As an African American and a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), Dr. Edwin Aroke has always been committed to equitable care for racial and ethnic minority patients. However, following years of providing anesthesia care in hospitals and teaching student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Aroke realized that even the […]
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It’s no secret that staying physically active supports overall well-being, especially for older adults. From reducing risks of certain conditions like heart disease and diabetes to minimizing injury and helping maintain independence, exercise is essential to supporting health and wellness as you age. Another noteworthy but often unrecognized benefit of regular exercise is that it […]
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Sarah Vlasak from Minneapolis doesn’t let anything get in her way. Beyond playing for a Division 1 competitive women’s traveling rugby team, the Metropolis Valkyries, Sarah also lives with type 1 diabetes — a 24/7 condition that requires constant management. When she was 17, Sarah started experiencing excessive urination and extreme thirst, along with other […]
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Summertime is full of fun activities like grilling, hanging out by the firepit, July 4 fireworks and just enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. But with those activities come hazards as well — mostly from painful burns. According to the National Fire Protection Association, children under 5 accounted for an average of 2,000 (or 39% […]
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Over a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic launched the world into unprecedented times. The education sector was one of the hardest hit areas, as students and teachers alike had to continuously adapt to online learning and readapt to in-person teaching. However, now students have re-settled into the familiar school environment and life slowly returns to […]
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The country may be turning a corner on the pandemic, but the fallout could take some time to work through. Americans have health concerns beyond COVID-19 that have compounded in the past year: postponed care for wellness issues, changed sleep patterns, undesired weight changes and increased stress. While no silver bullet can solve all these […]
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Anyone who has taken a prescription medication knows that pricing can be mystifying — and increasingly expensive. Especially if you have a chronic condition that requires ongoing treatment, prescription costs can add up quickly. More and more we’re seeing the financial burden put back on the patient, making healthcare unaffordable even for those who have […]
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