Health

by / on March 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm / in Health

Making the Most of Your Time… at a Distance

The idea of social distancing is quickly becoming our new normal. With the recent spread of COVID-19 public health officials agree that we should all limit our contact with people and avoid group gatherings until further notice. So how will you spend your time? Here are 7 ways to start: Stay connected: A great conversation goes a long way. Your mental […]

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by / on March 11, 2020 at 9:17 am / in Health

Staying Safe from Coronavirus

If there’s one thing that’s spreading faster than the coronavirus, it’s panic. Fortunately, helpful information travels just as quickly. Each day we’re learning more about the virus and what preventative measures we can take. Here’s what you need to know to stay healthy and safe. What is coronavirus exactly? “Coronavirus” is a class of viruses that cause respiratory infections in […]

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by / on February 1, 2020 at 10:58 am / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Year in Review

This is the last installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. Last year I began with a hopeful resolution and a plan of action, which has come full circle. If you’ve been following along, you know I have type 1 diabetes and started the previous year with a penchant for chocolate and lack […]

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by / on December 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 5

This is the 5th installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. The final phase of this journey to a healthier me was to start transitioning toward using a Constant Glucose Monitor (CGM). A CGM is a small device that can test blood sugar levels frequently without the need to prick a finger. The […]

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by / on November 1, 2019 at 1:54 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 4

This is the 4th installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. Whenever I hear the words “mental health” I can’t help but imagine someone at their wit’s end, ready to rip their hair out. This may be in part due to the stigma often associated with many mental health issues, but for me […]

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by / on July 26, 2019 at 10:07 am / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 3

This is the 3rd installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. The funny thing is I really thought exercise was going to be my downfall on this journey. For the most part I don’t eat that poorly and I’ve known for a long time that my diabetes care needed work so I was […]

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by / on May 17, 2019 at 9:00 am / in Health

‘Tis the Sneezon!

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Like the sound of a robin’s song or the sight of crocuses in bloom, a sure-fire sign of spring is the first sneeze of allergy season. For those of us with environmental allergies, it often means regular allergy shots, pills, puffers and eye drops. We don’t dare leave the house without tissues at the […]

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by / on April 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 2

This is the 2nd installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. One of the first things you learn about when you’re diagnosed with diabetes is carbohydrate counting. You learn that sugar is counted in the carbohydrates, a factor that determines how much insulin you administer, and most nutritionists will tell you to avoid […]

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by / on March 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 1

A commentary by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo Every year I look back on what I’ve accomplished and what I could work on in the coming one and create a list. 2018 for me, was not a particularly wonderful year so the “what I could work on” part of the list seemed a lot longer than usual. Instead of feeling defeated […]

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by / on October 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm / in Health

5 Yogic Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep

Nav is a high achiever. She has lots on the go and tight deadlines to meet. She loves Chai lattes and spicy food. As much as she enjoys her busy schedule, it affects her sleep. She has a hard time falling asleep and wakes up anxious in the middle of the night unable to fall back asleep. Not getting enough […]

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