How to Handle Stress at Home

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

To keep your home a “stress-free haven,” as Health Net puts it, you’ve got to tackle the issue head on: Speak out. Don’t let yourself be a victim to an in-home bully, manipulator or instigator. “If you feel in any way mistreated by a member of your household, you need to...

Why My Fight for Latina Health Took Me All the Way to the UN

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Every single day, I talk to Latinas and immigrant women across the Rio Grande Valley, listening to their stories, hearing about their families, and teaching them how to stay healthy. Last month, I had the opportunity of a lifetime. I was able to travel to Geneva with our allies from the Center...

French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

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When it comes to fried foods, sometimes I feel cursed. My husband can eat as many spicy, crispy chicken sandwiches as he wants and never gain a pound. But for me, just smelling the chicken fryer seems to expand my waistline. Now doctors at the Harvard School of Public Health...

Why dieting doesn’t usually work

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In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they’re 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting...

Community health workers help reduce hospitalizations

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Doctors and nurses have been struggling for years with how to best improve the health of low-income patients, who on virtually every measure are sicker than the more affluent. It doesn’t necessarily take a lot of medical knowledge to have a big impact on patient health, according to results of...

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