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First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2016 in Michigan

JUL. 25

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed the first human West Nile virus (WNV) case for 2016 in a resident of Livingston County who was hospitalized in early July and has since been released and is recovering.  Statewide, 3 mosquito pools... Read More

TRICARE RELEASES DETAILS OF URGENT CARE PILOT

MAY. 2

 On April 12, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) released details of a congressionally mandated three year pilot program that will determine if the requirement to obtain a referral influences where TRICARE beneficiaries seek care for non-emergency conditions. Specifically, the law directs... Read More

Salmonella Infections linked to Exposure to Live Poultry

MAY. 2

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reporting an increase in Salmonella infections, or salmonellosis, among people who have had contact with live baby poultry. Since March 2, 2016, 20 cases of salmonellosis have been reported throughout the state; these numbers are... Read More

MDHHS Zika Virus Updates

FEB. 11

On February 5, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued "Updated Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure" (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/pdfs/mm6505e2er.pdf) and "Interim... Read More

Severe Influenza Illness Reported

FEB. 6

This is an official CDC HEALTH ADVISORY Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network February 1, 2016, 0850 EST (8:50 AM EST) CDCHAN-00387 Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high risk suspect influenza patients without... Read More

MDHHS Guidance for Evaluating Returning Traveler for Zika Virus

JAN. 21

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a health and travel advisory regarding Zika virus in the Americas (http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00385.asp). Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, and to date has been identified in 20 countries or territories in South and Central... Read More

Urgent Care Association of Michigan launches new New State Chapter with UCAOA

JAN. 19

    Big News for Urgent Care Centers in Michigan! As UCAOM President, I am very excited to announce that Urgent Care Association of Michigan has partnered with the Urgent Care Association of America to launch their very first joint chapter!  This partnership comes with exciting... Read More

Mumps outbreaks at colleges in nearby states

NOV. 24

Several states have reported college- or university-centered mumps outbreaks in the late summer and fall of 2015. These include campuses in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. At this time Michigan has not confirmed mumps activity. Because of the increased amount of travel over the coming... Read More

Urgent Care Study

JUL. 1

Download Research Brief number 26 from the Center for Studying Health System Change, featuring "The Surge in Urgent Care Centers: Emergency Department Alternative or Costly... Read More

Ten “next truths” of governing the 21st century association

JAN. 9

In my last post on six serious ideas for 2013, I discussed the concept of“strategic legitimacy,” which is about challenging association boards to do abetter job of providing future-focused stewardship in a world experiencingrelentless transformation. To inspire association leaders to embrace... Read More