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 Stay healthy during COVID-19

  In Dec 2019, there is a catastrophic outbreak named COVID-19, previously known as novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was originated from Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is a contagious virus that would cause respiratory illness.1 The common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath.2 According to China’s National Health Commission, 4 out of 5 patients who died from the virus were over 60 years...

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Overcoming Diabetes Stigmas and Stereotypes  

Every day, all around the world, people with diabetes feel outcast, different and alone. We can experience a deteriorating self-esteem based on our experience or perception of the way we are treated because we have diabetes. The way society treats people with diabetes may prevent us from actively practicing good diabetes self-management in our attempt to keep our diabetes a secret from friends, family, and the general public. The way our culture views diabetes is our unfortunate reality. The number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million in the next ten years. It is time we look at how to address the...

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“Can do” resolutions for New Year

We all know what we should do. We know we should get 8 hours of sleep every night. We should regularly change the oil in our car.  We should pay more attention to world events. However, knowing and doing are very different things. As the start of a new year, it is normal to consider for resolutions. Should you create them? Well, ideally. Will you keep them? Maybe not. Rather than thinking about what you should do, reframe and think about what you can do. Or what you want to do. Let your resolutions come from the inside out, rather than being put on you by someone else.  What can you do? For example...

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