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Oct 30th

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MNBNA awards three scholarships; hopes to award six more

MNBNA awards three scholarships; hopes to award six moreThe Minnesota Black Nurses Association (MNBNA) held its inaugural Scholarship Fundraiser Gala and awarded three $1,000 scholarships to three nursing students from the metropolitan area.

The scholarship recipients are attending St. Catherine University, Minneapolis Community Technical College and the University of Minnesota.
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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man"He is missing from the health care system. He is less likely to hold a job that provides health insurance. Otherwise, he is underinsured. Despite chronic poverty that cries out for relief, he often slips through the cracks of a frayed social safety net. Medicaid, focused on pregnant women and children, rarely includes him. He bears a disparate burden of disease. He dies early and struggles frequently against structures that render him invisible."
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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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