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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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State incentives to improve nursing home quality work

State incentives to improve nursing home quality workWhen staff and administrators at a company that runs more than a dozen nursing homes across Minnesota wanted to do a better job helping residents move back into their homes and communities, they reached out to the Department of Human Services to find the best path forward. Together, the public and private sectors developed an education program to better prepare residents to manage their conditions at home. The result was a reduction in hospital re-admissions and healthier Minnesotans.
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Psychological abuse is the first warning: Run, get out

Psychological abuse is the first warning: Run, get outPsychological abuse can be as damaging to the psyche as physical abuse can be to the body, yet little is written about this common problem, which is typically the precursor to physical abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 95 percent of men who physically abuse their intimate partners also psychologically abuse them.
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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthProstate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, striking over 200,000 men each year. African-American men are at the highest risk.
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