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HEADS UP aims to improve health literacy among disadvantaged youth

Empowering students to pursue medical careers and become their own health advocates, Health Education and Development Services for Disadvantaged Groups has spent five years connecting with Ohio schools. Courtesy: Lovette Azap Disadvantaged Health Education and Development Services, a student organization, has spent five years connecting with Ohio schools to empower disadvantaged students to pursue medical …

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“Shrinkage” in ACA health plans narrows provider networks

A little boy’s love of monkey bars recently became a test for his health insurance plan’s network of providers. Dr. Ramiro Gumuccio, 50, the boy’s father and an anesthesiologist in Chicago, says the plan failed that test. Gumuccio’s seven-year-old son spent so much time in the monkey cages that in September his hand developed an …

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Early diagnosis and treatment of HIV is important for better long-term health outcomes

Media tips Friday, October 21, 2022 What Starting antiretroviral treatment (ART) early in the course of HIV infection, when the immune system is stronger, leads to better long-term health outcomes than delaying ART, according to findings presented today at the IDWeek conference in Washington, DC The findings are based on extended follow-up of participants in …

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Shopping can save money on federal employee health plans

The sticker shock of this year’s health insurance premiums for federal employees probably hasn’t worn off yet. State workers and retirees should expect to pay an average of 8.7 percent more for insurance in 2023, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program said last month. Depending on your specific plan, you could pay even more, according …

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NKBJ Microgreens is a small plant business that offers health benefits | Food news

At the Aiken County Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, customers can find NKBJ Microgreens. Michael and Vicki Simons, husband and wife for 31 years, run the microgreen business together and are there almost every Saturday. Vicky Simons explained that microgreens are nutrient-rich seedlings of vegetables and herbs that contain four to 40 times more nutrients …

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NKBJ Microgreens is a small plant business that offers health benefits | Food news

At the Aiken County Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, customers can find NKBJ Microgreens. Michael and Vicki Simons, husband and wife for 31 years, run the microgreen business together and are there almost every Saturday. Vicky Simons explained that microgreens are nutrient-rich seedlings of vegetables and herbs that contain four to 40 times more nutrients …

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Public health officials renew call for COVID-19 vaccinations | News

County public health officials are renewing their call for San Diegans to get vaccinated and braced against COVID-19 as the colder months approach. Respiratory illnesses historically increase in the fall and winter as many people move activities and gatherings indoors. Recent local data show the value of vaccines against COVID-19, highlighting that those who are …

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HEALTH & FITNESS: Benefits of Exercise Beyond the Gym | Characteristic

There is no doubt that regular exercise is essential for achieving and maintaining fitness, losing and maintaining weight, and preventing and treating conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. What you may not know is that exercise can improve your health in ways you may not notice at the gym or on the scale. Here …

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Eating within a 10-hour window can reduce the health damage of shift work

Firefighters working 24-hour shifts who ate only between 9am and 7pm saw improvements in heart health, blood sugar and blood pressure Hello October 4, 2022 from Grace Wade Firefighters and other shift workers could benefit from limited meal times Angie Sharp / Alamy Stock Photo Eating within the same 10-hour time frame per day can …

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