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Monthly Archives: June 2015

3 Things the Supreme Court’s ACA Ruling Means for Physicians

An AMA Viewpoints post by AMA President Steven J. Stack, MD. The Supreme Court of the United States delivered an historic decision Thursday morning, June 25, in King v. Burwell. In a 6-3 decision, the justices ruled that subsidies should remain available for lower-income people who purchase their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act…
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Childhood Obesity in Washtenaw County

Local reports highlight positive trends and areas of concern YPSILANTI, Mich., June 29, 2015 – Washtenaw County Public Health is pleased to announce the publication of new childhood obesity reports for Washtenaw County. They include an overall Washtenaw County report and community reports for Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Whitmore Lake and Manchester.   Being…
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Top 5 Tips to Survive Severe Storms

University of Michigan Hospital emergency room physician Dr. Brad Uren, and Washtenaw County Medical Society President-Elect, has seen the aftermaths of severe storms and shared his top 5 tips to avoid becoming one of his patients in the ER. 1. Shelter Like Bob Dylan, your first concern should be for shelter from the storm. The…
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MI Food Allergy Conference August 29 at the Kensington Court Ann Arbor Hotel

From our community partners at the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Michigan Association: Physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend this free 1/2 day conference on food allergy.  This program applies to the MI Board of Nursing rule 2(l) and reflects 4 hours of continuing education credit for RN's. Interdisciplinary speakers will cover…
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New Website Launched for Opiate and Heroin Abuse in Washtenaw County

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/opiate-and-heroin-data/opiate-and-heroin-abuse-in-washtenaw-county Opiate and Heroin Abuse in Washtenaw County Washtenaw County has seen an increase in opiate overdose deaths since 2012. Deaths related to opiate overdoses among Washtenaw County residents have increased. Opiates include both prescription painkillers and illicit drugs like heroin. Specifically, deaths involving heroin have increased steadily over the last several years. Prescription painkillers…
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Childhood Obesity Profiles

The publication of the first round of childhood obesity data profiles for Washtenaw County is now available.  The data and these reports are a result of collaboration between St Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Health System and Washtenaw County Public Health. Please take a look at this important new surveillance project for our…
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