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Be Sure to Use End of Year Benefits

The holiday season is the season of giving. This year, how can you extend that attention and care to yourself?   COVID-19 brought the reality and importance of maintaining your health to the forefront of the world in a significant way. Before you check your gift lists twice, go over your health care benefits and…
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COVID-19: Omicron Variant

First reported in South Africa, the new COVID-19 variant “omicron” has been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been dubbed a variant of concern with much information being uncovered each day. The omicron variant, classification named variant B.1.1.529, has several mutations of the COVID-19 virus’ genes. Mutations, or “copying errors,” of the…
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What is a Total Artificial Heart (TAH)?

Ventricles are responsible for pumping blood out of the heart and into the body. When the ventricles are damaged or fail due to disease, a total artificial heart (TAH) can be surgically installed in the lower chamber of the heart. This mechanism serves as a pump to provide blood flow. A TAH is not a…
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What is an academic health care system?

An academic medical center/system is a fully operated medical center integrated with a medical school or university and serves as a principal site for teaching residents, fellows, and students. An academic medical center’s education, research, and clinical care are combined to provide clinical care that uses cutting-edge technologies, resources and therapies other community hospitals may…
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