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Aug 22nd

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Global warming and our health

Global warming and our healthDear EarthTalk: How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that it is already happening? -- Jim Merrill, Provo, UT

Global warming isn't just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.
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A new cessation program introduced to help tobacco users quit

A new cessation program introduced to help tobacco users quitClearWay Minnesota recently launched a new version of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco. The new services now include free access to text messages, email support, a downloadable quit guide and free "starter kits," which provide a two-week supply of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to help tobacco users quit. In addition, tobacco users can now speak to a quit coach over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week for support and help quitting.
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March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) DayMarch 24 of each year is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. It is a day to raise awareness about TB.
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Daniel Abdul joins UCare as Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Daniel Abdul joins UCare as Vice President, Chief Information OfficerUCare has hired Daniel Abdul as the nonprofit health plan's new Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He assumed his new responsibilities in January 2014.
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Patricia Ball, Jamie Carsello, and Jeri Peters named to UCare vice president positions

Patricia Ball, Jamie Carsello, and Jeri Peters named to UCare vice president positionsUCare has promoted three directors to vice president-level roles.
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UCare offers free "MNsure Basics" information meetings

UCare this month will host information meetings in the Greater Twin Cities area about the MNsure health insurance marketplace.
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Harsh winters and global warming

Harsh winters and global warmingDear EarthTalk: Does the fact that we've had such a cold and snowy winter mean that global warming might not be such a big problem after all? -- Lacey L., Lynchburg, VA
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