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Monthly Archives: November 2017

U-M Report -How To Avoid Drug Interactions

National Poll on Healthy Aging December 2017 Report: Drug Interactions - How to Avoid Them ANN ARBOR, MI – Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get – or seek – enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely. That lack of communication could be…
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Treasury Warning About Fraudulent Phone Calls

Treasury Warns Taxpayers of Fraudulent Phone Calls Never Provide Personal Information Over the Phone LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Treasury is warning taxpayers of aggressive and threatening phone calls made by criminals impersonating state tax officials. Within the last couple of days, the state Treasury Department has observed a surge in scam phone…
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U-M Health Insurance Plan Help Free

U-M offers free health insurance help to any Michigan resident, as deadlines loom Trained counselors from Michigan Medicine can assist with Affordable Care Act plans, Healthy Michigan Plan, Medicare and more ANN ARBOR, MI – New Year’s Eve is still two months away, but the time to nail down health insurance choices for 2018 is…
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FDA Asked to Tackle Drug Shortages

Associations Now Article In a letter to the FDA’s commissioner, the American Hospital Association drew attention to the large number of medications, especially those administered intravenously, that are facing shortages. Hurricane Maria has worsened the problem in recent weeks. The American Hospital Association is raising some major concerns about its members’ access to common drugs.…
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FDA Approves New Vaccine for Hepatitis B

The Hepatitis B Foundation applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of HEPLISAV-B™, the first new hepatitis B vaccine in more than 25 years and the only two-dose schedule for the prevention of infection in adults. “The new two-dose vaccine is a game changer,” said Timothy Block, PhD, president of the Hepatitis B Foundation.…
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Trinity Health Expands to Statewide System

Trinity Health Combines St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Mercy Health Crain’s Detroit Business Livonia-based Trinity Health based in southeast and west parts of Michigan is combining its St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health into one statewide system. The new system will consist of 10 hospitals and employ around 22,500, the release said. It…
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MDHHS – Hep A Update

Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in Southeast Michigan. Since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2016, public health response has included increased healthcare awareness efforts, public notification and education, and outreach with vaccination clinics for high-risk…
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Important Information: Hepatitis A Outbreak

Hepatitis A Outbreak – Important Information  Restaurant, food managers and employees, please review the documentation (below) regarding the Hepatitis A outbreak.  Poster Guide for Restaurant and Food Managers  
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State Emergency Operations Center –Hep A Outbreak 

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to coordinate Michigan’s response to the hepatitis A outbreak. The Community Health Emergency Coordination Center (CHECC) also was activated Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to direct the response and provide guidance to the multiple local…
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Connect, Unwind and Bring the Kids!

“Cookies with Santa” Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 5 Research Dr., Suite C, Ann Arbor The Washtenaw County Medical Society Alliance (WCMSA) invites Washtenaw County physicians, spouses, and partners!  Bring your children and grandchildren to enjoy cookies and refreshments with Santa. Capture the fun- Bring your cameras! In the spirit of…
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