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Announcing Health Is the Key “Key Notes”! In the middle of every month, you can tune into mini "extras" episodes–bonus content from our monthly episodes. Enjoy!

July's guest: Jessica Vatel, RD

In July’s episode, “Lower Your A1C,” diabetes specialist Jessica Vatel shares news about advances in diabetes treatment, including the Diabetes Care Program at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Tune in to July’s “Key Notes” to hear Jessica in action as she supports 1199er Lavern King.


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