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Yearly Archives: 2015

Healthcare.gov Extends Deadline through Dec 17 for coverage beginning Jan 1, 2016

Because of high demand and call volumes, yesterday’s deadline for enrolling in health coverage through Healthcare.gov is extended to Thursday, Dec 17. Individuals and families now have until Thursday at midnight to enroll and have their insurance start on Jan 1, 2016. The Washtenaw Health Plan, Washtenaw Health Initiative and community partners are ready to…
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The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) Issues Call for Poster Abstracts for the Third Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

The Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) has issued a Call for Poster Abstracts for the Third Annual Conference on Adolescent Health. The 2016 Conference will take place on April 18-19, 2016, and will feature plenary and break-out sessions and a poster session for research and program implementation related to adolescent health. Conference attendees will include researchers,…
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Health Update for Clinicians – Naloxone Q & A

December 1, 2015 HEALTH UPDATE FOR CLINICIANS Selected topics promoting HARM REDUCTION and improving HEALTH in Washtenaw County PREVENTING OPIATE OVERDOSE: NALOXONE (NARCAN) Q & A 1. How serious is the problem of opiate overdose deaths in Washtenaw County? Opioid overdose deaths in Washtenaw County more than doubled, from 29 deaths in 2011 to 65…
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Monday, November 30, Last Day for U of M HOA Sign up for MSMS/WCMS Membership

Today is the last day for U of M HOA to sign-up for a MSMS/WCMS membership at http://hoaumich.org/medicalsocietyapp/ The deadline for the free one-year membership to the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) & Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS) has been extended to Monday, November 30th. This is a valuable way to get involved in your…
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Students at Ann Arbor Schools Diagnosed with Whooping Cough

The number of pertussis cases in Washtenaw County has dropped significantly in the past two years, but the highly contagious disease is still circulating. In Ann Arbor Public Schools, at least three different schools, including Huron High School and Tappan Middle School School, have reported cases of whooping cough this fall. Susan Cerniglia of the…
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U-M President Mark Schlissel, MD, to Speak at 20th Annual Waggoner Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine on Tues., November 4

20th Annual Raymond W. Waggoner, MD, Lecture on Ethics & Values in Medicine November 4, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Reception to follow Ford Auditorium | University Hospital Speaker is Mark S. Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D. President, University of Michigan “Making U-M Safer for Students: Confronting the Challenge of Sexual Misconduct" For more information please…
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2015 Third Quarter Opioid Overdose Deaths Report Released

During the first three quarters of 2015, there were 41 opioid overdose deaths among Washtenaw County residents. Fentanyl was found (alone or in combination with heroin) in 18 of these deaths (44%). Eight of these deaths were individuals under 25 (19%). To date, five people have been saved with naloxone by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s…
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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Starts November 1

The third-ever open enrollment period for the www.healthcare.gov Health Insurance Marketplace starts on November 1 – only a few short days away! The Healthy Michigan Plan is always open for enrollment to those who qualify. Contact a local nonprofit agency who will answer your questions and help you apply for health care coverage for you…
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