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JeffFIT Offering Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class

The health benefits of exercise are no secret. Getting enough exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, can help prevent cardiovascular disease and improves sleep habits. But many people may not realize that appropriate exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive neurologic disease that affects movement.

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Rosemary Quinn on her bike

Diabetes Prevention Program Helps Patients Avoid and Reverse Pre-Diabetes

Wendi Wildman, RN, CDE, describes diabetes in America as an iceberg. In 2014, the CDC reported 29 million people in the United States had a diabetes diagnosis; another 86 million Americans are in the pre-diabetes range, which lurks below the surface of general awareness. Even scarier, many people with diabetes or pre-diabetes don’t even know they have it.

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