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Michigan health chief: Medicaid work rules will drive up uncompensated care, cost lives

July 19, 2019

The state's top health official predicted Thursday that Michigan's forthcoming work and employment-reporting requirements for low-income adults on Medicaid will lead to more uncompensated care for hospitals and lower life expectancies.

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The profound effects of exercise on the brain: A conversation with Dr. John Ratey

July 15, 2019

John Ratey is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, as well as the author of numerous article and books, including Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. In his clinical work, Dr. Ratey...

Michigan health centers granted $500K for opioid telemedicine programs

July 12, 2019

The USDA awarded $500,000 to 25 healthcare facilities across Michigan to help expand the state's telemedicine services for opioid addiction, Times Union reports.

Alpena (Mich.) Community College, a recipient of partial funds, plans to use...

Commentary: It’s time for Congress to authorize price transparency for prescription drugs

July 11, 2019

This week, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta derailed an attempt to fight the high cost of prescription drugs when he blocked a Trump administration regulation that would require pharmaceutical companies to include the price of a drug when it is...

The biggest medical concern for millennials is ...

July 11, 2019

The biggest medical concern for millennials is mental health.

That's according to Cosmopolitan, which recently polled its readers on the issue. The majority – 52 percent – said mental health was their number one medical concern, followed...

24 Michigan counties are at "high-risk" in the national opioid epidemic

July 10, 2019

As Michigan joins the nation in seeking solutions to the opioid crisis, researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with an important tool for policymakers and leaders.

It's a study that identifies counties considered "high-risk...

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