Health weekend roundup: A mother's health mission, sleep-blocking foods, heat illnesses and more

Health weekend roundup: A mother's health mission, sleep-blocking foods, heat illnesses and more

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For Ruby Smart, 15, Levemir is the insulin medication that works best to control her type 1 diabetes — but the manufacturer is discontinuing it.


Alison Smart is on a mission to protect her daughter's access to the drug. Click here to get the story.

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Utah mother Alison Smart (in green sweater, pictured with Ruby Smart, age 15) is fighting for her teenage daughter’s access to diabetes medicine.

Is extreme heat a public health threat?

Fox News Digital reports the findings in the latest Mortality & Morbidity Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including a spike in emergency room visits due to heat-related illness. Doctors chime in on the potential risk. Click here to get the story.

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Many regions across the United States experienced "record-breaking high temperatures" in 2023 due to extreme heat, according to the CDC.

If you're having trouble falling or staying asleep, you might be overlooking one important lifestyle factor.

Two sleep specialists reveal essential ingredients for high-quality sleep. Click here to get the story.

What you eat can have an impact on how well you sleep at night, experts say.

Tayla Clement, 26, was born with a rare disorder that has made it impossible for her to smile — but she says she is grateful for it.

The New Zealand woman discusses with Fox News Digital how she overcame trauma and learned to celebrate her differences. Click here to get the story.

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Tayla Clement, born and raised in New Zealand, has Moebius syndrome, a neurological disease that affects one child out of every 50,000 to 500,000.

A new study found that higher amounts of PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances) were found in drinking water in certain parts of the U.S.

Public health experts weigh in on the risks of the toxic chemicals. Click here to get the story.

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PFAS "hot spots" were concentrated in the Midwest, New England and the West Coast, the researchers found.

Is the "post-lunch coma" slowing down your productivity?

A nutritional biologist shares six proven energy-boosters to to prevent post-meal fatigue. Click here to get the story.

Health weekend recap
This week's health recap includes stories about heat hazards, a mother's fight for her daughter's diabetes medication, and a little-known disruption of healthy sleep.

A new study found that people who drank 100% orange juice consumed fewer calories than those who drank a sugar-sweetened orange beverage.

Nutritionists reacted to the findings. Click here to get the story.

Many U.S. adults are getting too little sleep and have too much stress, according to a new Gallup poll.

Dr. Marc Siegel of New York and a sleep expert and behavioral scientist discuss the connection between disordered sleep and dangerous stress levels. Click here to get the story.

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The poll showed that 63% of Americans who reported wanting more sleep also "frequently experience stress."

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