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What a Waste: Stop Throwing Your Food and Money in the Trash

By Georgina Chong-You Imagine this scenario: You walk into your local grocery store and purchase one pack of juicy delicious strawberries, two firm grapefruits, and a fresh cucumber. Upon immediately entering your kitchen, you prepare your meal. The rest of the week brings busy days and too-tired evenings, and the fresh fruit and vegetables you [...]

Area Companies Innovating Medicine and Patient Care

By Tracy Wright Imagine a medical company dedicated to repairing peripheral nerve damage that could save the arm of a battle-injured U.S. soldier, or another that created a blood test for detecting concussions. Another company is working fervently to create a vaccine to prevent and/or reverse type 1 diabetes while a digital health company has [...]

Milking It: Everything You Need To Know About Lactose Intolerance

By Isabella Sorresso Cheese, ice cream, yogurt and milk. All of these common and delicious foods contain dairy, but can you eat them? If you are lactose intolerant then the answer might be no. According to the Mayo Clinic, “people with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a [...]

Traveling with Medical Supplies: The Basics

By Danielle Spano There is so much to pack for a trip, yet so little luggage space! For those with medical needs, meeting the airline’s suitcase weight requirement is not the only worry. Getting yourself through airport security is a feat in itself, more so for those with special medical needs. Everything, including diabetes supplies, [...]