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Jul 24th

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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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What you should know about acute heart failure

What you should know about acute heart failure(StatePoint) It's easy to be misled by the many misconceptions about heart disease -- for example -- that it only affects the elderly or those with unhealthy diets.

But in reality, every 40 seconds someone in America dies from heart disease, making it a leading cause of death in the country.
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Five secrets for quitting smoking

Five secrets for quitting smokingMost smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year's Resolution to quit in 2014. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association (ALA) offers five tips to help you along the way:
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