Healthy Living for ME partners with Maine CDC to support pharmacists in diabetes prevention efforts

Pharmacists invited to attend informational sessions on National Diabetes Prevention Program

Healthy Living for ME is partnering with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to help pharmacists provide their patients with more resources to prevent diabetes. Data from 2018 indicates that 10 percent of the population of Maine has diabetes and another 8 percent are aware they have prediabetes.

“We are pleased to partner with the Maine CDC to help Maine’s pharmacists learn about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and how it can help their patients. Pharmacists are often an excellent resource for their patients, and we hope the informational sessions we are providing in the coming weeks will help support them in this work,” said Maija Dyke, business & contract manager of Healthy Living for ME. 

“Prediabetes and diabetes are major health concerns for many Mainers. This partnership will help us expand Maine’s referral network for

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DAMASCUS, Va. — A Damascus woman is making it her business to help people eat healthier in the new year.

“About this time of year, our resolutions begin to fade a bit,” said Shelley Gadola. “But it’s never too late to start eating right.”

An ultra marathon runner, Gadola, 41, is helping nearly 100 people in the community stay on track with their fitness goals through a meal-prep business she started in 2018.

Sun Meal Prep allows customers to preorder weekly her homemade meals, which are not only healthy and convenient but creative. A customer favorite is “My Mama’s Cabbage Rolls,” the same recipe her mother made

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Expats: Cheapest city in the US for healthy lifestyle named

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New research by sleep experts Amerisleep revealed the cheapest city to lead a healthy lifestyle in the US among the most populated cities.

Factors such as healthcare insurance costs, price of a gym membership, price to visit a private doctor, fruit and vegetable costs, were all considered in the new study.

Atlanta came first as the cheapest city for a healthy life and the best option for British expats.

The vibrant city of Georgia has the lowest costs including gym membership or private doctors appointments.

In the second position was San Francisco with one of the cheapest healthcare costs in the US.

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Another beautiful city in California, San Jose, came in third as the cheapest city to stay healthy in the US.

The average monthly gym membership in San Jose

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Currently “No Evidence” Healthy Kids Need COVID-19 Booster, Says Top WHO Scientist

There’s “no evidence right now” that healthy kids and adolescents need COVID-19 booster shots, says the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Chief Scientist.

The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) is set to meet later this week to discuss how countries should deal with authorizing and distributing third-dose booster shots. There’s a bunch of thorny issues to unpick – from global vaccine inequality to the effectiveness of the current vaccines against new variants – but one thing that sounds surprisingly clear is the WHO’s stance on booster doses for healthy children. 

“There is no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters. No evidence at all,” Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the WHO, said at a media briefing on Tuesday.

The WHO has said it’s especially aware that many parts of the world still have extremely low vaccination rates, while other parts have vaccinated

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