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National Nutrition Month: Decoding Nutrition Basics

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in Nutrition

Nutrition is the science of food and its relationship to health. It's important to know what you're eating, how much you're eating and why you're eating it. This can be a bit confusing at first if you're not used to thinking about what nutrients are in your food or how they affect your body.

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Disability Awareness & Disability Theory For Beginners

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle

If you are new to the disability community, welcome! Here we have an opportunity to educate you about disability theory and best practices for interacting with people with a range of disabilities. One in five Americans live with a disability that affects their ability to perform major life activities. In the past, a person's access to diagnosis, health care and support services has varied wildly based on where they live, their income level and the color of their skin. Thankfully, there is more information available now to provide resources for people with disabilities than ever before. Disability awareness is important to everyone, whether you are disabled or not. Understanding what it is like to overcome the challenges that come with disability can help you be a better friend, coworker and partner.

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Norovirus has come to NYC. What does that mean for you?

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in norovirus

New York City is being hit hard by norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug. Emergency room visits for vomiting and diarrhea are up 50% since December according to the City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. What does this mean for you? Below we break down the main causes and symptoms of norovirus. We also discuss how to prevent yourself from getting sick and what to do if you do fall ill.

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The 3 enslaved women behind Dr. J. Marion Sims and the development of modern gynecology

Posted by True Care Staff in Insider News, in Health & Lifestyle

In medicine, Dr. J. Marion Sims is a hero. He is credited with developing modern gynecology and founded the first hospital for women in the United States. His legacy lives on in everything from textbooks to bronze statues of his likeness on the grounds of New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. But there's another side to this doctor's story that has been largely ignored until now: Sims was a notorious eugenicist who performed experimental surgeries on enslaved black women without anesthesia or consent in order to develop new medical procedures—and these experiments were done without any recognition of their humanity or suffering by doctors at the time.

As Black History Month comes to a close and Women's History Month begins, now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Sims and the women whose sacrifice and pain helped usher in the era of modern gynecology.

Who is Dr. J. Marion Sims?

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3 Easy Ways To Be More Mindful in Your Daily Routine

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in mindfulness, in wellbeing

Are you too busy to think about your health? Then you're just like most working Americans! The good news is, you can start making small changes today to get more mindfulness in your life, no matter how time-crunched or distracted you are. The word “mindfulness” is gaining a lot of popularity. You've probably heard everyone from monks to CEOs to psychologists waxing poetic about the wonders of mindfulness. Yet, many people still don't know what it is. Read on to discover exactly what mindfulness is, and why everyone can benefit from its practice.

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Five Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle

Maintaining your weight is vital to good health at any age but is even more important as we get older. Being at a healthy weight may lower your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes and can help you live a long, healthy life. 
Here are five tips to help you maintain a healthy weight.

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