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Protecting the skin from excessive exposure to the sun and tanning devices is a key step to preventing future damage to your body's largest organ

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When blood flow to the brain is compromised, a stroke or "brain attack" can occur, causing a medical emergency. Depending on the severity of the attack, patients can experience muscle weakness, difficulties with speech, or partial paralysis. 

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When federal support for community health centers expired last October, funding was only expected to last until the end of March

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There are over 2.2 million women veterans in the U.S., and about 37,000 in San Antonio alone. Many seek care through the VA Health System. In January, a local veteran named Octavia Harris was tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs' Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. She'll have the ear of VA Secretary David Shulkin for the next two years, and be able to offer input on policies that affect healthcare for women veterans nationwide.  

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Tuberculosis is responsible for more deaths than any other infectious disease worldwide, according to the American Society for Microbiology.