hear a lot about herd immunity—but what does that really mean? Experts from UCLA Health explain. (Spoiler alert: no, a coronavirus party is not a good idea!)

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