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Monthly Archives: August 2017

3 Items of Advice for New Medical Students

3 Items of Advice for New Medical Students Congratulations on your acceptance to medical school! Wherever you’re starting this fall, know that you’re joining a “cult” of health care professionals and health care professionals-to-be. No matter how little you know, you’ll be asked for medical advice. And the more you learn, the less likely you’ll…
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Walk, Bike, Drive Safe, Education Campaign

Since we are still enjoying summer outdoor activities, just a reminder that the fun can turn tragic quickly. Pedestrians and bicyclists are much more likely to suffer an injury or fatality in a traffic crash than drivers. In fact, while pedestrian and bicycle crashes make up approximately one percent of all traffic crashes, they account…
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From the MI Health Lab: Helmet Injuries on the Rise

Study: Double-Digit Rise in Head Injuries After Michigan Helmet Law Repeal After the state partially repealed its universal motorcycle helmet law in 2012, U-M researchers examined how the new law is impacting helmet use and rider safety. Read More: http://labblog.uofmhealth.org/industry-dx/study-double-digit-rise-head- injuries-after-michigan-helmet-law-repeal?htm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Helmets%20and%20head%20injuries&utm_campaign=20170804%20Weekly%20Digest%20Resend
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July 2017 Washtenaw County Opioid Report

July 2017 Washtenaw County Public Health Opioid Report The most recent Washtenaw County Opioid Report is available at http://bit.ly/OpioidReportJuly2017.  The report provides timely information on opioid-related overdoses and deaths occurring among Washtenaw County residents. A few of the highlights include: ·         25% to 30% of opioid related overdoses for Washtenaw County residents result in death.  ·        …
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Panel discussion & Film Screening – World Suicide Prevention Day

The S Word – Film screening & panel discussion on World Suicide Prevention Day The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program and the University of Michigan Depression Center, in collaboration with the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, is hosting a screening of the documentary, The S Word, on Sunday, September 10. There will also be a panel discussion…
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Healthy Kids Fair at Packard Health Ypsilanti

Healthy Kids Fair at Packard Health Ypsilanti Everyone is welcome to this extra-special event for kids in our community! Packard's Healthy Kids Fair is Saturday, August 19 from 1-3 pm. It will be located at the Packard Health Ypsilanti location - 200 Arnet Street. The event will include free back-to-school physicals, immunizations, health & wellness stations,…
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MDHHS Viral Hepatitis – Annual Report

MDHHS issues Annual Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report: urges vigilance in light of hepatitis A outbreak in Southeast Michigan and growing opioid crisis  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued its annual Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report on hepatitis B and C, as local health officials and MDHHS continue to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis…
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