Diabetes: Do As I Say, Not As I Did.

Reblogged from ShelbyCourtland.

Mr. Militant Negro shares his personal story.

It is one about a fight with diabetes. I would read this one if I were you as it has been stated that the majority of Americans will fight this disease at some point in their lifetime.

Ask your doctor to test you for diabetes. Make yourself aware of your glucose levels and of your A1C. Type 2 Diabetes is becoming way too commonplace in America.

Daily glucose testing is essential for knowing the amount of ‘sugar’ or ‘glucose’ in your blood at any given moment.

Source: Diabetes: Do As I Say, Not As I Did.

What The Amish Can Teach Us About Modern Medicine – Digg

In his book Comfort for the Burned and Wounded Keim writes, “I thought of how God created the Earth. I honestly felt He kept the poor in mind while Earth was being created.” He tried to think of things in nature that might help a poor person treat burns.

Hitting upon waxy plantain leaves, he gathered a hat full from a nearby field, scalded them so they would be pliable, and used them to wrap his son’s wounds with a layer of herbal salve. Within five days, new skin covered the boy’s body. He had survived.

You would want  to know more. Get it @: What The Amish Can Teach Us About Modern Medicine – Digg

Business Of Capitalizing off of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy : NPR

On a cold rainy day last fall, dozens of people gathered in a plaza across the street from New Jersey’s state Capitol.

They held press conferences and slept overnight in lawn chairs.

Everyone had come to make the same point: They’d made it through Superstorm Sandy, which hit the shores of New Jersey and New York in October 2012.

But three years later, many hadn’t made it home.Doug Quinn, a 51-year-old from Toms River, N.J., had been in the plaza for two days.

“I should be at home in my house and part of my community and instead, I’m here doing this,” said Quinn.

“I thought it’ll be all right; my insurance will take care of what needs to be taken care of and I’ll be back home in three to four months. It’s [been] three years and I’m still not anywhere close. I look back now and think how naive I was.”

Read the full spill @ : Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy : NPR

Weak Nursing Oversight, the Panama Papers and More in MuckReads Weekly

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by Adam Harris ProPublica, April 8, 2016, 1 p.m.

Weak Oversight Lets Dangerous Nurses Work in New York, ProPublica

Most states require background checks for nurses — not New York. In fact, the state lags behind most others when it comes to vetting and disciplining nurses who are incompetent, accused of horrific abuse, or have committed crimes.

Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption, ICIJ

Hidden dealings of public officials, 214,000 offshore entities, and a document leak that dwarfs Wikileaks, the Panama Papers expose, “heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens.” And, amid protests, the document leak helped lead to the resignation of the Prime Minister of Iceland.

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Uterine Fibroids – Symptoms & Treatment Options

An in-depth look at the challenges and medical procedures surrounding uterine fibroid tumors.

Uterine fibroma, drawing
Fibroid tumors are an issue thousands of women deal with annually. While the majority of the cases of fibroids are non-life threatening they do impose a burden on most women that are diagnosed with them if that burden is nothing more than knowing they’re present Some fibroids lay dormant and pose little health challenges while some, after they’re removed insist upon returning time and time again. These are the ones the content of this post is aimed at.

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