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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Study: Double-Digit Rise in Head Injuries After Michigan Helmet Law Repeal After the state partially repealed its universal motorcycle helmet law in 2012, U-M researchers examined how the new law is impacting helmet use and rider safety.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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Unity Defeats “skinny” repeal package

Early this morning the so-called "skinny" or partial ACA repeal package was defeated in the Senate by a vote of 49-51. Thanks in large part to the countless calls, emails and social media posts from advocates just like you, the Senate narrowly averted passing legislation that would have cut access to quality, affordable care.   …
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Physicians Unite – Take Action

Yesterday afternoon Senate leadership overcame the first legislative hurdle in their attempt to pass potentially devastating health care legislation.  With the motion to proceed vote deadlocked at 50-50, the Vice President cast the deciding vote in favor of moving forward. This is serious!  The Senate will now take votes over the next few days in…
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Action Alert!

We expect the U.S. Senate to force a vote TODAY on health care legislation that could take away quality coverage from millions of Americans. It is critical that you contact your U.S. Senators now – make your voice heard via email, social media and phone! – our online action center makes it easy and the…
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