The Allegheny Health Network “In the Spotlight” Gala was held on Wednesday, September 27 at Stage AE. The Network’s first-​ever gala included a cocktail reception, dinner, and entertainment by The Elite Show Band.

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When Steve Lawthers takes a golf swing, his arm rubs against a small device attached to his skin, near his belt. “Other than when I play golf, I don’t know it’s there,” says Lawthers, 61, of McCandless.

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    Diabetes 101

    People with diabetes either don’t make enough of the hormone insulin (type 1 diabetes — previously known as juvenile diabetes) or can’t use insulin properly (type 2 diabetes). Insulin allows blood sugar (glucose) to enter and fuel every cell in the body. When someone doesn’t have enough insulin or can’t use it effectively, blood sugar builds up in the blood. Over time, this can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation of toes, feet or legs.


    Prediabetes alert

    Ninety percent of the estimated 86 million Americans with pre-​diabetes don’t know they have it. DoI​HavePre​di​a​betes​.org offers a seven-​question test to find out if you’re at risk. The site launched in 2016 as part of the first national pre-​diabetes awareness campaign.

Camila Rivera-​Tinsley is the director of education at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. She comes to Pittsburgh from The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, where she specialized in private/​public partnerships, doubled the number of students served by the center’s environmental education programming, and increased staff diversity by creating a communitybased job pipeline…

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Kathy Brittain Richardson is the 15th president of Westminster College. She comes to western Pennsylvania from Mt. Berry, Ga., where she was provost and professor of communication at Berry College. A native of Douglasville, Ga., she earned a bachelor of arts in communication and religion/​philosophy, summa cum laude, from Shorter College, a master’s…

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