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What you should know about the coronavirus

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dominates news headlines, it’s natural to feel afraid or anxious. The situation is rapidly changing and the healthcare community is still learning how coronavirus spreads, how severe it is, who is most at risk and how it will affect our communities. On behalf of Higi, we want to help […]

The 10 steps for healthy aging you need to know

Researchers don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease in most people. Even so, there are certain lifestyle habits that experts recommend to help keep our bodies and brains healthy as we age.    Here are ten steps for healthy aging that are recommended by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA): Eat a balanced diet. Try to eat plenty of healthy fats, fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods. Generally, foods that are […]

Is the keto-diet diabetes friendly?

There’s no doubt that one of the best ways to manage type 2 diabetes is through healthy eating and counting carbohydrates. One newly popular diet that researchers are investigating is the keto diet and its effectiveness in managing obesity and diabetes. The keto diet, which has been promoted by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Lebron James, provides 99% of […]

A handy tool to find out what vaccines you need as an adult woman

If you think getting your shots is a thing of the past, you may be wrong. Adults need vaccines too, especially because the immunity you developed from your childhood vaccinations can weaken over time. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its 2020 immunization schedule recommendations and there are important changes to the administration of the […]

Confused about processed vs. ultra-processed foods? We can help.

Do you know the difference between process and unprocessed foods? How about processed and ultra-processed? With all of these labels flying around, it’s certainly easy to lose track and feel frustrated – especially if you’re trying to figure out what’s safe to eat when you’re living with diabetes. Thankfully, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently published a helpful article explaining the different types of processed and […]

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself (and others) from coronavirus

It’s difficult not to panic as the spread of coronavirus dominates both national and international news headlines. The virus, which began in China and has affected at least two dozen other countries to date, can cause respiratory illnesses like the common cold and pneumonia. Doctors are still not completely certain how the virus is spread, […]