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You are welcomed to 2018 UAAMSA Health Fair

Health 09/01/2018 0 Comments

Welcome to the 2018 Asian American Health Fair presented by the United Asian American Medical Student Association (UAAMSA) at the University of Michigan Medical School! UAAMSA is a student organization dedicated to supporting the healthcare and community needs of Asian American patients in the greater southeast Michigan area while creating opportunities for UM medical students and physicians to build a stronger community…

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Signs You’re Suffering from Physical Symptoms of Stress

Health 06/15/2018 0 Comments

For most people, stress is just a part of life. In fact, a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found that 60 percent of respondents feel signs and symptoms of stress three or more days per week. Not only does chronic stress lead to mental anxiety, exhaustion and burnout—it can also cause many other physical health issues. Here’s a checklist of…

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How Gum Disease Is At The Root Of 5 Serious Health Issues

Health 05/30/2018 0 Comments

Your dentist keeps warning you about bleeding or inflamed gums for a reason. They can be a gateway to serious health issues. Periodontal disease, the result of infections and inflammations of the gums, affects nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults aged 30 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The problem increases with age; 70 percent…

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Fighting Breast Cancer with Food

Health 10/13/2016 0 Comments

By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan   It’s been said time and time again, but the simple truth is that a well-balanced diet is instrumental to long-term health. Though healthy eating cannot completely prevent every kind of disease and illness, it certainly goes a long way in…

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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer: Prevention and Detection

Health 10/13/2016 0 Comments

By: Dr. Gina Lynem-Walker, physician consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan In 2013 alone, 230,815 women and 2,109 men in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those diagnosed, 40,860 women and 464 men died from the disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women of all races and ethnicities, but there are…

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Asian Center to overcome social barriers, improve health and reduce health disparities

Health 07/22/2016 0 Comments

“Interview with the Director Janilla Lee” By Laura Kang   Would you introduce yourself and share your background? My name is Janilla Lee. I was born and raised in Taiwan. I studied Chemistry in college and came to this country after earning my bachelor degree. I studied the Theory of Chemistry in graduate school and received my PhD in Quantum Mechanics.…

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Distracted Driving: Don’t Become a Statistic

Health 06/25/2016 0 Comments

By: Dr. George Kipa, medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  In 2010, approximately 210 million motorists shared U.S. roads. That number does not include the bicyclists, pedestrians and construction workers who are often using them as well. Everyone shares in the responsibility of making roads a safe place. When engaging in reckless or distracted driving, you not…

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Practicing Prescription Safety

Health 06/21/2016 0 Comments

By: Laurie Wesolowicz, director of Pharmacy Services at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Approximately 60 percent of American adults take a prescription drug. With that in mind, it’s important for people to know how to safely consume, store and dispose of their medications. When it comes to expiration dates, storage and disposal, the correct methods of each can be…

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How to Handle a Medical Emergency

Health 06/21/2016 0 Comments

By: Dr. Gina Lynem-Walker, physician consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan In 2015, there were 136.3 million visits to emergency rooms across the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Medical emergencies happen every day and they can take place anywhere, without notice. While it might be difficult to imagine how someone who is not…

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Controlling Healthcare Costs

Health 05/15/2016 0 Comments

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, provides coverage for medical services to protect and promote health.   All Obamacare and Medicaid policies in Michigan are required to include the same basic services for their patients.  These services are called the Essential Health Benefits.   They include all of the following: Outpatient care Emergency room visits Inpatient…

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