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Two Northwest Michigan schools have a new healthcare model


The state Departments of Community Health and Education are partnering to support a new approach to healthcare in northwest Michigan.

Health officials say more than half a million dollars in grant money is being used for a program in Pellston and Mancelona. It aims to integrate physical and mental health care for youth. Read more

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CMU’s Health Professions ready to roll out mobile health care

Mobile-Health-CentralEarlier this year we told you about Central Michigan University’s plan to provide mobile health care to Michigan. Read more

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McLaren Central Michigan is offering health care seminars

stethascopeSince the rollout of the Federal Affordable Care Act, Michigan residents have new health options to explore. Read more

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Peters files nominating petitions for US Senate


Congressman Gary Peters has filed petition signatures to put his name on the ballot. Peters is a Democrat running to succeed retiring US Senator Carl Levin. Peters’ support for the federal healthcare law has been an issue in the campaign. Peters says that’s OK with him.
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State lawmakers look to patch Medicaid shortfall

file0001110988167Michigan’s Medicaid program faces a budget shortfall this year of more than $100 million dollars. That’s because a new tax on health insurance claims is not producing as much revenue as state officials expected.
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Kirtland acquires new land for a new health sciences facility

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One of Michigan’s larger community college campuses got even bigger this month following approval by the state to acquire new land.
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Medical marijuana is top priority for House panel in December

file6311270526402Medical marijuana could be a hot topic in the state Legislature before the end of the year.

House Judiciary Committee Chair Kevin Cotter (R-Mount Pleasant) says his top priority next month is to take up three medical marijuana-related bills.
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Petoskey, Detroit chambers team up to answer health care questions

hospital roomWe’re already a month into open enrollment under the new Federal Affordable Care Act, and, with new rules and glitches in the system, many people and businesses still have questions.
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