Trade to Pacers saved Caris LeVert after kidney mass found

Caris LeVert felt totally healthy when he was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Indiana Pacers last week.

Now, though, LeVert has been sidelined indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney.

Had he remained in Brooklyn, who knows when doctors would’ve found the mass. The trade — which was part of the larger four-team deal that sent James Harden to Brooklyn from the Houston Rockets — may have actually saved his life, because as part of it he had to undergo a team physical. And that physical is what revealed the mass.

“I didn’t have any symptoms. I was playing in games. I hadn’t missed any games this season yet. I was feeling 100 percent healthy,” LeVert said Tuesday, via ESPN. “So, in a way, this trade definitely showed and revealed what was going on in my body, so I’m definitely looking

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High doses of saccharin don’t lead to diabetes in healthy adults, study finds

High doses of saccharin don't lead to diabetes in healthy adults, study finds
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study expecting to confirm how artificial sweeteners contribute to glucose intolerance, but surprisingly learned that the sweeteners have no adverse effects on healthy adults and do not change metabolic profiles or lead to diabetes. Credit: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

For those trying to live a healthy lifestyle, the choice between sugar and artificial sweeteners such as saccharin can be confusing. A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine found the sugar substitute saccharin doesn’t lead to the development of diabetes in healthy adults as previous studies have suggested.

The study findings are published in the journal Microbiome.

“It’s not that the findings of previous studies are wrong, they just didn’t adequately control for things like underlying health conditions, diet choices

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‘Healthy Washington’ Reopening Phases Announced: What To Know

OLYMPIA, WA — Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced a new, phased reopening plan which will gradually allow select industries to go back to work.

The plan, called “Healthy Washington,” replaces the older four-phase Safe Start plan. Safe Start was announced early in the pandemic and used for months, but was scrapped in the fall, when a record-breaking surge in transmissions pushed state leaders to cancel the current phases in favor of new, stricter statewide regulations.

Now that Washington has finally begun to see improvement battling the winter surge, leaders say it’s time to consider greater reopenings.

“We’re seeing some signs that disease growth has slowed for COVID-19,” said Dr. Umair Shah, Washington’s new secretary of health. “In fact, it has even leveled off in many communities across the state.”

As the governor noted at his conference Tuesday, it will be a few days at least before any of

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Papaya’z serving up healthy menu | Business

“Eat Healthy, Live Well” is the motto and mantra of one of the newest restaurants here in Fountain Hills, Papaya’z Crepe and Juice bar.

Papaya’z is owned and operated by Karen Mena Sanchez, a Fountain Hills resident who previously worked as a financial advisor for 20 years.

Tired of banking and wishing to spend more time with her family, Sanchez decided to follow her dreams and open the first Papaya’z in Fountain Hills.

Like their motto suggests the Papaya’z menu is focused on providing healthy options.

“I have been vegan for many years, so I wanted to try and bring to Fountain Hills a place with fresh ingredients along with vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options,” Sanchez said. “We have new ingredients brought in every two days to keep it fresh. I think the world is going through so many changes and I truly believe we are how we eat.”

As

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