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Health officials say antibiotic resistance is urgent public health, health care issue

Health officials say antibiotic resistance is urgent public health, health care issueState health officials joined their counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in calling attention to the threat of antibiotic resistance as a critical public health and patient care and safety issue.
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Sugar vs. artificial sweeteners

Sugar vs. artificial sweetenersDear EarthTalk: I saw an article on sugar's effects on the environment. Has anyone compared different sweeteners (artificial or natural) for their environmental impacts?
-- Terri Oelrich, via e-mail

The production of sugar has indeed taken a huge environmental toll. "Sugar has arguably had as great an impact on the environment as any other agricultural commodity," reports the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), citing biodiversity loss as a result of the "wholesale conversion of habitat on tropical islands and on coastal areas" to grow sugar. WWF adds that the cultivation of sugar has also resulted in considerable soil erosion and degradation and the use of large amounts of chemicals across the tropics and beyond.
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American rower and African President team up to fight AIDS

American rower and African President team up to fight AIDSPresident H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea joined Victor Mooney of Queens last week in the global fight against AIDS. Mooney presented the Head of State with a OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test that detects antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 20 minutes, which the government plans to use in their country.
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If you love your prostate then take this test

When dealing with health problems it's important to know how severe the disease is. Knowing this drives a series of treatment decisions, which may improve the symptoms, and in many cases even cure the disease. When the condition's level of aggressiveness is unknown, a traditionally beneficial treatment may instead cause harm.
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Open Cities Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

Open Cities Breast and Cervical Cancer ScreeningsThirty-five percent of women in Minnesota have not had a mammogram in the last three years. Rates of breast cancer per 100,000 for women of color are: African American women 104.5 and Asian women 67.1. OCHC receives funding from the American Cancer Society and MDH's Eliminating Health Disparities to address these needs.
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Health insurance marketplaces open on fi rst day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Health insurance marketplaces open on fi rst day of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober 1, 2013 marks both the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the opening of health insurance marketplaces in every state that enable people with breast cancer and other forms of cancer to enroll in health plans without fear that they will be denied coverage because of their health status or medical history.
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Breast cancer prevention and how you help others in your community

Breast cancer prevention and how you help others in your communityYou can help lower your risk of breast cancer in the following ways—
• Get screened for breast cancer regularly. By getting regular exams, you're more likely to find breast cancer early.
• Control your weight and exercise. Make healthy choices in the foods you eat and the kinds of drinks you have each day. Stay active. Learn more about keeping a healthy weight and ways to increase your physical activity.
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