Separating Diabetes Myths and Facts
Separating Diabetes Myths and Facts
  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The condition occurs when the body slows or stops its production of insulin.
  • There are more than 1 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes, with about 40,000 more diagnosed each year.
  • Diabetes isn’t to be taken lightly, but the majority of diabetic children lead normal lives and enjoy all the same milestones as other kids.
Your Asthma Action Plan
Your Asthma Action Plan
  • Between ten and fifteen percent of grade school children are affected by asthma.
  • Exercise is a vital component of wellness, even for kids with asthma.
  • Work with your pediatrician to create an asthma flare-up action plan and share it with your child's school administrators.
Are You Using Your Inhaler Correctly?

Although many people use their inhaler on a daily basis, did you know that many of them aren’t using it properly? Inhalers are used to deliver medication directly to the inflammation in the lungs instead of having it travel through the bloodstream. But if you are using the inhaler incorrectly, you aren’t getting the right … Continue reading “Are You Using Your Inhaler Correctly?”

Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?
Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?

Article at a Glance Epigenetics looks at how genes can be turned on or off by our life experiences. Things like diet, stress, toxins, behavior, and lifestyle can affect how our genes are expressed. Through epigenetic tags, parents’ experiences and lifestyle can affect the genes that are passed down to their children and grandchildren. We … Continue reading “Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?”

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