At first, it seemed like the stomach flu. Weeks before his 24th birthday in May 2015, Alec Raeshawn Smith was overcome by troubling symptoms. His body ached, his stomach hurt and he wasn’t sleeping well. Laine Lu, a co-worker at his restaurant job, urged him to see a doctor. “This is not normal,” she recalls telling him. “Go get checked out.” His mother, Nicole Smith-Holt, worried too. He called her when he decided to go to a health clinic near Minneapolis. He said, “Seriously, Mom, I think something is really wrong with me.” The diagnosis was surprising: Type 1 diabetes. Alec’s blood sugar levels were nearly twice the healthy limit. His family didn’t have a history of diabetes, and lanky, 6-foot-3 Alec looked like the picture of health. At 23, he seemed too old for Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes because it often strikes children. But as Alec discovered, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune response that can appear at … [Read more...] about Twin Cities mother fights for lower insulin prices after death of diabetic son believed to have been rationing
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Evan Horowitz Globe Staff September 13, 2018 The Massachusetts economy, by many measures, is humming: low unemployment, a sizzling real estate market, incomes that are among the highest in the country. But a broad and detailed survey to be released Thursday shows that the state trailed the rest of the nation in 2017 when it comes to middle-class income growth, poverty reduction, and the expansion of health insurance coverage.In the most glaring gap, households in the dead middle of the Massachusetts income ladder saw their incomes rise less than 1 percent, to $77,385, last year, according to the new Census Department report. By contrast, median-income households around the country saw their earnings increase 2.6 percent, a third straight year of nationwide gains. Advertisement Ever-rising inequality may be partly to blame for the fact that Massachusetts … [Read more...] about So much for the Massachusetts miracle
In early June I took my rescued dog Rosa on holiday for the first time, well not in this country anyway! After initially being a little apprehensive about how everything was going to work out (will I get all the documents needed in time, could she potentially overheat on the ferry crossing, will we run out of gravy bones, the list goes on..), but after a bit of preparation the 10-day driving trip to France worked out amazingly. In fact it went even better than that, the famously laid-back lifestyle in France worked its magic on my otherwise slightly over excitable dog, the sun shone, the vineyards glistened, the dog friendly hotels were extremely welcoming to both of us and we both found it hard to prise ourselves away from the truly beautiful country. Although when researching for the trip I found that although here in the UK we’re most definitely a nation of dog lovers (with a quarter of British households now owning dogs), only 5% of these households take advantage of the … [Read more...] about How to travel to Europe with a dog – a complete guide!
On the first day of Patriots training camp, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft exchanged pleasantries while Bill Belichick kept a close eye on the second-team offense’s goal-line drills. If anything had changed among the triumvirate atop New England’s hierarchy, it wasn’t evident to the naked eye on Thursday. However, the rest of the roster — and coaching staff — has seen plenty of changes. The draft, trades, and free agency brought in a collection of new talent, while giant offers from other teams plucked some stars away this offseason. Some of the controversies surrounding the Patriots, like Josh McDaniels’s decision to rejoin the team, have cleared away, but others, such as Alex Guerrero’s role, linger. As training camp gets underway, here’s what’s new about the 2018 Patriots: There are shoes to fill — especially early in the season. The Patriots released a few players this offseason, including Cody Hollister, Martellus … [Read more...] about 4 new storylines surrounding the 2018 Patriots
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Travel Tips As soon as a hurricane is named, it’s too late to purchase travel insurance, so planning well in advance for potential disruptions is essential. ByJustin Sablich July 26, 2018 With some parts of the world still recovering from last year’s brutal hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a slightly-above average stretch this year (through Sept. 1). Planning well in advance for potential disruptions is essential, even if you’re not traveling to a high-risk areas like Florida or the Caribbean, said Justin Tysdal, travel insurance expert and chief executive of Seven Corners, Check Your Hotel and Airline Policies Many hotels in high-risk areas have some sort of hurricane policy, but they vary in what they cover and how they work. A hotel with a … [Read more...] about 4 Tips for Protecting Your Trip During Hurricane Season