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Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. It has been found in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands and in a few returning travelers to the United States. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

If you've recently traveled out of the country, please let your provider know immediately.


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Have a Healthy Heart and Become Aware in the Month of February!   

Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. In addition, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is heart disease. Heart disease is preventable by healthy lifestyle choices and management of other health conditions.

What can you do to prevent heart disease and reduce your risk?


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A look at the results of a survey of upstate business leaders suggests employers feel largely the same about Obamacare — namely, they don't like the federal law that requires most Americans to carry health insurance.


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