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July 2014

Monthly Archives
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Health Policy Brief Updates

In order to reflect continuously changing and evolving health policy issues and perspectives, here are five Health Policy Briefs that have been updated in 2014: Transitioning to ICD-10. All health plans, health data clearinghouses, and health care providers that transmit health information electronically will be required to use a new, significantly broader, coding system, called … Continue Reading

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Mosquito Bite Myths


Just about everyone can agree that mosquitoes are more than a little annoying. They bite, the bites itch and the repellent stinks. Even more disturbing are the incurable viruses these tiny predators can carry including West Nile, malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and chikungunya. But just about everything else you thought you knew about mosquitoes … Continue Reading

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10 Simple Ways to Slash Sugar


You may not be eating Oreos by the roll or guzzling cans of Coke, but that doesn’t mean sugar’s absent from your diet. You’re likely eating sugar throughout the day without even realizing it, says Amari Thomsen, RD, owner of Chicago-based nutrition consulting practice Eat Chic Chicago. Sugar is added to foods that don’t even … Continue Reading

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Sarcoma Awareness Month


July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. A sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, like bone and muscle. There are two main types of sarcoma: bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop from soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues. They … Continue Reading