Michigan Democratic Party and Indivisible Groups to Hold 12+ Health Care Town Halls Across Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party and Indivisible Groups to Hold 12+ Health Care Town Halls Across Michigan

by Paul Kenan This summer, Indivisible groups and the Michigan Democratic Party will host 12-plus health care town halls across Michigan. Republicans in Washington are working to pass plans that may rollback protections for pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and asthma and, critics say, cause health and prescription drug costs to skyrocket. Members of Congress have been criticized for trying […]

New Study: Almost Half of Doctors Posted Inappropriate or Unprofessional Content on Facebook Profiles

New Study: Almost Half of Doctors Posted Inappropriate or Unprofessional Content on Facebook Profiles

by Amy Norton | UPI Not even doctors are immune from inappropriate social media posts. Young doctors often have “unprofessional” or offensive content on their Facebook profiles, a new study suggests. The study, of newly graduated urologists, found that nearly three-quarters had publicly identifiable Facebook profiles. And 40 percent of them contained unprofessional or “potentially […]

New Study: Terrifying Percentage of People Use Their Phones While Driving

New Study: Terrifying Percentage of People Use Their Phones While Driving

Aaron Marshall Everyone knows that distracted driving is dangerous. Everyone knows it’s happening, and that it’s responsible for deaths on American roads. But when it comes to specifics, the knowledge runs dry. Exactly how many people are looking at their phones or whatever else instead of the road? How many of those distractions lead to crashes? […]

Washtenaw County Public Health Warns of Possible Exposure to Measles

Washtenaw County Public Health Warns of Possible Exposure to Measles

by Susan Cerniglia The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a second case of measles in a Michigan adult. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to local residents because of potential exposure to measles at two local restaurants on Thursday and Friday of last week. Anyone at either of the following locations […]

8th Annual Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery Slated for April 30

8th Annual Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery Slated for April 30

by Olivia Vigiletti For the 8th consecutive year, local nonprofit Dawn Farm has partnered with a group of University of Michigan nurses and anesthesiologists to host an event that allows people of all fitness levels to tackle the problem of addiction in our community. The 8th Annual Ride for Recovery will be held on Sunday April […]

Michigan Dept. of Health Study: Lyme Disease in Michigan on the Rise

Michigan Dept. of Health Study: Lyme Disease in Michigan on the Rise

by Mindy Weisberger Cases of Lyme disease in Michigan have risen dramatically in recent years, and a new study links that trend to larger and more widespread tick populations. Researchers collected data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on 1,057 Lyme disease cases diagnosed between 2000 and 2014, and aligned them with a […]

Washtenaw Among Least Vulnerable Counties Should ACA Be Repealed

Washtenaw Among Least Vulnerable Counties Should ACA Be Repealed

by Nancy Derringer Hundreds of thousands of state residents would likely be affected by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, including those in counties that went hard for the law’s critic-in-chief, President-Elect Donald Trump, according to a Bridge Magazine analysis of government data. State and federal health data on Medicaid and the ACA enrollment show, […]

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies—Including for 676,000 Michigan Residents

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies—Including for 676,000 Michigan Residents

by P.D. Lesko The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the defendant in King vs. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et. al. The United State Supreme Court upheld the ability of millions of Americans who’ve used the federal healthcare exchange to purchase health insurance and to do so using tax-credit subsidies. […]

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