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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Washtenaw County Community Conversations

This summer Washtenaw County Public Health is hosting five community conversations in various neighborhoods with funds from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and state of Michigan Department of Human Services, Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section. The purpose of these events is to collaborate with community members and organizations to establish priority health…
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National HIV Testing Day – Monday, June 27

National HIV Testing Day is Monday, June 27. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing walk-in testing and appointments throughout the week.  Call 734-544-6840 to schedule an appointment, or stop in at 555 Towner Street in Ypsilanti during the additional walk-in times: Wednesday, June 29 from 9 am to 4 pm Thursday, June 30 from 9…
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Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Michigan Conference to be held Saturday, August 6, 2016

A free half-day Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Michigan Conference is being held Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The program targets healthcare professionals from Michigan as well as other states and is planned, managed and hosted by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Michigan Association. Interdisciplinary Speakers: This half-day program will cover…
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Webinar of CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Announced

  Webinar: Overview of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain  In response to the troubling opioid epidemic our nation is facing, CDC developed and released the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in March 2016. This Guideline provides 12 recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18…
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Motorcycle deaths up 23 percent in Michigan

Michigan motorcycle deaths rose 23 percent from 112 to 138 between 2014 and 2015, according to AAA. The auto club reports Michigan ranks 10th highest in the national for number of motorcycle fatalities. “While helmet laws are a controversial issue, AAA strongly supports helmets laws,” said Susan Hiltz, AAA Michigan Public Affairs Director. “Bottom line,…
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