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• Time magazine reports on 10 health based New Year's resolutions that doctors from the AMA want you to make in 2019. 

• How can funders help individuals make healthy lifestyle changes? How accessible are these resolutions?

• Learn about global health in 2018. 

Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019.

The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are — and how to make them happen.

  1. Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes
  2. Be more physically active
  3. Know your blood pressure
  4. Eat less processed food
  5. Take antibiotics exactly as prescribed
  6. Drink in moderation, if at all
  7. Stop using nicotine and tobacco
  8. Don’t share pain medicine
  9. Make sure your family is up to date on vaccines
  10. Manage stress

Read the full article about healthy new years resolutions by Jamie Ducharme at Time Magazine.