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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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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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