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Nov 27th

Health

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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What parents should know about cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We can vaccinate our children against chicken pox, measles, and the flu. And more recently a vaccine has become available that lets parents give their children a new leg up against disease—a vaccine to prevent some types of cancer.
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A National Medical resolution: Good health for all African Americans in the new year

A National Medical resolution: Good health for all African Americans in the new yearGood health should be on minds of everyone, especially African Americans, at the beginning of this New Year. Whether we contemplate our access to adequate health care coverage or make a conscience effort to lose weight and get into better physical shape, there are stark factors that we should all consider. Of the ten leading causes of death for African Americans, as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we, as individuals, can influence, and often prevent, a number of these problems; primarily heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and chronic respiratory disease. How? Basic, good health relies on the often-used terms; proper diet, good nutrition and regular exercise. And as a physician, I would also add frequent check ups.
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UCare wins four awards in two 2013 marketing communication competitions

UCare wins four awards in two 2013 marketing communication competitionsUCare has won four national marketing communication awards for materials created for UCare members in the health plan's Minnesota and western Wisconsin service area.
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Strengthening access to community living for people with disabilities and older adults

Strengthening access to community living for people with disabilities and older adultsEvery person should have a chance to live, work, and thrive as a part of their local community. The Obama administration has worked to create more opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults to access the benefits of community living -- like living in a place of their own choosing with people they care about, having a job, and participating in community life.
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Men's Health Network supports screening for lung cancer, recommends e-cigarettes to curb smoking

Men's Health Network supports screening for lung cancer, recommends e-cigarettes to curb smoking(Washington, DC) – Men's Health Network strongly supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer released on December 31, 2013, and it suggests that more emphasis be placed on effective strategies to prevent boys and men from starting to smoke and for realistic strategies to get them to narrow tobacco consumption.
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